Department of State Parking: Listed below is the payment schedule for Harry S. Truman (HST) and SA-6 (Rosslyn) parking. Payments are due between the 5th and 20th of every quarter. Employees may submit their payments in person or via telephone by calling 202-530-5735.

Visa, MasterCard, Credit/Debit and Checks are the only accepted forms of payment at the Service Center window for Dept. of State Parking

Note:  To make payments online, a PayPal account is required and there is a service charge of 2.9999% + $.30 transaction fee will be added to the billable amount.

Payment Schedule

Annually – HST and SA-6 Parking Facilities
Due Date: NOV 5-20, 2019 Amount: $480
Semi-Ann. – HST and SA-6 Parking Facilities
Due Date: MAY 5-20, 2019 Amount: $240
Due Date: NOV 5-20, 2019 Amount: $240
Quarterly – HST and SA-6 Parking Facilities
Due Date: FEB 5-20, 2019 Amount: $120
Due Date: MAY 5-20, 2019 Amount: $120
Due Date: AUG 5-20, 2019 Amount: $120
Due Date: NOV 5-20, 2019 Amount: $120

 

 

PMI Columbia Plaza: Columbia Plaza has underground parking located just 2 blocks from Department of State 

FARA has a limited number of parking spaces to sell at Columbia Plaza and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. Parking in the previous month does not guarantee you parking for the upcoming month if you miss the PAY BY date. For a guaranteed parking permit each month, you can place a valid credit card on file at the FARA Service Center. The cost for parking is $235.00 plus a $25.00 (refundable) keycard fee, and you must be a FARA member. If you have any questions, please contact FARA at 202-530-5752

All Permits must be prepaid and a schedule of payment and pick-up dates are listed below:

PAY BY MONTH PICK-UP
03/26 April 03/28/19
04/24 May 04/26/19
05/27 June 05/30/19
06/25 July 06/27/19
07/24 August 07/26/19
08/27 September 08/29/19
09/25 October 09/27/19
10/29 November 10/31/19
11/26 December 11/28/19
12/24 January 12/30/19

Pick-up Permits After 12 Noon 

FARA members enjoy a host of benefits including discounted PMI parking, AMC & Regal movie theatre tickets, discounts at FARA concessionaires etc.   FARA also has a 6,700 sq. foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and circuit training. And because we appreciate our members, our annual Member Appreciation Day is loads of fun!  Once you become a member you can start enhancing your wellbeing and quality of life.

Active Membership Fees:
1 year –   $13.50
2 years – $22.00 
3 years – $30.00
Associate Membership Fees:
1 year –   $15.00
2 years – $25.00
3 years – $35.00

Lifetime member fee:
$35.00*

 

*Note:  Only retired State employees are eligible

Main State
We have many daily lockers available that may be utilized to secure your small personal items while using the fitness center.  The fees for daily lockers are as follows:

      1 year – $300.00 + $75.00 towel fee
      6 mos.- $160.00 + $40.00 towel fee 

For those wishing to store work-out gear overnight, the fees for permanent lockers are as follows.  Inquire at the service center regarding availability of permanent lockers. 

      1 year – $430.00 + $75.00 towel fee
      6 mos. -$225.00 + $40.00 towel fee

*there is a $10.00 refundable access keycard fee*
*must be a FARA member to join the fitness center*
*towel fee is not optional*

SA17
Only daily lockers available at this location. The fees are as follows: 

     1 year – $300.00 + $75.00 towel fee
     6 mos.- $160.00 + $40.00 towel fee  

*there is a $10.00 refundable access keycard fee*
*must be a FARA member to join the fitness center*
*towel fee is not optional*

Special fee for Interns – 3 months (both facilities) 

$100.00 + $20.00 towel fee
$  10.00 access keycard
$    5.00 FARA membership

Fitness Center Rules and Regulations

Location:
Main State 320 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20520

FARA Gift & Logo: Room B-612
Has a wonderful array of State Department Logo items
Including…clothing, golf items, stuffed animals, pens, caps, bags and a whole lot more!

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST)
Phone: 202-530-5748 – Fax: 202-530-5749

FARA Jewelers & Accessories: Room B-533

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST)
Phone: 202-466-8885/6 – Fax: 202-466-8887

Services:
WATCH REPAIR: Swiss and Japanese Movement
JEWELRY REPAIR: Soldering, Replace & Set Stones, Custom Work
REPLACE BATTERIES:  All Quartz, LCD, LED, Watches, Cameras, etc.
REPLACE WATCH BANDS: Metal, Leather, from Hadley Kalbe
RESTRINGING: All types of Beads and Cultured Pearls
ENGRAVING:  All Plaques and Jewelry

Merchandise:
Travel Clocks
Watches
14k & 18k Gold Jewelry
Precious and Semi-Precious Stones
Sterling Silver
Fine Logo Jewelry

FARA Hair Salon: Room B-829A
A full service Beauty and Barber salon, specializing in haircuts for men and women

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST)
Phone: 202-296-2652

**Walk-ins are welcome**

FARA Nail Salon: B-829B
Now you can save time and keep your nails looking great. Have your nails done on your lunch break!

