The December feast and meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter was one to be remembered. The catered meal of turkey and ham and trimmings was supplemented by many delicious side dishes and desserts provided by the membership. Preceding the meal an entertaining program of seasonal and classical music was provided by the Fermatas, an ensemble of recorder players. During the meal a video of the 2013 Colorado state AARP awards presentations was shown. This program was of special…Continue
The Colorado State AARP Office in Denver hosted the biannual State AARP Awards presentations recently. For the fifth consecutive year the Black Forest AARP Chapter # 1100 was selected the top chapter in the state and awarded the Chapter Gold Cup and $250. Three chapter members were also recognized for their outstanding and dedicated Community Service during the past two years. Those recognized were Gwen Burk, Don and Helen Von Gunden, and Stan and Electa Beckner. Their awards…Continue
Shirley Karlstrum presented an exceptional program Honoring the chapter Veterans at the November 13 AARP Chapter #1100 meeting in Black Forest. The tribute was primarily directed to the 18 chapter veterans, including 2 from WWII, plus 8 veterans widows. Each of the veterans and his/her branch of service and grade was announced. All five branches of the US Military were represented – 8 Army, 5 Air Force, 2 Navy, 2 Marines, and one Coast Guard. A traditional “White Table” was…Continue
The Black Forest AARP Chapter in partnership with 11 area merchants sponsored a food drive from September 7-15. A total of 112 pounds of non-perishable food and $212.15 in cash was collected. All food and donations were presented to the Black Forest Cares Pantry. The project was the chapter's 2013 Day of Service project. The goal of the drive was to help reduce hunger in Black Forest and along the Palmer Divide.
Partnering with Chapter 1100 was the Black Forest…Continue