Nominations sought for 2018 AARP community service award

AARP is accepting nominations for its 2018 Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Hawaii individuals ages 50 and over who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. 

Nominations will be evaluated by a volunteer committee with representation from Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. The evaluations will be based on how the volunteer’s service has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers during 2017 or earlier. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

The winner will be invited to AARP’s annual volunteer recognition luncheon on Oahu and receive a crystal award. Additionally, AARP Hawaii will donate $500 to an organization of the recipient’s choice.

AARP Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Be 50 years or older. 

• Achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay. 

• The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission. 

• Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible. Teams are not eligible.

• This is not a posthumous award. 

• Service must have occurred in 2017 or earlier. 

Contact Ida Holtsinger at or (808) 545-6025 for more information and a nomination form. The application deadline is June 1.