As always, I hope this month finds all of our members well. September offered us a spectacular fall and now that the days really are getting shorter and the nights longer it is time to start thinking about how we can stay connected in these colder months. After living in Denmark for five years I have embraced their notion of "hygge", which means to make things warm and cozy, and also to feel connected to friends and family. For me this means making my home a relaxing place to be, spending time with family (which usually entails the four of us petting our dog and telling him what a good boy he is), and connecting with small groups of friends in person and online.
I hope that APWA can play a role in finding the hygge in your life this year. We held our first Monthly Gathering in mid-September and enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Middle Way Cafe. The new Walk & Talk group will continue to meet every two weeks as long as we can keep our footing and dress warm enough - do consider joining us! Book club over zoom offers an opportunity for more intimate conversations, and our first Games Night was a chance to meet in a small group and have some fun. Our Ladies Night group ventured out to Suite 100 for dinner and drinks and a good time was had by all.
For October’s monthly gathering we are pleased to partner with OneAlaska to offer our members and special guests an opportunity to hear about the issues surrounding Ballot Measure 1. We are also pleased to extend a special invitation to new members, to an evening of Wine & Warmth around a beautiful fire pit on Friday, October 23rd. See below for more details.
There is one more month left for our Hike for Chugach which ends November 1, 2020. We are pleased that we are half-way to our fundraising goal, and have more than twenty registrations/donations. Please consider joining, donating and sharing your photos using the tag #hike4chugach. The Hike & Ski group is happy to welcome you on any of their Tuesday hikes, or perhaps Walk & Talk is a little more your pace? Or, if you prefer to hike with your family our Hike & Ski leader Mary Jane has created a wonderful list of Easy and Moderate Hikes in Chugach Park for you to explore. More details about this exciting event can be found on our website, and below.
As always, I am happy to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.