We can never say enough to thank Alice Zabudsky for her untiring efforts in putting together and editing our Aqua Master for the last 13 years since November 2009 when she took over the position from Dave Radcliff! She cajoled us to submit articles and photos, she came to events just to take photos, and she offered articles from other sources to keep our interest.
Alice was creative and tried a variety of new columns, and she was always thinking ahead as to what might be of interest to our members. She would continually reach out to members about how it would be a good article to cover specific events …. hoping it would result in a submitted article. She has been active in Oregon Masters since the 1970s, so she has seen history in the making over the years. She has also been the recipient of the Ol’ Barn and Connie Wilson Service awards as recognition of her dedication.
In a recent survey by the USMS History and Archives Committee, the Aqua Master was recognized as one of the best Masters swimming newsletters in the nation with its consistency, coverage of our events, and communication with our members. The number of photos she hunts down is impressive!
We will miss Alice’s talent and spirit in the editing world, but we hope to see her on the pool deck more!
Thank you, Alice!