The Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg, Inc.

PO Box 60665 Harrisburg, PA 17106-0665

Founded in 1949

New site under construction


Who We Are
The Association believes that foreign policy is everyone’s business.  
Our mission is to offer, in an unbiased way, information about international issues and policies to our citizens to help them make informed judgments about their relations with neighbors in our global space.

 Our local Association, while aligned with the national Foreign Policy Association, is independently governed by a local board of directors. Our local Association is non- profit and nonpartisan.  It is funded by membership fees and donations.

Contributions to the Foreign Policy Association are deductible to the fullest extent of the law under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.
What We Do
The Association presents a series of eight monthly dinner meetings which feature speakers selected for their experience or expertise on the topics selected by the Board  of Directors.  The meetings are usually conducted on the fourth Thursday of the month.  A social hour starts at 17:30 (5:30) PM, dinner is at 18:30 (6:30) PM, the speaker begins promptly at  19:30 (7:30) PM, and a Q/A session follows.  The presentation ONLY is free and open to the public. There is a small fee for the dinner.
The Association hosts a reception in November for the “International Fellows Class” at the U.S. Army War College.  The Fellows are foreign military officers from more  than 50 countries who spend a year studying with their U.S. military counterparts.
In May, the Association sponsors a visit to the U.S. State Department followed by  a briefing at a foreign embassy from its ambassador.  A corresponding ethnic luncheon  is planned between the briefings.

The “Great Decisions” program encourages small informal groups to meet  to discuss key issues from the National Association study guide, Great Decisions.

Michele Sellitto

Vice President

Howard Davison

Fay GeeGee

Dave Green

Term ending 2018

Cathy Beker

Ann Glasscock

Donna Julian

David Messner

Richard Slade

Pete St. Pierre

Stuart Snyder

Frank Swit

Term Ending 2019

William Anderson

 Ben Fleming

Carol Nechemias

Ron Pontius
Phyllis Skok

Cathy St. Pierre

Alan Stolberg
John Taylor

On Board

Clem Gilpin

Robert Cypcar

Alan Gallagher

Col. Edward Skender

David J. Spader

We have simply outgrown the Radisson with some meetings last year surpassing 200 people in attendance! 
We thank the Radisson for the years that we have met there
 and look forward to meeting EACH MONTH in 2018-2019 at the

West Shore Country Club, 100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill.

Social hour & Dinner Information

Time: 5:30 PM: Social Hour (Cash Bar)
6:30 PM: Sit Down Dinner

MENU for September Meeting
Garden Greens Tossed Salad
Braised Swiss Steak Jardinière
     Rich Vegetable Pan Gravy, Mashed Russet Potatoes,
     Fall Vegetable Medley
Fruits of the Forest Pie

7:30 PM: Presentation w/ Q & A

Cost for FPA Members: $30.00
We Welcome Non-members to attend dinners.
The non-member cost is: $35.00

There is no charge for anyone to attend the program presentation only, beginning at 7:30 PM.

For Dinner Reservations E-mail:
Ron Pontius at:
Call and leave a detailed message for
Ron at (717) 991-0899
Notes: Reservations by telephone must be made by 10 PM on the Monday before the
Thursday meeting; or if by e-mail, by 9 AM Tuesday before the meeting.
When making or canceling a dinner reservation be
sure to give your complete name, address, and
phone number. We need that information to notify
you if a meeting is canceled due to inclement
weather or for other reasons.
NOTE: We bill “No-shows!”
If you come for dinner as a “Walk-in” without a reservation, we cannot
guarantee that the hotel will be able to provide you with a meal.