2016 Fall WAFCS Connections Newsletter


The latest issue of the WAFCS Connections Newsletter is now available!  Highlights include:
  • 2016 WA FCS Annual (formerly Fall) Conference
  • Say Yes to FCS – Recruiting new professionals
  • Recap and pictures of the 107th AAFCS Annual Conference in Bellevue
  • Euthenics
  • Award Nominations
  • The 2017 Affiliate Plan of Action
The 2016 WAFCS Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23 at Great Wolf Lodge in Centralia. The meeting has been expanded to include 2017 Officer Elections and Installation, Honoring awardees, graduating students and retirees, as well as the annual business meeting.  All WAFCS members are invited to attend even if they are not registered for the Washington FCS Annual Conference October 23-25.

ServSafe Certification Manager Training Available at the Washington FCS Annual 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 23, 2016
Location: Washington FCS Annual Conference
Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA
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 $140 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.

Registration should be received by October 6 to assure a textbook and ample study time. Class size is limited to 25 people.

To register or if you have any questions about the class, please contact Margaret Viebrock at 509.745.8531 or viebrock@wsu.edu.servsafe-registration-centralia-2016

Have You Registered for the 2016 Washington FCS Annual Conference?


  • Pre-conference offerings will be incorporated in the conference registration as extended sessions on Sunday
  • Over 40 sessions on topics requested in evaluations and surveys
  • Networking


Conference Rates
AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members        $375.00            Non-Member                   $500.00
Student Member                              $150.00            Student non-member       $200.00
Retired member                               $200.00            Retired Non-members     $250.00

*Includes all sessions, events, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 1 no-host social with hearty appetizers

Dinner Social Only $45.00 Opening Luncheon Only $30.00
Closing Luncheon Only $30.00 Breakfast Only $25.00

STUDENT member is defined as an undergraduate/graduate student preparing for a career in Family and Consumer Sciences, with paid membership in AAFCS.
RETIRED members shall be defined as a person who has retired from Family and Consumer Sciences.
NON-MEMBERS shall be defined as a person who is not a member of WA-FACSE or WAFCS.

Conference Accommodations
Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, WA
20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 273-7718

LODGING – Great Wolf Lodge no longer has any rooms available in our block rate. However you are still welcome to stay there, but the rate will be higher per night.

ALTERNATE LODGING – $91/night plus taxes at the Holiday Inn Express off Exit 77 in Chehalis. Call the hotel directly at 360-740-1800 and mention the reference code “WFC” for the group rate.