Where do you volunteer?

I have been with the Copperas Cove Boys & Girls Club for about 15 years. In 1998, we started the club in a one-bedroom apartment with about 30-40 kids. Today, thanks to the citizens and the many volunteers, we were able to move into an approximately 5,000-square-foot clubhouse and we currently serve about 120 kids a day.

Currently, I am an active board member and our main focus is to make sure that kids have access to better education through fun and games during our Power Hour program, where we have volunteers and staff who provide tutoring and take care of after school needs.

I am the past president and treasurer for the Copperas Cove Optimist Club. I‘m the president-elect of the Copperas Cove Noon Exchange Club. I’m past president of the Copperas Cove Golf Association. I served as the first president of the Boys & Girls Club and now serve as an active board member.

I currently serve as a member of the Copperas Cove Fire and Safety Association and the Copperas Cove Citizens Police Alumni. I am also a current member of the Copperas Cove Planning and Zoning Commission.

How many hours to you volunteer?

I spend about 15 hours a week volunteering.

Why do you volunteer?

Because I love my community and I want to give back and make it a better place to live. I’ve been here for 18-19 years now and I’ve seen a lot of changing in the city. It’s my belief that by volunteering, it helps to make the city a better place.

Tell us about your life outside of volunteering.

After 35 years of retirement from civil service, I love to travel and I love to play golf as much as I can. I like gardening and reading good books.

To reach Azeita Taylor, the Copperas Cove Herald office at 254-501-7476.

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