November Meeting Announcement

Join us for the November Meeting of Global Connections. The November Meeting is the Annual Meeting and officer elections for the 2020 year will occur. Our meetings are open meetings. All are invited and all members are encouraged to bring friends!

  • When: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 6th
  • Where: Canterbury Hall, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 208 W. Foster Avenue, State College, PA

Please feel free to share this meeting announcement widely.


Plan of Activities:

6:30 pm

  • Hors d’oeuvres provided by The Community Cafe at St. Andrews
  • Committee Work (All committee meetings are open meetings)

7:00 pm

  • Short Business Meeting
    • Primary Item of Business – Officer Elections
      • Current Election Ballot (Nominations from Floor are also accepted)
        • President: Melanie Miller Foster
        • Vice President:Bob Persiko
        • Treasurer:Bruce Truitt
        • Past President:Susan Steinberg
        • Secretary:Open until filled
        • Public Relations:Open until filled
  • Educational Program: What is 10,000 Villages? A Local Non-Profit’s Story.


  • Adjourn


We gladly accept membership applications the night of the meeting,


Posted by:

Daniel Foster

2019 Public Relations Officer

2019 Membership Committee Chair

Global Connections Volunteer Opportunities

As we ramp up the new Global Connections organization, many people are asking, “How can I help?”. We thank you in advance for your willingness to support the organization!

We have created a new volunteer opportunity listing with specific tasks as requested by officers and committee chairs.  Please refer to this list and email the officer or committee chair who posted the announcement.  Many thanks for your support of Global Connections!

Click here to access the list of Global Connection Volunteer Opportunities

2020 Global Connections Officer Ballot

Per our adopted bylaws, the Nominating Committee has provided the following ballot for elections at the annual meeting in November.  Please note that we do not have nominees for two offices and will continue recruit candidates.  If you have a suggestion for a potential nominee or would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Steinburg at [email protected].

President: Melanie Miller Foster

Vice President: Bob Persiko

Treasurer: Bruce Truitt

Past President:  Susan Steinberg

Secretary: vacant until filled

Public Relations: vacant until filled


Our Women’s Intercultural Book Groups match native English speakers with small groups of international women to read and discuss literature. These book group meetings offer internationals opportunities to read varied materials in English, practice English informally, and provide a forum for intercultural dialogue and social interaction.















Kick Off – September 4th Pictures

Kick Off – September 4th Pictures

On September 4th, 2019, almost 50 members of our community attended the kick off meeting to learn about the new structure of Global Connections. More than half of the participants registered to become members and everyone was given a chance to write about how they ambition the new Global Connections to function in order to satisfy the interests of our community.

We will meet again next month. Stay tuned…

First meeting of Making Sense of the American Experience


All are welcome to join in the fall kick-off session of a weekly discussion group called Making Sense of the American Experience on Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in room 201 of the State College Municipal Building (243 S. Allen St). 

The topic for this session is racism, white supremacy, white nationalist, and other terms that have appeared frequently in the news in the past several weeks. President Trump was accused in certain media of being a racist, and one journal said that anyone who supports Trump is also a racist. White supremacists have been labeled by some as domestic terrorists. We will try to define these terms and discuss how they are interpreted and understood in the context of current events. We’ll also explore how these terms relate to what’s happening in other countries.

Discussion group meetings are free and open to the public. Both Americans and internationals are welcome to join in the discussion. If you can’t make this session, don’t worry! This group meets on a weekly basis and you can come when you can.

If you’d like a reminder about this event, please respond to the Facebook event.