"Focus on Service"
From 2017-2018 Department of Alaska President Barbe Wolkoff
“Focusing On Service” in November starts with Veterans Day. You can offer so much, much service to veterans and their families during this holiday season. Membership for 2017 can be collected until 12/31/17. 2018 dues can be collected now, but only after 2017 dues have been paid. Any questions regarding membership may be directed to Membership Chair Jane Larsen or Department Secretary Barb Nath. Do not forget how vital retaining members, renewing lapsed members and recruiting new members is to keeping this organization alive.
I want to thank and commend ALA Unit #28 Spenard for a wonderful Department Fall Workshop, DEC and Girls State meetings; held September 30th and October 1st. A special thanks to PDP Sue Waldhaus and Department Commander Kirk Waldhaus for mentoring me and giving me confidence. It was a productive and enlightening weekend. The team spirit and camaraderie was heartfelt and appreciated.
We hope to see many of you at the Silver Tea, the Domiciliary and/or for the Christmas Gift Project. I am looking forward to making visitations to as many Units as possible before this year is over.
Remember, make a veteran’s day better, everyday. Make Veterans Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas a bit better with the ALA spirit and some community service/Americanism. Military families could use an extra hand around the holiday season too. Please keep them in mind too. Have a safe and blessed holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and may God Bless America.