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Servas DC

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Servas DC has found a new use for our friendly organization.  Several months ago the Petrov family of Servas members moved to Washington from Moscow and asked the local group to include them in any gatherings or events to help them make new American friends.  We have seen them on a number of occasions in this way and always have a good time.  More importantly five of our members (Helen Shimbo, Hayden Wetzel, Carol Haarmann, Ellen Silverberg and Maxine Levin) meet with the family’s wife and daughter (Victoria and Katia) to practice English every week.  This certainly keeps the ladies’ schedule full!  but we all enjoy ourselves.  This is an aspect of Servas (and a very pleasant one) that none of us had anticipated but one that is very gratifying to all.









Hayden Wetzel and Katia Petrov with friends at the Smithsonian Institution.


Author: United States Servas, Inc.

Servas is a worldwide cooperative cultural exchange network established in 1948 and composed of member hosts and travelers working together to foster peace, goodwill and mutual respect. Servas seeks to realize these aims by providing opportunities for person-to-person contacts between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our mission includes providing approved US and international travelers with opportunities to be guests of Servas member hosts around the world.

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  1. Dear Servas friends!

    Honestly, we also did not anticipated such an excellent result when an idea to ask Servas-DC group for a help in English communication came to our mind. Almost immediately we received a number of replies and invitations and till present we have been meeting and communicating with some of you and we have obtained new good friends! (not saying about real improvements in our English!).
    Many thanks to Hayden for his unlimited knowledge of Washington and for our love to this city which grew up owing to his wonderful excursions on Mondays.
    Many thanks to Elen for her invaluable advice and for the change in the life of our Katya.
    Many thanks to Helen for her time and assistance to Katya and to us all and for meeting her good friends.
    Many thanks to Carol for her interesting stories from her life and many discoveries we have made from these stories from an American life. Special thanks for her hospitality and invitations.
    Many thanks to Maxine for communication, advice and good will.

    With best regards and looking forward for continuation of our friendship.

    Petrov’s family (Victoria, Katya, Marusia, and me, Yury)

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