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Friday
Good Friday. Office closed.
9
Thursday
Deadline to reserve Mayor's International Dinner tickets
10
Saturday
Sister Cities volunteers manning booth at Main Street Arts Festival from 12:30-4 PM or 4-7 PM. To volunteer, contact michael@fwsistercities.org
15
Wednesday
Finance Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill Street, 11 AM
15
Wednesday
Executive Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill Street, noon
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Thursday
Mayor's International Dinner, The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, 200 Main Street, 6:30 PM Reception, 7 PM Dinner
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Saturday
International Leadership Academy Orientation, TABS, 3813 Valentine Street, 9 AM - 3 PM
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Monday
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Thursday
La Vita Bella- explore the food and wine of the Emilia-Romagna region, 2409 Winton Terrace W., 6:00 PM
25-26
Saturday-Sunday
Japanese Gardens Spring Festival
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Sunday
Final youth board meeting and elections, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, 2 PM
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ ​Youth ambassadors traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy in March.
♦ The Reggio Committee is planning an exchange for adults to attend the closing ceremony of the Tricolore Sports Games and travel to Milan for the World Expo Aug. 28 - Sept. 7. Click here to sign up.
​♦ Attend the Reggio Committee's food and wine night, La Vita Bella, April 23 to learn more about the upcoming exchange. Click here to buy tickets.
 
 
 
♦ The Trier Committee welcomed professor Dr. Gerd Hurm, a professor of American literature and culture and the Director of the Trier Center for American Studies to Fort Worth for a special presentation at TCU in March.
♦ Sister Cities would like to bid farewell to Lord Mayor of Trier Klaus Jensen who retired from his post in March. He will be succeeded by Mayor Wolfram Leibe who was newly elected in October and will take office April 1.​ Mayor Price will visit Trier in June to welcome him.
 
 
 
♦ Youth ambassadors are preparing for their summer exchanges to Japan. Thank you so much to the Fort Worth Japanese Society for hosting our youth ambassadors for an afternoon of Japanese culture and cuisine and thank you again to Harvey Yamagata and his volunteers for preparing our students and delegation leaders. ​
 
 
 
♦ In April, Bandung will play host to an Asian-African Carnival that coincides with the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African conference. Our volunteer, William Churchill, will represent Fort Worth Sister Cities. The festival will showcase unique dance performances, anklung choirs, and a parade featuring costumes and other percussion instruments. ​
 
 
 
♦ Youth ambassadors traveled to Budapest, Hungary in March. Thank you to the Magyar Circle for providing Hungarian language and culture lessons to our students and delegation leaders.
 
 
 
♦ Mayor Hilda Gonzalez has resigned as mayor of Toluca in order to run for an elective federal post. Mr. Braulio Antonio Álvarez Jasso, former Secretary General of the Honorable Toluca Council will be interim mayor until the State Congress appoints a new mayor.
 
 
 
We are pleased to announce that the Black Ecumenical Leadership Alliance (BELA) is sponsoring another four students from Mbabane to come to Fort Worth for ILA, and that Mbabane will be sending a total of 8 students, one teacher, and one university student to Fort Worth this July 18-August 2​.
♦ Sister Cities is also sponsoring its first BELA church student, who attends Mount Olive Baptist Church. He received a full tuition scholarship for ILA and we are looking forward to having him participate.​
 
 
 
♦ The Guiyang group will be planning the 5th anniversary exchange to Guiyang in 2016.  If interested in joining the group or planning the tour, contact Beth Weibel at 817-632-7105.
 
 
 
♦ The youth board will hold elections and a final meeting for the year at UNT Health Science Center on April 26.​
♦ Last month the youth board held a Lunar New Year celebration.
 
 
 
♦ Our team of spring interns includes Carlos Leos, Michael Ridings, and Isabella Vick. Thank you for all your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​
We are currently interviewing candidates for summer internships and ILA facilitator positions. Please click here for more information.
♦ NET members Carlos Leos and Ashley Nava traveled to Italy and Hungary, respectively, in March as Associate Delegation Leaders.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Administrative Assistant
817-632-7106
 
 
 

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