AARP bestows the Andrus Award on three Las Vegas recipients

The Love Dogs were beautifully represented today

The Love Dogs were beautifully represented today

Each year AARP bestows their highest honor for volunteerism, the Andrus Award, on individuals in all fifty states and today the event celebrated Las Vegas “people over fifty who give back to their communities.”

On behalf of the Love Dogs I was pleased to accept this recognition at a lovely brunch today in Henderson.

Kirby and Benny made me very proud

Kirby and Benny made me very proud

Kirby and Benny were with me, as was Karen and Lucy and Betty and George. We were very popular because we had the dogs with us!I received a beautiful pin which I promptly put on Benny’s vest.

It was a long event and sweet Kirby took a nap

It was a long event and sweet Kirby took a nap

Only three people in Las Vegas were recognized and the top honor went to Sherman Conley, who says “Giving is a full-time job.”  Mr. Conley serves on the Veterans’ Volunteer Board and is a retired school teacher.

The third recipient was Jeanne-Marie Soderquist, another former teacher, who ran the Las Vegas Art Museum for two years as a full-time volunteer.

What we do as volunteers is to be celebrated and honored and I thank all of our Love Dogs team members for being a part of our success.