Westminster resident James A. Olson has been elected to the board ofdirectors of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Maryland.
Olson is a senior program analyst at Provident Bank of Maryland.
JDF is a voluntary non-profit health agency that raises money forresearch into the treatment, prevention, cause and cure of diabetes and its complications.
In its 20 years of existence, JDF has raised more than $87 million for diabetes research, more than any other non-governmental agency in the world, said JDF chairwoman Margaret Himelfarb.
AARP TRAINS LEADERS
Helen T. Totura of Westminster participated in a training workshop by the American Association of Retired Persons Aug. 20 to 30 in Park City, Utah.
The workshop was designed to prepare representatives from community-based organizations to as
sume leadership roles in implementing AARP's Women's Financial Information Program.
WFIP, a national program implemented at the locallevel, is designed to offer mid-life and older women the informationneeded to make decisions about finances.
The program is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service, YWCA, religious groups, community colleges, women's organizations and aging agencies.
As a co-sponsor, Totura attended the workshop to learn the basic financial needs of older women.
She will organize community workshops later this year.
The workshop will include topics such as record keeping and setting goals, building financial security, designing a cash-flowsystem, insurance, public benefit programs, investments, taxes, inflation, savings alternatives, and hiring professionals.
AARP, basedin Washington, offers educational, community and service programs for its members, who are aged 50 and over.
HAINES TO ATTEND FORUM
Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, Baltimore counties, will attend a one-day forum on economics and taxation, "Tough Times and Hard Choices," Oct. 24 at the the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County.
More than 50 State House representatives will attendthe forum, conducted for state legislators by the Council on Economic Education in Maryland and Maryland Business for Responsive Government.
Both are non-profit, non-partisan organizations.
Economist Walter Williams and George Mason University economics professor John M. Olin will address the legislators.
Margaret M. Murphy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore branch, and Stephen J. K. Walters of the Department of Economics at Loyola College of Baltimore will present seminars on tax issues and public policy alternatives.
CAP HONORS VOLUNTEER
WASHINGTON -- Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Charles H. Rodgers of Westminster received a special honor as one of the CAP's charter members during the CAP National Board meeting and 50th anniversary celebration Aug. 10.
CAP charter members are those who were in CAP on the date of its founding, Dec. 1, 1941. Rod
gers wasone of more than 1,000 CAP members who attended the National Board meeting.
Rodgers was instrumental in the formation of the CAP Base 332 during World War II. The base now is in Westminster airport.
The CAP has more than 22,000 cadets (18 years or younger) and more than 35,000 adult volunteers in the nation.