First, it was with a saddened heart that we learned Nenana Fire Department lost one of their members,Johanne Nolywaika, in a vehicle accident on January 11, 2016. First Vice President Dan Grimes was able to attend the memorial services along with other area firefighters to offer our heartfelt sympathy.
The ASFA Executive Board is currently pinpointing dates for a Budget and Spring Board meetings. Until then, the following has been happening around the state with ASFA.
The Firefighters Competition is being revamped, and the committee currently has some good dialogue. The committee does need a couple more chapter members to assist with developing new events and rules. The ASFA requires any changes to competition to be announced 6 months prior to the Alaska Fire Conference to all chapters. The competition committee should have, at minimum, a list of events, alternate events, and equipment required by ASFA Spring Board. (Spring Board TBA this week.)
The ASFA is again part of Pick.Click.Give in which you can donate to an organization when filing for Permanent Fund Dividend. When donating, a tax deductible form is sent to your email. This year there is a Double Your Dividend sweepstakes when you Pick.Click.Give. The ASFA received $4,600 last year.
The ASFA/AFCA gun raffle is currently being reconciled. There were about 725 tickets sold, which covers the raffle expenses meaning success!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Stubblefield, President