AARP Chapter 829-Victoria holds meeting

May 6, 2014 at 12:06 a.m.

AARP Chapter 829-Victoria met at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street for its April 29 meeting.

Winnie McCarroll, Earlene and Jack Barmettler, members of the American Legion No. 166 presented the program for the day. The program was on the United States flag, how it was designed and the meaning of the red and white stripes and each star. The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag was recited at the end of the program and the completion of the large U.S. flag assembled by Winnie McCarroll, acting as Betsy Ross.

Dr. Efren Diaz DeLeon, president, presided at the meeting. Chaplain Natalie Gilbert led the invocation.

The chapter members discussed the issue of so many worn, frayed and tattered U.S. flags seen in and around Victoria. The need for the education of proper flag etiquette was noted. and the proper way to notify and offer help to the owners of such flags for proper disposal by the American Legion was considered as a chapter project.

It was announced that an AARP safe driving class will be at 9 a.m. May 30 at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street. Call Robert Garza at 361-425-5390 to register for the class.

"Happy Birthday" was sung to Wilma Stoever and Alan Bucek. Bertha Hill won the raffle for the day.

After the business meeting, Melveria Richie and Bertha Hill served refreshments during the fellowship hour.

The next meeting will be May 27. The program will be on Court Appointed Special Advocates.



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