On Monday, March 28, 2011 the Summit Area AARP will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit.  Coffee and social begin at 9:30 a.m. meeting and program begin at 10:00 a.m.  Visitors are welcome.  Visit our website:  www.SUMMITareaAARP.YOLASITE.COM for more information.

Ambassador Peggy Blackford will speak on “The Life of a Diplomat”.  Ambassador Blackford, a native of New Jersey, spent 28 years in the American Foreign Service, serving in Kenya, Brazil, Zimbabwe, France, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, and Washington.  She retired in 2000 but continues to accept short term assignments for the State Department, principally in Africa.

Upcoming trips include a Tribute to Dean Martin followed by a six-hour visit to Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs on April 27.  A USO Stars & Stripes Extravaganza luncheon and show at Li Greci’s Staaten is planned for May 24.  For additional information about trips call Herman (908) 273-1962.