On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, many AAFSW members and volunteers gathered together at the beautiful home of Elaine, Ron, and Brian Neumann to share a scrumptious lunch offered by the AAFSW Board members and express our appreciation for one another and our volunteer efforts. After a brief AAFSW Board meeting, all of us joined our hosts Ron and Elaine Neumann out on their balcony and garden to enjoy one of the most brilliant spring days while drinking cold beverages and eating a variety of international foods and desserts. Immediately after lunch, the AAFSW Board and its President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, handed many awards out to eleven well deserving… Read MoreContinue Reading
Volunteers Needed for Treasurer, SOSA Chair
AAFSW is seeking volunteers for the following Board positions: Treasurer The Treasurer prepares monthly and cumulative reports of expenditures and receipts and presents them to the Board; oversees the financial records; supervises the investment of all AAFSW funds; has the discretion to seek financial advice when necessary; files reports as required by the IRS, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning the Association’s tax-exempt status; prepares the annual budget after consultation with the President and the Finance Committee. Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Award (SOSA) Chair The SOSA Chair is responsible for drafting and sending announcement cable to posts working through GCLO, the DG’s office… Read MoreContinue Reading
Volunteer at the Art & BookFair 2015!
Starting with a “Book Mart” in October 1961, AAFSW has held a book sale every year at the State Department. This October, the Art & BookFair will once again offer books and treasures from all over the world. Our donors from the Foreign Service community have lived everywhere, and customers come to this sale knowing that they can find truly unusual international items. This sale has raised $60,000 to $100,000 annually. Over the years that has added up to more than a million dollars. AAFSW uses Art & BookFair funds to finance scholarships and many other activities in support of the Foreign Service community, from our website to informational programs… Read MoreContinue Reading
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