The Foreign Service Journal - October 2014 - page 54

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OCTOBER 2014
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
AFSA NEWS
Each year, AFSA partners with our 501(c)(3) nonprofit Fund for American Diplomacy in an appeal for donations to
a worthy cause. The FAD helps tell the story of the Foreign Service to the American public in a variety of ways. The
FAD is CFC #10646 and is listed under the name “Diplomacy Matters–AFSA.” Through a tax-deductible donation to
the Fund for American Diplomacy, you will be supporting:
• The AFSA Memorial Plaques and annual ceremony at the State Department to honor our colleagues who died in
the line of duty.
• Awards programs recognizing FS employee and spouse achievements, and particularly those who have had the
courage to dissent.
• AFSA’s High School Essay Contest, where students can earn college scholarship money by writing an essay on a
topic related to foreign a‹airs.
• The AFSA Minority Intern Program, which places deserving minority students in a summer internship at the State
Department.
Inside a U.S. Embassy
, our popular book providing insights into the Foreign Service to individuals preparing for
the FS exam, students in college courses on diplomacy and international relations and FS family members and
relatives, as well as military and corporate personnel interacting with our missions abroad.
• Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) programs on foreign affairs for retired Americans.
• AFSA’s Speakers Bureau, where FS retirees draw on their real-life experiences in addressing business and com-
munity leaders and regular Americans across the country.
No dues support the activities of the Fund for American Diplomacy, so AFSA relies on your direct donations to
the Fund to allow these vital programs to continue. For further information on the Fund and its activities, please
contact AFSA Executive Director Ian Houston at (202) 944-5505 or
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NEWS BRIEF
ciation of Black American
Ambassadors, commented on
Amb. Todman’s commitment
to the Foreign Service, saying:
“Being an FSO, to him, was
being a great citizen.”
In concluding remarks,
Amb. Todman’s son, Terence
Todman Jr., elaborated: “He
loved diplomacy, he loved his
job and he loved traveling the
world.”
Dr. Alison Bazala Kim,
a renowned cellist, played
selections from Bach and
Beethoven in honor of Amb.
Todman’s love of classical
music.
The memorial was
co-hosted by The American
Academy of Diplomacy, the
Association for Diplomatic
Studies and
Training, the
Association of
Black American
Ambassadors,
the Council
of American
Ambassadors,
DACOR/DACOR
Bacon House
Foundation, the Diplomacy
Center Foundation, the
Thursday Luncheon Group
and AFSA.
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—Brittany DeLong,
Assistant Editor
Continued from page 49
FS I JOB SEARCH PROGRAM
GRADUATES ENJOY AFSA
RECEPT I ON
On Aug. 29, AFSA hosted the
graduation reception for the most
recent Job Search Program group
at the Foreign Service Institute.
AFSA was pleased to honor the
106 Foreign Service employees
who were retiring from diplomatic
service with champagne and hors
d’oeuvres.
Larry Cohen, AFSA Retiree
VP, gave a toast congratulating them on their accomplish-
ments and wishing them luck as they begin a new chapter
in their lives. AFSA looks forward to welcoming them as
retiree members of the association and continuing to work
on their behalf to protect their Foreign Service legacy.
AFSA/ÁSGEIRSIGFÚSSON
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