The Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 celebrated its 37th birthday Sept. 9 with ice cream and cake to celebrate the occasion on the usual meeting day and potluck lunch. The highlight of the day, however, was a special ceremony celebrating the longevity of faithful chapter members.
Mildred Humphrey topped the list having been a Black Forest Chapter 1100 member for 31 years. Five others, Edna Eaton, Chuck Eaton, Lexie Manfrin, Dorita St. Dennis and Kay Zvonkovich, were honored for being members for more than 20 years, and an additional four, Gwen Burk, Ting Boyarski, Walt Evans and Imelda Evans, for being members for more than 15 years.
Each of these persons, as well as 17 others who have been members more than five years, were given special laminated nametags that have their name, number of years a member of Chapter 1100, and the year they became a member.
Although she could not be present, Bonnie Davidson was given a special nametag as an honorary member for her many years in support of the chapter activities.
The colorful name tags were designed and produced by a chapter committee, approved by the chapter board, and were presented by chapter president Don Von Gunden.