diana slafka / yearbook
I grew up in South Texas and like many graduating seniors, flew the nest after graduating high school. The destination of that venture was college in central Texas where Frank and I met each other in a history class. We were true Texans until being transferred to Alaska by BP in 1988.
I joined APWA in 1989 and have never regretted making that choice because there are numerous venues to achieve recognition and make friends. The 2016-2017 is not my first term on the APWA board. This duration on the board began with the celebration of the club’s Golden Anniversary. I have the 30th Anniversary, 40th Anniversary, 50th Anniversary and, hopefully, will be able to accept the 60th Anniversary Directory in the near future.
The novelty of unique dining venues, including food and atmosphere, makes the monthly luncheon my activity group. It also presents an opportunity to share the rich history of the club with newcomers so they can know this one-of-a-kind, terrific Alaskan Experience.
In whatever spare time might be available (not much), the convenience of the UAA campus makes it so easy to sign up for classes to pursue new horizons. Plus, the state has created a mecca for senior citizens by offering a tuition waiver to encourage enrollment for the matriculation process