Maxine Aaronson is an active member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, the first Rotary Club in Texas, the second in the Gulf States and the 39th Club in the world. Her Rotary activities include mentoring young business men and women, volunteering to alleviate hunger and serving on the committee that administers one of the Foundation’s dedicated emergency relief funds.
Since 1989, Maxine Aaronson has used her talents as a negotiator to assist the City of Dallas Legislative Director as a pro bono addition to the lobby team. She was honored by former Mayor Ron Kirk and the Dallas City Council and presented with a Council Resolution in Special Recognition for this work in 1999. She continues to help the City of Dallas with its legislative program as needed on a volunteer basis.
In September 1995, Maxine Aaronson was appointed by the Office of Public Insurance Counsel to serve as a Public Member on the Executive Committee of the Texas Market Assistance Program for Residential Property Insurance (MAP). During her tenure on the MAP Executive Committee, Maxine served as the Secretary of the MAP Executive Committee, as the Chair of one of two working groups that originally developed and implemented the Plan of Operation for the MAP, and as Chair of the data collection committee, which was charged with making program performance assessments and identifying those areas of the state of Texas which were underserved for residential property insurance. Maxine Aaronson is especially proud to have been the primary force behind and principal author of Tex. Ins. Code Sec. 5.33B, which created the Voluntary Inspection Program, and removed a serious impediment to the availability of homeowners insurance in Texas.
Maxine Aaronson serves as a pro bono legal adviser to several local non-profit organizations on an ad hoc basis. Over the years, she has also served on the Residential Services Committee for the Association of Retarded Citizens of Dallas, the Grant Committee for the Altrusa Club of Downtown Dallas and volunteered as a swimming instructor for 3 to 5 year olds at the Central YWCA.