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  COFFE’s NEXT LUNCHEON 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:30 AM

Congressman Don Beyer

THE STATE OF THE CONGRESS

Congressman Don Beyer will be discussing the state of the Congress as we head into the fall elections.  Rep. Beyer is serving his second term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County.

Beyer, who in 2014 won election to succeed veteran U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, occupies one of the most comfortably Democratic congressional districts in the nation. Republicans have nominated a political newcomer, to take him on, and independent candidates may qualify to take part in the Nov. 6 election, but Beyer is almost assured a third term.

Luncheons are held at the Holiday Inn, Westpark, in Rosslyn, VA. The luncheon begins at 11:30 with a social period followed by lunch, the presentation, and a question and answer session and ends by 1:30 PM.  The cost of the luncheon is $25 for COFFE members and $30 for non-members.

We urge non-members who attend luncheons to help support COFFE by joining.   The annual dues are $30 – tax deductible.  The recent increase in the luncheon price is intended as an incentive to increase our membership to make COFFE a more forceful voice in the growing movement to protect civil servants.

We wish to thank our partner organizations, the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA), the Senior Executive Association (SEA), National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), and the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (NCAC) for helping to spread the word about COFFE”s luncheons.

LUNCHEON REGISTRATION INFORMATION  

COFFE’S LAST LUNCHEON

HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND LONG-TERM CARE – WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Judy Feder presentation at COFFE’s April luncheon showed why she is one of the nation’s leaders in health policy–most particularly, in efforts to understand and improve the nation’s health insurance system.  She had a captivated audience as she explained in understandable details the state of the Affordable Care Act and some of the intricacies of long-term care insurance. The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.

 A full review of Dr. Feder’s presentation is included in the COFFE News which is distributed to COFFE members.  Join COFFE and stay informed even on those occasions when you cannot attend the monthly luncheon.

PROMOTING QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE 

In collaboration with the Arlington Public School System and to promote interest in public service, COFFE has initiated a program where one teacher each month is able to attend our luncheon, as our guest. Both teachers and students benefit from this collaboration.

2018 COFFE PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Michael Lawliss, a MPA candidate in the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration was selected, from 31 applicants, to receive the 2018 Council of Former Federal Executives Public Service Scholarship in the amount of $2000.

Michael is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington.  He holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration.  After graduating from the University of Vermont, Michael began working in the office of Senator Bernie Sanders as a Legislative Intern before becoming a Staff Assistant and then Legislative Correspondent.  Michael’s ultimate goal is to work at the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer so that he can have a role in shaping our foreign policy goals.

In his scholarship application, Michael wrote:  “As someone who has been interested in politics my entire life, I believe public service is the best way I can make a real difference in the lives of the American people.”

With young people like Michael pursuing careers in government, there is a reason for optimism about the future of public service!

ABOUT COFFE

Founded in 1988, COFFE’s objectives are to support public service and to enable current and former federal and local government executives and all other members of the public who are interested, to keep abreast of major government policy and operations issues.  COFFE is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  COFFE and Associates welcome all who are interested in promoting public service and learning about major policy issues to attend our luncheons and to become a member.  Read More