With the current Federal hiring freeze, it’s more important than ever for AAFSW to support mobile entrepreneurship as an employment option for Foreign Service family members. If you offer a product or service (including freelance or nonprofit work), please list your enterprise at http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org/. Please also use the EFM Business Directory as a customer, to support the diverse and high-quality businesses offered by our community members. Additionally, the Directory features “Real Business Owners Reports” to help new entrepreneurs understand the challenges and opportunities of independent work in the Foreign Service community. Thank you for helping AAFSW serve the Foreign Service community! Contact email@example.com with any questions.Continue Reading
Volunteer for AAFSW’s 2017 Art & BookFair!
Who are these happy people? It’s (back row) Lucy, Joanna, June, (from left to right) Anne, Sarah, Barbara, Mette, Martine, and Sri. But someone is missing – YOU. Did you know it takes more than 100 volunteers to put on the Art & BookFair (A&BF)? Volunteers work from November to the following October in preparation for A&BF. Do you have a morning or afternoon once a week? – or every two weeks? – or once a month? There are so many different tasks to do that there is something for everyone. For instance, donations need to be picked up; books need to be priced; books need sorting/shelving; books need to… Read MoreContinue Reading
Presentation by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.S.
Presentation by H.E. Leonidas Pantelides, PhD, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the USA Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Loy Henderson Auditorium, Department of State On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and its Program Chair Sheila Switzer, along with the AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, welcomed his Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the USA, Dr. Leonidas Pantelides. AAFSW members, diplomats, Foreign Service Institute students, and many guests met at the Loy Henderson Auditorium in the Department of State in Washington, DC, where Ambassador Pantelides gave us an inspiring presentation, “Challenges that Cyprus Faces with the Reunification Talks,”… Read MoreContinue Reading
Joint Event Recap: AAFSW and DACOR
Joint Event: AAFSW and DACOR Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of the Republic of Afghanistan: “The Challenges Facing Afghanistan Security in 2017” Friday, April 7, 2017 — Lunch and Presentation The AAFSW luncheon on April 7 was held jointly with and in the elegant, historic Dacor-Bacon House, once occupied by Chief Justice John Marshall, who dramatically raised the status of the Supreme Court. Our guest speaker was His Excellency Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan. The ambassador went from a refugee camp in Pakistan to a UK education. His talk began with an earnest plea against the Taliban’s existence in Pakistan, as it harms Pakistan as well as Afghanistan. He praised… Read MoreContinue Reading
A Mother’s Day Celebration
Join AAFSW/Foreign Born Spouses for a Mother’s Day Celebration Wednesday, May 10th at 11:30 a.m. Washington, DC The AAFSW/Foreign Born Spouses cordially invite you to a Mother’s Day celebration on Tuesday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the residence of one of our members in Washington, DC. Join us and have fun! Bring your favorite poem, and your favorite dish to share. We will enjoy of a delicious luncheon and have a lot of fun at the residence of one of our members who is most kindly hosting us. Your poem is welcome in any language. There will be prizes for the best one. If you would like to join… Read MoreContinue Reading
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