We kicked off the new club year with U.S. Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr. speaking to a packed house of new and old AWC members. Ambassador Adams was wonderfully charming and shared many anecdotes about his life and political activism. Having lived abroad for most of his life — first as the son of a diplomat and then as an international lawyer — the Ambassador is a longtime expat like many of our members. Unlike most of us, though, his stories involve chatting with Obama, fundraising with George Clooney, and dancing with the French president. We were thrilled to share his experiences vicariously and are proud that he represents the U.S. in Finland.