Euthenics is a nonprofit organization of home economists dedicated to the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences. As an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, they promote FCS, provide annual scholarships, and update members’ professional knowledge. Each meeting has two speakers and lots of networking.
The organization holds four meetings a year at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1415 20th Ave. S.E. Shoreline WA. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. with conversation, member sharing and a catered lunch ($16). Please call Susan McDaniel for reservations at 425-793-3556.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
- Declutter, downsize or relocate with Katie Munoz, founder and President of Moving Forward, Inc.
- John Shaffer, retired pastor, and volunteer with Mobility World Wide will discuss helping people unable to walk operate hand cranked wheelchair devices.
Thursday October 25, 2018
- Jennifer Strickland will explain Genetic Genealogy and how the technology is changing the world.
- Beth Hartell, M.S., founder of Pear Tree Nutrition will discuss emerging and relevant trends in nutrition and the services Pear Tree provides.
Tuesday March 26, 2019
- Arlene Harrison will share information on the Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County. You can bring and donate some of your excess stash of fabric and sewing essentials for their annual fabric sale in June.
- Susan Grant, Pathway Specialist, will update us on Career and Technical Education in Seattle Schools.
Thursday April 25, 2019
- Sandra Hartje, Ph.D., will give an update on programs and course offerings at Seattle Pacific University. Sandra is a Professor of Interior Design and Housing
- Carol Jacques, Euthenics member, will share her knowledge and slides about butterflies and other pollinators. She is on the state speakers list.
Also on the slate for the spring meetings is donations to Mary’s Place, who serves homeless women and children. We also have a treasure sale in the spring to benefit our scholarship fund.
Wednesday October 3, 2018: The historic Smith Tower
Sunday November 18, 2018: Craft festival at the Prince of Peace Church
March 2019, date to be decided: University of Washington Hospital NICU unit
Wednesday April 27, 2019: The Sno Isle Tech Center, lunch and tour catered by Students enrolled in the Restaurant/Hospitality Career Development Program.
Hurricanes IRMA and MARIE in September 2017 devastated many parts of the Caribbean and much of Puerto Rico where there are few resources to devote to recovery of home economics programs. DAP has already helped several islands in the Caribbean in cooperation with CAHE, where colleagues and FCS/home economics programs on affected islands received assistance from DAP. It is clear that our continued efforts will benefit our colleagues in Puerto Rico where the suffering from the hurricane’s destruction continues to be dire and profound!
The AAFCS Global Perspectives Community presented at the Annual Conference in Atlanta this past June to explain the Disaster Assistance Program. Attached is the summation of their presentation.
WAFCS President Rachel was honored with the 2018-2019 Washington ACTE Outstanding Service to Family & Consumer Sciences Education Award on August 7, 2018.
International Federation of Home Economics
13th March 2018
WORLD HOME ECONOMICS DAY 2018
“HOME ECONOMICS LITERACY: SKILLS FOR HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE
The theme of the World Home Economics Day 2018 (WHED 2018)
“Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Healthy and Sustainable Cooking”
supports these two main aims of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
1. Reduce Non Communicable Diseases and
2. Food Safety to avoid Foodborne Illness.
With the topic of the WHED 2018 the International Federation for Home Economics
(IFHE) underlines the significance of Home Economics Education for all!
Food Safety and Healthy Diets are key aspects of Home Economics Education in the
subject “Food and Nutrition”.
Healthy Cooking to Reduce Non Communicable Diseases
The WHO Healthy diet Fact sheet N°394 points out the consequences of healthy diet
and unhealthy diet in correlation with lack of physical activity.
The WHO action plan aims to reduce the Non Communicable Diseases by 25% until 2025.
Home Economics Education enables children, adults and professionals to plan and
prepare healthy diets, which are relevant from the first day of life until the old age.
Healthy Cooking to Reduce Foodborne Illness
Eating contaminated food is an important cause of illness, disability and deaths around
the world, as revealed by the first ever WHO Estimates of the Global Burden of Foodborne
diseases published in December 2015.
Consumers play major Role in Food Safety
The WHO highlights, even though food producers have the primary responsibility to
keep the food we buy safe, consumers have an important part to play. Knowing our
food, and the associated benefits of being an empowered consumer, should be taught
from the youngest possible age. https://www.unspecial.org/2015/04/empoweredchildren-are-the-best-health-ambassadors/2/
ACTE Announces Retired Washington CTE Specialist
as 2018 National Award Winner
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Roxanne L. Trees, CTE Specialist of Seattle Public Schools in Seattle, Washington, as the recipient of the 2018 National ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time.
Roxanne Trees has spent a lifetime in CTE, beginning in the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) classroom and finishing as a CTE specialist for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) at the time of her retirement. “A fraction of Ms. Trees’ achievements could fill the lifetime of a more ordinary person,” says Shepherd Sigel from SPS. “But Roxanne Trees is no ordinary person.”
Beginning in 1995, Trees managed $3 million for Health & Human Service (HHS) programs to enhance classroom instruction and upgrade their materials and technology. In 1998, Trees presented the Family & Consumer Sciences Education (FACSE) National Standards in the Washington state roll-out. Trees also developed 35 SPS cross-credit courses matching content standards in Lab Science, Math, Health, Social Studies, and World Languages; organized HHS professionals to review the National Standards, 21st Century skills, and update their courses; led HHS staff to review/recommend articulation of 44 courses for in-demand careers and college degrees; and participated on Governor’s task forces writing State Health & Fitness standards and CTE cross equivalency. Trees helped establish HOSA and FCCLA chapters in every HHS high school program in Seattle Schools, as well as Project Lead the Way biomedical programs.
On administration of the Carl Perkins Grant, Trees led consolidated program reviews, a federal fact-finding review, and Office of Civil Rights reviews to share strategies and data on improving equity and access to CTE programs. She gave Congressional testimony for the White House Conference on Families, testified to the Washington legislature regarding CTE access, and petitioned the State School Board to expand Health, Mental Health, and FCS curriculum. During her role as President of Washington ACTE, Trees agreed to serve a second term to support the organization during the hiring of a new Executive Director. Trees has won many awards and honors for her instruction and leadership, and has been featured on National Public Radio and in Time Magazine. In her retirement, Trees continues to assist the Seattle College District as an observer, mentor and supervisor of teachers completing their final CTE practicum prior to full certification.
Trees was one of five finalists for the 2018 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on Wednesday evening, December 6, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Fall Issue of the WAFCS Connections Newsletter is now available!
Dr. Alberta Dee Hill, 98, passed away March 18th, 2017, at her home in Meridian, Idaho.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 31st in Emmett, Idaho. Burial followed in the Emmett Cemetery.
There was a Memorial and Celebration of her life on Saturday, April 8th, at The United Church of Moscow, in Moscow, Idaho.
The service was attended by many of Alberta’s colleagues from Washington State University and members of the United Church of Moscow, Alberta’s home church. The service was conducted by Rev. Jodie Tooley, friend and pastor of Alberta. Memories were shared by Alberta’s family and friends. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
Dr. Hill was an iconic presence for the Family and Consumer Sciences, and a role model for many FCS professionals. She was active in the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS), and in more recent years in the International Federation of Family & Consumer Sciences (IFHE). She extensively traveled throughout her life, promoting the strengthening of individuals, families, and communities around the globe. Alberta will be missed by all.
Click below for a brief glance to her life and accomplishments.
WAFCS Presdient Rene Ketchum has created a YouTube video featuring Dine In Day in Toledo, Washington. Check it out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnD9v7Fhfzw&feature=youtu.be