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Family & Consumer Sciences


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 Calendar

What's in Store for 2014



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!


Save the Date!

Washington Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Fall 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

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.

Are you interested in presenting? The Fall Conference Planning Team will soon be accepting proposals from professionals interested in participating in one of the breakout sessions in any FCS content area or sessions of general interest.

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


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.