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In-person meeting Wednesday, April 14th at Sunnyside Up Cafe

We will again be meeting at Sunnyside Up Cafe Wednesday, April 14th, for those who feel comfortable enough to venture out and attend. The room should be available by 11:00 and orders placed by 11:30 when the meeting is scheduled to begin. Masks are still encouraged but optional and no one will take offence at whatever your choice is after you are in our meeting room.
A reminder that we still need nominations and have an election for the 2020 - 2022 term of Chapter officers but the voting can wait until we are meeting in strength again, which may not be until later next year. The current officers will continue in their capacity until such a time as this, but are looking forward to those elections.

Hope you will soon receive your Covid vaccine. Remember to get registered, if you haven't already, for your Covid-19 inoculations at
Stay safe out there.

Speaker for April meeting:
"AFIO Now" video talk recorded by Norman T. Roule former National Intelligence Manager, Iran, ODNI; former Division Chief, CIA Operations Officer, Chief of Station. This interview is Hosted by James Hughes, AFIO President, a former CIA Operations Officer.

Norm Roule and Jim Hughes discuss the state of Iran today and how current and future administrations need to approach that regime. The interview runs 42 minutes and includes several Q&As.

As always I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Looking forwarded to this virus crisis being over so we can all meet again with no concerns.

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