Community Service


There’s always something going on at the AAM and service to our community is no exception. In case you don’t already know, I’d like to tell you just a few of the ways the AAM keeps busy in the community.

• Charity visits – I think of these visits as our due diligence. It’s important that AAM knows the who/what/when/where/why of the groups it supports. These visits give the AAM the opportunity to see first–hand the type of work being done and under what conditions, how donations are being used and where further help is needed.

• First Fridays – I’m sure you read the Membership Director’s Corner and the new twist to First Fridays at The Troika. Any proceeds will to go charity.

• The Entertainer coupon book – Entertainer Malaysia will donate 20% of the purchase price of the book or the app to ILTC – Independent Living & Training Centre Malaysia, an AAM supported charity. In an earlier newsletter I wrote about this group of disabled persons that provides free services for their members who are living with disabilities throughout the country.

If you have an idea or would like to propose an event or know of a vendor who is interested in giving back or perhaps you just want to give a shout out to a local ‘hero’, please contact one of the AAM Directors.

I will be stepping away from my position as the Community Service Director for 2015. I’ve learned so much from the people I’ve met and had the privilege to work alongside – and for that I owe a heartfelt thank you. There will be new faces and some known friends dedicating their time, talent and treasures to the AAM 2015 Board of Directors.

In closing, I want to share some of the thank you notes the AAM received from the charities it supports. Naturally, the donations were much appreciated but so were the photos. Our resident photographer Randee Duncan meticulously took photos of all of the individuals receiving their donation at the Annual Charity Check Presentation in February as well as some great group photos and candid shots.

With warm regards,