— The Consular Corps of Washington, DC —

November 11, 2019

International Repatriation: Visit to Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home and explanation of preparation and repatriation of foreign nationals with Mr. Archer Harmon and Ms. Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director of Cremation Association of North America (as a continuation of the event on Disaster Victim Identification with Mr. Howard Way at the British Embassy on September 20, 2019)

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm Arrival (duration approximately 2hours)

Venue:          Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
                       9902 Braddock Road
                       Fairfax
                       VA 22032 

Parking:       onsite parking available; if you need a ride or if you can offer a ride to someone in need please let Elisabeth Herndler know by emailing cc.programchair@gmail.com

Cost: complimentary
RSVP: Kindly rsvp to Elisabeth Herndler (cc.programchair@gmail.com) no later than Monday, November 18, 2019

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October 31, 2019

November Happy Hour and General Assembly at the Conrad Hotel, 5 November 2019.

The Board would like to invite you to the November Happy Hour and brief General Assembly on 5 November from 6-8pm at the Conrad Hotel.

Kindly RSVP to Elisabeth Herndler at cc.programchair@gmail.com by November 3rd.

The Conrad Washington, DC is located on New York Avenue between 9th and 10th streets NW. Metro: Orange, Sliver, Blue, Red to Metro Center; Green, Yellow to Gallery Place/Chinatown. The Conrad has $14 parking with validation at the event available for our members though we recommend taking a taxi or ride-share. On arrival, please go to the reception desk on the third floor where you’ll be directed to the Blue Willow Room in Estuary.

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October 25, 2019

Consular Corps of Washington, D.C. Events Through December 2019

Consular Corps of Washington, D.C. Events Through December 2019

Mark Your Calendars! The Board is looking forward to seeing you again soon.

October 29, 2019; 12noon: Professional Program and working lunch Subject: “Meet the new Director of the OFM, Ambassador Stephen Akard”
Venue: International Student House D.C.
               1825 R Street, N.W.
               Washington
               DC 20009

November 5, 2019; 6-8pm: General Assembly Meeting and Social Hour Venue: Conrad Hotel, in the beautiful Wine Room of the Estuary
               Restaurant 
               950 New York Avenue, N.W.
               Washington 
               D.C. 20001

November 21, 2019; 3pm: Afternoon Professional Program followed by hors d’oeuvre and drinks (as a continuation of the event on Disaster Victim Identification with Mr. Howard Way at the British Embassy on 20 September 2019)
Subject: “International Repatriation: Visit to Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home and explanation of preparation and repatriation of foreign nationals” with Mr. Archer Harmon
Venue: Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
               9902 Braddock Road
               Fairfax
               VA 22032

December 9, 2019 6-8pm: Consular Corps Holiday Social Hour (members with spouse/partner)
Venue: Twin Oaks Estate
               3225 Woodley Road, N.W.
               Washington
               D.C. 20008

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October 15, 2019

Meet the new Director of the OFM, Ambassador Stephen Akard, confirmed by the US Senate on September 11, 2019

The Board would like to announce the October Professional Program and Working Lunch. We do hope you will be able to attend.

Topic: “Meet the new Director of the OFM, Ambassador Stephen Akard, confirmed by the US Senate on September 11, 2019

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon Arrival
                       12:20 Attendees sit                          
                       12:25 Lunch begins
Venue: Great Hall, 2nd floor at International Student House D.C.  
                       1825 R Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009
Parking: see below
Cost: $45.00 for Members, $60.00 for Non-Members
RSVP: Kindly rsvp to Elisabeth Herndler (cc.programchair@gmail.com) no later than Tuesday , October 22, 2019 (only prepaid meals are guaranteed)

If you rsvp and find that you are no longer able to attend, please notify me no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2019. If you find you cannot attend after that time, please send someone in your place. You will be responsible for the meal. The Board looks forward to the pleasure of having you and any of your colleagues join us.

Parking or Public Transportation: The closest Metro stop is Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit) which services the Red line.
Parking: ISHDC does not have parking available to guests. Two parking garages are conveniently located: https://parking.com/washington-dc/lot/1666-connecticut https://parking.com/washington-dc/lot/11-dupont-circle-nw Street parking is available on surrounding streets.

