— The Consular Corps of Washington, DC —

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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April 12, 2019

2019 Consular Corps Ball

The Consular Corps Ball, now in it’s 51st year, may once again prove to be a black tie evening filled with camaraderie, strengthening existing friendships or forging new ones and all that over some cocktails, a wonderful meal, some exciting live music and the chance to walk home with a prize from our raffle!

Friday 17th May 2019. – 7.00pm to 11.30pm

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Ave. NW
DC 20008

Seating is limited, so please sign up early (checks preferred) before 9th May.

See you and your Special Someone there!

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April 3, 2019

Friday 17th May 2019. Save the Date! Consular Corps Ball 2019

More information to follow…

Friday 17th May 2019
7.00pm to 11.30pm
Embassy of Finland

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February 19, 2019

Happy Hour: St. Regis Washington DC

Happy Hour: St. Regis Washington DC

March 29th from 6-8.30pm :

Consular Corps happy hour at the St. Regis Washington, D.C

Glamour and tradition combine with breath taking results at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., one of the city’s foremost addresses. Superbly situated two blocks from the White House and moments from the capital’s most significant attractions, our hotel has played host to dignitaries, royalty and refined travellers for nearly a century. Sublime comfort awaits in our opulent rooms and suites, which feature luxury adornments and contemporary amenities. Artfully designed meeting rooms and event venues offer a splendid backdrop for corporate and social gatherings and include an elegant terrace overlooking 16th Street.

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November 30, 2018

Invitation to a Holiday Happy Hour at the Embassy of Luxembourg, 10 December 2018

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November 29, 2018

Invitation to the screening of the final episode of the BBC documentary ‘Inside the Foreign Office’ – 4 December 2018

On behalf of our colleagues Ms. Tracey Stevenson and Ms. Sophie Lott, it is the pleasure of our Board to invite you to the screening of the final episode of the three-part documentary ‘Inside the Foreign Office’ that will take place on Tuesday, December 4th at the British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Arrival 2:15pm. Screening starts at 2:30pm (for one hour).

In the Rotunda at the British Embassy.


About the documentary:

The BBC has spent the last 18 months filming a three-part documentary entitled ‘Inside the Foreign Office’. This is a unique opportunity to better explain what the consular personnel does in the UK and overseas to support the British Public.  It also offers all an opportunity to learn about the history of their organization, and their aims and objectives moving forward.

The final episode being screened looks specifically at consular work, following three stories that include complex arrests overseas, forced marriage (featuring Sophie Lott) and the Rapid Deployment Team in action following natural disasters last year this side of the Atlantic. The latter shows the real steps taken to assist in a crisis, something Director Meg Williams had detailed during her talk to the Consular Corps.

If you would like to attend, please forward your name to Sophie Lott, Vice Consul, at the British Embassy (sophie.lott@fco.gov.uk , Tel. 202 588 6621), at your earliest convenience. Free public parking is available outside the Embassy.

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November 12, 2018

Role of OFM and their support to Foreign Missions in Washington DC, as well as to Consulates in the US.

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

Topic: “Role of OFM and their support to Foreign Missions in Washington DC, as well as to Consulates in the US”
Guest Speaker: Mr. Cliff Seagroves, Acting Director of the Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions(OFM)

Event Details

Date:            Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time:            12:00 noon     Arrival

                         12:20               Attendees sit

                         12:25               Lunch begins

Venue:          2nd floor Drawing Rooms at the DACOR Bacon House

                          1801 F Street, NW

Washington, DC

Parking:       see below

Cost:              $45.00 for Members, $55.00 for Non-Members

RSVP:            Kindly rsvp to  Elisabeth Herndler (cc.programchair@gmail.com) no later than Thursday , November 15, 2018  (let me know which form of payment you would like to use in your reply)



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October 15, 2018

19th October. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon session hosted by the Consular Corps College.

On Friday afternoon, October 19th, the Consular Corps College is going to videotape its first 2 presentations for our new online Consular Corps Presentation Library.  This new initiative will provide local consular corps around the US with a library of programs like the superior consular and administrative training presentations that members of the Consular Corps of Washington, DC and WAMO group enjoy.  We would like to invite you as part of a small number of Consular Corps and/or WAMO members to attend the presentations, so that there will be real consuls and admin officials to ask questions at end of each presentation.


The taping will take place next Friday, October, 19, 2018 between 3:30 – 5:00 pm, as the Law Offices of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, 1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20036.  There is no cost for you to attend the videotaping of these two presentations.


The first presentation will be “Steps in the US Criminal Process that Every Consul Should Know,” presented by William Coffield, Esq. and the second will be “US Employment Law Pointers for Consulates and Embassies Who Hire Locally Engaged Staff,” presented by Laina Lopez, Esq.  You may know Laina, as she was a member of the Consular Corps and has been a speaker at Consular Corps lunches.  You are welcome to attend both presentations or just one.


For the first presentation on the US Criminal Process, please arrive at 3:30.  The videotaped program will be from 3:45 – 4:15.  We will take a 15 minute break, and then have the second presentation from 4:30 – 5:00.  If you wish to attend the second presentation only, kindly arrive at 4:15.


RSVP required to Katherine Moss at  kmosscccollege@gmail.com


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