THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
Meeting, Oct. 5, 2016
The Governing Board approved the
consent agenda items, which were: (1) Sept. 7 Govern-
ing Board meeting minutes; (2) acceptance of Corey
Pickelsimer’s resignation as FAS representative and (3)
a thank you to Ambassador (ret.) Bill Farrand for his
years of service to AFSA, most recently as chair of the
AFSA Elections Committee.
Proposed AFSA Bylaw Amendments:
On a motion
from Secretary Bill Haugh, two amendments to the
AFSA bylaws were submitted to the Elections Commit-
tee. The proposed changes will appear in the Jan-Feb
AFSA Building Loan:
Treasurer Charles Ford, on behalf
of the Finance, Audit and Management Committee,
moved that the remaining balance of the AFSA building
loan be paid off fromAFSA’s operating reserve fund. The
recommendation was approved unanimously.
U.S. Diplomacy Center:
Treasurer Charles Ford, on
behalf of the FAM Committee, moved that AFSA pro-
vide an in-kind contribution of $100,000 to the AFSA
Fund for American Diplomacy for activities which would
support the U.S. Diplomacy Center and AFSA outreach
priorities. The motion was approved unanimously.
Labor Management SOP:
On behalf of the Executive
Committee, Secretary Bill Haughmoved to approve
proposed changes in“AFSAPolicy Regarding Provision
of Labor Management Services”and the“Explanation of
Services and Scope of Representation”client signatureform. The board approved the motion unanimously. The amended policy can be found on the AFSAwebsite.
Appointment of State Representative:
With no objec-
tion from the board, Donald E. Jacobson was appointed
as a State Representative.
Legal Defense Fund:
AFSA Secretary Bill Haugh pro-
posed the creation of an AFSA Legal Defense Fund Com-
mittee and the appointment of State Rep. TriciaWing-
erter as chair and State Reps Jason Donovan and Alison
Storsve and Retiree Representatives Patricia Butenis and
Dean Haas to the committee. The motion was approved
With no objection from the
board, Cynthia Guven and State Reps Alison Storsve and
Kara McDonald were appointed to fill three vacancies on
the AFSA Scholarship Committee.