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Funding and in-kind support from the City of Fort Worth play a key role in our mission, but most of our work is made possible through the support of our Members Circle – a thriving network of individuals, organizations, corporations, and community leaders  committed to expanding global relationships for peace and prosperity at home and abroad. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

In partnership the Rotary Club, Sister Cities is planning a mission to Mbabane, 
Swaziland. An adult delegation of 25 will travel to Fort Worth’s seventh sister city from Sept. 1 – 17, 2017. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

You are cordially invited to the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Annual Meeting of the Membership
featuring
Stephen T. Quigley, Jr.
Chairman of Sister Cities International.
 Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Join us for this luncheon on October 11 as we learn about the political dynamics affecting the United State's relationship with Russia.​​​​​​​ Sharon Tennison, President of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI), will give an insider's look at the former Soviet nation. Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Youth Ambassadors from 8 – 12th grades represent Fort Worth and the USA in the cities visited while learning the importance of global volunteerism. All Youth Ambassadors become Citizen Diplomats, sworn in by the Mayor of Fort Worth, with a mission of connecting Fort Worth with the world. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Apply now to become a Delegation Leader to take Youth Ambassadors who represent Fort Worth and the USA to our sister cities.  Scholarships are given to all selected delegation leaders Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Fort Worth Sister Cities International will welcome a delegation of 53 people from Trier, Germany to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sister Cities partnership between Fort Worth and Trier on September 30, 2017. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday-Sunday Rotary Wheelchair Project in Swaziland
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Monday Labor Day. Office closed.
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Monday 27th anniversary of signing with Bandung, Indonesia
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Friday International Academic Ambassador Chair (IAAC) nominations due
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Wednesday Annual Meeting, City Club, Ballroom, 301 Commerce, 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday International Day of Peace, UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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Thursday-Saturday Oktoberfest, Panther Island Pavillion
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Sunday Tricolore International Youth Sports Games mandatory coaches' meeting, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 1:00 p.m.  
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Sunday Tricolore International Youth Sports Games informational meeting for student athletes and parents, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m.
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Tuesday IAAC orientation, The Gardens, 3220 Rock Springs Rd., 5:00 p.m.
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Friday Delegation Leader applications due
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Saturday 30th Anniversary delegation from Trier, Germany arrives
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
  • Plans are under way for the 6th edition of the Tricolore International Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy for July 2018. The first athlete, parent, and coach informational meeting is Sept. 24.
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Reggio Emilia in the spring of 2018
  • Pre Gel, Inc. is in the process of opening a business in Fort Worth. Ananda Gari, Pre Gel’s first Fort Worth employee, is now living in Fort Worth and is hard at work getting Pre Gel off the ground here.

 
 
 
  • Mayor Leibe and an official delegation of 53 people will visit Fort Worth in October.
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Trier in the spring of 2018.
 
 
 
  • Mayor Isoda and an official delegation will visit Fort Worth in October. If interested in planning their visit, contact Beth Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Nagaoka in the summer of 2018.
  • Three middle schools (Fort Worth Country Day, World Languages Institute, and Young Women’s Leadership Academy) are busy planning a visit from 30 middle school students and 6 adults from Nagaoka for Oct. 21-29.

 
 
 
  • ​​This month we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the official signing with Bandung.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Budapest in the spring of 2018.
  • Planning to begin soon for official trip to Budapest in August 2018. Email beth@fwsistercities.org if you are interested.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Toluca in the spring of 2018.
  • Toluca city officials are attending a special reception for the Fort Worth Opera in Mexico City in celebration of a new opera written about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

 
 
 
  • Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a wheelchair exchange to Swaziland September 1-10, 2017.
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to Mbabne in the summer of 2018.
 
 
 
  • In August, we welcomed intern Vera Chen from China!
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador applications are now available for travel to our sister cities in the spring and summer of 2018.
  • The youth board met and set the calendar for the upcoming school year. Make sure to check the website for dates and a description of events you can attend throughout the 2017-2018 school year. 
 
 
 
  • Associate Delegation Leader applications are now available for travel to our sister cities in the spring and summer of 2018.
  • This fall we welcome interns Cynthia Gonzalez and Ana Gutierrez. Thank you for your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​​
  • If you are interested in interning in the spring or summer, please submit resume, cover letter, application to beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
 
 
 
Mae Ferguson
President/CEO and Protocol Officer
817-632-7104
 
 
Joseph Ramirez
Vice President/COO
817-632-7102
 
 
Beth Weibel
Sr. Program Manager
817-632-7105
 
 
 
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
817-632-7101
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Office Manager
817-632-7106
 
 

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