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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


To download the 2014 Fall E-Issue of the

WAFCS Connections Newsletter, Click here.


To register for the 2014 Washington FCS Annual Fall Conference,

click here.


To view the Washington FCS Annual Fall Conference

Speaker Grid, click here!


ServSafe Certification!

Margaret Viebrock of Washington State University Extension is offering a ServSafe Certification Class as a Pre-Conference Session prior to the Washington FCS Annual Fall Conference.


Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe Manager Certification training for teachers, food service managers, culinary instructors, students and other individuals who have responsibility for teaching, learning or implementing best practices in food safety and food preparation.




Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for everyone involved in food preparation or food service operations. Trained people in the food business support safe food handling practice.



Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Location: WA-FACSE/WAFCS Fall Conference

Red Lion - Pasco

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (includes testing)



ServSafe is a nationally recognized, comprehensive food safety training and certification program for anyone involved in food preparation or the food service industry. The training includes the latest updates in food safety and best practices used in the industry to implement critical food safety procedures. It is the highest standard in food safety training and certification to keep food safe and protect the public from foodborne illness. In addition to learning about preventive measures to keep food safe, the course also includes crisis management and handling emergency situations. ServSafe training is an opportunity to obtain nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.



The cost for this course is $130 and includes the textbook and test. Each participant needs his/her own textbook. Pre-study is highly recommended. Upon receipt of registration money, the textbook will be mailed to you. Successful completion of the course includes a ServSafe certificate for 5 years.



Please fill out the registration form and mail to WSU Extension with your payment. Registration should be received by October 13 to assure a textbook and ample study time. Class size is limited to 20 people.


Click here for the registration form.


If you have any questions about the class, please contact Margaret at 509.745.8531 or viebrock@wsu.edu.





Margaret A. Viebrock - WSU Extension - ServSafe Instructor




WSU programs are available to all without discrimination. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact WSU Extension at 509.745.8531 at least 10 business days before this event.



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

Download the 2014 Fall/Winter Issue here!


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

Conference Highlights
    2014 Theme: “The Year of the Family: Washington’s Way! “
    Vendors, both educational materials and leisure products.
    43 Breakout Sessions, featuring presenters with the current hot topics in all  

          disciplines of family and consumer sciences.
    Networking, Roundtables and Area Meeting Sessions where FCS educators can

          share their ideas with colleagues.

Registration Information:
    Early Bird Registration deadline is September 30, 2014
    Registration deadline is October 12, 2014
    Online Registration only at  

    Contact Person for registration questions: Vicki Zimmerman,

          wafacse@gmail.com / 509-464-8547

Registration Fees (Includes 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, and Monday Evening Social Hour Appetizers**):
$225 member*                                                     $350 nonmember
$100 pre-professional student member*                $150 pre-professional student  

$100 retired member                                             $150 retired nonmember


Other Fees:
$75 cancellation fee

$25 fee if using a Purchase Order

$50 late registration fee (after September 30)


          WA-ACTE Dues - $60; plus section dues for FACSE - $25 (Total $85)

* Members of WA-FACSE, WAFCS, and AAFCS Affiliates
** Dinner on Monday not included


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.


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.