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AARP recognizes Pocatello local Rita Demopoulous Haggardt with Community Service Award

April 20, 2018

POCATELLO - The AARP is delighted to recognize Ms. Rita Demopoulous Haggardt with the Community Service Award for all she has done in her community over the past years.

Her efforts have enriched the lives of friends and neighbors and made our community a better place to live.

Every year, as part of the National Volunteer Week, which falls on April 15-21, the AAPR joins organizations and communities across the country in recognizing exemplary volunteers who serve their fellow citizens in countless ways every day.

The AARP owes much to our local chapter and the Retired Educator’s Association of Idaho volunteers, whose dedication and service make us a great organization.

The following is a list of Rita’s volunteer and organizations that she serves in:

Girl Scouts volunteer

Pocatello American Association of University Women 1977 to present

League of Women voters - various positions and committees.

Zonta-many offices and past president

Bannock Kiwanis Club - various offices

American legion Auxiliary - Student essay committee Chair.

Pocatello Education Association - various offices and past president

ISU College of Education student teacher advisor for 13 years

Fourth grade teacher at Syringe Elementary for 32 years

Alpha Omicron Pi Society - current president

NAACP - member

Trinity Episcopal Church - various boards.

Pocatello neighborhood Watch board - past president

Feeding the 5000 representing the Episcopal church - executive board and past chair.

Pocatello Chiefs - Chamber member and education committee

Delta Kappa Gamma - various office and State level

Southeast Idaho Retired teachers - member and various committees.

I Love ISU calling campaign - several years

Active Scholarship endowment - ISU College of Education

Idaho Democratic Caucus

Southeast Idaho United Way - volunteer