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October Calendar


It's Time For Sauerkraut & Bratwurst At Oktoberfest!


Apply Now For 2014 Student Exchanges


Voting Has Started For This Year's Mayor's International Dinner


30 Japanese Students Visiting Fort Worth Schools


Sister Cities Leads Business Delegation to S. Korea


Dig Into Hungarian Goulash & Culture


Visit Budapest & Vienna In The Spring!






Reggio Emilia committee "That's Italian Supper Club" - Networking and program updates. Fortuna Restaurant, 5837 Camp Bowie (76107), 6:30 p.m. Dinner on own. RSVP by Sept. 30 to Seating is limited.




Special presentation on Hungarian and Transylvanian folk dancing from DFW Magyar Circle intern Istvan Csiki. Fort Worth Downtown Library - Discovery room, 500 W. 3rd Street (76102), 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.




Youth International Board Meeting, UNT Health Science Center - Atrium, 3500 Camp Bowie (76107), 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Enter off Clifton Street, parking lot #6 - most southwest door entrance by flag poles.




Youth International "International Food Fest", UNT Health Science Center - Atrium, 3500 Camp Bowie (76107), 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Enter off Clifton Street, parking lot #6 - most southwest door entrance by flag poles.



Tuesday - Saturday

Aviation and Economic Development Exchange program with Trier, Germany




"Oktoberfest", Central Market - patio, 4651 West Freeway (76107), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Purchase tickets online by Oct. 1.




"Dig into Goulash and Hungarian Culture" planning meeting, Chadra Mezza Grill, 1622 Park Place (76104), 6:00 p.m. 



Combined Finance and Executive committee meeting, Bennett Benner Pettit, 500 W. 7th, Suite 1400 (76102), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. RSVP to by Oct. 14.



Mayor's International Dinner committee meeting, Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia, 8:00 a.m.




Folk Art & Culture of Mexico and Native & Latin America reception and program, Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Hwy., Weatherford (76086), 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 14 to 




Deadline to apply for Delegation and Associate Delegation Leaders for all 2014 youth exchanges


Saturday - Sunday

Nagaoka Middle School Ambassador Program hosted at McLean Middle, FW Academy and Trinity Valley Schools.


Monday - Wednesday

Delegation and Associate Delegation Leader interviews.



Deadline for 2014 Youth Ambassador Exchanges.

"Thanks Y'All " Pot Luck Dinner for Nagaoka Middle School students, First United Methodist Church - Wesley Hall, 800 W. 5th Street (76102), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 22 to Guests asked to bring main dish, side, or salads. Desserts and beverages will be hosted by Nagaoka committee.



Mayor's International Dinner Celebrity Dance couples group rehearsal, Arts 5th Avenue, corner of 5th Ave. & Allen, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.



Delegation and Association Delegation Leader's orientation. Location TBA, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


