Two winners of the Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) were interviewed on Federal New Radio following AAFSW’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 3. Please visit the Federal News Radio blog to listen to interviews with Megan Gallardo (La Paz) and Betsy Orlando (Abuja).
The December, 2013 issue of AAFSW’s newsletter, Global Link, is now available for download in the Members-Only section. In this issue: Meet the 2013 SOSA Winners! Biographies, details of their projects, and photos. Letter from the President: Nominate Exceptional Volunteers for Existing and New Awards in 2014! Patricia Linderman AAFSW Holiday Party! Friday, December 6. Dorman Award […]
The SOSA (Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad), Tragen and Dorman Award winners honored at the AAFSW Awards Ceremony on December 3 show us, once again, that our community contains world-class volunteers, full of dedication and determination. You’ve seen them in action around the world: employees and family members who are quietly making […]
AAFSW congratulates Barbara Reioux, winner of the Lesley Dorman Award for 2013. The award recognizes an AAFSW member who has performed outstanding service in all aspects of the organization, and will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, at the Department of State. Barbara Reioux joined the Foreign Service as an […]
Bob Castro, the founder of “Professional Partners /Spouses of the Foreign Service” (PROPS) and an active volunteer with AAFSW’s EFM Employment Committee, is the winner of the 2013 Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award, presented by DACOR, which recognizes a family member who has effectively advocated for family member rights and benefits. The Tragen Award, which includes […]
Thanks to all who donated, volunteered, shopped, and otherwise helped us earn $64,589.15 for AAFSW’s activities and services at this year’s Art & BookFair! We couldn’t have done it without you!
If you are researching your onward assignment, consider using Passport Career as an added tool for identifying employment options on the local economy. The FSI Transition Center, in collaboration with the Family Liaison Office (FLO), is providing access to Passport Career, a non-government online employment and career advising website. Access to the site is available […]
This year AAFSW received 17 nominations from posts in all of the six geographic/administrative regions for the Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA). AAFSW thanks those posts and individuals who took the time to nominate these volunteers. All the nominees’ remarkable activities have had a profound impact on Mission and host-country communities […]