Dear All, It is my great pleasure to announce to all of you that Mrs. Susan Pompeo, wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, recently accepted our invitation to serve as the AAFSW’s Honorary President! The AAFSW Board and I are deeply honored and extremely delighted that Mrs. Pompeo joined our organization as its Honorary President! Dear Mrs. Pompeo, On behalf of all the AAFSW Membership, the AAFSW Board and me: “WELCOME TO OUR AAFSW FAMILY!” Thank you so much for accepting to be AAFSW’s Honorary President! Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD AAFSW President ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Dear Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide Members: I am honored by your invitation to… Read MoreContinue Reading
In Memoriam – June Byrne Spencer, First AAFSW President, Dies
June Byrne Spencer (age 98) died peacefully in her home in Chevy Chase, MD, on October 13. Born and raised in Bay City, Texas, she came to Washington to attend Arlington Hall School. She worked for the federal government during the New Deal years, and as a State Department employee she was posted to Madrid during World War II. She was married to James MacGregor Byrne, who served in the Foreign Service, and to Samuel Spencer, a Chair of the Washington Board which governed the District of Columbia. She is survived by four children and one grandson. In 1960 June Byrne co-founded AAFSW (originally called the Foreign Service Women’s Association),… Read MoreContinue Reading
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