Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Families are our connection. We support healthy families throughout our professional organization from industry professionals to classroom educators at all levels.

We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to communicating with you.

Student Unit Group is Instrumental in Having December 3, 2019 Declared FCS Day

Special kudos to the efforts of the following students who had Governor Jay Inslee proclaim December 3, 2019 as FCS Day-

A special thanks to the students who made this happen:

From Central: Jess Elshire, Madeline Maden
From WSU: Maggie Jo Uceny, Lauryn Heying, Lauren Lindbloom, Dr. Debbie Handy

Betty Lea Trout- Life long supporter of Family and Consumer Sciences passed away this October.

Betty Lea Trout was born Aug. 5, 1928, at the Troy Hospital, to Burl and Alice Trout. She died at Sacred Heart Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, from complications of a heart attack.

Betty Lea was raised on a farm on American Ridge near Troy and was the eldest of five siblings. She attended a one-room school before graduating from Troy High School in 1946. She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics and minors in science and sociology from the University of Idaho in 1950. She later earned a master’s degree in home economics from Iowa State University in 1959. Many will remember her gracious presence, ready smile, quiet support and professionalism in supporting Family and Consumer Sciences. She definitely was a guiding light to many in our profession. Rest in peace Betty.

Highlights of Fall Conference WAFCS & FACSE at Great Wolf Lodge 2019

Click through this short slide show to see some of the engaging activity by members of the Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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.

Washington delegates meet Nicholas Zimmerman teacher from Rachel Ray Show-Yes Home Ec is alive and well as Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Highlights Annual Conference

June 2019-

St. Louis, Missouri.


International Federation of

Home Economists

We welcome the International Federation of Home Economists to our website. They will host two major meetings in 2020. Click on their site to see how you can make a difference to families worldwide and attend this international conference. https://www.ifhe.org/

Berlin, Germany IFHE 4-6 March 2020

International Meeting USA

August 2-8, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Drawing for Dollars to attend IFHE in 2020:

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. More details to be determined by executive board. Watch for an email or check this website for updates.

Yakima Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Yakima Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has an active agenda for 2019-2020. To review their program of work please click on the link below.

Are your dues current? Click below for dues payment.

Click on this link to renew membership with AAFCS https://www.aafcs.org/join

Proclaimed FSC Day!

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