Abstract Submissions for World Congress Extended


We are pleased to inform you that the submission deadline has been extended to October 1, 2021, for all abstracts (research, best practice, exhibition, and meetings).  We are mindful of the continuing effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.  We respect the concerns shared with IFHE leaders around the world, concerning the status of vaccinations and international travel.


At this time, there are already 140 abstracts submitted!  All colleagues are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for review, no matter your presumed travel status.  As the United States prepares for the Congress, we continue to monitor the situation and are exploring strategies to meet the needs of accepted presenters who might be prohibited from traveling by country or institutional mandate.  

More information on how to submit can be found here.

A snack idea for the 2021 Sharon McManus Cultural Event

We are so excited about the upcoming Cultural Event. Here is a great treat for you to make to snack on during the event.

French Almond Lace Cookie

Ingredients:
1 cup old fashioned oats “uncooked”
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 egg lightly beaten
½ cup unsalted butter “melted”
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sliced almonds

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl combine oats, sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder, make a well
In a separate bowl combine melted butter, egg, and vanilla add to the dry ingredients
Add the almonds mix well
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper drop a level teaspoon of dough 3” apart flatten slightly. Bake until golden brown about 9 -11 minutes
Let cookies cool completely the peel from the parchment paper.


Shared with us by Ms. Anita Ferron

2021 Sharon McManus Cultural Event: June 13th 6 pm CST

The annual IFHE-US Sharon McManus Cultural Event in support of the IFHE Development Fund will be virtual again in 2021 via Zoom.  The Development Fund is an endowed fund to provide opportunities for resolving the impact of global issues upon families; to form partnerships with organizations with mutual concerns; to collaborate on studies and research; and accumulate resources for intensifying educational efforts.  International grants are provided for these purposes.  Currently grants are in India and Pakistan.

The Cultural Event is named in honor of Sharon McManus, a long time IFHE member and Director of IFHE Development, who coordinated the Cultural Events for 15 years. We will be recognizing her contributions to IFHE and IFHE-US during the program.

DATE:  Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

PROGRAM FOCUS:  Expanding on the IFHE International Theme of Age-friendly Homes and Communities, the program will focus specifically on Family Challenges and Resources for Caregivers. 

INTERNATIONAL PANEL:  Canadian Panelists, Dr. Janet Fast, University of Alberta and Dr. Nora Spinks, CEO of Vanier Institute for the Family; Caribbean Panelist, Dr. Audrey Porter DaCosta, University of Technology of Jamaica; and U.S. Panelist, Dr. Karen Goebel, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin. 

WHO IS INVITED:  In addition to our IFHE-US members and friends, we are also inviting our Canadian and Caribbean colleagues to join us.

HOW TO REGISTER: To register for this virtual Zoom program, please send your name and email address to Mary Kaye Merwin, IFHE-US Director of Development, at marykmerwin@gmail.com

DONATIONS ACCEPTED:  There is no registration fee for this event, however, contributions will be accepted to the IFHE-US Development Fund in whatever amount you wish.  Normally, when we have been able to meet in person, we have had a $50 registration fee with $25 going toward food and room and $25 as a contribution to the fund.  Attached is a form for donations. 

IDEAS FOR REFRESHMENTS:  To continue the event’s tradition of fellowship around cultural foods, we invite you to pour a glass of wine or punch and an appropriate snack.  Our Caribbean partners have provided the following link to their IFHE Cookbook with many great ideas.  Download it at:  https://online.flowpaper.com/7bee0792/ROBERTSCOOKBOOK2020FAWDIGITAL/#page=1

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IFHE-US DEVELOPMENT FUND

NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  _______________________________________________________

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MAILING ADDRESS:  ____________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

AMOUNT:  ______________________________________________________________

MAIL CHECKS DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK AND PAYMENT IN USD TO

            Luann Boyer

            IFHE-US Director, Finance

            22500 Road 21

            Ft. Morgan, CO 80701

OR

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR IFHE-US WEBSITE.  The donation portion of our website is presently under maintenance, but should be up in mid-May.  Instructions on how to use this option will be forwarded to all who register.  The website is:

www.ifheus.org

IFHE Annual Report 2020

The IFHE Anual Report 2020 is ready, hot off the press. Enjoy the new design, see how members worldwide have been keeping up their commitment to improving everyday living & get a sense of the spirit that carried us through this very demanding year:

https://www.ifhe.org/about-us/advocacy

Please feel free to share the Report, it is a convoncing example why home economics matters and needs the global voice IFHE is giving to it.