Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
The Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) is a professional organization dedicated to connecting professionals and touching lives.
The mission of the Washington Affiliate is to provide leadership and services to our members, promote advocacy, and develop partnerships and alliances to enable communities, empower individuals, and strengthen families.
What's in Store for 2014
January 30 - AAFCS Officer Election Deadline
February 1 - Winter/Spring WAFCS Connections Newsletter Deadline
April 15 - Early Bird Registration Deadline for the AAFCS Annual Conference &
Expo in St. Louis
April 30 - WAFCS Officer Elections Deadline
June 6 - WAFCS Audit Meeting, Susan Abbe's home, Hansville, WA
June 7 - WAFCS Executive Board Meeting
June 25-28 - AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo, St. Louis, MO
August 3-6 - WA-ACTE Summer Conference, Yakima Convention Center
October 27-29 - WA-FACSE/WAFCS Annual Fall Conference, Red Lion Conference
Center, Pasco, WA
AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo
20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
This year, 2014, the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF) is being celebrated worldwide! Let’s use our family and consumer sciences knowledge and education to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.
Remember the three themes that IFHE has for the IYF anniversary:
- Confronting family poverty and social exclusion
- Ensuring work-family balance
- Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity within families and community
Ideas for Affiliates
- Visit the IFHE website for publications that you might use to celebrate the IYF in your affiliate. Go to www.ifhe.org/1050.html for available items, like this explanatory diagram. There is also a presentation that would be great to adapt and use at your annual conference!
The Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) is an affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
AAFCS is the only professional association for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) students and professionals from both multiple practice settings and content areas. Our members provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.