The Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg, Inc. - PO Box 60665 Harrisburg, PA 17106-0665
The Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg, Inc. founded in 1949

Programs for 2015 - 2016
See NEXT EVENT below

Next meeting Feb 18th


Past & Present Newsletters - look under the ARCHIVES button above...

Great Decisions Group

Our Great Decisions group will have its initial 2016 meeting on February 11. For more information call Cathy St. Pierre  @ 763-8596

Two other Great Decisions groups in the area which may be of interest are the one meeting at the US Army Heritage Center in Carlisle on Fridays from 1 to 3 (Feb. 5-Migration, Feb.12-Climate Change, Feb. 19-UN Peace operations, Mar 11-Middle East, Mar 18-The Koreas) and the one presented by the World Affairs Council at the Fredricksen Library on alternate Mondays from 1 to 3 starting Feb. 1. The cost for the latter is $40 for the series.

I don’t have any Briefing Books left but anyone interested in purchasing a copy may visit www.fpa.org and click on the bookstore tab to order a copy. The cost is $25 plus postage and handling.

Who We Are
The Association believes that foreign policy is everyone’s business.  
Our mission is to offer, in an unbiased way, information about international issues and policies to our citizens to help them make informed judgments about their relations with neighbors in our global space.

 Our local Association, while aligned with the national Foreign Policy Association, is independently governed by a local board of directors. Our local Association is non- profit and nonpartisan.  It is funded by membership fees and donations.

Contributions to the Foreign Policy Association are deductible to the fullest extent of the law under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.
What We Do
The Association presents a series of eight monthly dinner meetings which feature speakers selected for their experience or expertise on the topics selected by the Board  of Directors.  The meetings are usually conducted on the fourth Thursday of the month.  A social hour starts at 17:30 (5:30) PM, dinner is at 18:30 (6:30) PM, the speaker begins promptly at  19:30 (7:30) PM, and a Q/A session follows.  The presentation ONLY is free and open to the public. There is a small fee for the dinner.
The Association hosts a reception in November for the “International Fellows Class” at the U.S. Army War College.  The Fellows are foreign military officers from more  than 50 countries who spend a year studying with their U.S. military counterparts.
In May, the Association sponsors a visit to the U.S. State Department followed by  a briefing at a foreign embassy from its ambassador.  A corresponding ethnic luncheon  is planned between the briefings.

The “Great Decisions” program encourages small informal groups to meet  to discuss key issues from the National Association study guide, Great Decisions.

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Michele Sellitto
Vice President

Howard Davison


Ann Glasscock


Frank Matunis
Term ending 2015

Howard Davison
Nan Spiers-Marsh
Ron Pontius
Catherine St. Pierre
Phyllis Skok
Kevin Springman
Alan Stolberg
Term ending 2016

Fay Geegee
Donna Julian
Anne-Marie Lane
David Messner
Richard Slade
Pete St. Pierre
Lou Thieblemont
Stuart Snyder
Term Ending 2017

William Anderson
 Robert Krantz
Carol Nechemias
Ron Pontius
Phyllis Skok
Cathy St. Pierre
Alan Stolberg
John Taylor
On Board

Clem Gilpin
Robert Cypcar

Alan Gallagher
J. Thomas Rogers
Col. Edward Skender
David J. Spader

Radisson Information

 Those with special dietary needs may request a substitution when making a reservation.
If you order a substitute meal, remember to pick up a coded tag at the table and put it by your place.
Alternate meals will be chicken unless chicken is the main course – then fish
will be the alternate or vegetarian, which will be chef’s choice (typically non-meat pasta).


Meetings are held at the Radisson Hotel
Walnut Street & Erford Street  
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Radisson Hotel Web Site

Social hour & Dinner Information

Time: 5:30 PM: Social Hour (Cash Bar)
6:30 PM: Sit Down Dinner
7:30 PM: Presentation w/ Q & A

Cost for FPA Members: $24.00
We Welcome Non-members to attend dinners.
The non-member cost is: $27.00

There is no charge for anyone to attend the program presentation only, beginning at 7:30 PM.

For Dinner Reservations E-mail:
Ron Pontius at: ronpon@comcast.net
You can also click on the reservations link
on the FPA web site: www.fpa-harrisburg.org
Call and leave a detailed message for
Ron at (717) 991-0899
Notes: Reservations by telephone must be made by 10 PM on the Monday before the
Thursday meeting; or if by e-mail, by 9 AM Tuesday before the meeting.
When making or canceling a dinner reservation be
sure to give your complete name, address, and
phone number. We need that information to notify
you if a meeting is canceled due to inclement
weather or for other reasons.
NOTE: We bill “No-shows!”
If you come for dinner as a “Walk-in” without a reservation, we cannot
guarantee that the hotel will be able to provide you with a meal.

Dr. Wayne A. Selcher

Professor of International Studies Emeritus
Elizabethtown College

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

Dr. Selcher's home page


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