New Officers Installed

         The January 9, 2013 meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 featured lunch followed by the installation of the chapter officers for the coming year.  Mr. Steve Merrill, Colorado AARP Executive Council installed the new officers.
         Chapter guests Ms. Amy Thompson and Ms. Kelley Franklin from the Walmart Vision Center in Falcon, Colorado, provided free vision screening and eyeglass adjustments for the chapter members.  They also suggested that an annual eye exam should be a part of every person's health and wellness routine.
         The February 13 chapter meeting will include free instruction on how to recognize and react to Heart Attack and Stroke symptoms.  Personnel from the Black Forest Fire and Rescue will provide the class from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.  Lunch will follow at noon.  All are welcome.  The Black Forest AARP Chapter meets the second Wednesday of most months in the Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church.  Visit the chapter web site at or contact Chuck at 719.749.9227 for chapter activities and membership details.


Black Forest Chapter Officers for 2013 installed on January 9 are seated L-R: Catherine Arnold (Assist. Secretary), Helen Von Gunden (Board Member), Theresa Tilton (Secretary), Electa Beckner (Board Member), Lavonne Hidy (Treasurer).  Standing L-R: Ray Rozak, (Board Member), Chuck Karlstrum (President), Don Von Gunden (Board Member), Royce Brown (Board Member), Steve Merrill (Colorado AARP Executive Council), Stan Beckner (Board Member), Jim Hidy (Nominating Committee), Waldo Pendleton (2nd Vice-President).  Not shown: Kathy Rogers (1st Vice-President), Howard Pease (Nominating Committee) Nick Kneebone (Nominating Committee).

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