— The Consular Corps of Washington, DC —

May 6, 2022

What To Do When A Foreign National Dies in the US

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Board of the Consular Corps of Washington, DC invites you to the next professional training program,

What To Do When A Foreign National Dies in the US,

Speakers: Dr. Francisco Gomez, DC Chief Medical Examiner & Mr. Brian Delungas, Funeral Director of Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Time:  3:00 – 5:00 pm

Registration and coffee will be from 3:00 to 3:15 pm.  The program will start at 3:15 and end promptly at 5:00 pm.

RSVP by Monday, May 16, 2022 to cc.programchair@gmail.com.

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April 28, 2022

Cocktail Hour at Summit Rooftop Event Terrace. The Conrad Washington DC

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our next Happy Hour is coming up right away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the Conrad Hotel, 950 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  (See invitation below.)

Our host, Alina Obgolts and her team will treat us to wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres on their beautiful rooftop.  She will also generously provide valet parking.

We had a waiting list for our Happy Hour yesterday, so RSVP right away to cc.programchair@gmail.com to make sure you can join us!

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April 6, 2022

New Professional Programs, Annual Ball Save-the-Date, and Upcoming Social Events!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Board is pleased to announce two upcoming professional programs and three social event dates, including a NEW DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL BALL!

The 2022 Consular Corps Annual Ball will now be on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the British Embassy, from 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight!  Dust off your formal attire, shine up those dancing shoes, and get ready for a wonderful evening of fun, delicious food and wine, great music, and (OF COURSE!) our famous Consular Corps raffle!  After a long COVID-induced hiatus, it is finally time to party!

Before then, though, we will have two professional programs and two Happy Hours.  Here is a list of the upcoming events:

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – TWO EVENTS!

1.  Professional Program in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada

Introduction to ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations)

ICE Officer John Carey, Speaker

Embassy of Canada

3:30 – 5:00 pm

2.  Happy Hour at AKA White House from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Happy Hour at the Conrad from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Professional Program

When a Foreign National Dies in the US – What Consuls Need to Know

Dr. Diaz, DC Chief Medical Examiner, Speaker

Embassy of Argentina

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 4, 2022

2022 Annual Consular Corps Ball!

British Embassy

7:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

We will have one final Happy Hour in June to close out the year at the Fairmont.  We’ll send that date out a little later.

You will receive individual invitations for each event.  The first Happy Hour invitation will be coming shortly.

The Board is looking forward to seeing you at both professional programs, the Ball, and at one, both, or all three Happy Hours!

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March 16, 2022

Afternoon Development Session: A Primer on US Child Welfare Laws – University of Arizona College of Law

The Board is excited to invite you to our next professional training program, A Primer on US Child Welfare Laws, which will take place on Monday, March 28, 2022 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, at the University of Arizona College of Law, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20004.

This important program is being presented in conjunction with the University of Arizona College of Law, DC Campus.  The speaker, Professor Paul Bennett, will discuss child and parental rights, child safeguards, state and local agency resources, and common issues when one or both parent(s) is/are foreign national(s).

The program will be in the University of Arizona space, so we must use their online registration process, however, this is an official Consular Corps of Washington, DC program, so there is NO COST to register.  Please use the following link to RSVP (register) for the program:


The doors will open at 3:30 pm for coffee and networking.  Professor Bennett will begin his presentation at 4:00 pm, and the event will end at 5:00 pm.

The Board looks forward to the great pleasure of seeing you there!

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February 28, 2022

Professional and Social Programs for Rest of 2021-2022 Year

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Now that Omicron is in the rear view mirror and DC is opening back up again, the Board is making up for lost time and has put together an exciting, full list of professional training and social programs for the rest of our 2021-2022 year!

Specific invitations will be coming out for each of the events, but we want to let you know what is coming up over the next 6 months. 

