Columbia resident selected as advocate for AARP Maryland...


May 20, 2002

Columbia resident selected as advocate for AARP Maryland

Virginia M. Thomas has been chosen as executive council member for advocacy for AARP Maryland. The newly formed five-member council will help create policy for AARP Maryland's 770,000 members. Four of the council members are volunteers. State Director Frank Bailey is also a member.

Thomas is director of community and intergovernmental relations for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The east Columbia resident was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for 12 years.

Cancer fund volunteer receives governor's award

Fay Baker, a volunteer with the Columbia-based Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, has received the Governor's Award for Service and Volunteerism.

She runs the group's Web-based survivor's network - linking young cancer survivors and their families and friends with other young adults affected by the disease - and oversees a Web-based discussion forum.

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