AARP learns about sheriff's department
American Association of Retired People Chapter 829-Victoria held its Feb. 28 meeting at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center with Dr. Efren Diaz DeLeon, president, presiding.
Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor was the speaker. He told the group of the many ways his department operates and some of the modern technology used, as well as old-fashioned tracking hounds that are still important to their work. He credited the Victoria Police Department and all the other law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as the Victoria Advocate and the media for their cooperation in helping to solve and prevent crime.
New members, Sylvia Bluhm, Betty McMurray and Beatriz Rodriguez, were welcomed to the chapter.
Guests for the meeting were Shelton Bluhm, Gloria Davis and Antonia Benal.
The 2012 membership books were distributed at the meeting.
Members reported 48 hours of volunteer service in the community for February.
James Spear won the raffle for the day and donated the prize back to the chapter.
Reports were heard from Yvonne Smith, Pam Carver, Margaret Peoples, Angie Montez and Maria Alvarado.
After the meeting, refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be March 27 and will be a going-away party for Goldie Wilkins.