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Saturday
International Leadership Academy Closing Ceremonies, TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 South University Drive (76109), 10:00-11:30 a.m.

2

Saturday

Nagaoka chair Ronda and Walter Stucker representing Fort Worth at Peace Summit in Nagaoka, Japan

3

Sunday

International Leadership Academy concludes

5

Tuesday

Fort Worth Harashin scholar students return from Nagaoka, Japan

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Friday

Japanese Harashin scholar students arrive in Fort Worth

9-12

Saturday-Tuesday

Downtown development exchange to Toluca, Mexico
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Sunday

Fort Worth Youth International executive committee meeting, home of Sarika Sabnis, 3957 Wedgeway Drive (76133), 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday

Budapest, Hungary exchange program debrief at home of Gary and Terri West, 2530 5th Avenue (76110), 5:30 p.m.

14

Thursday

Japan-America Friendship Night at the Ballpark, at Texas Ranger’s Stadium, 7:00 p.m.  

15

Friday

Fort Worth Sister Cities office closed

15

Friday

Harashin Scholar Sayonara Party, home of Doug and Lynne Eller, 3459 Park Hollow Street (76109), 6:00 p.m.

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Saturday

Harashin scholar students return to Nagaoka, Japan

19

Tuesday

Oktoberfest planning meeting, Central Market, Café on the Run upstairs, 4651 West Freeway (76133), 5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday

Finance committee meeting, The Women's Center of Tarrant County, 1723 Hemphill (76110), 11:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION
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Wednesday

Executive committee meeting, The Women's Center of Tarrant County, 1723 Hemphill (76110), 12:00 noon
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION

24-27

Sunday-Wednesday

Bandung, Indonesia official and tourism delegation in Fort Worth on business exchange

25

Monday

Welcome reception for Bandung, Indonesia
 
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
  • 8 students, one university student facilitator and one educator are here from Reggio Emilia participating in the International Leadership Academy.
  • Early childhood education experts from the Reggio Children program will be in Fort Worth for educational events November 2-4. The committee is planning a conference on November 4 at TCU. Cost is 80 Euro (about $106.00) for a full day session including lunch. To register through the Reggio Children site click here
 
 
 
 
  • 19 students, one adult leader and 3 university student facilitators are participating in ILA. Welcome!
  • Hannah Schmitz, a young lawyer from Trier, will be interning at Attorney Jim Lane's office. She will be here July 31-October 24.
  • Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Market. Enjoy music from the German Band of North Texas and German foods and beverages.
 
 
 
 
  • Welcome 11 Nagaoka students and 2 educators for the International Leadership Academy.
  • Nagaoka chair Ronda Stucker and husband Walter will represent Fort Worth at a Peace Summit in Nagaoka during the first week of August.
  • Harashin scholar students depart for Nagaoka July 27-August 5. The Nagaoka students and educators arrive in Fort Worth August 8-16.  
 
 
 
 
  • 6 students and one delegation leader have arrived for ILA.
  • 22 tour operators from Bandung will come to Fort Worth August 24-27 for meetings and discussions surrounding Tourism and Promotion of our cities. The Convention and Visitor's Bureau will host meetings while they are here. 
 
 
 
 
  • 16 delegates from the June outbound exchange to Budapest will meet this month to discuss what they learned while in Hungary and how to share that information with the community.  
 
 
 
 
  • 12 facilitators and teachers from Toluca lead a very successful first Spanish Immersion Camp with Fort Worth ISD May 28-July 3.
  • Toluca has also sent an intern to work with us this summer from Tec de Monterrey.
  • 9 Toluca facilitators just completed the week-long Junior International Leadership Academy and have transferred as facilitators to the high school Academy. They will be in Fort Worth from July 11-August 3.
  • A delegation of 12 high school students and one educator are attending ILA.
  • The Toluca exchange to celebrate Dia de los Muertos is October 29- November 2. Only a few seats are left so call today.  
 
 
 
 
  • Nancy Marchant led 6 students, 2 associate leaders and 4 adults to Mbabane, Swaziland and Johannesburg, South Africa June 10-25. The delegation visited the child care point centers and delivered books and school supplies to the Rotary Reading Corner at the Mbabane Library.
  • 7 students, 1 university student facilitator and 2 educators from Mbabane are participating in ILA after arriving 5 days late due to visa issues in Paris.
  • The committee is planning an official exchange from Mbabane in recognition of our 10th anniversary as sister cities September 19-22. A special gospel choir performance is being planned for September 21.   
 
 
 
 
  • 8 students, one associate and one lead educator traveled to Guiyang and Beijing June 9-23. All were home hosted in Guiyang where they visited the minority villages.
  • 9 students and one leader from Guiyang are attending the International Leadership Academy.
 
 
 
 
  • Junior ILA had a very successful week with 50 students participating. ILA has a total of 128 students participating, as well as alumns to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ILA.
  • Special activities are scheduled for the 25th celebration including a ranch party at Jim Lane's on August 1, the closing ceremonies on August 2 and a gathering on August 2. 
 
 
 
 
  • International ILA university facilitators from Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; Trier, Germany and Reggio Emilia, Italy joined us this summer working closely with Fort Worth's facilitators.
  • Our team of summer interns included Alayna Sublette, TCU; Andrew Upton, TCU; Courtney Wagenseller, Texas A & M; Felix Foerster; SMU; Hai Ngyuen, Depauw University; Katherine Zhang, Nanjing Audit University; and Stevie Hayden, University of New Mexico. Thank you for all your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities and best of luck for the upcoming semester. 
  • NET members Andrea Ballard and Andrea Puente have recruited 23 teams to participate in the inaugural Amazingly Global Race scheduled for October 4. Team captains, sponsors and event volunteers being recruited now.
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
 
 
 
 
Mae Ferguson
President/CEO
817-632-7104
 
 
 
 
Joseph Ramirez
Vice-President/COO
817-632-7102
 
 
 
 
Beth Weibel
Sr. Program Manager
817-632-7105
 
 
 
 

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