WAYNESBORO, Pa. - If enough interest is generated among area residents, experts in the field of foreign policy once again will come to Waynesboro to speak on topics that affect the nation's role in international affairs.
Such a group flourished in the area from its founding in 1981 through the 1980s and 1990s, until it petered out at the beginning of the new century.
"It fell apart in 2000," Mary Steel of Fayetteville, Pa., said of the Cumberland Valley Foreign Policy Study Group.
Steel, 75, joined in 1995.
The nonpartisan, nonpolitical group likes to hold its membership to a comfortable level, Steel said.
"This kind of group works best with around 30 members," she said.
The group recruits speakers "who can bring up ideas to challenge the members' intellect," she said.
Past speakers included ambassadors from more than a dozen countries, the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, academicians, John McLaughlin of television's "The McLaughlin Group" and Adm. Bobby Inman, Steel said.