Letter from AARP Virginia State President Warren Stewart

Warren Stewart at DOVE event in Hampton with Brenda Andrews, publisher of New Journal and Guide and Sonia Yaco

Warren Stewart at DOVE event in Hampton with Brenda Andrews, publisher of New Journal and Guide and Sonia Yaco

August 14, 2012

Dear Ms. Yaco:

Thank you for allowing AARP to team with the DOVE project this year as we helped educate communities across Virginia on the history of our Commonwealth.  Creating a traveling exhibit and showcasing this at a dozen sites is no easy task but together, we did it!  I do believe that the groundwork we’ve laid could bring about further opportunities in coming years as well.

We are especially pleased to have given individuals the chance to tell their stories and to have those records stored as archives in the libraries of Old Dominion University.  We appreciate your effort to collect, record, transcribe, and copy these living histories at each of the locations.  Hearing each one was a moving experience for me, and I was pleased to have shared my own experience knowing that it too will be stored for future generations.

These types of projects are especially meaningful for AARP members and our state office continues to be interested in programs which reach across boundaries in order to educate people of all ages.  We wish to offer congratulations and share that we would be interested in collaborating again.  Thank you for diligently working to make all the logistics fit together.  The results we’ve achieved could not have been done without your leadership and coordination.

If there is anything else AARP can do to further share with others the results we’ve demonstrated, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Warren A. Stewart
State President

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