Paula Dansker, Area VII Vice President
In April 2016 Paula was elected Area VII VP.
Paula Dansker joined NARFE Shenandoah County Chapter 2358 in March 2010 while she was still an active Federal employee with the Central Intelligence Agency. Paula started her federal career in 1988. She held several positions throughout the Agency as a Human Resource Officer. Paula received her Human Resource Management certificate from Villanova University. Prior to her federal service, Paula managed several restaurants and cafeterias for Guest Services Inc. to include Government Accounting Services as well as the National Gallery of Art. Before working for GSI, Paula was with the Marriott Corporation in the Restaurant Management Division. Paula retired from the Agency in August 2014.
Paula has a passion for helping people so it was no surprise when she was asked to take over as the Alzheimer Chairperson for her chapter in November 2014. Paula has assisted the Region X Alzheimer Chair at the VFC Conventions as well as NARFE National Conventions. She took over as Service Officer for Chapter 2358 in March of 2015 and assists five other Chapters with their Service Officer issues. Paula was awarded as Service Officer of the Year for VFC and for Region X at the 2016 VFC Convention.
Paula is married to former Area VII VP, Steve Dansker. Together, they have six grown kids and 15 grandchildren. Paula and Steve live in beautiful Shenandoah County near Bryce Ski Resort. Paula enjoys several creative hobbies to include crocheting, sewing, quilting, glass art, rubber stamping, and scrapbooking; however, if you were to ask Steve, he’d say her hobby is renovating their home. She will also build or repair a piece of furniture if need be.
Virginia Area VII Chapters
- 135 CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBERMARLE
Meets at Woodgrill Buffet, 576 Branchlands Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA (434) 975-5613 on the second Thursday of every month at 10:00 am except for the months of June, July, & August.
- 164 HARRISONBURG
Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, except July, August, and December, at 11:30 a.m. at Traditions Restaurant at 625 Mr. Clinton Pike (corner of Route 42 and Mr. Clinton Pike) in Harrisonburg. The cost is $10 for the luncheon buffet.
- 1793 PAGE VALLEY
Page Valley Chapter 1793 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon at Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main Sr., Luray. The meeting is held every month except September. In September, the Chapter holds its annual picnic and Alzheimer’s fundraiser at Luray’s Lake Arrowhead Park at noon.
- 178 STAUNTON-AUGUSTA COUNTY-WAYNESBORO
Meets last Wednesday of odd months at noon for business luncheon. The location rotates among Golden Corral, Summit Square Retirement Community and Ming Garden, all located in Waynesboro. Contact the chapter president for the site of the next business luncheon. In even months, we meet on the last Wednesday at 9:00 AM for a breakfast social at Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant, Staunton, VA (near intersection of US250 and I81).
- 180 WINCHESTER
Meets 4th Friday at 11:30 AM January thru July; September and October, 4th Friday in August is Annual Picnic; time and site to be announced, 3rd Friday at 11:30 AM Novermber and December. Meetings are held at Best Western Lee Jackson Banquet Room, 711 Millwood Ave., Rt 81 at 50 in Winchester.
- 2358 SHENANDOAH COUNTY
The chapter meets the second Thursday of every month except January and August at Denny’s Restaurant, 250 Conicville Rd., Mt. Jackson (Exit 273-Interstate 81). Members order from the brunch menu which costs approximately $10. All active, former, and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend the meetings. Brunch starts at 9:30 with the business session beginning at 10:00, with guest speakers who address the body on a variety of topics. For more information, please call (540) 856-2506.