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October 14, 2019

International Repatriation: Visit to Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. Preparations for Repatriation of Foreign Nationals

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax
VA 22032

Thursday 21st November 2019
3pm – 6pm

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September 23, 2019

Consular Corps Opening Reception at the Rosewood 26th September 2019

The Board of the Consular Corps Washington D.C. is looking forward to kick-off this year with all of you at a reception at the Rosewood Washington D.C. on Thursday 26th September. Please forward this invitation to your consular colleagues of other embassies who are not yet CC members. Working-lunches, afternoon workshops and other future events are in the planning process and information will be forthcoming.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 24th September 2019 to cc.programchair@gmail.com

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September 10, 2019

Afternoon Development Session: National Disaster Victim Identification

Together with the British consular team, the Consular Corps of Washington D.C would like to invite our members to the following presentation:

Mr Howard Way, UK National Disaster Victim Identification Unit, is in Virginia to present on the FBI Disaster Management Course and has kindly agreed to give a presentation to consular colleagues in the DC area.

Of note:

Mr Way has worked closely with the US and Canada recently regarding the Ethiopian Airlines Disaster. Both countries deployed personnel to work with him in Ethiopia under an Interpol badged operation, to assist the Ethiopian authorities.

Place: British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Date: 20 September 2019 Time: 1pm ( will last approximately 90 minutes) If you would like to attend please contact Elisabeth Herndler no later than 19 Sept at cc.programchair@gmail.com

Furthermore, the British Embassy opened this event to non-member consular staff. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any consular staff you might be in contact with and who might be interested in this presentation.

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June 6, 2019

“On Networking and Etiquette – Practical Take-aways for Direct Application to Your Working Lives ”

The Board would like to announce the June afternoon professional development session. We do hope you will be able to attend.

Topic: “On Networking and Etiquette – Practical Take-aways for Direct Application to Your Working Lives ”

Event Details Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Time:

3:30-4:00 pm Arrival/Welcome drink                       

4:00-5:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

5:00 pm Reception

Venue:   Embassy of Switzerland
                2900 Cathedral Avenue, NW
                 Washington, DC

Parking: Limited parking spaces in front of Embassy available. Additional street parking (2 h) usually available on Cathedral Avenue.

RSVP: Kindly rsvp to Elisabeth Herndler (cc.programchair@gmail.com) no later than Friday , June 14, 2019.

Patrick Jephson was born and raised in Ireland and holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Cambridge University. As an officer in the British Navy he served all over the world before being selected for royal duty. Patrick owes much of his practical communications experience to Princess Diana, who chose him to be her equerry and only private secretary/chief of staff. A naturalized US citizen based in Washington DC, he is founding partner in the specialist communications consultancy JephsonBeaman LLC The Board looks forward to the pleasure of having you join us.

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June 3, 2019

2019 Consular Corps Ball

The 51st Consular Corps Ball hosted by Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi and the Embassy of Finland staff was a funfilled evening with wonderful food and drink, and some excellent live music. It was wonderful to see all of you having a “grand old time” at this year’s ball! Thanks to all for coming and making it a wonderful experience.

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May 6, 2019

Afternoon Development Session: The Handling of Death Penalty Cases

The British consular team would like to invite the members of the Consular Corps of Washington D.C. to a talk by Mark Maher of Reprieve (www.reprieve.org) on ‘The Handling of Death Penalty Cases.’ The discussion is a chance to understand the different factors to consider when faced with a death penalty case and the potential legal relief available, but also how consular officers can and do play a role in how these complex cases are handled. Mr. Maher will then talk about the work Reprieve has undertaken in specific cases with different consulates/embassies and will conclude the talk with a Q&A session. Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019 Time: 3pm – 4pm Location: British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Please note to arrive from 02.45 pm on allowing time for the security check The presentation will start at 3 pm. If you would like to attend, please forward your name to Mary Njie, Pro Consular at the British Embassy (Mary.njie@fco.gov.uk , Tel. (202) 588-6644), with copy to cc.programchair@gmail.com, by close of business 6 May. Free public parking is available outside the Embassy. 

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