The Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service will host its 7th Planning for Change Seminar on September 15, 2016. This half day event is designed to offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the steps necessary and services available to help them plan for the future. This year, the agenda includes discussions on: Prescription Drugs – Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Medical Officer of Express Scripts, will discuss the current innovations and future possibilities in the field prescription medications. Bureau of Medical Services – Dr. Charles Rosenfarb, Medical Director of the Bureau of Medical Services at the State Department, will discuss recent changes at MED. Annuities – Jeffrey Mounts,… Read MoreContinue Reading
Saudi Arabia Cultural Program on September 24
AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a unique Arabian cultural program at the King Abdullah Cultural Hall (KACH), followed by dinner at the Aldeerah restaurant. The KACH is a part of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, and is a small museum with state of the art technology, highlighting both old and modern Saudi Arabia. Following a one-hour guided tour of the KACH, we will continue our Arabian night experience and indulge ourselves at a culinary mecca with an authentic Bedouin dinner at Aldeerah, where we will enjoy live oud music (singing by request). The oud is considered to be “the king… Read MoreContinue Reading
AAFSW’s 2016 Merit Scholarship Winners
AAFSW is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Merit Scholarships. The AAFSW College Merit Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to Miranda Walls, daughter of William Walls and Melissa Nuwaysir. Miranda Walls is a rising junior at James Madison University and majoring in Economics with a minor in Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations. While at JMU, she has volunteered at Ten Thousand Villages in downtown Harrisonburg, become actively involved with the club Students Helping Honduras, and held a virtual internship with the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. As part of the Honors Program at JMU she began a Global Studies area of emphasis, culminating in a self-designed practicum with… Read MoreContinue Reading
FSYF Awards Ceremony 2016
The recipients of this year’s AAFSW Merit Scholarships were honored at the 2016 Youth Awards Ceremony of the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF), on July 8 at the State Department’s George C. Marshall Auditorium. Winners of the FSYF Art Contest, Essay Contest, and KidVid Contest were recognized during the ceremony. The winning artwork was displayed in the lobby and through slideshows, and the winning videos ran in the lobby for all to see. The FSYF Academic Merit Award and Community Service Award winners were honored, as well as a special Foreign Service Youth Advocacy Award, given to longtime FSYF board member, Kay Branaman Eakin. Included in the printed program was… Read MoreContinue Reading
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