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         Spring 2015 Newsletter

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Members of the Friends of Tanzania Board are all volunteers. About half are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, others are Tanzanians, and others lived and/or worked in Tanzania or have traveled to Tanzania. A board term is two years with the option to serve a second two-year term. The FOT board can have as many as 14 members and the retiring president has the option of serving one year as Immediate Past President. The Board holds an annual planning retreat in February, and usually has eight other Board Meetings a year. Board Meetings are held in Washington DC, with the option to join the meetings by conference call. Each member serves on at least one of our committees.

We all appreciate this opportunity to work together to foster connections between the US and Tanzania, and to support community development in Tanzania. If you would like to help FOT in any way this year we would be glad to have you. Please contact us through to offer your assistance.

2015 Board Members are:

John Hatch, President Membership

Allison Eriksen, Vice-President Governance, Social Media Coordinator

Malte Von Mattheissen, Secretary Membership

Karumuna Kaijage, Treasurer Chair: Finance, Outreach

Robert Mugizi Rwebangira Outreach Co-Chair

Patricia Kelley Chair: Governance, Communications

Heidi Hawkins Blake Chair: Membership; Finance; Projects

Heather Teixeira

Projects, Outreach, Finance

Susan Rabideau
Chair: Projects

Maggy Msangi

Special representative in Tanzania

Dennis Warner

Outreach, Governance

Tom Katus

Outreach, Membership

Karen Schaefer

Projects Coordinator

Sue Green Chair: Communications; Newsletter Coordinator

Candy Warner Immediate Past President; Finance

Board Assistants:

Lynn Kneedler Outreach Co-Chair

John Ratigan

Treasurer's Assistant

Ellen O'Hanlon Web Links Coordinator

Peter and Jenny Beth Majura Calendar Sales

Jennifer Kron Membership Coordinator

Maureen Ndoto Website Coordinator

FOT needs your help. Please contact us if you would like to be on one of our committees. Outreach, Communications and Membership committees need your expertise.

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