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Fort Worth Sister Cities International will be traveling to Germany and Luxembourg Nov. 30 – Dec. 8, 2016 to experience the magical Christkindl markets.Click here for more information...
 
 
 
This trip will not only bring us together with the people of Cuba, but will enable us to develop friendships and a new understanding of the rich and varied cultural fabric of this unique island nation.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 

The closing ceremony for ILA will take place on July 30, 10:00 a.m. at the TCU BLUU Auditorium and is open to the public. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Since 1990, The Harashin Co. of Nagaoka, Japan has funded scholarships for eight Fort Worth students and two teachers to travel there for an educational and cultural enrichment exchange. 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...
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday Deadline to register for Educational Tour of Cuba 
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Friday Fort Worth Harashin Scholars return 
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Tuesday Members Circle Leadership Team meeting, BBVA Compass, 300 W. 7th Street, noon
9-17
Tuesday-Wednesday Japanese Harashin Scholars visit Fort Worth
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Monday
Harashin 25th Anniversary Dinner honoring Mr. Kazuhiko Hara
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Wednesday
Executive Committee meeting, TBD, noon
19
Friday
Deadline to register for Christkindl Market exchange
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio sent 11 students, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ Registration is due for the Christkindl Market Exchange to Germany & Luxembourg on August 19. Click here to register.
♦ Trier sent 4 students, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
​ 8 Harashin scholars and 2 Delegation Leaders traveled to Japan in July. Their Japanese hosts will travel to Fort Worth in August.
♦Sister Cities leadership will travel to Nagaoka in August to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Harashin program.
♦Nagaoka leadership will also travel to Fort Worth in August to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Harashin program at a special dinner on August 15.
♦ Nagaoka sent 11 students, 1 facilitator, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
​​♦ The Bandung Committee is planning for a possible visit from  the Bandung Vice Mayor in July. Email beth@fwsistercities.org to get involved in the planning.
♦ Bandung sent 3 students, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ Budapest sent 2 students, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ The Toluca Committee held a fun and informative tequila tasting at La Perla on July 12.
♦ Toluca sent 13 students, 5 facilitators, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a possible wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in 2017.  Stay tuned.
♦ Mbabane sent 8 students, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ Guiyang sent 10 students, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 
 
 
♦ The 2016-2017 FYI Board is meeting this month to plan the calendar for the year. Stay tuned for Youth Ambassador applications to be released at the end of the month.
 
 
 
♦This summer's interns include 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.
 
 
 
 
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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