It’s hard to believe we are at the one year anniversary of our first Hunker Down Anchortown order. It was impossible to imagine then that we would still be dealing with COVID one year later. I keep all of the families that have been affected - through illness, job loss, isolation and so much more - in my heart daily, and hope all our members are well. I feel hopeful that things will be getting better soon.
February’s gathering theme was “Galentines Day” - a chance to celebrate all our favorite friends. The charcuterie box from Coastal Catering was a hit, and a group of us had a lovely evening catching up. I had so much fun I forgot to snap a picture! We hope you consider joining us for our March gathering.
Our first annual Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser was a resounding success. Seventy Flocks came to rest in yards across Anchorage, bringing a little cheer to these long cold winter days. I had the chance to speak with many people about APWA and Chugach Park Fund as I set out the Flocks each night and everyone was thrilled. If you didn’t get the chance to participate this year make sure you mark your calendar for next year, as the Flamingos have assured us that they had such a delightful time they will be back next year!
It is already the time of year when we start looking towards next fall, and we are putting together our Nominating Committee for the APWA Board of Directors. I encourage anyone interested in joining to just do it. It is very low time commitment, and a chance to learn more about our organization.
At this month’s Board Meeting we had a lengthy discussion about how to make sure our membership is involved and have a say in decisions. As a part of this we would like to start extending a formal invitation to all Membership to attend any of our Board Meetings. This is a chance to share your thoughts on APWA matters, and learn more about our organization. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (via Zoom for now), from 6:30 to 9:00pm. If you are interested in joining us just let me know!
As always, I am happy to hear from our members, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.