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September Calendar


Enjoy Italian Treats Prepared by Culinary Students from Reggio Emilia


2014 Student Exchanges On-line This Month


American Airlines Partnering with Sister Cities


African Hip Hopsters Needed for Mayor's Dinner


Partnering with Chambers on S. Korean Trade Mission


Save the Date for Oktoberfest


Dancing with the Sister Cities Stars Announce Celebrity Couples





Reggio Emilia, Italy culinary students from the Instituto Motti exchange with the Culinary School of Fort Worth.




African Hip Hopsters Auditions to dance with Mayor Price at the Mayor's International Dinner, Arts Fifth Avenue, corner of Allen and 5th Ave. (76107), 1:00 p.m. Share with your friends and email Mae Ferguson if you plan to participate.




Budapest committee meeting to plan the November special event, Chadra Mezza Grill, 1622 Park Place Avenue (76110), 6:00 p.m.  Also help welcome Hungarian intern, Istvan Csiki, sponsored by the DFW Magyar Circle. Bring wine to share. RSVP by Sept 6th to Beth Weibel




"That's Italian" tasting event showcasing Reggio Emilia Motti Culinary School students Italian cuisine at the Culinary School of Fort Worth, 6100 Camp Bowie Blvd (76116), 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Irene Chase.





Final youth executive board meeting at UNT Health Science Center atrium, 3600 Camp Bowie (76107), 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Enter off Clifton street, parking lot A (most southwest door entrance), room 291.




Board of Directors meeting, Fort Worth Club, 12th floor, noon




International Academic Ambassador Chair reception and orientation at the Gardens Restaurant, 3220 Rock Springs Road (76107), 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 18th to Irene Chase.




Trade Mission to Suwon, South Korea in partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber and Greater Dallas Korean Chamber.



Oct 6


Fort Worth Police Dept. training exchange to Toluca, Mexico


  • Culinary students from the Instituto de Motti in Reggio Emilia will be in Fort Worth Sept. 2-14th for  two weeks interning with local  restaurants coordinated by  Heather Kurima, Director of the Culinary School of Fort Worth.  They will also visit the FWISD & HEB Gold Seal Culinary programs.  Join them Sept. 13th at the "That's Italian" event organized by the Reggio Emilia committee.  See calendar for details.
  • The Spring Youth Ambassador Exchange is being planned for March 8-16th.  Applications and details will be on  the website in September. 
  • Mark your calendars now for the next two Italian Supper Club meetings, October 4th and January 6th.
  • The Oktoberfest committee, chaired by Anne Moroneso, is planning for a special event. Save the date for Oct. 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Market.  Music, German food and beer is planned.
  • A trade mission of Trier business professionals, led by Trier Deputy Mayor of Industry and Economic Development, Thomas Egger, will visit Fort Worth Oct. 5-12. The committee is meeting to plan their visit and make connections with area companies, particularly in shipping, logistics, and steel and plastic recycling. 
  • Domo Arigato to  the volunteers and host families who worked with the Harashin Scholar program exchange in August.
  • Final details are being made to welcome 36 middle school students and their teachers to Fort Worth for the Ambassador Middle School program Oct. 19-27th The hosting Ambassador schools are McLean Middle School, Fort Worth Academy and Trinity Valley School.
  • Many thanks to William and Mary Ann White for hosting the Bandung and Bali  exchange debrief in their home in August.
  • Mark your calendars for an official exchange to Budapest, along with Vienna, Austria, June 11-19, 2014. Enjoy a Hungarian Rhapsody while visiting both of these culturally unique cities.  Details on cost and proposed itineraries will be available soon. Share the opportunity with friends and family.
  • Join the Budapest committee in welcoming the DFW Magyar Circle Hungarian intern, Istvan Csiki, Sept. 9th. He is conducting a research project on Hungarian heritage and has been working in various U.S. cities  with large Hungarian populations. See calendar for details.
  • The committee is planning a Hungarian Heritage celebration including a goulash cook off for Nov. 5th. Join the group at their Sept. 9th meeting if you are interested in getting involved in planning the event.
  • Mark your calendars for the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performance at Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth on October 10th! Discounted tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. RSVP to Beth Weibel by September 10th. 
  • The City of Toluca has established an International Affairs office headed by Ambassador Emeritus Sergio Gonzalez Galvez who will work closely with the local "Ciudades Hermanas" volunteer organization. Many new initiatives have been proposed to focus on city planning, police training, transportation, education, economic relations and the environment.
  • The FW Police Dept. will be hosted by Toluca Sept. 29 - Oct. 6th where they will train over 70 Toluca police officers in tactical training  regarding narcotics, vice, and K9 units. Special thanks to Officer Daniel Segura and Toluca Vice Chair Manny Reyes for coordinating this program for more than 5 years.
  • Adults are invited to join the Mbabane Service Adventure to Johannesburg, South Africa and Mbabane, Swaziland  in June 2014.   Details will be available on the website soon. For details contact Irene Chase.
  • Plans are being finalized for the June 2014 youth and educators exchange to include students from the Culinary School of Fort Worth.  Applications will be available soon.  Contact Irene Chase for details.

 Fort Worth Youth International

  •  The FYI executive board is meeting this month to finalize programs for the year.
  • Spring and summer exchanges are planned to Italy, Japan, Hungary, Swaziland and China. Details and applications for 8th-12 graders will be on the web soon. Applications will be due Oct. 23rd for all 2014 spring and summer exchanges.
  • Fort Worth area middle and high school principals are invited to nominate a teacher to serve as the International Academic Ambassador Chair for their school. The IAACs will serve as official liaisons with Sister Cities for the 2013/14 school year. Contact Irene Chase for details.  Nominations due by September 6th.

Emerging Leaders Network (The Net)

  • THANK YOU to the NET members who volunteered as celebrity bartenders in August at the Trinity River Vision's Rockin' on the River.  Sister Cities received the funds raised through their tips during the evening. 
  • Three interns will start work at Sister Citiesthis month. Welcome Sarah Haag, TCU; Travis Waggoner, UNT and Fort Worth Sister Cities Alum; and Adriel Long, TCU.


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