The Foreign Service Journal - September 2014 - page 69

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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SEPTEMBER 2014
69
AFSA NEWS
LUNCHT IME SERENADE
On June 11 and 23, AFSA hosted the State Department’s choral
ensemble, the T-Tones (including the
Journal
’s own Steve Honley), as
they performed concerts of English music from the Elizabethan era.
The half-hour lunchtime concerts featured madrigals and sacred music,
all a cappella except for the finale: a movement fromWilliam Croft’s
“Ode for the Peace of Utrecht,” written in 1713.
AFSA/DEBRABLOME
AFSA AND FS I I NAUGURATE NEW
CAP I TAL B I KESHARE STAT I ON
On July 24, AFSA, in collaboration with the Foreign Service Institute
and Capital Bikeshare, inaugurated the new Capital Bikeshare station
located outside the FSI campus in Arlington, Va. Director of FSI
Transition Center Ray Leki (above left) and AFSA State VP Matthew
Asada (above right) officially cut the ribbon on the new station.
AFSA, FSI and Capital Bikeshare collaborated for more than two
years on getting the new station installed at the Arlington Boulevard
entrance to the FSI campus. The expansion of Capital Bikeshare to FSI
is in accordance with the department’s wellness program and AFSA’s
Strategic Plan to improve the quality of work/life across the Foreign
Service (AFSA has also been working to have showers installed in all
department facilities, which would especially benefit employees after
their bike rides to work).
The new station services more than 3,500 students, faculty and
staff at FSI, in addition to the general public. It is the 322nd station in
the program and the 71st in Arlington. The Bikeshare station at FSI is
ready for public use. Bike on!
–Adrian Rios, Labor Management Intern
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