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Foreign Affairs Day and the AFSA Plaque Ceremony
On Friday, May 4, the Department of State and AFSA will honor members of the Foreign Service
during Foreign Affairs Day. AFSA’s Plaque Ceremony honors Foreign Service personnel who have
lost their lives while serving their country in the line of duty or under other inspirational circum-
stances. This year, the ceremony will honor Sharon S. Clark, who died on Dec. 26, 2010, in Abuja
at the age of 57, of cerebral malaria.
The plaque ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., in the C St. lobby of the State Department in
front of the west plaque. Susan R. Johnson, AFSA president, will make brief remarks and read a
message from President Barack Obama. This will bring the total number of names on AFSA’s
Memorial Plaques to 236. Members of Sharon’s family and friends will be present at the ceremony
and we welcome all members of the Foreign Service community to join us for this solemn occasion.
Later that day, AFSA will hold a reception at our headquarters at 2101 E Street NW, Washington,
D.C., from 3 to 5 p.m. to honor AFSA’s 2012 scholarship winners and welcome all retirees.
For more information, please contact AFSA’s Coordinator for Special Awards and Outreach,
Perri Green, at
green@afsa.org.
CLASSIFIEDS
AFSA
NEWS
BRIEFS
Managing Your
Health Benefits
On Monday, April 23, AFSA will host a
program on a common problem facing
seniors and retirees: coordinating Federal
Employee Health Benefits with individual
Medicare benefits. The American Foreign
Service Protective Association’s Paula
Jakub will be the featured speaker, and she
will be on hand to answer all of your ques-
tions. The event will take place at AFSA
headquarters at 2101 E Street NW,
Washington, D.C., and begins at 2 p.m.
Please RSVP to
events@afsa.org.