Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

The People Centered Sciences

The Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) is a professional organization dedicated to connecting professionals and touching lives. WAFCS is an affiliate of the national organization, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

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.

Considering Attending the World Congress? Enter the Drawing for Supplemental Funds!

Washington AFCS is sponsoring a drawing for individuals who would like to attend the IFHE International meeting in Georgia next summer. Individuals will have opportunity to receive a proposed $1500 towards attendance. Interested in going!? Make sure to email our President, Andrew Chamberlin ~ achamberlin@nsd.org by February 28, 2020 to get your name on the list. Read our latest newsletter to get the important details!

Engaging activities by members of the Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Lifelong love of clothing design and creation leads to career and honors. Carolyn Schlacter, former director of Central Washington University’s Apparel Design Program, will have an exhibit, Carolyn Schactler Couture, which opens May 9 in the Gilbert Family Gallery, will feature Fifteenth Century Rainbows and 19 other outfits by Schactler on dress forms, along with 21 life-size photos of other designs by Schactler.

 Andrew Chamberlin, President of our affiliate accepts Growth Grant at National AAFCS September 2019 Leadership Conference in Arlington, Virginia

A growth grant was submitted by Margaret Viebrock, Donna Graham and LynDee Lombardo to our National AAFCS office. Originally they were going to choose only five states to received a $1000 grant to go towards growing state affiliate membership. Instead they received funding for ten states. Washington AAFCS was pleasantly pleased to be chosen as one of the ten states.