March, 2022:

A Primer on US Child Welfare Laws, University of Arizona College of Law Professor Paul Bennett

Venue – University of Arizona College of Law, DC Campus

3:30 pm Coffee and Registration

4:00 pm Speaker Begins Presentation

5:00 pm End of Program

April, 2022:

Deportation of Foreign Nationals, Mr. John Carey, ICE Officer, Speaker

Venue – British Embassy

3:30 pm Coffee and Registration

4:00 pm Speaker Begins Presentation

5:00 pm End of Program

Happy Hour at AKA 6:00 – 8:00 pm

May, 2022:

Helping Indigent Foreign Nationals – Working with the Salvation Army or United Way

Venue – British Embassy

3:30 pm Coffee and Registration

4:00 pm Speaker Begins Presentation

5:00 pm End of Program

Happy Hour at the Conrad Hotel 6:00 – 8:00 pm

June, 2022:

Happy Hour and Elections at the Fairmont 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Annual Consular Corps Ball

Venue – British Embassy

7:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight

Drinks, Dinner, Dancing, and the famous Consular Corps Raffle

Do you have any specific topics you would like the Consular Corps to do a program on in early June?  If so, please contact one of our Board Members with your suggestion:

President, Tracey Stevenson (tracey.stevenson@fco.gov.uk)

Treasurer, Marco Wijnands (marco.wijnands@minbuza.nl)

Secretary, Oliver Schooling (oliver.schooling@mfat.govt.nz)

Representative for Latin America: Georgina Fernandez (gfd@embassyofargentina.us)

Representative for Africa: Danny Aubeeluck (daubeeluck@govmu.org)

Robert Sir (robert.sir@stregis.com)

Kit Moss (cc.programchair@gmail.com)

The Board looks forward to seeing you at all of these events!

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December 16, 2020

Consular Corps of Washington DC Features in Washington Diplomat Article

On the 16th December 2020 the Washington Diplomat published an article on their website. The article was titled ‘DC-based consular officials shine during global COVID-19 emergency‘.

Current Consular Corps President, New Zealand Consul-General Anna Law, and former Consular Corps President, Luxembourg Consul-General Stan Myck, were interviewed for the article.

The article highlights the importance of consular work as part of the critical operation that goes on in countries’ embassies and consulates and how often the consular staff at posts are the unsung heroes of foreign ministries’ work.

Consular work involves assisting nationals of their countries who find themselves in various undesirable and adverse situations whilst abroad. Consular work involves assisting with many complex issues ranging from replacing a lost or stolen passport to shipping the body of a deceased loved one back home for burial.

Consular work became even more complex this year with the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world with foreign nationals all over the globe finding themselves locked down in hotels, stuck on cruise ships, or unable to return to their home country due to travel restrictions and flight cancellations.

To read the full article on the Washington Diplomat website please click here https://washdiplomat.com/dc-based-consular-officials-shine-during-global-covid-19-emergency/

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October 6, 2020

Consular Corps Donation to “Martha’s Table”

The Consular Corps of Washington D.C. has the pleasure to inform its members that it made in September a donation of $500,- to “Martha’s Table” in Washington DC, in order to support food distribution to the most needy population in the US capital, especially during COVID times.

Martha’s Table is an organization that has been operating for 40 years to increase access to healthy meals and fresh produce for over 15,000 Washington DC residents and promote family success through their no cost community store and engagement programs.

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February 12, 2020

Consular Corps Holiday Social Hour at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representation Office

On December 9, 2019, the Consular Corps organised its traditional Christmas Happy Hour in collaboration with TECRO at the beautiful residence of Twin Oaks. A special thank you to H.E. Stanley Kao and Mrs. Kao, as well as to his team for hosting this very special event.

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February 10, 2020

Happy Hour hosted by AKA White House

The Board would like to invite you to the first Consular Corps Happy Hour of 2020 on the 27th February from 5-7pm at AKA White House.

Kindly RSVP to Elisabeth Herndler at cc.programchair@gmail.com by the 24th February.

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January 31, 2020

Census 2020

A big thank you to Reginal Director Philip Lutz and his colleagues from the US Census Bureau for presenting to the Consular Corps on the Census Bureau and the 2020 Census. The team presented on a range of interesting topics relating to the 2020 Census and the diplomatic community and to foreign nationals, as well as data from the US Census Bureau on; world population, economics, and trade.

The event was hosted by Consular Corps member, the Embassy of Slovakia, in their beautiful presentation space.

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