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


Sympathy to Board Member Mrs. Luann Boyer on the loss of her husband

With permission of Mrs. Luann Boyer we would like to share the obituary of her late husband K.R. Pat Boyer. We offer our sympathies during this time.

K.R. Pat Boyer Pat Boyer, 74, of Fort Morgan, passed away November 15, 2018 at UC Health Hospital in Aurora, Colorado after battling a rare form of leukemia for 2 years. He was born October 25, 1944 in Portland, Oregon to Melvin and Nelva (Kevin) Boyer. Although his legal name was Kelvin Ray, his dad nicknamed him Pat and it stuck for life. Pat spent his first 13 years in a mountain valley northwest of Portland where he learned to love all things about the outdoors. His parents moved back to North Central Kansas where he graduated from Mankato High School in 1963. He finished diesel school in Denver and completed military reserve training before attending Kansas State University majoring in animal science and reproductive physiology. He was on the K-State Rodeo Team riding bucking bulls and bareback broncs. He also competed in Pro Rodeo during that time. Pat graduated from K-State in 1970 and joined the Kansas Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist and during his time with the department he also served as Kansas Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and Interim Ag Secretary. He was the Executive Secretary for the Kansas Pork Producers in the mid-70s, and was an ag marketing rep. for private industry prior to moving to Fort Morgan in 1980 for a similar position. In the mid-80s, he joined the City of Ft. Morgan staff in the Parks Department and eventually was the Parks Superintendent and later the Forestry Superintendent. He was an Environmental Health Representative for Northeast Colorado Health Department from 1999 to 2003. After retiring in 2003, Pat began Boyer’s Bushes specializing in xeric landscaping, arboriculture, and wildlife habitat development serving a large clientele in northeast Colorado. He also had a business specializing in hunting equipment and other outdoor supplies. Pat and Luann Nelson were married in McPherson, KS January 24, 1970. They spent their free time fishing and hunting at their cabin in Red Feather Lakes, their Wyoming Prairie Ghost Ranch, in several western states and in Canada. His happiest days were when he was outdoors working on projects to improve natural habitat. Pat saw the results of this on his final hunt in October harvesting an outstanding antelope buck on their Wyoming ranch which was a tribute to his efforts. Pat is survived by his wife Luann, nieces Pam Boyer, Salina, Ks; and Tina Reed, Brookville, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Michael, sister-in-law Betty Boyer, and nephew Ivan Boyer. A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held Saturday, January 5 at 12 noon at the Morgan County REA Community Room, 20169 Highway 34, Fort Morgan. Pat requested memorials to one of the following: Rocky Mountain Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 720 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 520N, Denver, CO 80246; Wyoming Wildlife Federation (designate Access & Habitat Program), PO Box 1312, Lander, WY 82520; Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation (designate Conservation Education), PO Box 8249, Missoula, MT 59807

Will you be going to Trinidad?

Please see the message below from IFHE-US President Roxie Godfrey, please let her know if you will be attending the IFHE Annual conference in March.

IFHE-US members,
We hope many of you will be attending the IFHE Annual Leadership Meeting & Home Economics Conference, March 18-22, 2019, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Registration deadline is January 31, 2019.
Please let me know by email if you will be attending by this Friday, January 25. revgodfrey13@gmail.com
Hope to see many of you there!
Roxie V. Godfrey Ed.D. IFHE-US President 2016-2020 revgodfrey13@gmail.com 703-585-2462