Global Link Archive

Global Link, AAFSW’s print newsletter, is now available in pdf format to AAFSW members only.

This page includes all issues from 2004 to the present. Issues from the 1990s are also available. Contact AAFSW’s office if you are in need of earlier issues of Global Link.

2014

  • Just call it “Craigslist for the Foreign Service!” AAFSW Classified Ads Launched
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month: Program Tuesday, March 18, at the Department of State
  • Cooking with the Foreign-Born Spouses: Tuesday, March 12, in Springfield, VA
  • “Treasures of the Kremlin” Tour of the Russian Center for Culture and Science: Friday, April 4 in Washington, DC
  • From Broadway Musicals to U.S.-Bulgarian Relations: Lunchtime Programs with AAFSW
  • AAFSW is Offering 2014 Youth Scholarships! Deadline April 2
  • “FSTransitions,” a new online support group for separation/divorce
  • New Facebook Group for Community Liaison Office Coordinators!
  • Get Your Post Online with Our New Handbook!
  • Mental Health Resources for Foreign Service Families by Dr. Paul Beighley, RMOP

2013

  • October 2013
    • Art & BookFair 2013 is Here! Hours of Operation and More.
    • From the President’s Desk By Patricia Linderman
    • Latin Dance Classes for AAFSW Members
    • Foreign-Born Spouses Halloween Party
    • “Dependent” is Just a State Of Mind: Financial Security and the Foreign Service Spouse By Kelly Bembry Midura [Read Online]
    • Foreign Service Facebook Round-Up
  • September 2013
    • EFM Employment Outside the Mission at Overseas Posts by Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel [Read online]
    • President’s Letter: 10 Ways to Adjust Quickly to a New Post [Read online]
    • Nominations for 2013 SOSA and Tragen Awards Due September 6
    • FSYF Welcome Back Picnic Sunday, September 15
    • Art & BookFair Hours of Operation
    • Program: Mexican Music Recital Tuesday, September 15
    • Program: Tour of Art Exhibit, “Brasil, Meu Brasil: Contrastes da Modernidade,” Wednesday, September 24
    • Starting a Home Business Online from Overseas by Shay de Silva [Read online]
    • Learn a New Language with Distance Learning Courses
    • International Roaming and the Foreign Service (Or How I Learned to Not Be Stupid and Pay in Advance) by Dave Pernal [Read online]
  • Summer 2013
    • From the President’s Desk: What is Our Mission? [Read online]
    • FSYF News: Welcome Back Picnic and Re-Entry Workshop for Teens
    • Remembering Judy Felt
    • Congratulations to AAFSW Merit Scholarship Winner Geoffrey Odlum [Read online]
    • Art & BookFair Update and Volunteer Sign-Up Form [Read online]
    • A Talk with Two Authors: Sara Mansfield Taber and Cynthia Ratcliff Helms [Read online]
    • Arts, Crafts, and Small Business Fair Wrap-up [Read online]
    • The Perks and Pitfalls of Teaching Abroad by Liz Covington [Read online]
    • Telecommuting While Overseas: A Proposal by Kyle Fischer [Read online]
    • Updated Family Member Employment Report Available from FLO [External link]
