The Foreign Service Journal - November 2017

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2017 59 Washington Nationals mascot, Screech, with (from left) FSO Krystle Norman, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, Owen Watzlavick, Dawn Watzlavick and Sarah Watzlavick, who were honored with the Nationals Spirit Awards before the start of the game on Sept. 8. On Sept. 8, AFSA and the Washington Nationals MLB team hosted the second annual Foreign Service Night at Nationals Park. Some 500 members of the Foreign Service and their families attended to catch up with friends and colleagues as the Washing- ton Nationals played the Philadelphia Phillies. Before the game, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, FSO Krystle Norman, Office Man- agement Specialist Dawn Watzlavick and her two chil- AFSA/GEMMADVORAK Continued on p. 60 dren, Sarah and Owen, took to the field to be recognized with the Nationals’ Spirit Awards. Ms. Watzlavick’s husband is a Foreign Service officer who is currently serving at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Members of the U.S. Foreign Service were not the only diplomats at the ball park that evening. Members of the Mexican and Colom- bian diplomatic corps were also present to celebrate Hispanic heritage night. The Foreign Service: AHome Run for America November 10 Veterans Day: AFSA Offices Closed November 15 12-1:30 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting November 16 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AFSA Book Market November 23-24 Thanksgiving: AFSA Offices Closed December 13 4:30-6:30 p.m. AFSA Holiday Happy Hour December 20 12-1:30 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting December 25 Christmas: AFSA Offices Closed January 1 New Years Day: AFSA Offices Closed CALENDAR AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION Foreign Service members cheer on the Washington Nationals as they hit a grand slam against the Philadelphia Phillies. AFSA/GEMMADVORAK