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New FOA Board

Hello friends and RPCVs,

So I’m happy to announce the incoming new board of FOA.  Wayne Burt will be our interim president and treasurer-secretary.  Hedley Bond will serve as our membership officer.  Paige Prince will serve as our communication officer. 

We’ve had some after-the-fact interest communicated regarding the President’s position, and Wayne will lead the ongoing search with Hedley and Paige for the right candidate.  There will be outside assistance and continued involvement from past officers to help administrate and assist where needed, to be determined by the board.   

Wayne, Hedley and Paige have great experience and a passion for the mission of FOA, Peace Corps, US-Armenian relations, and serving the legacies of your individual and respective services.  I wish them luck in growing the footprint of the organization over the next year or two (or maybe more, who knows!). 

For myself, it’s been great working with FOA over the years.  David Barshes brought me in working on the Grants Committee, something I very much enjoyed.  I did that twice, evolving into this role I’m now leaving.  I think FOA has huge potential, but will need your involvement, interest and participation to to realize that potential.  As David had said many times, FOA is only as good as its members want it to be.  As I leave, my wish is that you all take an interest, in some part, in FOA moving forward and find a way to get involved.  It’s enriching serving others, as you all well know, and I believe in the work that FOA can do, building on the extraordinary service legacies of you many volunteers and friends of Armenia. 

With my sincerest regards,
Robert Dietrich

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in General

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