Southwest Fort Worth AARP

THANK YOU! Our members and guests did an outstanding job of responding to the Mayor's Week of Compassionate Service. Our Community Service Chairperson turned over the many, many items donated at our January meeting. Your generous donations will help so many and because of you, our Chapter gained recognition. We are now linked to the Mayor's outreach programs so we can participate in making Fort Worth a better place to live. Again, thank you so much.

Our Social Activities Chairperson is planning and exploring ideas for outing this year. A sheet for you to list your ideas will be available at our next meeting. On her 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.

In 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.

Last year we visited the U. S. Mint and the Kemball Art Museum as well as touring the Clark Gardens near Mineral Wells. In the past we visited 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. Our 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. On Saturday October 3, we manned a table for our Chapter at the FW Police Department's West Division Safety Fair. In September we had a table at the Benbrook Senior Citizens Center Health Fair where we met many prospective new members for our chapter. We hope to see them at our meetings.