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm (EST)
Phone: 202-223-8411

FARA Dry Cleaners: B-526
Shoe repair and all of the fast dry cleaning services that will save you time and energy

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)
Phone: 202-659-5099

Activities

FITNESS CENTER 
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Check it out between 9:00am – 3:00pm 

Also, check out the
State of the Arts Cultural Series
Director: Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim 

Wednesdays
Dean Acheson Auditorium
Beginning at 12:30 pm – Door Prizes!! 

For information about upcoming events visit or call
FARA at 202-530-5752 

Yoga Class 
 
Every Thursday with Steven
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Vendor’s Center

Hours: Tuesday- Friday 9am to 3pm

Vendors corner schedule for the following months of:

January
6th – 8th         Adijat Ope – Knit Caps & Accessories
20th – 22nd     Ghazel Amir – Jewelry
27th – 29th      Dawn Hollingshead – Jewelry, Lotions, Soaps, Oil, Incense
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July
14th – 16th     Delores Lashley – Distinctive Accessories & Apparel
February
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August
18th – 20th     Regina Prince – Regina Dray Fashions
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March
3rd – 5th         Richard Blumm – Arts of Asia
17th – 19th     Dawn Hollingshead – Jewelry, Lotions, Soaps, Oil, Incense
24th – 26th     LaVerne Toler – BJE Handbags
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September
15th – 17th     Regina Prince – Regina Dray Fashions
22nd – 24th    Delores Lashley – Distinctive Accessories & Apparel
29th – 10/01   LaVerne Toler – BJE Handbags
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April
7th – 9th         Dawn Hollingshead – Jewelry, Lotions, Soaps, Oil, Incense
21st – 23rd     Delores Lashley – Distinctive Accessories & Apparel
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October
6th – 8th        Richard Blumm – Arts of Asia
27th – 29th    Regina Prince – Regina Dray Fashions

May
5th – 7th         Ghazel Amir – Jewelry
12th – 14th     Delores Lashley – Distinctive Accessories & Apparel
19th – 21st     Richard Blumm – Arts of Asia
November
3rd – 5th       Delores Lashley – Distinctive Accessories & Apparel
10th – 11th    Dawn Hollingshead – 
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17th – 19th    LaVerne Toler – BJE Handbags
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June
16th – 18th     Regina Prince – Regina Dray Fashions
30th – 7/02     Richard Blumm – Arts of Asia
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*Scheduled vendors are subject to change without prior notice*
*To shop at Vendors Corner you do not have to be a FARA member*

 

 

 

Wellness

In an effort to expand the overall health and wellness of our membership and the local community.  FARA has established a well-rounded outreach program.  This program will provide a combination of health, fitness, nutrition and excitement.  The program will consist of the following Wellness programs.

 -Nutritional Seminar

-Zumba Classes

-Weight Training Classes

-Yoga Classes

All instructors are certified within their collective field of expertise.

Please contact us for more details and to schedule a possible visit.

Special Services

Piano Lessons

FARA Piano School offers Piano Lessons at Main State

Director of the “State of the Arts Cultural Series” and
International Steinway Artist
Instructor: Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim
Lessons are held on Wednesdays
All Levels are Welcome

To register or for more information visit FARA Service Center or call
202-530-5752

 

MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of the Foreign Affairs Recreation Association is to plan, promote, and provide a comprehensive plan of recreational, educational, social, wellness and convenience services for the general use of it’s members, as well as the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area community at large.

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Board

Heather Torres President (Acting)
Richard Denniston Treasurer
Nellie Clemons-Green Board Member
Marc Gaynor Board Member
Hattie Jones Board Member
Darrel Kniss Board Member
Drayton Heard Board Member
Birgitta Drews State Department Liaison

FARA Staff

Clement C. Jackson General Manager
202-530-5752
Robin Atkinson Service Center Coordinator
Wanda Floyd Accounting
Alberto Luna Maintenance Coordinator
FSI-Virginia
Judith Ramirez Service Center Supervisor
703-302-7150
Jomayra Santiago Service Center Coordinator
Mohammad Iqbal Parking Services Controller
SA17-Washington, DC
Robert Mack Fitness Center Manager
202-408-7624
Call

(202)-530-5752

Email

cjackson@farastate.org

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