WSFN State Conference Official Hashtag – #WSFNConf2014

We are trying a few new things this year with our conference. One of those is adding an official hashtag for all things related to the WSFN State Conference. For the next couple weeks anything posted online related to the conference will contain the hashtag #WSFNConf2014. We also encourage any of our dads out there to use that hashtag for their own updates and/or tweets. Share your conference related excitement, experiences, or questions. Let’s make this our most social conference to date!

WSFN State Conference Registration-Now Open!

Registration for the Conference on October 11, 2014 is now open!

This year we are supporting two methods of registration.  In addition to our traditional paper registration, we are trying out electronic registration.  To register online:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the web form there and click submit
  3. Your registration information will be submitted electronically and you will be redirected to a payment page so you can pay at the same time (you can also pay at a later time by visiting directly).
  4. Follow the Pay Pal directions for payment (you do not need a Pay Pal account to pay online)

For those traditionalists out there, we are still accepting paper registration forms as we have in the past.  You can find this year’s form attached here.  Either way we look forward to having you join us.

The letter of invitation, Conference Schedule/Directions, & Bios and Breakout Sessions are also attached.  The conference promises to be a blockbuster event only for dads having children with special needs, and chronic health conditions.  Your attendance will contribute to making it another powerful day for dads!  See you there.

pdf icon WSFN-Registration-Form-State-Conf-2014.pdf
pdf icon 2014-WSFN-State-Conf.-letter-or-invite.pdf
pdf icon WSFN-St.-Conference-Schedule-2014.pdf
pdf icon WSFN-St.Conf_.BreakoutSessionsAM-2014.pdf

WSFN State Conference, October 11, 2014


Our state conference is three weeks away!  Take a look at the attachments for important reasons to attend, the schedule and directions, and details on all the speakers and breakout sessions.  It is guaranteed to be a dynamic day!


E-Registration will be available the first of the week.  We look forward to seeing you and celebrating fathers and our unique children and families.




    Greg Schell | Kindering | Director, Fathers Network | 425-653-4286 |

                                      “A powerful voice for fathers and families of children with special needs”     

            Kindering Bellevue | 16120 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 | 425-747-4004 Main Line | 425-747-1069 Main Fax

pdf icon 2014-WSFN-State-Conf.-letter-or-invite.pdf
pdf icon WSFN-St.-Conference-Schedule-2014.pdf
pdf icon WSFN-St.Conf_.BreakoutSessionsAM-2014.pdf

Tickets to Mariner’s game available, Wed. August, 27, 2014-12:40pm


There are still some tickets available for the Wednesday, August 27, 2014-12:40pm Mariner’s game

against the Texas Rangers.  If interested, please email for tickets,

providing the address for mailing, and how many tickets requested.  First come, first served! 

Offer good until they are gone, or Friday, August 22nd by noon.



Mark Your Calendars – 2014 WSFN Annual Conference

Save the Date!

Washington State Fathers Network State Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Microsoft Mixer/Commons 15255 NE 40th Street

Redmond, Washington 98052

According to dads having children with special needs this day is one of the most important of their year. The chance to update information on a variety of topics critical to dads, discussing important issues with other dads in very similar situations, and discovering our strengths as fathers , makes this day uniquely powerful. This is a perfect time to celebrate being a dad. Bragging about our kids is also a cool thing. More information available on a regular basis between now and October 11th. Plan on joining us! Stay in contact by connecting to 

pdf iconDownload save the date flyer (82 KB)

Reminder – Bellevue Chapter Discussion Saturday

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Kindering Center
16120 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008

Dads are invited to join other great dads for a good cup of coffee and valuable discussion.  Issues may be complicated for dads having children with special health care needs and/or disability.  Dads get this!  Dads are great resources for other dads!

Fathers Network Campout-June 13,14,15, 2014

Fathers Network Campout-June 13,14,15, 2014

Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

The 31th Annual Fathers Network Campout in beautiful Washington Park, in Anacortes, WA is on the calendar and reserved! Join us and celebrate dads and families as only one can when having a child with special needs!

If this is a new experience for you, plan on lots of fun, and meeting great people! Kids, whether young or old, love having the freedom to play, explore, eat, laugh, and celebrate around the magic of the campfire. As Mark Twain once said, “Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” You couldn’t do it in a nicer place with nicer people.

The campout officially begins Friday night, and ends about noon on Sunday. We have reserved the large group camping area at no cost to you. This event is open to ALL families who have children with special needs. Family friends are also welcome, as we know some of these friendships are unique and important in the lives of our children, and ourselves. Come on out and meet some great people and help us celebrate Fathers Day!

For details see the attached flyer.  We hope to see you and your kids there! 

pdf icon fathers-campout-2014.pdf