The annual AAFSW volunteer awards program took place on Wednesday, November, 12, 2014, recognizing winners of the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA), The Tragen Award, the new Champions of Career Enhancement for EFM award and the Lesley Dorman Award. We were privileged to have Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom speak […]
Dear AAFSW members and friends, I have some personal news to share, along with an appeal to all of you. We’ve just received my husband’s new assignment: he’ll be Consul General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, starting this coming summer. I’m looking forward to helping support the Consulate community at this hardship/danger post (as AAFSW Post […]
November’s mid-term Congressional elections prompted leadership changes in the upcoming 114th Congress, which will convene in January. Already, the dynamic of changing party control in the U.S. Senate is impacting the so-called “lame duck session” agenda, most notably in several long-pending confirmations for ambassadors-designate and senior officials that were in process by Thanksgiving. Several less […]
Do you want to lose 10, 20, or even 50 pounds? Would you like to feel healthier and stronger in 2015 than you did in 2014? Join us for a program that can help you change your life for the better! AAFSW President Patricia Linderman has lost 40 pounds in the past year and is […]
Foreign Service members honored for volunteer efforts abroad Six members of the Foreign Service and their families were recognized Wednesday for their exceptional volunteering efforts overseas. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) presented The Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) Wednesday at its annual awards program in the Benjamin […]
Jose Ramirez Dorce, Fernando Marcelo Alvarez and Liana Maria Alvarez, spouses of FSOs, founded “Zapatos Rotos” [“Broken Shoes”] to help disadvantaged children in Mexico City. Learn more about Zapatos Rotos here. View more photos of their project here!
Sgt. Romero, a Marine Security Guard in Accra, provided a variety of community aid and outreach programs while posted in Ghana. Enjoy more photos of his winning project here.
We had a terrific Art & BookFair thanks to our team of volunteers who worked throughout the year. Without each and every one of you, there would be no Fair! We did not make quite as much as last year, but considering more people are using e-readers and every year there is another marathon scheduled […]