Retiree Association Announcements

Joining a retiree association is a great way to stay in touch with your profession as well as old friends and colleagues. Please use the links below to look for an event in your area. If you don’t see your state listed below and are interested in forming a Foreign Service retiree association in your area, AFSA can help. Please contact Retiree Outreach Coordinator Christine Miele at miele@afsa.org or (202) 338-4045.

Current as of February 2018. Click on the links below to jump down to the corresponding state/area.

AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | FL | ID | MA | MD | MN | NC | NH | RI | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV

Arizona

Central and Northern Arizona Foreign Service Retirees

The next luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 at Robson Ranch in Eloy. The speaker will be Ambassador (ret.) David Dunford, Adjunct Instructor at the University of Arizona who teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Middle East Business Environment and Globalization and Global Government. He will provide an update on the Middle East. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Douglas Hartwick at dahartwick@gmail.com.

California

Foreign Service Association of Northern California

The next FSANC luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16 in Berkeley. The speaker will be former INR Acting Assistant Secretary Tom Fingar. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact please contact Joe Sullivan at (925) 954-8294 or joseph_sullivan@hotmail.com.

Foreign Affairs Association of Southern and Central California

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Robert Baker at baker732@roadrunner.com or Marguerite Cooper at Marguerite9@sbcglobal.net.

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Southern California (San Diego)

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Daria de Pierre-Hollowell at hollowelldd@gmail.com.

Colorado

Foreign Service Retirees of Colorado

The next luncheon is scheduled for Monday, March 12 in the Denver metro area. The speaker will be retired USAID officer, Bill Penoyar, who will discuss his recent novel, Surviving Dreamland – Escape from Terror. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact please contact Michael Keaveny at mmkeaveny@yahoo.com.

Florida

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida

The next event is scheduled for Friday, May 11 at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. The speaker will be Dr. Roger Green, Chair and Associate Professor in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration. His topic of discussion will be: “Conservative Populism in the U.S. and its Implications for Foreign Policy and International Relations”. For more information about the association and upcoming events please visit www.foreignserviceretireeassociation.org or contact Warrington (Pete) Brown at (941) 251-4127 or warringtonbrown1@msn.com.

Maryland/District of Columbia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Maryland and the District of Columbia

The next event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 at 11:30 at the Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Amb. Hank Cohen will speak on: “75 Years of U.S. Diplomacy in Africa”. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Norm Glick at nucky109@gmail.com.

Delmarva Foreign Affairs Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Ralph Meima at delmarvafaa@aol.com or (410) 778-3927.

Minnesota-Wisconsin

Upper Midwest Chapter of the American Foreign Service Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Bill Davnie at (612) 419-0518 or bcdavnie@gmail.com.

New England

Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England

The next event is scheduled for Friday, May 18 in Kennebunkport, ME. The speaker will be Ronald Neumann, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Algeria, and current President of the American Academy of Diplomacy. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Liz Barnett, VP for Membership at barnett1895@hotmail.com.

North Carolina

Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service

The next event is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, and will be a conversation with Michael Hornblow and Jim Sasser. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Hon. Gwen C. Clare at (919) 240-7002 or gcclare@gmail.com.

Texas

The Foreign Service Group - Texas

The next luncheon meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 in Austin. The speaker will be Dr. Mark Pomar, Independent Consultant, speaking on: “Resurgent Russian Nationalism: Implications for U.S. Policy”. For more information about the association and upcoming events please visit www.TFSG.org or contact John S. Wood at (512) 797-0538 or jsw69intadv@hotmail.com.

Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Janet Scott at (210) 341-9498.

Utah

Utah Retired Foreign Service Group

The next event will be Thursday, March 22. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Vance Pace at (801) 546-3959 or vance.pace@gmail.com.

Virginia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Northern Virginia (FARNOVA)

The next event will be Wednesday, March 28 at the Fort Myers Officer Club. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact John Naland at nalandfamily@yahoo.com.

Washington

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Hon. Roger Meece at (425) 444-8498 (cell), (425) 996-0263 (home), or rameece@comcast.net.

Washington-Idaho

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association please contact Christine Miele (miele@afsa.org).

West Virginia

Foreign Service Reunion Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Renny Travers Smith at (304) 876-2583 or rennyts@aol.com.