Ellen Lebelle was part of the AARO (Association of American Residents Overseas) delegation that was in Washington, D.C. last week for Overseas American Week. ACA (American Citizens Abroad) and FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas) were there as well.
Ellen has written a very nice blog post about what the delegates were up to, what they were trying accomplish, and how it went. She gives you an idea of the context in which proposals were being presented.
Really helpful and I thank Ellen for sharing her impressions. Opens up something that can feel like a "black box" to some of us and it makes one feel more a part of the overall effort.
A modest suggestion for next year: Tweets, updates on Facebook, and more blog posts so we can follow the action in real time.