On Friday, January 6, 2017 many AAFSW Board Members, AAFSW Members and AAFSW Associates gathered together with Lesley Dorman’s family and friends to say goodbye to our beloved former AAFSW President. The memorial service, which celebrated Lesley Dorman’s amazing life and numerous contributions, took place at the Old Post Chapel in the Ft. Myer Army Base at 3:00 p.m. The service was followed by the inurnment at the Arlington Cemetery where we all said goodbye to her. January 6 is the day of the Theophany and Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day. One could not think of a more suitable date or place for saying goodbye to AAFSW’s beloved… Read MoreContinue Reading
An Impressionist Portrait of My Mother, Lesley Dorman
The hues of my mother’s life gleamed and glistened in brilliant jewel-toned colors – strong, positive and gleaming colors, resilient, passionate and fiery. She woke up every morning to her customary Twining’s Earl Grey tea and took out her pen to do the New York Times crossword puzzle which she always finished by conferring with various friends and family to help with some of the clues. Even with her crossword puzzle she had organized system for a positive result. After breakfast, she would get dressed and splash on her ubiquitous dose of Chanel #5, which she had been using since the age of eighteen and set off to work at the… Read MoreContinue Reading
Irreplaceable Lesley Dorman by Mette Beecroft
Lesley Dorman was an ardent and faithful member of the AAFSW (Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide) for almost fifty years. From 1976 to 1981, she served as AAFSW’s President. Her record of service has never been equaled. She died at Sibley Memorial Hospital on August 19, 2016, not long before her 96th birthday. Biographic Information: Lesley was born on November 17, 1920 in the town of Chalfont St. Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, a beautiful and historic area near London. Her childhood was a happy one, even if she entered boarding school at the age of ten and a half. She adored her mother, a suffragette who… Read MoreContinue Reading
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