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  • June 2013
    • AAFSW Launches New Book on Moving
    • AAFSW Summer Events
    • Congratulations to the Newly Elected AAFSW Board for 2013-2015!
    • Divorce in the FS: Revised FLO Publication Now Online
    • Art & BookFair 2013 Needs Donations!!
    • AAFSW Program News: June Talk with Authors Sara Taber and Cynthia Helms
    • Successful AAFSW / DACOR Lunch with Ambassador from Azerbaijan
    • Arts, Crafts and Small Business Fair
    • FSYF Welcome Back Picnic
    • May Program Review: A Talk with Maureen Bunyan
    • Bringing an Embassy Newsletter into the 21st Century
    • Volunteering Overseas: Rural Development in Zambia
    • AAFSW Awards News: Nominations Open for the SOSA and Tragen Awards
  • May 2013
    • Family Member Employment: Improving Employment in Overseas Missions
    • From the President’s Desk: Remembering our Colleagues in Afghanistan
    • AAFSW Board Elections: Candidate Profiles and Ballot
    • Art, Craft and Small Business Fair Scheduled for June 22
    • May 21 Program: A Talk with Maureen Bunyan
    • Photos of the April Happy Hour Event
    • AAFSW Hosts “Argo” Heroes: Photos of our Event with Tony and Jonna Mendez
    • Commentary: One Spouse’s Decision Regarding Employment
    • New Online Course from the Transition Center: “Realities of Foreign Service Life”
  • April 2013
    • Building a Community Website with WordPress
    • From the President’s Desk
    • Join the AAFSW Team!
    • AAFSW Program: Discussion with Tony Mendez of “Argo”
    • AAFSW Program: Azerbaijan and the Silk Road
    • Declutter for a Good Cause: Donate to Art & BookFair
    • SOSA Stories: Language and Culture in Hanoi
  • March 2013
    • Family Member Employment: Information and Resources
    • AAFSW Announces New 2013 Merit Scholarship
    • From the President’s Desk: Four Reasons Why I Volunteer for AAFSW
    • Join the AAFSW Team!
    • March Program: Women’s History Month
    • Celebrate Easter with the Foreign-Born Spouses!
    • Why You Need a Virtual Private Network
  • February 2013
    • Upcoming AAFSW Events
    • The Development of a SOSA Project: Jan Cote’s Winning Project In Her Own Words
    • Profile of Dorman Award Winner Debbi Miller
    • Profile of Lesley Dorman
    • AAFSW Annual Awards Ceremony Recap
    • Spousal Employment in the Foreign Service: We Want Your Stories!
    • Save the Date: Women’s History Month Panel March 19
    • Tongue-Tied in Surubaya? Language Training and the Foreign Service Spouse
  • January 2013
    • Meet the SOSA Winners! Profiles and Photos
    • From the President’s Desk: SOSA Ceremony Wrap-Up
    • January Program: Tour of the National Cathedral
    • February Program: Art, “Argo” and History with Kathleen Stafford
    • Global Link’s Greatest Hits Now Online
    • New FSYF Newsletter for Foreign Service Parents
    • FLO Tips on Home-Based Businesses
    • AFSA Scholarship Information
    • Welcome to Our New Happy Hour Coordinator

