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AAFSW Awards Program Wrap-Up

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 […]

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Volunteer for the AAFSW Board And Make a Difference

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 […]

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Post-Election Legislative Update

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 […]

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SOSA Winners Featured by Federal News Radio

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 […]

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SOSA Award Winners Jose Ramirez Dorce, Fernando Marcelo Alvarez, and Liana Maria Alvarez : Photos of Their Winning Project

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!

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