In 1972 as part of her work on her Master of Business Education Degree from Oregon State University, Betty Krause was required to participate in a voluntary public service project. She chose to help in a new effort to help people prepare their income tax returns. And now, 40 years later she is still at it! Her project later part of what is now known as the AARP Tax-Aide program and Betty is recognized as one of only 3 people in the United States who have served in this capacity for 40 years.
When she and her husband retired to Newport in 1995, Betty joined the local AARP Tax-Aide group and continued her work. In those days tax returns were prepared using pencil and paper ( and eraser). Then, 1997 AARP began using desktop computers with tax preparation software. Currently, Betty uses a laptop with a sophisticated software program installed.
In recognition of her many years of service, Betty was given a 40 year pin and Plaque which was presented by Bill Ensign, State Coordinator of the AARP Tax-Aide program. A reception for Betty is scheduled at the Newport Senior Activity Center for June 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room. Anyone interested in congratulating Betty is encouraged to attend.Share on Facebook