Nominations Sought for SOSA, CCE-EFM and Tragen Awards!

Would you like to be recognized for your 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 2018 SOSA Award. Nominees can be Foreign Service Officers, spouses, family members, EFM domestic partners, 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 receive $2,500, 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 may be sent as a Word document to office@aafsw.org. Nominations must be received by June 30, 2018. The award ceremony will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Room at Department of State on November 15, 2018.

Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 18 STATE 37176 issued April 20, 2018. Please feel free to contact AAFSW with any questions regarding the 2018 SOSA Award by e-mail: office@aafsw.org, or phone: 703-820- 5420. To review additional information on the outstanding accomplishments of recent recipients please visit http://www.aafsw.org/services/sosa/.

Yolanda Macias-Cottrell
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 (CCE-EFM) 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 15 award ceremony. Nominations may be emailed (Word documents only) to office@aafsw.org. Nominations are due by June 30, 2018  Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 18 STATE 37176 issued April 20, 2018.

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, EFM domestic partners, or Members of Household. All members of the Foreign Service are encouraged to present nominations. Nomination deadline is June 30, 2018. The recipient of the 2018 Tragen Award will receive a $2000 cash gift at the November 15, 20187 awards ceremony.

Specific details on criteria, eligibility and nomination and selection process can be found in ALDAC cable 18 STATE 37176 issued April 20, 2018. Please feel free to contact Susan Cimburek of DACOR with any questions regarding the 2018 Tragen Award by e-mail secimburek@dacorbacon.org, phone: 202-682- 0500 ext. 14 or fax: 202-842- 3295.

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