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Small story form Alita Kelley

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Alec and I joined SERVAS in 1970 a few weeks after we were married and
lived in Tucson, Arizona. It  became an intrinsic part of our lives
and when we moved to the Philadelphia area in 1992 we continued to be
quite active, though less than in Tucson where we might get over 20
guests per year (on account of the vicinity of the Grand Canyon).
Since we now live in a suburb of Philadelphia we have less visitors
but still host people from time to time.  Our last SERVAS visitor was
here a few weeks before Alec died and a potential traveler who spoke
with him about an interview is now in touch with me (she doesn’t plan
on traveling for several months yet). For the past several years I’ve
sat in when Alec interviewed for SERVAS, so I know the procedure, but
would like to receive up to date material if I have your OK to replace

I would very much appreciate hearing from you and being notified of
current dues to be a host and interviewer so that my membership and
participation in activities remain active. Servas has brought me very
happy times  both as host and traveler and I now count people in
several countries whom I have met through the organization among my
close friends.

Alita Kelley
Emerita Professor Foreign Languages and Cultures


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.

One thought on “Small story form Alita Kelley

  1. Hello Alita,
    So sorry to hear of this loss. Please call the office at (707) 825-1714 during office hours and they can send you an up-to-date interviewer handbook, as well as probably approve you to take his place. Best of luck!
    – Heather Mason
    US Servas Board Member

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