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AFSA NEWS

CALENDAR

THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JULY-AUGUST 2017

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July 4

Independence Day:

AFSA Offices Closed

July 5

12-1:30 p.m

AFSA Governing

Board Meeting

July 10

12-1:30 p.m.

AFSA/Public Diplomacy

Council: “Voice of America

and World War II”

Results of AFSA’s 2017-2019 Governing Board Election

and Bylaw Amendments

The AFSA Committee on Elections is pleased to announce the

results of the 2017-2019 AFSA Governing Board election and bylaw amendments. A total of 4,130 valid ballots were received (3,152

online and 978 paper). The following AFSAmembers have been

elected:

Board Officer Positions

President:

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson*

Treasurer:

Ambassador Tony Wayne*

Secretary:

Ambassador Tom Boyatt*

State Vice President:

Ken Kero-Mentz*

USAID Vice President:

Ann Posner

FCS Vice President:

Daniel T. Crocker*

FAS Vice President:

Kimberly Sawatzki

Retiree Vice President:

John K. Naland

Board Constituency Representatives

State Representatives:

Anne Coleman-Honn *

TriciaWingerter *

Josh Glazeroff *

LawrenceW. K. Casselle *

Martin McDowell *

USAID Representatives:

To be determined according to the

AFSA bylaws

FCS Representative:

Matthew Hilgendorf

FAS Representative:

ThomWright

IBB Representative:

Steven L. Herman

APHIS Representative:

John J. Hurley

Retiree Representatives:

Ambassador Alphonse F. La Porta *

Philip A. Shull *

*Member of the Strong Diplomacy slate.

Bylaw Amendments

The Governing Board proposed three bylaw amendments to

be voted on during the 2017 AFSA election cycle. According to

Article IX, Section 2 of the AFSA bylaws, for the amendments

to pass, affirmative votes of not less than two-thirds of the valid

votes received are required. Having met these criteria, the three

amendments to the bylaws are adopted.

(1) On the amendment to make the Awards and Plaques

Committee a permanent standing committee:

Total Votes Cast

3,879

Yes/Approve

3,446 (89%)

No/Do Not Approve

433 (11%)

2) On the amendment to change the current residency require-

ment for serving on the AFSA Governing Board to a participation

requirement:

Total Votes Cast

3,907

Yes/Approve

3,575 (92%)

No/Do Not Approve

332 (8%)

(3) On the amendment to require that active-duty members

presenting themselves as candidates for AFSA President or

Vice President hold a security clearance:

Total Votes Cast

3,946

Yes/Approve

2,817 (71%)

No/Do Not Approve

1,129 (29%)

Questions regarding the results should be referred to the

AFSA Committee on Elections at

election@afsa.org

Congratulations to all those who were elected, and to those

who demonstrated their dedication to AFSA by declaring as

candidates. The new Governing Board will be sworn in on July 15.

July 13

12-1:30 p.m.

AFSA Book Notes:

“Enemy of the Good”

July 15

2017-2019 Governing Board

Takes Office

July 19

12-1:30 p.m.

First Meeting of the 2017-2019

AFSA Governing Board

August 1-3

AFSA at Minnesota Farm Fest

Redwood Falls, Minn.

August 7

12-1:30 p.m.

AFSA/Public Diplomacy

Council: “Public Diplomacy at

the State Level”

August 9

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

AFSA/Smithsonian Associates:

“Inside the World of

Diplomacy”

August 16

12-1:30 p.m.

AFSA Governing

Board Meeting

September 4

Labor Day:

AFSA Offices Closed

September 8

7:05 p.m.

The Second Annual

Foreign Service Night

at Nationals Park:

Nationals vs. Phillies