Rafael Saddy

El residente de New Orleans, LA- Kenner Rafael E. Saddy ha sido seleccionado para recibir el AARP Louisiana (AARP LA) 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. Será Reconocido en una recepción celebrada el miércoles 7 de noviembre .

Nombrado por el fundador de AARP, el Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, el Premio Andrus es el
El premio más prestigioso de la asociación al servicio voluntario. Reconoce voluntarios que
han utilizado sus habilidades y talentos para retribuir a la comunidad a través del voluntariado.
Saddy ha servido en la comunidad metropolitana de Nueva Orleans durante más de 37 años. UNA
Rafael, nativo de Nicaragua, es bilingüe y usa su talento para cerrar la brecha de la diversidad.

vinculando programas, recursos y oportunidades a las comunidades hispanas / latinas
en todo el estado de Louisiana, particularmente en la ciudad de Kenner que tiene la más rápida
creciente población hispana.
“Me siento honrado de reconocer a Rafael Saddy como el ganador del Premio Andrus AARP Louisiana 2018”, dijo Bobby.
Savoie, AARP Presidente del Estado de Louisiana. “De acuerdo con el legado de servicio de la Dra. Ethel Percy Andrus, Rafael ha
exhibió liderazgo, pasión, así como la visión de cambiar vidas a través de su voz y su actitud positiva en nombre de
“Comunidades hispanas / latinas en su propia comunidad y en todo el estado de Louisiana”.
Es el fundador de la comunidad sin fines de lucro de la Asociación Cívica Latinoamericana (LACAL), un productor voluntario de
Programa de televisión hispano Hablemos Claro – Ciudad de Kenner TV 76 y columnista invitado del periódico Kenner Star.
Es miembro de la junta directiva del Hospital Ochsner en Kenner y ha servido como miembro del grupo de trabajo para católicos.
Caridades, la Asociación de Nicaragua en La., Asociación de Guatemala, Unidad Hispanoamericana y la Asociación
de los jubilados de la Reserva Naval de los Estados Unidos.
Saddy se desempeñó como miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de AARP LA durante seis años con un período como presidente interino del estado. Él
continúa sirviendo como Presidente del Consejo de Diversidad que supervisa los esfuerzos de promoción, participación y divulgación del comité para
Comunidades multiculturales. También se graduó en la Academia de Liderazgo de Voluntarios de AARP (VLA) y ha representado a AARP en varios eventos nacionales de capacitación y Lobby Day en Capitol Hill.
“Cuando pienso en voluntarios y líderes excepcionales en la comunidad, inmediatamente pienso en Rafael”, dijo Denise. Bottcher, Director Estatal de AARP Louisiana. “Tiene un corazón de servicio y pone a su prójimo por delante de sí mismo. Donde quiera

Hay una necesidad, Rafael la llena. Ha demostrado compasión y liderazgo en innumerables ocasiones nombre de AARP. Fue realmente inspirando a caminar por los pasillos del Congreso con Rafael hace varios años para proteger la Seguridad Social y Medicare del presupuesto cortes Toda nuestra delegación de Louisiana conoce y admira su liderazgo en la comunidad de Kenner. Su servicio a los demases notable “.

Saddy se desempeña como un campeón comunitario que promueve la misión y la programación de AARP en las áreas de cuidado,
AARP Louisiana announces 2018 Andrus Award Recipient AARP’s top honor for volunteerism

New Orleans, LA- Kenner resident Rafael E. Saddy has been selected to receive the
AARP Louisiana (AARP LA) 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. He will be recognized in a reception held on Wednesday, November 7th Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award is the association’s most prestigious award for volunteer service. It recognizes volunteers who have used their skills and talents to give back to the community through volunteerism.
Saddy has served in the New Orleans metro community for over 37 years.

A Nicaraguan native, Rafael is bi-lingual and uses his talents to bridge the diversity gap by linking programs, resources and opportunities to Hispanic/Latino communities across the state of Louisiana, particularly in the city of Kenner which has the fastest growing Hispanic population.
“I am honored to recognize Rafael Saddy as the recipient of the AARP Louisiana 2018 Andrus Award,” said Bobby Savoie, AARP Louisiana State President. “In keeping with Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ legacy of service, Rafael has
exhibited leadership, passion, as well as vision to change lives through his voice and can-do attitude on behalf of
Hispanic/Latino communities in his own community and across the state of Louisiana.”
He is the founder of the community non-profit the Latin American Civic Association (LACAL), a volunteer producer of
Hispanic television program Hablemos Claro–City of Kenner TV 76and a guest columnist for the Kenner Star newspaper.
He serves on the governing board of Ochsner Hospital in Kenner and has served as task force member for Catholic
Charities, the Association of Nicaraguan in La., Association of Guatemala, Unidad Hispanoamericana and the Association
of U.S. Naval Reserve Retirees.
Saddy served as an AARP LA Executive Council member for six years with a stint as interim state president. He
continues to serve as Diversity Council Chair overseeing the committee’s advocacy, engagement and outreach efforts to
multicultural communities. He is also a graduate of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Academy (VLA) and has represented
AARP at several national training events and Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
“When I think of exceptional volunteers and leaders in the community, I immediately think of Rafael,” said Denise
Bottcher, AARP Louisiana State Director. “He has a heart of service and puts his fellow man ahead of himself. Wherever
there is a need, Rafael fills it. He has shown compassion and leadership countless times on behalf of AARP. It was truly
inspiring to walk the halls of Congress with Rafael several years ago to protect Social Security and Medicare from budget
cuts. Our entire Louisiana delegation knows and admires his leadership in the Kenner community. His service to others
is remarkable.”
Saddy serves as a community champion promoting the AARP mission and programming in the areas of caregiving,
financial literacy, advocacy and personal fulfillment. He initiated partnerships between AARP LA and the city of Kenner,
Ocshner Hospital, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Hispanic Senior Center and Andela festival organizers
“We are all very proud of Rafael Saddy for winning the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service,” Kenner Mayor
Ben Zahn said. “One of the reasons I wanted Rafael to join the team in Kenner as Cultural Diversity Coordinator is
because of the volunteer work he has done in the community and his desire to help others. This award is a well-deserved
honor, and I want to thank AARP Louisiana for recognizing people like Rafael who make a difference in the community.”

He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work bringing about positive community change. He was
appointed by former Governor Bobby Jindal to the Kenner Naval Museum Commission and the Council for the Provision
of Governmental Services to Latin Americans.

He was also awarded Dillard University’s Champion of Change for his work to educate Hispanic/Latino residents about
the Affordable Care Act and homeownership. He has served as the City of Kenner Magistrate Court interpreter and volunteer interpreter to Jefferson Parish Emergency Operation Center and the Recovery & RebuildingTask Force to help
individuals impacted by disasters.

The Kenner Recreation Department via LACAL will receive a $500 donation from AARP LA on behalf of Rafael, to support the Kenner soccer program.

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