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Another tragic terrorist attack. More confusion about why, more anxiety about what’s to come, more sympathy for victims from around the world. Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels feel distressingly familiar. They are yet another reminder of the fragility of the world around us, and the desire of terrorists to continue in their mission to make us afraid. 
 
 
 


Join our Members Circle today and publicly demonstrate your commitment to our vibrant city, its people, and its bright future on the global stage.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Join us on April 28 for an analysis of the refugee crisis by Dr. Manochehr Dorraj, Professor of Political Science at TCU. A panel discussion will follow about how refugees are affecting our sister cities. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
Since 1989, the award-winning International Leadership Academy (ILA) has brought young people from Fort Worth’s sister cities to the area to discuss pressing global issues. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday
ILA orientation, Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences, 3813 Valentine St., 10:00 a.m.
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Thursday
Bandung Committee meeting, home of Paul Geisel, 4304 Kenwood Ct., 6:30 p.m.
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Friday
Final payment due for summer Youth Ambassador exchanges
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Tuesday
Members Circle Leadership Team meeting, BBVA Compass Bank, 300 W. 7th St., noon
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Tuesday
Guiyang 5th Anniversary Exchange orientation, Cannon Chinese Kitchen, 304 W. Cannon St., 5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday
Trier Committee meeting, Winehaus, 1628 Park Place, 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday
Executive Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill Street, noon
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Friday
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Friday
Final payment due for Guiyang 5th Anniversary Exchange
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Sunday
Final Youth Board meeting and elections, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m.
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Thursday
A Conversation on Refugees, TCC Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Action A 4202, 5:30 p.m.
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Friday
Nagaoka Committee meeting, Trinity Valley School, Lower School, Great Hall, 7500 Dutch Branch Rd., 6:30 p.m.
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Friday
Presentation on Japanese religions, Trinity Valley School, Lower School, Great Hall, 7500 Dutch Branch Rd., 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
​♦ 13 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy in March.
♦ Stay tuned for details for a May meeting – it involves a cheese expert so it is one you don’t want to miss
 
 
 
​​♦ 10 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader traveled to Trier, Germany in March.
♦ Join the committee on April 13 to learn more about Oktoberfest, a Christkindl Market exchange in December, and also hear from our students who just returned from Trier.
 
 
 
♦ 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.​
♦ The Nagaoka Committee will have its next general meeting April 29 in the Great Hall (Lower School, Dutch Branch entrance) of Trinity Valley School
♦ Dr. Michael Roemer will do a presentation on Japanese religions on April 29. It is free and open to the public.
 
 
 
​​♦ The Bandung Committee is meeting April 7 at the home of Dr. Paul Geisel to plan for a possible visit from Mayor Kamil. Join us to be a part of the planning.
 
 
 
♦ 3 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader traveled to Budapest, Hungary in March.
♦ Hungarian Ambassador 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 attending the Mayor’s International Dinner and speaking at Fort Worth Rotary Club on May 6.
 
 
 
​♦ 8 students, 2 Delegation Leader, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader traveled to Toluca, Mexico in March.
♦ Mayor Price, along with Toluca Chair Anette Soto, Julie Johncox, Mike Hyatt, and Mae Ferguson, will visit Toluca in June to meet new Mayor Zamora.
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a possible wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in 2017.  Stay tuned.
♦ On March 30, the Mbabane Committee hosted Taste of Africa at local Ethiopian restaurant, Samson's Market Bistro.
 
 
 
♦ 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 12 to Guiyang in June to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the relationship.
 
 
 
​​♦ Thank you to Selin Karsi and Austin Price who have spoken at two Members Circle events on their experiences as Youth Ambassadors.  Thank you also to Katey Parham who talked about her recent exchange to Toluca, Mexico at the March board of directors meeting.
♦ Our youth group will be meeting April 24 and will be electing new officers for 2016-2017 school year. Come and join them and run for an officer position if you are interested in being more involved.
 
 
 
♦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 spring or 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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