What are you doing now?
I’m grateful I’ve had the opportunity to give back to the community in different ways. I was honored to chair the Norfolk Retirement System for 12 years until we moved to Virginia Beach in October. Governor Ralph Northam appointed me to the Virginia College Building Authority, which has been really interesting. Retirement gave me more time to focus on community boards including CIVIC Leadership Institute, ACCESS College Foundation, and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. I co-chaired our synagogue’s rabbi search committee.
When the pandemic hit, masks were nowhere to be found. I joined a group of women who lead the coordinated efforts of 1,400 volunteers who sewed and distributed 40,000 masks in six weeks for healthcare workers, community organizations, senior living facilities and other needy groups. We popped up when we were needed and popped back down once masks were readily available It was awesome!
I’ve been very busy, no question about it. My favorite retirement activity, though, has been babysitting my grandson. Such a cutie.
When COVID-19 restrictions lift, what do you want to do?
I’m a social gal so I look forward to gathering with my family and friends and traveling to wonderful places. The world is full of them.