2012

  • December 2012
    • Access To DOS Online Resources: Where Do Family Members Stand Now?
    • Opinion: It’s Reasonable To Expect EFM Access
    • FLO/OBC Resources Internet Links and Emails
    • From the President’s Desk: Wishes for the New Year
    • The 2012 SOSA Awards Ceremony
    • Art&BookFair 2012: Wrapping It All Up
    • Welcome To Our New Assistant Treasurer
    • AAFSW Member Documentary Project: Threads: The Art and Life of Surayia
    • Rahman
    • AAFSW Member Art Exhibit: African Encounters—from Coast to Coast
  • November 2012
    • “Diplomatic Baggage in Brasilia” Setting Up a Mission Facebook Group
    • From the President’s Desk: A Poem to OPen Art & BookFair 2012
    • November Program: A Tour of the Hillwood Estate and Gardens
    • Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 SOSA Awards Program
    • Annual Treasurer’s Report and Budget
    • It’s That Time of Year Again: Dealing With Winter Blues
    • AAFSW’s New Neighborhood Sponsor Database
    • In Memory: Ruth Allen and Pearl Richardson
    • Mentors Wanted
  • October 2012
    • From the President’s Desk: Remembering Our Fallen Colleagues
    • Donations and Other Information
    • Art & BookFair 2012 is Almost Here!
    • Calendar and Hours of Operation for Art & BookFair
    • New EFM Business Directory on Livelines
    • AAFSW’s New FLO Liaison Committee Gets to Work
    • GLIFAA Fundraiser: A Taste of Argentina
    • AAFSW Playgroup Photos and Information
    • FLO/OBC News: InfoQuest, Special Education Seminar Videos, Free Job Coaching
  • September 2012
    • What is Livelines?
    • Last Call for SOSA Award Nominations
    • From the President’s Desk: AAFSW Is Your Advocate
    • AAFSW Happy Hours: A New Tradition
    • Volunteering for Art & BookFair 2012
    • Program Reminder: The Marjorie Meriweather Post Collection, September 18, 2012
    • A Perk of Membership: Bring a Friend to the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State
    • Two New Courses at the Transition Center
    • Fashion and Fun with the Foreign-Born Spouses Group
    • Join the AAFSW Team!
    • AAFSW Connects the Foreign Service Blogosphere
  • Summer 2012
    • Seeking Outstanding Volunteers Abroad: Nominations Wanted for the SOSA and Tragen Awards
    • From the President’s Desk: Get Involved in Your Community
    • In Memory: Marguerite G. Anderson, 1918-2012
    • AAFSW Happy Hour July 30
    • September Program: Collector Extraordinaire
    • April Program Review: Human Trafficking in Vietnam
    • May Program Review: Music, Culture and Humor with a Ukrainian Duo
    • Join the AAFSW Team! Assistant Treasurer and Other Volunteers Needed
    • Gains and Losses from TLW Transitions Terri Williams
    • Donate Your Stuff to Art & BookFair 2012
  • May 2012
    • AAFSW Advocates for Foreign Service Pets
    • From the President’s Desk: Building Community
    • Volunteer Opportunity: AAFSW Assistant Treasurer Needed
    • May 21 Program: Violin and Flute Recital
    • March Program Review: The Evolving Roles of Women Today
    • Write for AAFSW: New Book Series Planned
    • Become a GLIFAA Post Representative
    • Arts, Crafts and Small Business Fair May 6th
    • Unaccompanied Tour Happy Hour May 2
    • Enjoying Your Elderly Visitors
  • April 2012
    • The EFM Work Situation
    • Coming to DC? We Can Use Your Stuff!
    • Botanic Garden Tour April 9
    • Arts, Crafts and Small Business Fair May 6
    • AAFSW’s April 17 Program: Human Trafficking in Vietnam
    • Life After the Foreign Service (LAFS)
    • What is a Family Member Appointment and How Does it Work for You?
    • Contribute to Global Link!
    • Thank You Pet Lovers
    • AAFSW Picnic, Sunday July 1st
  • March 2012
    • AAFSW Welcomes New SOSA Coordinator and Assistant
    • From the President’s Desk
    • Think Ahead to Art&BookFair 2012!
    • March Program: The Evolving Roles of Women Today
    • December Program Review: Something of Splendor at the Renwick Gallery
    • Arts, Crafts and Small Business Fair Planned for April
    • Valentine’s Day Party Review
    • Foreign-Born Spouses Group Scrapbooking Event March 8th
    • Oakwood Happy Hours Continue
    • AAFSW Picnic Planned for Sunday, July 1st
    • FSYF Contests
    • Young Writers and Artists Needed
    • Panel Discussion Co-Sponsored with FSYF Sunday, February 26th
  • February 2012
    • Arts, Crafts and Small Business Fair Planned for April
    • “Your Foreign Service Move” Writers and Editors Needed
    • From the President’s Desk
    • March Program: Women’s History Month
    • Valentine’s Day Party
    • Panel Discussion: Global Nomads
    • KIDVID Contest
    • Overseas Voting Information
    • Family Liaison Office Resources
  • January 2012
    • “Best Practices” for Foreign Service Bloggers
    • Privacy 101 for Bloggers
    • From the President’s Desk
    • November Program Review: Visit to the Embassy of Tribal Nations, Washington, D.C.
    • Foreign-Born Spouses January Program: Family Liaison Office Presentation
    • CLO Alumni Association is Launched
    • Next Oakwood Happy Hour is January 24, 2012
    • Youth Awards and Scholarships: Dacor-Bacon, FSYF and AAFSW/AFSA Merit and Financial Aid Awards
    • Foreign Service Mentors Wanted

