You are cordially invited to the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Annual Meeting of the Membership featuring
Joshua W. Walker Vice President APCO Worldwide & Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund on "How 21st Century Global Connections Impact Cities More Than Ever."
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Sister city partnerships have long been praised for their cultural benefit, but a new study suggests that citizen diplomacy and the exchange it fosters can mean real money for cities and their partners.  Click here for more information...

Race teams will join Mayor Betsy Price for this global challenge in downtown Fort Worth! Teams of 3-5 will walk, run, and ride to 8 international stations attempting various challenges along the way with a finish line party at Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Click here for more information...

What you need to know before you go!
Traveling for business or pleasure?
Let us teach you "what” you need to know “before” you go! Click here for more information...

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 22-24. 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. Click here for more information...

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...
Thursday-Wednesday Culinary students from Motti School in Reggio Emilia, Italy in Fort Worth 
Monday Labor Day. Office closed.
Tuesday City Chairs meeting, 1107 Loch Lomond Court, Arlington, TX 76012, 5:30 p.m.
Friday Passports & Smart Travel, The Stayton, 2501 Museum Way, 1:00 p.m., free and open to the public
Saturday 26th Anniversary with Bandung, Indonesia
Saturday 60th Anniversary of the formation of Sister Cities International by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Saturday Reggio Emilia culinary student farewell party, home of Una & Joe Bailey, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Guiyang 5th Anniversary Exchange debrief, Cannon Chinese Kitchen, 304 W. Cannon, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Annual Meeting & Luncheon, Fort Worth Club, Horizon Ballroom, 306 W. 7th Street, 11:30 a.m.
Amazingly Global Race Kick-Off Party, Flying Saucer, 111 E. 3rd Street, 5:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street
International Academic Ambassador Chair meeting, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Backstage Club, 3301 West Lancaster, 5:30 p.m.
Trier Christkindl Market orientation, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, conference room, 1313 West 7th Street, 4th Floor, 5:30 p.m.
Protocol 101, One Museum Place, 3100 W. 7th Street, Suite 300, 4:30 p.m.
Friday Delegation Leader application deadline
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Reggio Emilia, Italy March 11-19.
♦ The committee is welcoming 6 students and 1 educator from the Motti School in Reggio Emilia, Italy this month .
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Trier, Germany March 11-19. ​​
♦ Volunteer for the Trinity River Vision Authority at Oktoberfest September 22-24. Find out how you can apply here.
♦ The committee is welcoming our Trier Sister Cities colleague and City of Trier Protocol officer, Ruth Mereien Gurke, on September 28.
Nagaoka, Japan
♦ Sister Cities leadership traveled to Nagaoka in August to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Harashin program.
♦ Nagaoka leadership traveled to Fort Worth in August to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Harashin program at a special dinner on August 15.
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Nagaoka, Japan June 22-July 1 or Harashin Scholar exchange July 27-August 4. ​​
​​♦  Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Bandung, Indonesia June 5-16.
♦ ​The committee is planning an event welcoming the Indonesian Consul General, Mr. Henk Saroinsong. He will be visiting Fort Worth the second week of November. Stay tuned for details.
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Budapest, Hungary March 11-19. ​​
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Toluca, Mexico March 11-19. ​​
♦ Law students from Tec de Monterrey will be in Fort Worth this month learning about our legal system and exploring careers in the legal and criminal justice fields.
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a possible wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in 2017.  Stay tuned.
♦ Dr. Roemer and students from Trinity Valley School are planning a service exchange to Mbabane, Swaziland March 8-19, 2017.
♦ The Guiyang Committee is conducting an exchange debrief and committee meeting on September 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Cannon Chinese Kitchen on the patio. Come and join the group and find out how you can get more involved with the Guiyang committee this year.
♦ The 2016-2017 FYI Board is meeting this month to plan the calendar for the year. Applications are now available for Youth Ambassador Exchanges for 2017. Click here for more info.
♦This past summer's interns included Emily Gibson, Cole Harper, Morgan Kaminski, Alex Patershuk, Sam Silindza, Katie Super, Sarah Tahri, Holly Wright, and Betty Xie. 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 fall, please submit resume, cover letter, and application to beth@fwsistercities.org.
Mae Ferguson
Joseph Ramirez
Vice President/COO
Beth Weibel
Sr. Program Manager
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
Danielle McCown
Administrative Assistant

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