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June Newsletter posted under Members Only

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We will next be meeting Wednesday, June 8th. at Sunnyside Up Cafe
(See "Meeting and Location" tab for more info.)


The room should be available by 11:00 and orders placed by 11:30 when the meeting is scheduled to begin.
Mask mandate is again in force and required to enter the restaurant but optional after you are in our meeting room.

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Election
Election held with 6 official ballets and 1 proxy, Sam received by phone from Sue, received for the Slate of Officers as proposed.
The acceptance of the count, witnessed by those present, was unanimous with the new officer listing for the 2022-2024 term is as follows:
President: Sam Shaw
Vice President: Robert (Bob) Hull
Treasurer: Richard Sullivan
Secretary: No official appointment currently.

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Speaker:
June meeting presentation is an AFIO NOW Interview with Douglas London, former Senior CIA Operations Officer:

Topic:
"Douglas London discusses his book, "The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence.": with Host/Interviewer: James Hughes, AFIO President, a former CIA Operations Officer.
He reviews the changes he has seen in the Operations side of the Agency -- good and bad -- and the favorable changes he has seen in most of the recent years. Well...except for a few.
He provides frank assessments of the missteps and successes. And hints at all the "saves" the Agency provided the country which remain classified and unknown to the public.
The interview runs 41 minutes.

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