2011

  • December 2011
    • Annual Awards Ceremony
    • From the President’s Desk
    • Meet the SOSA Award Winners
    • December Program: Something of Splendor at the Renwick
    • Foreign-Born Spouses Christmas Party
    • Art&BookFair 2011 Raises Nearly $67,000. Photos and Wrap-Up
  • November 2011
    • November Program: American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month
    • From the President’s Desk
    • SOSA Winners Chosen
    • AAFSW Member Spotlight
    • Foreign Born Spouses November Program
    • AAFSW’s News Feed
    • AAFSW is on Twitter!
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • September Program Review
    • Classified Advertising
  • October 2011
    • Art&BookFair 2011: At Home & Abroad
    • From the President’s Desk
    • AAFSW’s Classified Ads – new and Improved!
    • In Memory: Tribute to Jeanne Weaver’s Son
    • October Program: Halloween Party!
    • Do You Know About Our Programs?
    • Staying Connected with the Foreign Service in D.C.
    • We’re On Facebook!
  • September 2011
    • Volunteer for Art&BookFair 2011
    • From the President’s Desk
    • AAFSW Welcomes New SOSA Coordinator
    • Nominations Wanted!
    • Art&BookFair Hours of Operation
    • AAFSW Website Version 2.0
    • September Program: “The Arab Spring: Impact on US Middle East Policy” and “The Role of Women in Islam”
    • Attention DC-Area Moms and Dads!
    • Classified Advertising
  • Summer 2011
    • AAFSW Supports Evacuees
    • From the President’s Desk
    • AAFSW Scholarship Winner Announced
    • April Program Review
    • Save the Date for September’s Program
    • SOSA Coordinator Needed
    • Understanding the Basics of Medical Insurance
    • Foreign Service Memories from Iraq
    • in Memory: Alice Pickering
    • Updated Board, Committee, and Other Contact Information
  • May 2011
    • AAFSW Board Elections
    • From the President’s Desk
    • AAFSW’s new LinkedIn Network
    • May Program: U.S. – Iraq Relations
    • March Program Review: Empowering Women with the WNDC
    • Professional Development Fellowships
    • Commentary: Intranet Access for Family Members is Long Overdue
    • Classified Advertising Section
    • Useful Family Liaison Office Contacts
  • April 2011
    • Report: AAFSW’s January Forum
    • From the President’s Desk
    • April Program: U.S.-India Relations
    • Embracing the Way of Tea
    • Foreign Service Kid and American Hero
    • New Classified Advertising Section
  • March 2011
    • Interview with Rebecca Grappo: International Education Consultant and Foreign Service Spouse
    • From the President’s Desk
    • March 15 Program: Women’s History Month at the Women’s National Democratic Club
    • Interesting Family Member Employment Statistics from the Family Liaison Office
    • Contests for Foreign Service Kids and Teens
    • March 26 Foreign Service Parenting Discussion with Becky Grappo
    • AAFSW 50th Anniversary Performance DVD Now Available
  • February 2011
    • AAFSW Awards Ceremony
    • From the President’s Desk
    • AAFSW Open Forum
    • AAFSW Program Highlights
    • AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouses Group
    • Holiday Party
  • January 2011
    • AAFSW Open Forum
    • From the President’s Desk
    • Updated Volunteer and Employment Opportunities with AAFSW
    • 2010 AAFSW Awards Ceremony
    • “You’re Dutiful,”
    • Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

