In July, ice cream makes people even happier than wine! So, instead of a Happy Hour, AAFSW hosted an Ice Cream Social on July 15 at the Oakwood Apartments in Falls Church, VA to welcome new Foreign Service spouses and partners. About 30 employees and family members from the new training class were welcomed by […]
AAFSW to Launch EFM Business Database Next time you’re looking for a service provider or a specialized product, wouldn’t you like to hire or buy from a Foreign Service EFM? And if you are an EFM with a business, wouldn’t you like to tell the whole Foreign Service community about your products or services? Well, […]
A good time was had by all at the AAFSW Volunteer Luncheon, Tuesday, June 10 at the home of Elaine Neumann in Arlington, VA. Find out how you can volunteer for the Foreign Service community with AAFSW! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAFSW is pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Merit Scholarships. The AAFSW High School/Gap Year Merit Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to Alexander Robinson, son of Katherine and Brian Robinson. Alexander Robinson spent his 9th and 10th grade years in Pretoria, South Africa, before moving to Nairobi, Kenya, where he graduated from the International School […]
On Sunday, September 15 at Nottaway Park in Vienna, VA, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) will hold a picnic honoring Foreign Service families who are returning from overseas. It’s a great chance to make new friends, connect with old friends, and welcome home your colleagues. All U.S. Foreign Service families are welcome. Registration will […]
Do you know someone who works tirelessly as a volunteer to bring about positive change in his or her host country overseas, or in the overseas post community? Or perhaps you know someone who has worked hard to advance Foreign Service family member rights and benefits, or spouse/partner employment? If the answer to any of […]
In 1999 Paula Lucas escaped from a fourteen-year marriage to a violently abusive husband in the Middle East to return to the United States with her three young sons. After living in women’s shelters she was finally granted a divorce and custody of her children. Determined to help other women in similar situations she founded […]
AAFSW is now accepting nominations for the “Champions of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members” (CCE-EFM) Award. This award will be conferred alongside the annual Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) and DACOR’s Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award at the AAFSW Awards Ceremony on November 12, 2014. The CCE-EFM Award has been developed […]