Notes From Barb

Greetings to all,

Legislative Notes

Every Tuesday at 12:00pm Governor Little and AARP State Director Lupe Wissel have been holding a tele-townhall about the covid-19 in Idaho.  Contact AARP to be called.  It is worth it for current information.


Community Service Report

Dennis Orhtman, State Community Service Chair
Volunteer projects being carried out by our units are outstanding and so innovative!  Keep up the good work!

Our volunteer hours were worth, $2,522,567.88 for May 2017 to May 2019!  Which is reflected in the picture, even though the web site program has cut off some of the people with numbers.

Great news! We got a raise. The dollar value for an hour of volunteer service is now $22.14.

A worthy community service project is Idaho Food Bank's Backpack program. Every weekend, thousands of backpacks, loaded with food to supply 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 snacks, are sent home with needy kids to help them have full tummy's while they are away from school. This is done with participating parents' permission.

It costs $6.20 per child per weekend. $28.80 feeds 1 hungry child every weekend for a month; $120 pays for half of a school year; $229.40 provides 1 hungry child with food every weekend for an entire year. 

Mail your backpack donations to:
The Idaho Foodbank Gift Processing Department,
P.O. Box 5601, Boise, ID 83705-0601  or go online to:

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AMBA Hiring

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