THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MARCH 2018 73 AFSA NEWS AFSAGoverning Board Meeting, January 17, 2018 Management Committee: In the matter that was referred back to the Management Committee: “The Management Committee is tasked with reviewing AFSA’s membership categories and producing a recom- mendation on the terms and conditions of a ‘Family Member’ member- ship category.” By unanimous consent the motion was withdrawn from consideration. It was moved that the Governing Board approve the updated lan- guage in the external-facing Labor Management SOP. The motion was adopted. New Business: It was moved and seconded that the Governing Board appoint a two-person Membership Committee to review associate membership applications and make recommendations to the Govern- ing Board. The motion was adopted. By unanimous consent, Kim Sawatzki and Martin McDowell were appointed to the newly formed Membership Committee. n AFSA News is currently accepting submissions for our Family Member Matters column. Articles should be approxi- mately 700 words on any topic of interest to Foreign Service family members. We will consider both per- sonal essays and researched articles, and we pay $200 upon publication. Please send your submis- sions to firstname.lastname@example.org . n ANNOUNCEMENT ATTENT I ON FAMI LY MEMBERS : DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TEL L?