AARP Blacksburg Chapter #2613
Serving the New River Valley Since 1976

Chapter Governance

AARP Blacksburg Chapter is governed by a Board of Directors that includes elected officers, Board members, committee chairs, and liaisons to other organizations. AARP provides a Chapter Handbook and the local chapter follows a set of Bylaws and a Governance Plan that includes position descriptions.




Chapter Handbook

Chapter Bylaws

Governance Plan


Board of Directors

2019 Board Members

Class of 2019: Jim Montgomery 540 552-1663, Wanda Smith, Peter Magolda 513-593-1341, Tamara Hodsden 540-239-5005

Class of 2020: Isabel Berney,, 540-505-1441Hugh VanLandingham hughv@vt.edu540-552-4328

Class of 2021: Lisa Moose,‭540-525-0042‬. Leslie Pendleton,, ‭540-230-8139‬. Judith Jones,, ‭540-320-0126‬. Doug Feuerbach,, ‭540-392-9547‬


2019 Committee Chairs 


Awards: Tamara Hodsden,, ‭(540) 239-5005‬

Caring: Leslie Pendleton,, ‭(540) 230-8139‬, Lisa Moose lisa.m.moose@outlook.com540-525-0042

Chaplin: Sandy Birch 540-230-8823

Community Service: Sally Anna Stapleton 540-250-3908

Financial Planning and Audit: June Schmidt 540-552-1590, Doug Feuerbach,, ‭540-392-9547‬

Health and Wellness: Leslie Pendleton,, ‭(540) 230-8139‬, Jennie Reilly,, ‭(540) 230-5565‬

History: Sally Anna Stapleton 540-250-3908, Don Creamer, 540-230-8010

Hospitality: Terry Wildman,, ‭540-320-5599‬. Thais Beams 540-552-0177

Legislative: Val Coluni 540-961-5014), Alison Galway 540-552-3514

Lifelong Learning Institute Partnership: Pat Hyer/Don Creamer 540-951-4968 540-230-8010

Membership: Coreen Mett,, ‭(540) 449-1803‬, Jerry Niles, 540-320-8635, Jim Wightman 540 230-1268

Newsletter: Carolyn Rude 540-552-0373

Program: Judith Jones,, ‭540-320-0126‬. Lisa Moose lisa.m.moose@outlook.com540-525-0042, Wendy Baldwin,, ‭(646) 352-3936‬

Website: Don Creamer 540-230-8010, Lisa Moose lisa.m.moose@outlook.com540-525-0042

2019 Liaisons

AARP Virginia Liaison: Ben Crawford 540-961-5733
AARP Tax Preparation: Pat Ballard 540-449-1804
Blacksburg Community Center: Joy Herbert 540-1134
Community Foundation of the NRV: Pat Hyer 540-951-4968
NRV TimeBank: Not assigned
VTRA Liaison: Cecil McBride,, ‭(540) 230-1987‬

2019 Officers


PresidentJerry Niles,


Vice President: Don Creamer,, 540-230-8010

Secretary: Pat Hyer 540-951-4968

Treasurer: Pat Ballard 540-449-1804

Asst Treasurer: Ruth Anne Niles