2010

      • December
        • Art&BookFair Wrap-Up
        • From the President’s Desk
        • CLO Association Gathering
        • AFSA Scholarships
        • AAFSW Awards Program
        • Meet the Winners of the 2010 SOSA Award
        • Two Easy Ways You Can Help AAFSW
        • Ode to Freedom
      • November
        • 2010 SOSA Award Winners Announced
        • From the President’s Desk
        • The SOSA Project
        • Treasurer’s Report
        • Shop Amazon.com and Benefit AAFSW!
      • October
        • Art&BookFair 2010
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Help Wanted
        • Sanity Savers
        • AAFSW Halloween Party
        • Halloween Around the World
        • Time For An E-Reader?
        • There Has Never Been a Better Time To Be An Expat
      • September
        • Art&BookFair Volunteers Needed
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Oral History Project
        • In Memory of Susan Donnelly
        • Welcome to Our New Office Manager
        • AAFSW is on Facebook
        • SOSA and Membership Renewal Reminder
        • Connecting the Foreign Service Blogosphere
        • September Program: “The Celebrated Mrs. Macaulay”
        • Overseas Voting Information
        • AAFSW Flyer
      • Summer
        • Art&BookFair 2010 is Coming Soon
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Help Wanted
        • In Memory of Marlene Eagleburger
        • SOSA Award Nominations
        • AAFSW Professional Fellowship Award Winners
        • Top Ten Tips for Safe Overseas Travel with Students
        • Happy 50th Birthday AAFSW!
        • Volunteer for Art&BookFair
        • Spouse Oral History Project Training Session
      • May
        • 50th Anniversary Celebration
        • From the President’s Desk
        • March Program Wrap-Up
        • “CLOs to Home”
        • Photos from our Archives
        • Salute to Opal Garnet Branch
      • April
        • Ladies, Start Your Businesses!
        • From the President’s Desk
        • 50th Anniversary Celebration
        • Spring Music Recital
        • AAFSW Fellowships for Small Business Start-Ups
        • Frugal Furnishings for the Foreign Service Family
      • March
        • AAFSW Volunteers Support Haiti Evacuees
        • From the President’s Desk
        • 50th Anniversary Celebration
        • Life After the Foreign Service (LAFS)
        • Ah, What Those Foreign Service Spouses Can Do!
        • AAFSW Celebrates Women’s History Month
        • An Unofficial Diplomat Recounts Her Story and History
        • AAFSW Professional Fellowships for Business Start Ups
      • February
        • Secretary of State Clinton Attends Annual AAFSW Awards Program
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Your “DC CLO,”
        • Fun Foreign Service Poems and Lyrics from Francesca Kelly
      • January
        • Holiday Essentials
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Christmas Photos from Around the World
        • Singing the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

2009

      • December
        • Thank You to Art&BookFair Contributors
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Creative Holiday Giving
        • Profiles and Photos of the 2009 Recipients of the SOSA Awards
        • December 8th Awards Ceremony
      • November
        • Honoring Outstanding Volunteers At The Annual AAFSW Awards Program
        • October, November and December Program Information
        • September Program Review
        • Treasurer’s Report and Budget
        • Iran Adventure 1979
      • October
        • Art&Bookfair ’09 is Coming Up!
        • New Honorary President
        • Volunteers Wanted
        • Eldercare Support Group
        • November Program: Mexican and Bangladeshi Dancers
        • Volunteer for Change!
        • Virginia Voter Information
        • “Accompanying Spouse” Shock Sets In
        • AAFSW Membership Renewal and Update
      • September
        • Leveraging Your Foreign Service Experience by Studying Abroad
        • Last Call for SOSA Nominations
        • Real Post Reports
        • Global Link Goes Green!
        • A Day at the Sackler Gallery
        • October Program: U.S.-Egyptian Relations and Developments in the Middle East
        • Houseguest Checklist
        • Spread the Word About Art&Bookfair
        • Volunteer Sign-up
      • Summer
        • Wanted: Local Heroes
        • From the President’s Desk: AAFSW Scholar Announced
        • Welcome to Our New Membership Chairperson
        • AAFSW Playgroup Information
        • Global Link Goes Green
        • June Volunteer Luncheon
        • July Program Info
        • September Program Info
        • Volunteers Wanted for Art&Bookfair 2009
      • May
        • 2009 Board Elections
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Finding Your Passion at Post
        • Ten Ways to Go Green
        • DC on a Foreign Service Budget
        • May Program: Hungarian Art and Culture
      • April
        • April Program
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Book Review: The Brides’ Fair
        • FSOT Study Group
        • Summer Job Opportunities at FSI
        • Building a Family Tree
        • Professional Organizer Shares Filing Strategies
        • What is Re-Entry Shock?
      • March
        • January Forum Wrap-Up
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Bookfair ’09 Update
        • Expanded Professional Associates Program Update
        • FSYF Awards and Scholarships,
        • Dacor-Bacon Scholarships
        • Nine Ways to Save for College in 2009
        • AAFSW and the WNDC Celebrate Women’s History Month
      • February
        • Wrap-up of the 2008 AAFSW/SOSA Awards Ceremony
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Awards Photo Gallery
        • Get Connected! Foreign Service Community Websites
      • January
        • The AAFSW Forum is Coming
        • From the President
        • A Short Visit to Korea
        • Profiles of the 2008 SOSA Winners
        • A Sampling of Foreign Service Blogs

