Galaxy Council Member of the Month
Member of the Month –
Al Chwalek – People hear about the Galaxy Community Council through friends, co workers and the news media. Al Chwalek found out about the Galaxy Council through his friend Mike Fallon. Al enjoyed the Galaxy Council so much his father Al Chwalek Sr. also joined the council
Al Chwalek joined the Galaxy Community Council in 1998 and immediately became deeply involved, working the air shows and all other Galaxy functions. If you know Al, you know he is not just a member; he is always ready to assume increased responsibility. Examples of his degree of involvement in the Galaxy Council are demonstrated by his serving as Galaxy Vice President for two years and as President the following four years. Recognition of Al’s ability and sense of responsibility is also reflected in his present job where for the last 16 years he serves as Director of the Springfield Department of Public Works. Al enjoys his leisure time building and flying radio controlled model airplanes. Married for 31 years to the former Barbara Bragg, Al has a strong supporter in Barbara, a woman who thoroughly enjoys attending the Westover air shows.
When asked about his feelings about working in support of the Galaxy activities, Al stated “I enjoy working with the greatest group of guys around”. You are right Al; the Galaxy members are a great group of guys and women. It’s people like you Al that make up the “great group of guys”!