I'm very happy to let you know that in response to my request for a new Action Team Leader to focus on volunteerism, Darla Peznell, enthusiastically stepped forward to accept that role. Darla has been a member of Ambassadors since August 2015 so some of you already know her (some of you met her when we went on the JPS Hospital tour last year).
Darla is well-known in Arlington for her various volunteer roles including serving as President of the Sam Houston High School Alumni Association.
In addition, for ten years Darla was the Assistant Administrator at an Arlington retirement/nursing home.
Darla will be helping organize the Ambassadors volunteer efforts, including a phone tree (for any who wish to sign up to receive a reassurance call and/or for socialization.
We are also investigating the possibility of working with a specific elementary school who would like a team of older adults to come in to read with the children (probably 3rd graders since that is known to be a pivotal time in a child's future educational success).
If you have an idea about volunteering that you want to do or think Ambassadors should be involved in, please share your ideas with Darla (or me and I will reach out to Darla). We will be discussing volunteerism more at upcoming Ambassador meetings.
Darla can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org
More info to come...please thank Darla for her willingness to devote some hours to making our community better for our wonderful Arlington residents.
Elva Roy is the Lead Ambassador of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.