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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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OCTOBER 2016

69

AFSA NEWS

AFSAGoverning

Board Meeting

Aug. 3, 2016

Welcome:

AFSA President Ambassador Barbara

Stephenson welcomed new Governing Board member

Keith Hanigan to his first meeting.

Consent Agenda:

The Governing Board approved the

consent agenda items. These items were: (1) the July

6 Governing Board minutes, (2) the appointment of

Jay Singh to the USAID Standing Committee, and (3)

the ranking of six nominees to the Foreign Service

Impasse Disputes Panel.

Awards and Plaques:

On a motion from AFSA Secre-

tary and Governance Committee Chair Bill Haugh, the

board confirmed the establishment of the Awards and

Plaques Committee for the remainder of the 2015-

2017 term of office. In a related motion, the Governing

Board approved a proposed bylaw amendment which

would establish the Awards and Plaques Committee

as a permanent standing committee pending AFSA

membership approval in the next election.

AFSA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Ameri-

can Diplomacy:

Governing Board members reviewed

the criteria for selection of the recipient of the AFSA

Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplo-

macy.

On a motion from State Vice President Angie

Bryan, the Governing Board referred discussion to the

Awards and Plaques Committee with the request that

they prepare criteria to be approved by the Governing

Board in September.

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look into visiting the Chau-

tauqua Institution. For more

information on Chautauqua,

its history and the learn-

ing opportunities available,

please visit

www.ciweb.org

.

More on AFSA’s programs

and course offerings through

Road Scholar is available

online at

www.afsa.org/

roadscholar.

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—Allan Saunders,

Outreach and

Communications Specialist

Road Scholars

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