2008

      • December
        • The Remarkable Winners of the SOSA Awards.
        • From the President’s Desk
        • BookFair Wrap-Up and Photos
        • Culture Shock in a Digital World
        • Annual AAFSW Awards Ceremony.
      • November
        • The Annual AAFSW Awards Ceremony
        • From the President’s Desk
        • The New “Face of AAFSW
        • The Expert Expat
        • Scholarships for Foreign Service Teens
        • Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2009
      • October
        • BookFair’08 has Arrived!
        • From the President’s Desk,
        • AAFSW Reconstitutes Forum Committee,
        • BookFair ’08 Wine and Cheese Event,
        • Update on Professional Associates Program,
        • AAFSW Membership and Renewal Update.
      • September
        • BookFair is Coming: What Can You Do to Help?
        • FSYF Seeks President
        • Last Call for SOSA Nominations
        • A Fond Farewell to AAFSW Program Coordinator Barbara Gordon
      • Summer
        • Volunteer for BookFair ’08!
        • From the President’s Desk
        • Art Corner Donations Needed
        • Stamps Wanted
        • Survey of Foreign Service Spouses
        • SOSA Nomination Information
        • AAFSW Membership Renewal and Information Update.
      • May
        • May Program: U.S. Mexico Relations as Viewed by Mexico
        • Retiree Health Benefits Update from AFSA
        • Professional Fellowships for Foreign Service Family Members
        • Foreign-Born Spouses Group News and Events
        • Life After the Foreign Service
        • Transition Center Courses for May
        • Thanks to AAFSW from Media Director Kim Furnish.
      • April
        • FLO Turns 30
        • The Freer-Sackler: An Insider’s Point of View
        • Absentee Voting
        • Job Search Program for Retiring Spouses
        • Tales of a Diplomatic Pioneer
        • Foreign-Born Spouses Photos and April Program
      • March
        • March Program: Turkey at the Crossroads
        • Keeping an Open Mind about spouse employment
        • Seven Months and Counting on one Foreign Service unaccompanied tour
        • What’s New at www.aafsw.org
        • FSYF Awards and Scholarships
      • February
        • SOSA Awards Ceremony Photos
        • Foreign Born Spouses Party On
        • J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust
        • FSI Language Courses
        • AAFSW Program Survey
      • January
        • AAFSW Celebrates SOSA
        • Transition Center Courses in 2008
        • DACOR Offers Scholarships
        • Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions
        • Foreign-Born Spouses Enjoy the Holidays
        • FSYF Youth Development Programs
        • Looks Who’s Blogging Now

