Southwest Fort Worth AARP

Our Social Activities Chairperson has arranged for us to visit to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20th. Join us and learn how your paper money is made. We are going on May 20th. Details on car pooling, time, etc. will be announced at our next meeting - this is a free event. This committee is exploring ideas for outing this year. On the agenda is a trip to our wonderful Botanical Gardens this spring and if the cost will permit a bus trip to the State Fair in the fall. Watch this page for updates and details - after all facts are checked. Activities are enriched when shared with friends.

Last September we rented a bus and 34 of our members were driven to the Ross Perot Museum in Dallas. Door to door service plus bottled water and a snack for only $25. This new outstanding Museum is very large (5 stories!) so we couldn't see all of it, but what we did see was great and made us all want to plan on going back on our own and spending the day.

In the past we visited the U. S. Mint and the Kemball Art Museum as well as touring the Clark Gardens near Mineral Wells; as well as the Confederate Museum, the Gone With the Wind Museum in Cleburne, and attended a touring Broadway play at Bass Hall. So you never know what will be planned next.

As part of activities we perform and participate in Community Service. This committee is working with the Food Bank to hold a project so our members can do something hands on for this charity. On Saturday, April 23, we will have a table at the Fort Worth Family Safety Day and a truck to shred documents will be available. Last year's National Day of Service was celebrated with the collection of school supplies for economically challenged children at a grade school and a 6th grade school at our August 19 meeting. We collect food for the hungry each month - please bring non-perishables to our meetings. We always plan a special recognition for veterans in November.  We hope to see them at our meetings.