Drive a Senior – West Austin volunteers were honored and entertained at a luncheon held April 25 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Special awards were given to volunteers who had donated their time for 150 drives, 250 drives and 500 drives or the equivalent in other volunteer work for our organization.
JoAnn’s Tappers and the Northwest Hills UMC Access quartet provided the entertainment. Clients Rosemary Thompson and Bill Holloway showed their artwork and client Betty Fredeman talked about the book she had edited.
DAS-WA superstar Rolls Royce volunteers (over 500 drives) honored were: Tom Knutsen, LaNell Coltharp, Barbara Paul, Joanne Welles, John Maxwell, Marjeanne Rutt, Melva Frazier, Bill Miller, Sam Harris, Holmes Gwynn, Dick Douglas, Julie Bernett, Louis Wade, and Norman Bruck.
Jaguar award winners (over 250 drives) included: Mickey Moore, Jill Gentry, Barbara Lightsey, Mike Murphy, Nancy Bosch, SueElla Foster, Selma D’Mello, Peggy Maxwell, Shirley McCracken, Marilyn Ross, Jare Smith, Susan deGraffenried, Michelle Hewlitt-Gomez, Eleanor Cochran, Connie Ellis, Mary Muller Ball, Gwen Sederholm and Cherie Harvey.
Volunteers who received the Lexus award for over 150 drives included: Barry Curlee, Katherine Key, Terry Gregory, Barbara Worley, Mary Ellen Sullivan, George Kitzmiller, Leah Baxter, Steve Chodorow, Larry Davis, Steve Fintel, Karen Flanagan, Neill Gruver, Sara Hull, Karen MacMurtrie, and Ellen Sable.
KEYE recently did a Making a Difference segment on our very own Bill Miller. He has driven with us since 2007 and has driven over 17,000 miles since then. Thanks to Bill for his time and service to our community. He has also previously been recognized as a “Legend” by Recognize Good. You can check that out here.
Pictured (L-R): Executive Director Martha Stuber, Board Member Bill Miller, Board Member Mike Murphy
Bounded by the Colorado River to the west and south and Loop 360 and US 183 to the north, this region serves downtown Austin as well as Central Austin, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Rosedale, Tarrytown, Allandale, Northwest Hills and North Shoal Creek.
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Van passengers need to reserve their seats at least three business days in advance by phoning 512.472.6339. All are morning trips.
SHARE SOME OF YOUR TIME: Even if driving’s not your cup of tea there are a world of ways to help your homebound senior neighbors. Are you good with a wrench? Join our brigade of part- time handymen. Like to visit? Make occasional home visits; they’re always welcome. Like spending time on the phone? Check in with a senior neighbor who’d love a chat? How about helping out in our office part time? Assisting in our next fund-raiser? Passing out flyers? If you have the time, we have the task.
PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Donations make it possible for Drive a Senior to serve our nearby senior citizens and to plan to continue that service as the needs grow. You can donate to Drive a Senior – West Austin online here. And there lots of other ways a little contribution can turn into a lot of rides, such as:
Make Drive a Senior – West Austin the recipient of your Amazon Smile program and whenever you make a purchase Amazon sends us a “finders’ fee.” That way everybody smiles.
The next time you venture into Austin, leave the driving to Ride Austin and ‘Round Up’ for Drive a Senior in the app. We get the difference between your fare and the next whole dollar. Every time.
You already save money with your Randall’s Remarkable card. But you can also make money for Drive a Senior with your grocery purchases. Visit the Courtesy Booth at your Randall’s and add our number (below) to associate our cause with your card. Randall’s will send a check for 1 per cent of all grocery purchases by Remarkable Card holders who add our number. You only need to add the number once. Here’s that number: 7670
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