  • Join Reggio committee's "That's Italian" Supper Club, Fri., Oct. 4 at Fortuna Restaurant on Camp Bowie for networking and program updates. Sharon Canclini, TCU Professor of Nursing will share experiences from her recent nursing exchange and introduce Reggio's nursing student attending TCU this Fall. See calendar for details. Non-members are always welcome.
  • Grazie to The Culinary School of Fort Worth and Director Heather Kurima for coordinating an evening of authentic Italian delights this month. Corrie Donovan, Soprano for the Fort Worth Opera dazzled our 75 guests with beautiful music as well.
  • High school students are invited to apply for the 2014 Spring Youth Exchange to Reggio scheduled for March 8-16. Applications are due Oct. 23 and can be found online. Click here for application.
  • Oktoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 8. See calendar for details.
  • A trade mission of Trier business professionals, led by Port of Trier Managing Director Volker Klassen, will be in Fort Worth Oct. 8-12. The delegation will attend an Aviator's conference at Meacham Airport, as well as plan a trade mission to arrive in Fort Worth in Spring 2014.
  • 36 Nagaoka middle school students and teachers arrive this month for the Ambassador Middle School program. We thank all the host families and participating Ambassador schools: Fort Worth Academy, McLean Middle and Trinity Valley School. The Nagaoka students will share their culture with local youth at the Shamblee Library program as part of our partnership the City of Fort Worth Public Library programs.
  • The Nagaoka committee is planning the Sayonara/Thank's Y'All potluck dinner for Thurs., Oct. 24 for the students and host families participating in the middle school exchange. Desserts and beverages will be hosted. Host families are asked to bring main, side and salads. See calendar for details.
  • Bandung officially announced the election of their new Mayor Mr. Mochamad Ridwan Kamil. He is an architect with Master of Urban Design from Berkeley. The new Vice Mayor is Mr. Oded Muhammad Daniel who is a former Bandung city councilman. Both have already stated their full support to continue planning programs that will benefit our cities.
  • The High School exchange for Bandung is planned for this spring and will be hosted by Western Hills HS as part of our Ambassador High School Program.
  • Magyar Circle Hungarian intern Istvan Csiki will make a presentation at the downtown Fort Worth Library on Oct. 5. He will demonstrate the history of Hungarian and Transylvanian folk dancing. The event is free and open to the public. Check calendar for details.
  • Save Nov. 12 for "Dig in to Goulash and Hungarian Culture". The event will be open to the public and include a goulash contest, plus a conversation with Hungarian author Emmerich Koller.
  • Mark your calendars for next year's Budapest and Vienna exchange planned for June 11-19. A proposed itinerary is online now and details on cost will be available soon with air and land and land only packages. Contact Beth Weibel for information.
  • Join us Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. for a reception and tour of "Celebrate & Discover ALL of the Americas" featuring folk art from Mexico, as well as Native and Latin America hosted by Harold & Elizabeth Lawrence owners of the Museum of the Americas in Weatherford. If interested in carpooling, email Doug Harman or Irene as soon as possible. Group will meet by 6:15 p.m. in front of Central Market/patio at Chappell Hill Shopping Center for departure. RSVP by Oct. 14 to Irene Chase. Details in calendar.
  • Gracias to Fort Worth Police Dept. for providing training to 70 Toluca officers Sept. 29 - Oct. 6. Officers Daniel Segura and Toluca Vice Chair Manny Reyes are coordinating this program as volunteers now in its 5th year.
  • Plans are continuing for a Toluca delegation to visit Fort Worth during the Main Street Arts Festival April 10-13.  Fort Worth will travel to Toluca next Fall. Stay tuned for details.
  • Adults and high school youth are invited to join the "Mbabane Service Adventure" to Mbabane, Swaziland and Johannesburg, South Africa June 2014. The exchange will include cultural programs and leadership training at the recently opened Health & Social Center, child care point centers, and schools. Local historical tours and a safari will also be included, as well as 2 days in Johannesburg, South Africa with tours to Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and the Lion Safari Park. Details and applications are available online now. For details, contact Irene Chase
  • Chair Dr. Staussa Ervin has developed an online "International Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship & Wellness Training "program with over 70 students from Mbabane already signed up. This program is in partnership with local leaders and educators in Mbabane who will serve as facilitators. Staussa will join the group this June as they will be involved in this project during the June trip. Stay tuned for updates and thank you to Staussa for her dedication to the youth of Mbabane.
  • Plans are underway for June 2014 cultural Youth Ambassador exchange to also include FW area teachers, and the Culinary School of Fort Worth. Applications are available on our website or contact Irene Chase for details.
  • We have also partnered with Tec de Monterrey Intercultural program, Toluca, Mexico for their high school students and educators to join our delegation.

 Fort Worth Youth International

  • Join us on Sun., Oct. 6 for "International Food Fest" and learn about Spring and Summer exchanges for 2014. Local community service projects will be discussed and Youth Board members will be introduced. Parents and non-members are always welcome to attend. Bring spare change as part of our "Change for Change" program to purchase shoes and supplies for the children of Mbabane.
  • We salute 40 teachers who were selected by their middle and high school principals to serve as Sister Cities Liaison. These International Academic Ambassador Chairs will be promoting programs and exchanges opportunities for students and teachers at their schools.

Emerging Leaders Network (The Net)

  • Apply now to be an Associate Delegation Leader for Spring or Summer youth exchanges. Deadline to apply is Oct. 18. Applications are available online. 
  • Volunteers are needed for the Mayor's International Dinner "Dancing with the Sister Cities Stars" scheduled for Nov. 21. Contact Beth Weibel for more information.  
  • Several members will be meeting to formulate plans to include NET members in exchanges to Budapest and Toluca in 2014. Stay tuned for details.  
  • The NET group is volunteering at Sundance Santa Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 to raise funds for youth programs. Friends and family are welcome to volunteer and do not need to be members to help. Contact Beth Weibel to sign up for shift.


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