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This dinner is made possible by the generosity of our Members Circle and provides funds to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our community through international education, exchange and commerce. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Join Fort Worth Sister Cities and TCU alumni on May 16 for a luncheon and analysis of US-Cuba relations by Ambassador Carlos Alzugaray Treto. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Join the Reggio Emilia Committee for an evening of wine and cheese. Enjoy the scenery from the patio of the Bird Cafe on May 19 and taste a variety of cheeses and wine. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
Initiated in 2006, Jr. ILA includes 6th – 8th grade students.  This program focuses on cultural understanding taught by international college students Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Sister Cities International is marking a major milestone as we celebrate our 60th anniversary year in 2016. The celebration will also honor the promising future of sustaining Eisenhower’s original vision of fostering world peace through global people-to-people relationships.Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Home hosts make sure visitors to Fort worth experience our true Texas hospitality! Sister Cities will make sure that your hosting experience is a pleasurable one. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday Mayor's International Dinner dress rehearsal, Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston, 6:00 p.m.
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Thursday
The Mayor's International Dinner & Global Awards, Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston, 6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday
Members Circle Leadership Team work session, BBVA Compass Bank, 300 W. 7th Street, noon
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Friday
Amazingly Global Race committee meeting, Inwood National Bank, 777 Taylor St., 2:00 p.m.
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Monday
Emerging Cuba, Texas Christian University, Kelly Alumni Center, 2820 Stadium Dr., noon
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Wednesday
Board of Directors meeting, Fort Worth Club, 307 W. 7th St., 12th Floor, noon
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Thursday
Vino e Formaggio, Bird Café, 155 E 4th Street, 5:30 p.m.
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Friday
International Leadership Academy (ILA) final balance due
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Saturday
Youth board fundraiser, Raising Cane's, 1527 S. University Dr., 5:00-10:00 p.m.
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Sunday
Final travel orientation for summer youth exchanges, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m.
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Monday
Jr. ILA Orientation, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 6:00 p.m.
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Monday
Guiyang 5th Anniversary final orientation, Times Ten Cellars, 1100 Foch Street, 5:30 p.m.
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Monday
Memorial Day. Office closed.
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Tuesday
Spanish Immersion Camp host family orientation, location TBA, 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Join the Reggio Emilia Committee for an evening of wine and cheese on May 19.
 
 
 
♦ Stay tuned for registrations for a Christkindl Market exchange in December.
 
 
 
♦ 17 students and 2 Delegation Leaders will travel to Japan in June.
​ 8 Harashin scholars and 2 Delegation Leaders will travel to Japan in August.​
♦ Dr. Michael Roemer, Director of Global Initiatives at Trinity Valley School, gave an informative presentation on Japanese religions on April 29.
 
 
 
​​♦ The Bandung Committee is planning for a possible visit from Bandung Mayor Kamil in July. Email beth@fwsistercities.org to get involved in the planning.
 
 
 
♦ Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. Reka Szemerkényi will be coming to Fort Worth May 5-8 and the Budapest Committee is hard at work planning her visit. She will be  speaking at Fort Worth Rotary Club on May 6.
♦ The Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle is celebrating Majális, Hungarian Mayfest, on May 7. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
♦ Mayor Price, along with Toluca Chair Anette Soto, Julie Johncox, Mike Hyatt, Michael Jacobsson, and Mae Ferguson, will visit Toluca in June to meet new Mayor Zamora “and discuss ways to strengthen the ties between the two cities.”
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a possible wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in 2017.  Stay tuned.
 
 
 
♦ 7 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Guiyang, China in June.
♦ Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino will lead a group of 20 to Guiyang in June to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the relationship.
 
 
 
♦ The youth group met in April to elect new officers for  the 2016-2017 school year.
♦ FYI’s annual service project was in partnership with Refugee Services of Texas. They adopted a refugee family from Iraq and furnished their home prior to their arrival in April.
 
 
 
♦This spring's interns include Lauren Titsworth and Will Zhong. Thank you for all your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​
♦ If you are interested in interning in the summer, please submit resume, cover letter, and application to beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
817-632-7101
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Administrative Assistant
817-632-7106
 
 

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