Retiree Association Announcements

Joining a retiree association is a great way to stay in touch with your profession as well as old friends and colleagues. Please use the links below to look for an event in your area. If you don’t see your state listed below and are interested in forming a Foreign Service retiree association in your area, AFSA can help. Please contact Christine Miele, Manager, Retiree Outreach and Engagement, at miele@afsa.org or (202) 338-4045.

Current as of April 2018. Click on the links below to jump down to the corresponding state/area.

AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | FL | ID | MA | MD | MN | NC | NH | RI | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV

Arizona

Central and Northern Arizona Foreign Service Retirees

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Douglas Hartwick at dahartwick@gmail.com.

California

Foreign Service Association of Northern California

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact please contact Joe Sullivan at (925) 954-8294 or joseph_sullivan@hotmail.com.

Foreign Affairs Association of Southern and Central California

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Robert Baker at baker732@roadrunner.com or Marguerite Cooper at Marguerite9@sbcglobal.net.

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Southern California (San Diego)

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Daria de Pierre-Hollowell at hollowelldd@gmail.com.

Colorado

Foreign Service Retirees of Colorado

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact please contact Michael Keaveny at mmkeaveny@yahoo.com.

Florida

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida

The next event is the annual meeting and lunch scheduled for Friday, January 11 in Sarasota. Raymond C. Offenheiser, former President of OXFAM/USA and currently Director and Keough School Distinguished Professor of the Practice at Notre Dame University, will speak on the topic of “The role of foreign assistance as a tool of U.S. foreign policy: How current efforts at aid reform may enhance or impede its effectiveness, and the impact of proposed funding cuts.” For more information about the association and upcoming events please visit www.foreignserviceretireeassociation.org or contact Michael Boorstein at maboorstein@outlook.com

Maryland/District of Columbia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Maryland and the District of Columbia

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Norm Glick at nucky109@gmail.com.

Delmarva Foreign Affairs Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Ralph Meima at delmarvafaa@aol.com or (410) 778-3927.

Minnesota-Wisconsin

Upper Midwest Chapter of the American Foreign Service Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Bill Davnie at (612) 419-0518 or bcdavnie@gmail.com.

New England

Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England

The next event is scheduled for Thursday, January 10 in Wellesley. Recently-retired Senior FSO Kristen F. Bauer will speak on the topic “Why Indonesia's Upcoming Presidential Race Matters". For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Liz Barnett, VP for Membership at (617) 227-0943 or barnett1895@hotmail.com.

North Carolina

Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Hon. Gwen C. Clare at (919) 240-7002 or gcclare@gmail.com.

Texas

The Foreign Service Group - Texas

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please visit www.TFSG.org or contact John S. Wood at (512) 797-0538 or jsw69intadv@hotmail.com.

Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio

The Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio gets together every other month for lunch. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Janet Scott at (210) 341-9498.

Utah

Utah Retired Foreign Service Group

The Utah Retired Foreign Service Group gets together once a month for lunch or dinner. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Vance Pace at (801) 546-3959 or vance.pace@gmail.com.

Virginia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Northern Virginia (FARNOVA)

The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 in Arlington. Career Ambassador Earl Anthony "Tony" Wayne will discuss U.S.-Mexico relations. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact John Naland at nalandfamily@yahoo.com.

Washington

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Hon. Roger Meece at (425) 444-8498 (cell), (425) 996-0263 (home), or rameece@comcast.net.

Washington-Idaho

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association please contact Christine Miele (miele@afsa.org).

West Virginia

Foreign Service Reunion Association

No announcements at this time. For more information about the association and upcoming events please contact Renny Travers Smith at (304) 876-2583 or rennyts@aol.com.