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The Sidebar to the left is not functioning properly. Please use the links below to access the newsletter and 2014 Fall Conference Registration


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WAFCS Connections Newsletter, Click here.


To register for the 2014 Washington FCS Annual Fall Conference,

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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.


WAFCS Connections Newsletter

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WAFCS Calendar

What's in Store for 2014 & 2015


October 10-12  AAFCS Leadership Conference, Alexandria, Virginia

October 26       WA-FACSE/WAFCS Pre-Conference Activities

October 27-28  WA-FACSE/WAFCS Annual Fall Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Pasco.


June 2015       

June 24-27        AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo, Jacksonville, Florida.




Washington FCS Annual Conference

Jointly Sponsored by the

WA-ACTE Family & Consumer Sciences Educators

Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences


October 27 & 28, 2014

Red Lion Hotel

2424 N 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301


For more detailed infornation and links to registration and

Conference Activities, Click Here. 

The Red Lion Hotel, Pasco is located in the center of Washington wine country, five minutes from Kennewick, 10 minutes from Richland, directly across the street from Columbia Basin College and just four blocks from the Tri-Cities Airport via our
complimentary airport transportation.


Hotel Reservation Information


If you are planning on attending the Washington FCS Annual Fall Conference October 27 & 28 in Pasco, now is the time to make reservations! The deadline to receive the conference rate is October 2, 2014.


In order to minimize confusion with the Red Lion reservation system, they have supplied us with instructions for calling their Toll Free number:  


1.  Call 1-800 RED-LION (1-800-733-5466).

2.  Ask to make a reservation at the Red Lion, Pasco, Washington (2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301).

3.  Let them know the dates you are staying. You may receive the conference rate of $110.00 per night (double occupancy). The conference rate will apply from October 25 to October 29 for those who want to come early or stay an additional night.

4.  Give them the group block name   FAMI1025

5.  Complete individual reservation with agent.


If you have difficulty making the reservation on the Toll Free (1-800 number), call the hotel direct at (509) 547-0701.  The conference is listed under the name

FACSE/WA-FACS Fall Conference.  The Group Block Name is FAMI1025


To register for the conference, click on the this link: WA-FACSE Conference website.

Are you interested in presenting? The Fall Conference Planning Team is accepting proposals from professionals interested in participating in one of the breakout sessions in any FCS content area or sessions of general interest. Click here to be taken to the Educational Opportunities page for more information and the link to the proposal form.

Questions? Contact WAFCS Public Information Director Donna Graham at wafcspid@msn.com or 509-922-7563 and for
up-to-date information.

Conference Sponsorships

Interested in being a sponsor or know a business or corporation who might become a sponsor of a luncheon, keynote speaker, or special conference event? The Fall Conference Planning team is seeking individuals and groups who are interested in supporting Family & Consumer Sciences by donating goods, services or money.  You can help by printing the brochure and distributing it to local businesses you support.  The brochure is formatted to be printed on two sides of a single sheet and folded into a booklet.


Click here for sponsorship brochure (PDF Version)

Click here for a sponsorship brochure (Word Version)



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.