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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...
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 


Fort Worth Sister Cities will be traveling to Jordan April 1-14, 2017 to learn more about the people of Jordan, their political, educational, and commercial systems. Click here for more information...
 
 
 


The Bandung Committee invites you to hear the Honorable Henk Edward Saroinsong Consul General of Indonesia speak on current events and politics in Indonesia on November 10. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Newly elected officers at Fort Worth Sister Cities International’s 31st Annual Meeting, are Board Chair, Johnny Campbell, Sundance Square and Chair-elect, Veronica Chavez Law, Brackett & Ellis, LLP. 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...
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday Nagaoka Committee meeting, Sushi Tao, 4954 Overton Ridge Blvd., 12:30 p.m. 
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Sunday Youth board kick-off meeting, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m. 
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Wednesday New board member orientation, Sundance Square, 201 Main Street, #700, noon 
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Thursday Cuba orientation, Times Ten Cellars, 1100 Foch Street, 5:30 p.m.
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Sunday "Friendship Paintings" dedication ceremony, Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd Street, 2:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Finance Committee meeting, City Club, 301 Commerce Street, 11 a.m.
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Wednesday Executive Committee meeting, City Club, 301 Commerce Street, noon
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Friday 2017 Youth Ambassador applications due
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Saturday The Amazingly Global Race, Flying Saucer, 111 E 3rd Street, 9:00 a.m.
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Saturday-Saturday Japanese middle school students in Fort Worth
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Monday 5th anniversary of partnership with Guiyang, China
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Thursday Japanese middle school Sayonara Dinner, First United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall, 800 W 5th Street, 7:00 p.m.
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Friday Final payment due for the 30th Anniversary Exchange to Trier, Germany
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Saturday 31st anniversary of partnership with Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Saturday 18th anniversary of partnership with Toluca, Mexico
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Reggio Emilia, Italy March 11-19.
♦ The committee welcomed 6 students and 1 educator from the Motti School in Reggio Emilia, Italy last month for a culinary exchange.
 
 
 
♦ Apply as a Youth Ambassador, Associate Delegation Leader or Delegation Leader for the 2016 exchange to Trier, Germany March 11-19. ​​
♦ The committee welcomed our friends from Trier, Germany, Hardy and Ruth Mereien-Gurke, on September 28.
 
 
 
♦ 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 will welcome the Indonesian Consul General, Mr. Henk Saroinsong, to Fort Worth on November 10 when he will speak at Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus on current issues in Indonesia.
 
 
 
♦ 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 are visiting Fort Worth this month to learn about the U.S. legal system and explore careers in the legal and criminal justice.
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in September of 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 held an exchange debrief and committee meeting to discuss future opportunities between Fort Worth and China on September 14.
 
 
 
♦ 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 fall we welcome intern Abby Clark. Thank you for 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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