CT Affiliate 2019 Conference

2019 Registration Form

                        American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
                                     Connecticut Affiliate Spring Conference
                   Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
                 at The Spa at Norwich Inn

Keynote Speaker and Presenter, Jennifer Rothman Executive Director of Yellow 

Farmhouse Education Center at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, CT.

            Yellow Farmhouse Education Center is a non-profit organization located on the property of Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, CT and is led by Jennifer Rothman. Jennifer has over twenty years of experience building programs for museums, gardens and farms. Sheuses culinary and farm-based education to build meaningful connections to our environment and to our community. Jennifer will help us explores how we can integrate locally grown food into our curriculum and support learning across disciplines.

Specialized Breakout Sessions: perfect for focusing on areas you are most interested in learning more about and networking with teachers across the state who share your interests. Presenters include Suzanne Loud from the Connecticut Dept. of Ed on Pathway Programs, Heifer International, King Arthur Flour, Jennifer Rothman on sustainable farming and food to table, Tech for FCS, “Say Yes to FCS” Action Team, and afternoon collaboration initiatives.

Program of Events 

Wednesday May 1st

5:00- 6:30pm           FCS Teacher Networking Event

Thursday, May 2nd

7:30-8:15am         Registration | “Traditional New England” Breakfast

8:15-9:30am         Welcome by Karen Redanz, President AAFCS/CT 

                                     Keynote~ Jennifer Rothman, Yellow Farmhouse Education Center

9:45-10:45am          Breakout Session #1

11:00-12:00             Breakout Session #2 

Noon-1:30pm           Lunch | Awards | Meeting | Silent Auction 

1:45-2:45pm            Breakout Sessions: Collaboration Time

3:00-3:15pm            Wrap-up | Program Evaluation Silent Auction Results Posted 




Hotel Rooms @ The Inn At Norwich Spa are available for a special rate of $139 till April 12th

                                                            Be sure to book soon!!!


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                  2019 AAFCS/CT Spring Conference Registration Form

Name: _________________________________

Phone: _________________________________

Address: _______________________________

City: ___________________________________

Zip: ____________________________________

Requesting Certificate of Participation:

____Yes  ______ No

AAFCS Membership Number: _______________________

E-mail address: ________________________________________________________


Taste of Tuscany Lunch Buffet provides options for vegetarians but please note any additional dietary needs:


Please return paper registration form with a check made payable to AAFCS/CT postmarked by April 25, 2019 



Mail to: Karen Lutkus, 161 Taylor Road,

              Colchester, CT 06415


AAFCS Member:                     $ 125.00 

Non-Member:                          $ 150.00 

College or High School Student:   $ 60.00 


School Attending: _________________________________________________________________


Total Enclosed: $ _________________

Check # _________________

P.O. Pending # ___________________


Questions regarding the program contact:

Kelly Zilly



 607 West Thames Street Norwich, CT 06360




  • I-95 North to I-395 N via EXIT 76on the lefttoward Norwich/Plainfield. For 9 milesmerge onto CT-2A E via EXIT 9 toward Preston/Ledyard. Then 1 mile toCT-32exit, EXIT 1, toward Norwich/Uncasville. Then 0.38 milesand turnleftonto Norwich New London Turnpike/CT-32. Continue to follow CT-32. For 1.42 milesto the Spa at Norwich Inn, 607 W Thames St, Norwich, CT, 607 W THAMES ST is on the left.



Connecticut Affiliate / AAFCS
Spring Conference at

Thursday, May 2nd 2019
Trends, Innovations, Impacts

The AAFCS/CT Affiliate has the place to learn and be involved in a networking event. Please join us May 2nd at the Norwich Inn and Spa!  Connect with educators, allied professionals and students to focus on advocacy, trends and impacts of critical issues that shape our world today.  The one-day conference is a venue to exchange information, share best practices from multiple perspectives and re-imagine FCS!



The Silent Auction at the May 2, 2019 Spring Meeting and Conference is our main fund raiser for student scholarships and professional development awards.  CT affiliate members, singularly or as a group, donate all the items. So please everyone, donate something.   Items donated in the past have been:

  •  Local businesses and restaurants have been generous with gift cards.  Use the CT affiliate letter when you approach businesses and restaurants.
  • Themed baskets are bright and colorful.   In the past we have had baskets for gardening, travel, sports, health and the beach.   Not creative, go to Pinterest.
  • House plants, flowering plants and bulbs are always popular.
  • That birthday or holiday gift you received just isn’t you.   It’s not regifting if you give it to the auction.
  • FCS are the best chefs.   Share your flair with folks that would really appreciate a homemade pie, cake, cookie tray, jelly, etc.
  • Tickets to an event.   Did you get season tickets to games or the theater and one date you can’t attend?
  • Share your talent of knitting, crocheting or embroidery.

The value of items range from $10 to $150.  Come prepared to place your bids.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.                                                                                                   THANK YOU for making the silent auction successful.