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Dig Into Goulash and Hungarian Culture!


Mayor's Dinner Invitations Arrive This Month (Last Chance To See Dancing With The Sister Cities Stars!)


Student interviews being held for 2014 exchanges


Trinity Valley School hosting students from Toluca, Mexico


Christmas tree lighting and pictures with Santa at Sundance Square's new plaza Nov. 23 - Get yours early!


Celebrate the season at our Holiday party Dec. 4th - Get your tickets now




Saturday & Sunday

Japanese Fall Festival at the Fort Worth Japanese Gardens, 3300 Japanese Garden Lane (76107).



Monday -


Suwon, S. Korean trade mission to DFW Metroplex





Deadline for Hungarian goulash entries for the goulash contest



Monday - Sunday

Youth Ambassador interviews, UNT Health Science Center - Atrium, 3500 Camp Bowie (76107). Enter off Clifton Street, parking Lot 6, most southwest door entrance by flag poles. Applicants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  




Deadline to purchase tickets to "Dig into Hungarian Culture"




"Dig into Goulash and Hungarian Culture", Intermodal Transportation Center - 2nd Floor Community Room, 1000 Jones Street (76102) 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


16 -

Dec. 6


Saturday - Friday


Toluca Ambassador High School exchange program with Trinity Valley School






Board of Directors meeting, Fort Worth Club, 12th floor, noon. RSVP by Nov. 18 to

Finance committee meeting immediately following Board of Directors meeting.




Mayor's International Dinner, Dancing with the Sister Cities Stars! Worthington Hotel - Grand Ballroom, 200 Main Street (76102), 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner and celebrity dancers at 8:00 p.m. Tickets required and available on-line.




Christmas tree lighting and start of Photos with Santa in new Sundance Square plaza, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. $7 cash per photo.




Photos with Santa at Sundance Square, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Wednesday - Friday


Office closed for Thanksgiving Holidays





Parade of Lights and Photos with Santa at Sundance Square. Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and photos with Santa remains open until 11:00 p.m.




Photos with Santa at Sundance Square, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Fort Worth welcomes a nursing student this month from the University of Reggio Emilia hosted by the TCU Nursing Dept. He will be attending our Annual Holiday event on Dec. 4 so be sure to welcome him.
  • Kids Who Care will be sending a company to Reggio in March to perform and be home hosted.
  • Danke to the Oktoberfest committee for the fun celebration. Nearly 150 people attended and enjoyed the German Band of North Texas and delicious German food. Thank you to Autobahn, Rahr Brewery and Central Market for their sponsorship of the event and to all the volunteers who helped.
  • Thank you also to those that helped host a trade mission of Trier business professionals, led by Port of Trier Managing Director Volker Klassen. The delegation met with economic development leaders with the city of Fort Worth to plan a trade mission of approximately 10 professionals for Spring 2014.
  • Domo to the host families and volunteers for their work with the Japanese Ambassador Middle School program. 36 middle school students and their teachers visited Fort Worth Oct. 19-27. The hosting Ambassador schools included McLean Middle School, Fort Worth Academy and Trinity Valley School.
  • Western Hills High School will host a delegation of students from Bandung in the Spring as part of the Ambassador High School Program.
  • Get your tickets now for "Dig into Goulash and Hungarian Culture". Come and hear from Hungarian author Emmerich Koller and take part in the goulash contest. Visit website for details.
  • Mark your calendars for an official exchange led by Mayor Price to Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria June 11-19, 2014. A proposed itinerary is online now and costs should be available soon. Air and land and land only packages will be available. Share the opportunity with friends and family. Visit website for details.
  • The Toluca committee thanks Hal & Elizabeth Lawrence for a wonderful reception and private tour of the "Museum of the Americas" held last month.
  • The Fort Worth City Council recognized the Fort Worth Police Officers Daniel Segura, Librado Luevanos and retired Detective and Toluca Vice-Chair Manny Reyes for recent tactical training of more than 100 Toluca Police officers as part of a recent exchange. The Mayor of Toluca has invited Officer Segura and Manny Reyes to conduct workshops to other parts of Mexico throughout the year.
  • While visiting Trinity Valley School this month, Toluca students will have a Thanksgiving cultural experience. They are in Fort Worth on a 3 week exchange for 10 high school students along with 2 teachers from Tec de Monterrey Nov. 18 - Dec. 7 as part of the Ambassador School program.  
  • Mayor Price has invited new Toluca Mayor Gonzalez Calderon to visit Fort Worth April 10-13 during Main Street Arts Festival. If you would like to assist as a day host please contact Irene at
  • Experience a true African adventure this summer with purpose and join us for the "Mbabane Service Adventure" June 2014. Adults and students will be part of this exchange to both Johannesburg, South Africa and Mbabane, Swaziland. Details and exchange registration information are available on the website or by contacting Irene at
  • Students and future culinary chefs from the Culinary School of Fort Worth are planning to visit Guiyang next June. Toluca, Mexico has also been invited to join this exchange as part of their Intercultural Program. Extended tours are planned to Beijing and Xian. Educators are also invited to participate. Visit website for details.

 Fort Worth Youth International

  • Youth Ambassador interviews are being scheduled for Nov. 4 - 10 for all 2014 youth exchanges.  
  • Officers and board members will meet in November to plan the Dec. 8 Holiday Bake sale to raise money for scholarships. This year's total goal is $22,000.  
  • The photos with Santa at Sundance Square will kick off after the tree-lighting Nov. 23. High school volunteers and parents are still needed so please sign up by contacting Beth at Volunteering counts as service hours.

Emerging Leaders Network (The Net)

  • Several NET members have applied to be Associate Delegation Leaders for 2014 Youth Ambassador exchanges.
  • Volunteers are still needed for the Mayor's International Dinner "Dancing with the Sister Cities Stars" scheduled for Nov. 21. Contact Beth Weibel at for more information.
  • The NET is also volunteering with Sundance Santa in November and December. Join your friends and help raise funds to support the youth programs. Sundance Santa is open every weekend from Nov. 23 until Dec. 23. Contact Beth Weibel to sign up for a shift. Friends and family are welcome to volunteer and do not need to be members to help.


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Fort Worth Sister Cities International

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