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IN THIS ISSUE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Monday
Closed for Labor Day

2

Tuesday
Toluca Dia de los Muertos exchange pre-travel orientation, Hacienda San Miguel, 2948 Crockett Street (76107), 5:30 p.m.

4

Thursday

Final Payment due for Toluca Dia de los Muertos exchange

9

Tuesday

Board of Directors nominating committee meeting, Murphy Mahon Keffler & Farrier, 505 Pecan Street, Suite 101 (76102), 5:00 p.m.

11

Thursday

Reggio Children seminar meeting, Fort Worth Sister Cities, 908 Monroe Street, 5th Floor (76102), 10:00 a.m.
16
Tuesday

Vietnam: Past and Present, UNTHSC MET Bldg. auditorium, 1000 Montgomery Street (76107), 6:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets
17
Wednesday

Board of Directors meeting, The Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th, 12th Floor (76102), noon

18

Thursday

North Texas Day of Giving

18-23

Thursday-Tuesday

Mbabane, Swaziland 10th Anniversary Exchange

21

Sunday

Glory of the Gospel Chorus, Rising Star Baptist Church, 4216 Avenue M (76105), performance starts at 3:00 p.m.
23
Tuesday

International Academic Ambassadors Chairs reception, The Gardens Restaurant, 3220 Rock Springs Road (76107), 5:30 p.m.
25-27

Thursday-Saturday
Trinity River Vision Authority Oktoberfest, Panther Island Pavilion

26

Friday

Office closed for staff furlough day

 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 

♦  8 students, one university student facilitator and one educator participated in the International Leadership Academy.
♦  Early childhood education experts from the Reggio Children program will be in Fort Worth for an educational program November 2-4. The committee is planning a seminar on November 4 at Christ Chapel Bible Church. 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 participated in ILA.
♦  Hannah Schmitz, an attorney from Trier, is interning at Attorney Jim Lane's office July 31-October 24.
♦  Fort Worth Sister Cities is partnering with the Trinity River Vision Authority to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Panther Island Pavilion. The traditional German festival will take place at The Shack from September 25-27. Authentic German food will be available and the menu will include festival food such as bratwursts, pretzels, crepes and roasted nuts. Visit our website for updated information.
 
 
 
♦  11 Nagaoka students and 2 educators attended the International Leadership Academy.
♦  Nagaoka chair Ronda Stucker and husband Walter represented Fort Worth at a Peace Summit in Nagaoka in August.
♦  Harashin scholar students from Nagaoka visited Fort Worth August 8-16.  
 
 
 
♦  6 students and one delegation leader attended ILA.
♦  17 tourism professionals from Bandung are visiting 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 met in August to discuss what they learned while in Hungary and how to share that information with the community.
 
 
 
♦  12 facilitators and teachers from Toluca helped conduct the first Spanish Immersion Camp with Fort Worth ISD May 28-July 3.
♦  10 Toluca facilitators also conducted the week-long Junior International Leadership Academy and then transferred as facilitators to the high school Academy. They were here in Fort Worth with an educator July 11-August 3.
♦  20 high school students and one educator attended ILA.
♦  The Toluca exchange to celebrate Dia de los Muertos is October 29-November 2.
 
 
 
♦  7 students, 1 university student facilitator and 2 educators from Mbabane participated in ILA.
♦  Officials arrive from Mbabane in recognition of our 10th anniversary September 19-22. A special gospel choir performance is being planned for September 21.   
 
 
 
♦  9 students and one delegation leader from Guiyang attended the International Leadership Academy.
 
 
 
♦  Junior ILA had attendance of 50 students and ILA a total of 128.  ILA also celebrated its 25th anniversary.
♦  Thank you to Jim and Janet Lane for hosting a ranch party on August 1 for the students. 
 
 
 
♦  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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