2007

      • December
        • Profiling the 2007 Winner of the AAFSW/SOSA Awards
        • Almost a Half-Century of BOOKFAIR
        • Diana Negroponte Shines at the November “Realities” Launch
      • November
        • Thanks for a Successful BookFair
        • AFSA and AAFSW Scholarships, Realities Volume 2 Book Launch
        • Ways You Can Help AAFSW
        • FLO Support for Unaccompanied Tours
        • Treasurer’s Report and Budget
      • October
        • BookFair 2007 Has Arrived
        • October Program Special Event with Diana Negroponte
        • BookFair Wine and Cheese Event
        • Volunteer Opportunities
        • Greetings from Faye Barnes
        • Membership Renewal Time
      • September
        • More About Bookfair 2007
        • Launch of Realities of Foreign Service Life 2
        • Mastering the Art of Statecraft
        • Two Ways to Nominate a Foreign Service Hero
      • Summer
        • Three Excellent Reasons to Volunteer for Bookfair 2007
        • Two Ways to Nominate a Foreign Service Hero
        • Photos from AAFSW Gatherings, Foreign-Born Spouses
        • A Line from Livelines
        • Reviews of April and May AAFSW Programs
      • May
        • Ready for the Future: A Message from the Outgoing President
        • Nominations for the 2007 SOSA Awards
        • Foreign-Born Spouses Invite You to a Recital
        • Using Taxis Overseas
        • May Program: The Kingdoms of Nubia
        • Save Your Life: Get Moving in May
        • Words of Wisdom
      • March
        • Cast Your Vote: New AAFSW Officers
        • Introducing Our New Honorary President: Diane Negroponte
        • Whither Afghanistan?
        • Outstanding Women Ambassadors Address AAFSW
        • Advocacy: What AAFSW is Doing to Make the Foreign Service Family Friendly
      • February
        • Join the AAFSW Team
        • March Program: Outstanding Women Ambassadors to the United States
        • Charitable Funds Available
        • Financial Security and the Foreign Service Spouse
      • January
        • SOSA Winners Lauded
        • State Department Resources For You
        • Funds For College: Scholarship and Service Awards
        • Foreign Service Youth Art Contest

2006

      • December
        • December Brings Awards, Accolades, and Community Spirit
        • SOSA Winners
        • ‘Tis the Season for Giving
        • Bookfair 2006
        • The FSJ’s First Survey of the Best and Worst Overseas Posts
        • Excerpts from the Oral History of Marguerite Anderson
      • November
        • Scholarships for Foreign Service Teens
        • Looking Back on the September Program: the Art of Splendor
        • Life After the Foreign Service
        • The Cyberspouse Goes Grocery Shopping
        • Treasurer’s Report
      • October
        • Bookfair 2006 is Here
        • Rembrandt: Four Hundred Years Later
        • What Do I Do Next?
        • Interview with Ann Greenberg
      • September
        • Coming Attractions: The Art of Splendor
        • What You Need to Know: Volunteering for Bookfair 06
      • Summer
        • Three Excellent Reasons to Volunteer for Bookfair 06
        • Award Nominations Needed
        • AAFSW Honors Volunteers
        • Admiral Stansfield Turner
        • AAFSW Explores Arab Culture and Islam
        • FSYF Fall Picnic
        • The Art of Splendor
      • May
        • AAFSW Open House
        • Withstanding the Test of Time
        • Greetings From the New Media Director
        • Do You Communicate From the Heart?
        • Grandma’s Attic and the Art Corner
        • Panel Discusses Ever-Transitioning FS Spouse
        • Do You Like to Speak French?
        • Finding Work as a Trailing Spouse
        • My Father’ Houses
        • Burn Before Reading
      • April
        • AAFSW Attends Tribute to Excellence
        • Misconceptions of Islam
        • AAFSW Office Open House
        • Weird and Wonderful Art Corner Treasures
        • Before There was Online Shopping
        • Arab Culture and Islam: An Embedded Journalist’s Perspective
      • March
        • AAFSW Briefed on Transformational Diplomacy
        • PIT Buyback Update
        • The FS Spouse: Still in Transition
        • Volunteering at Bookfair
        • Unicycles
        • Rubber Chickens and Kilns: the Making of a Foreign Service Home
        • My Father’s Houses: Memoir of an Immigrant Family
      • February
        • Stamp Corner Major Contributor to Bookfair
        • Secretary of State Thanks AAFSW
        • Bookfair Volunteering: Valuable Help and Rewarding Friendships
        • Great Minds Think Alike: Working with FLO and CLO
        • The Write Stuff: Opportunities to Get Published and Paid
      • January
        • SOSA Winners Celebrated in Person and in Print
        • A Glass of Fine Wine, Anyone?
        • What’s New for the New Year
        • Thoughts on Bookfair 2005
        • New Blogs Page at www.aafsw.org
        • Youth Scholarships and Service Awards
        • Just Do It: Volunteering in the Foreign Service

