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AARP seeks nominees for volunteer award

AARP is accepting nominations through June 1 for its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

The award honors Wisconsin volunteers age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of others in their community.

“AARP Wisconsin is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Wisconsinites who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin state director.

A team of AARP volunteers will evaluate nominees on how they have improved their community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired others to volunteer. One award recipient will be selected, and announced on or around Aug. 1.

Award nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Nominee must be 50 years or older.

• The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.

• The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.

• Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.

• This is not a posthumous award.

Nomination forms are available online at

org/AndrusAward or call 888-687-2277. Anyone with questions may contact Mariann Muzzi at 608-286-6303 or

A $1,000 donation will be made to the winner’s charity of choice. Nominators are invited to participate in the award and check presentation. This annual award was developed to honor individuals in each state whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.