Galaxy Council Member of the Month
Member of the Month – Each month the Galaxy Community Council profiles one of its members. This month’s member is: Connie Foster.
Connie Foster will readily tell you “be careful who you meet in a bar.” In her case, it was GCC member Frank Meckay. Connie, who had just moved to Chicopee from Beverly, MA, had been talking to a friend about finding some volunteer work in the area; needing something to occupy her free-time. Frank mentioned the Galaxy Community Council and the rest, as they say, is history. Connie, not one to just attend a meeting once a month, quickly got involved – some would say “over-involved” – on base. Bud mentioned the Protocol Office was looking for items to put in DV rooms. Connie quickly jumped on that project. Next, the need for assistance working with the Airmen & Family Readiness Center on Month of the Military Child’s Kids Day. With this year’s air show fast approaching, Connie is combining her real life (work) with her fun life (GCC) handling accommodations & travel arrangements for GCC guests (acts & static displays). Connie has been in the hotel business for more than 20 years, doing everything there is to do in a hotel and working all over the east coast, most recently with Pioneer Valley Hotel Group as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Connie also volunteers as the Scholarship Committee Chairperson for Chicopee Comp Friends of Football. Thanks to Hampton’s delicious cookies, Connie is not happy to be known around base as the “cookie lady.” Connie jokes, “It makes me sound like I’m a frail 80-year old woman with 10 cats”. Connie, its people like you that make the Galaxy Council a great organization. Thank you for your service and the cookies.