2005

      • December
        • 2005 AAFSW/SOSA Winners Announced
        • AAFSW and AFSA Gift Ideas
        • Guest Speakers Give Inside Look at “Neo-Soviet” Russia
        • Bookfair 2005
      • November
        • AAFSW Scholarships for Foreign Service Teens
        • SOSA Celebration December 6
        • Welcome to the New FLO Director
        • Make the Most of Open Season
        • Central America: Fighting Poverty with Education
        • Treasurer’s Report
        • Debate Storms on Livelines: What Do You Think?
      • October
        • Bookfair Begins October 14
        • PIT Buyback Legislation Finally Implemented
        • Recipe for Success
        • AAFSW Media Team Takes Stock
        • Kremlin Rising
      • September
        • Bookfair Anticipation Builds
        • AAFSW Makes a Move
        • Potato Chip Connection
        • FBS Group De-Stresses
        • Trash to Treasure
      • Summer
        • Join the Bookfair Team
        • Hello to All AAFSW Members
        • FBS Group Celebrates 25 Years
        • AAFSW Sees Steady Growth
        • July Fourth Barbecue
      • May
        • Good Luck But Not Goodbye
        • AAFSW Volunteer Opportunities
        • Seven Ways You Can Make Bookfair Great
        • Bookfair Volunteers Have Their Say
        • AAFSW Explores the Culture and Art of Georgia
      • April
        • 2005 Board Election: Cast Your Vote
        • SOSA Biggest Winner of Raffle
        • AAFSW Website More Popular the Ever
        • China: Opportunity or Threat?
      • March
        • Thanks to Mrs. Alma Powell
        • Volunteer opportunities
        • Cyberspouse makes her house a home
      • February
        • 2005 AAFSW Board Elections
        • Working Overseas: Be Your Own Boss Part II
      • January
        • Vision for AAFSW in 2005
        • Working Overseas: Be Your Own Boss Part I

2004

      • December
        • Bookfair 2004: We Did it Again!
      • November
        • FEHBP Open Season
        • Volunteer Spotlight
        • December Program
      • October
        • BOOKFAIR 2004 is here
        • Raffle prize list
        • Volunteer and Member Spotlights
        • Observations by Marguerite Giraud Anderson
      • September
        • Call to Renew Membership
        • Bookfair Raffle
        • Senior Living Foundation
        • Youth Awards Day
      • Summer
        • Introducing AAFSW’s New Media Team
        • Scholarship Winners
        • Contribute to BOOKFAIR
      • May
        • Help Us Plan for Bookfair
        • Courses for Retirees
        • SOSA Awards for 2004
      • March
        • Letter to the Director General of the Foreign Service
        • Why are AAFSW Dues so Expensive?
        • America’s Other Army
        • Foreign-Born Spouses
        • AAFSW Community Service Award
      • February
        • The Bonuses of AAFSW Membership
        • AAFSW Telesessions
        • Wanted: AAFSW: Post Representatives
        • Black History Month
        • Modernity and Islam
      • January
        • “Diplokids,”
        • Good New for Foreign Service Homeowners
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