Last Chance to sign up for Cultural Evening at AAFCS

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LAST CHANCE!
If you are planning to attend the AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo in St. Louis, don’t miss out on the IFHE-US Cultural Evening, June 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn – Gateway Arch (a short walk from the Hyatt).  Experience genuine Syrian food and hear the story of a Syrian refugee who has started a catering business with the help of Welcome Neighbors STL.  Welcome Neighbors STL organizes Supper Clubs where refugees can prepare and share their native foods as a way to raise funds for refugee families.  Mawda Altayan started with the Supper Clubs and has now opened her own catering business, DamascusFoodSTL.  Hear her story and taste her delicious food!  The menu will include (all but the chicken are vegetarian):

Hummus with pita bread
Baba Ganoush (grilled eggplant with fresh vegetables such as parsley, green peppers, tomatoes and pomegranate molasses and tahini served with pita bread)
Chicken shawarma sandwiches (chicken, garlic cream, pickles, wrapped in pita bread)
Yalangi (grape leaves stuffed with rice and vegetables)
Baklava

Pre-registration by June 17 is required using the attached registration form.  This event is open to all, so invite your non-IFHE member friends to join you.  This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Joyce Cavanagh, Ph.D., CPFFE

2019-Cultural-Evening-Flyer

Helpers needed for AAFCS St. Louis

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHGVMJN   (Survey on Survey Monkey)

Hi Everyone,
The AAFCS Conference St. Louis, June 23-26 is right around the corner.
AAFCS and IFHE-US will be hosting the Welcome Reception “Gateway to the World.”
We need you to make this reception a success!

Welcome Reception Plans
Volunteer Opportunities
Pre-Conference:   These will be done prior to AAFCS Conference if you are not attending.  
     1) Design the “passport”
     2) Create cards for memory game
     3) Procure International money–will be returned
     4) Select phrases common to all travelers
     5) Collect pictures of International clothing

AAFCS Conference
Sunday, June 23
Setup: 1:00-4:30 pm. No heavy items involved. Setting up room with displays, tables and chairs. Hotel is responsible for setting up food tables.

4:30-6:00 pm–  Time will be split into 45 minute work periods.   
Attendees pick up passports and participate in activities. Passports are stamped. At the end, attendees drop off passports for drawing ticket for substantial prizes. Light appetizers will be served, hotel responsible for food.

Volunteers needed for activity stations.
     1) Match FCS content phrase to phrase in another language
     2) Match traditional dress (images to the country)
     3) Match currency to country
     4) Memory game for International foods
Passports are stamped after attendee has participated in the activity.

6:00 pm-6:30 pm–Clean-up  (Note – if you are attending the Cultural Event at 7 pm, we’ll make sure you are done in time to walk or ride the 4 or 5  blocks from Hyatt to the Cultural Event. )

Please complete the survey ASAP  (link given at start of this message)  so we will know where you have graciously volunteered and can put a schedule together and let you know when or how you are needed.  If you have any problems connecting to the survey link – contact Luann Boyer at luann.boyer@colostate.edu

We want to thank you ahead of time for representing IFHE-US during the Welcome Reception.
If you have any questions, please text or send me an email.

Thank you and see you soon,,
Roxie V Godfrey Ed.D.
IFHE-US President
703-585-2462
revgodfrey13@gmail.com


IFHE-US Development Fund Annoucment

Every four years, the IFHE Development Fund offers competitive grants to Home Economists in developing countries. These grants have been created to improve or extend programs that enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

Project proposals should address an important need among a target population that at the same time, extends or strengthens the capacity of Home Economists or Home Economics organizations. Target population must be from a developing country. Only IFHE members, organizations or partners may apply. Proposals are being solicited and are due February 20, 2020.

Grants will be awarded at the XXIV World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. All IFHE members are invited to share this information with colleagues and organizations working abroad, so that worthy projects in developing countries can be funded. A full description of the Development Fund and the Grant Application process is available on two websites: www.ifhe.org and www.ifheus.org.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 USD. During the past four-year cycle, four projects were awarded. Applications are due no later than February 20, 2020. Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to the address at the end of the application form.

The winners will be announced at the XXIV World Congress 2020, Atlanta, Georgia USA, August 2nd-8th.

IFHE Development Fund Chair Dr. Roxie V. Godfrey

IFHE-US President revgodfrey13@gmail.com

To Print the application,please download below.

IHES Offers Scholarships to World Congress 2020

International Home Economics Services Offers Eight Scholarships to Attend the XXIV IFHE World Congress 2020

The International Home Economics Services (IHES) invites home economics professionals from developing countries to apply for financial assistance with expenses to attend the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 2-8, 2020.

The Congress theme is “Home Economics: Soaring Toward Sustainable Development.” Applications are welcome from any IFHE member (There is still time to join IFHE by going on line to ifhe.org). A priority for the IHES scholarship is to promote engagement by emerging professionals, thus

  • International graduate students who are studying in a home economics-related program in the United States or Canada are especially encouraged to apply, with priority given to those from countries in Africa, South and Central America, and Puerto Rico.
  • Preference will be given to members of IFHE who have not yet attended an IFHE Congress.

Eight (8) IHES scholarships will be given. Each scholarship will provide $1700 USD. Applications need to show that the applicant has resources for the remainder of the Congress expenses.

Applications are due no later than September 15, 2019. Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to the address at the end of the application form. The IHES scholarship selection committee will review the applications and select the recipients. Notification of awards will be sent no later than November 1, 2019.

Please help IHES distribute this information to individuals who may need financial assistance to attend the XXIV IFHE World Congress 2020 and who will use the experience to enrich home economics in their country and internationally.

Contact person for IHES Scholarship information:

Mary Warnock, IHES President

mwarnock@uark.edu