Please see paragraph from Merri Ansara Director at Common Ground Travel Agency.
Dear Joe and JoAnne,
First of all, Congratulations to us all for President Obama’s announcement today to begin normalizing relations with Cuba. It has been visits like yours that have helped change the view of ordinary U.S. Americans towards Cuba and our relations with Cuba.
Now I’d like to offer all my personal thank you to all of our friends who went to Cuba with us under our People to People license. You had first-hand experience in making this happen.
Every once in a while you come across a very special person. One of my student’s Ann Raine, has had an extremely versatile career. Her travels have taken her all over the world. She’s as comfortable in a high level meeting with a Fortune 500 Company as she is making environmental portraits on the streets of NYC. I’ve recently asked Anne to become one of the the new board members for our DiMaggio/Kalish Photographic Retreats, along with Brian Struble and Larry Malang.