Deadline EXTENDED for nominations for SOSA, CCE-EFM and Tragen Awards!

New Deadline May 31, 2020
30 Years of SOSA!
Would you like to be recognized for your selfless contributions to post morale or your host
country?
Would you like to nominate someone at post for their tireless efforts to bring about positive
change?
If you answer YES, please submit a nomination for the 2020 SOSA Award. Nominees can be Foreign Service Officers, spouses, family members, or Members of Household. All members of the Foreign Service are encouraged to present nominations. A panel selects recipients from each of the six regional bureaus. Winners will receive a certificate signed by the Secretary of State, and a pin commemorating the awards ceremony. Travel to Washington, DC will be paid for by regional bureaus. Nominations must be received by May 31, 2020. The award ceremony will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Room at Department of State on November 20, 2020.

Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 20 STATE 10028 issued January 31, 2020. To access a nomination form in Word, go to  https://www.aafsw.org/2020-sosa-awards/

Please feel free to contact AAFSW with any questions regarding the 2020 SOSA Award by e-mail at office@aafsw.org, or phone: 703 820-5420.

Lara L. Center
SOSA Chair

Seeking a strong contender for Champion of Career Enhancement for EFMs Award
The AAFSW Champions of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members Award (CCEEFM) was developed by AAFSW’s EFM Employment Committee to recognize and incentivize those who go above and beyond their job descriptions and routine daily activities to promote the cause of employment and career development for Foreign Service family members.

The winning individual or group will receive a cash award of $750 and will be honored at the November 20 ceremony. Nominations are due by May 31, 2020.

Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 20 STATE 10028 issued January 31, 2020. You may also contact your CLO or Management Officer for additional information. Please feel free to contact AAFSW with any questions regarding the 2020 CCE-EFM Award by e-mail office@aafsw.org.

Wanted: Exceptional Family Member Advocate
Since 2006, Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR) has presented the Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award. This award recognizes a family member who has effectively advocated for family member rights and benefits, as did the late Eleanor Tragen, a long-time AAFSW member. The award is funded by the income from a gift to DACOR Bacon House Foundation from her husband, retired Foreign Service Officer Irving Tragen.

DACOR is seeking nominations for such an individual. Nominees can be Foreign Service Officers, spouses, family members, or Members of Household. All members of the Foreign Service are encouraged to present nominations. Nomination deadline is May 31, 2020. The recipient of the 2020 Tragen Award will receive a week of free lodging, including travel to and from Washington, DC, if posted abroad, be honored at the November 20, 2020 awards ceremony and be honored at a luncheon at the DACOR Bacon House. Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 20 STATE 10028 issued January 31, 2020. You may also contact your CLO or Management Officer for additional information. Please feel free to contact John Bradshaw of DACOR with any questions regarding the 2020 Tragen Award by e-mail jbradshaw@dacorbacon.org, phone: 202-682-0500 ext. 14.

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