January 25, 2014 - International Tea and Cookies. Free. All are welcome! 12:30-2:30 PM at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Albuquerque, 501 Elizabeth St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Call Carol Dawley (883-9516) if questions.  Meet our Chairs and find out about the upcoming plans for each of our Sister Cities, while enjoying representative hot beverages and snacks.

March 7, 2014 - Focus on Germany: AIA sponsored lecture by Dr. Mary Hampton, 3 – 5 PM, UNM Continuing Education Center. Topic: Angela Merkel: Redefining Leadership in German Politics. Contact AIA (www.abqinternational.org) for more information. 10% discount off non-member lecture price available to ASCF members.

March 15 - 23 2014 - Friendship City Trade Mission to Brazil, led by ASCF board member and Bernillilo Cunty-City of Albuquerque Trade Alliance Manager Randy Trask. Call Randy (231-0677) if interested.  Fees and signup deadline (Jan. 31) apply.

April 6, 2014 – Focus on Asia: AIA sponsored lecture by Dr. Seungsook Moon, 3 – 5 PM, UNM Continuing Education Center. Topic: Women Political Leaders in Asia. Contact AIA (www.abqinternational.org) for more information. 10 % discount off non-member lecture price available to ASCF members.

April 16, 2014 – Focus on Mexico: AIA sponsored Dinner Talk by Dr. Susan Tiano 5:30 PM, La Vida Llena. Topic: Borderline Slavery: Mexico, the United States, and the Human Trade. Contact AIA (www.abqinternational.org) for more information.

April 28 – 29, 2014 – Santa Fe World Affairs Forum is  sponsoring a symposium on “Citizen Diplomacy.”  Contact: sfwaforum@outlook.com and waforum@gmail.com for more information or visit http://sfwaf.org/whats-next/.

May 1-4, 2014 - Guadalajara/Chihuahua, Mexico and Alburquerque, Spain students visit New Mexico for Roborave competition at Convention Center May 3.  Contact Pam Feather (980-5886) for more details. Volunteers are needed: click here for more info:

May 22,  2014 - Sister City Signing with Lusaka, Zambia will be re-scheduled to the last week in September–TBD.  Congratulations on the recent election of His Worship Mayor Mulenga Sata to lead Lusaka.

June 8, 2014 - Annual Meeting. Buffet King 5410 Academy Rd NE. 12:30 – 3:00 PM. Food, entertainment, and short business meeting.  Cost: $9 for members; $15 non-members. Call Carol Dawley (883-9516) if questions.

July 25 – August 3 , 2014 - Visit to Albuquerque by Sasebo students. Exact dates to be determined.  Host families needed. Call Kazumi Kawakubo-Todman (235-0597) or Pam Feather (980-5886) for more details.

July 31 – August 2, 2014 - Sister Cities International Annual Conference. Theme: The power of digital diplomacy. Venue: The Fairmont San Jose Hotel 170 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

August 8-18, 2014 - Membership trip to Helmstedt, Germany. In addition to visiting our sister city Helmstedt, other stops are planned for Berlin and Dresden.  Contact Chair Nathan Young (977-6033) for details.

August 17, 2014 - Free matinee performance for sister city members: Ballet Pro Musica (from Jallisco, Mexico). Come support your Guadalajara sister city. 2 P.M. National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Contact Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa (915)760-3291 or Marie Trigg (505)544-1113 for reservations.

September 26 – October 6, 2014 - Re-scheduled visit from Lusaka, Zambia and twinning celebration between Albuquerque and Lusaka on October 2.  Opportunity for members to meet our delegation for lunch on October 4,  11:30 – 12:30 PM. Location: Nexus Brewery 4730 Pan American East Fwy. NE, Suite D. RSVP to Richard Buckler, rbuckler3@comcast.net or 291-8175 by Sept 30. Due to limited seating, please no walk-ins. Cost: non-members $17, members $12.

October 9 – 20, 2014 - Membership trip to China, including a visit to Lanzhou our sister city. Call Chair Dr. Hsi (345-3866) or Co-Chair Dr. Lin Ye (249-4896) to indicate interest. Deposit due by June 9 to confirm spot.

November 2 – 4, 2014 - Follow-up trip to Alburquerque, Spain by RoboRAVE. Dates to be determined. Contact Pam Feather for more information: (980-5886).

November 12 – 16 2014 – Visit to Albuquerque by Guadalajara’s famous Folkloric Ballet. Performance on Friday Nov 14 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 7:30 PM. Contact Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa (915)760-3291 or Marie Trigg (505) 544-1113 for more information. HOME HOSTS NEEDED!


Bi-monthly Board Meetings – Contact President Richard Buckler. Location: Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union Training Rooms, 3707 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Enter on North-West side of building.
Start Time: 5:45 PM
Remaining 2014 dates: Nov 20 (Thur).
2015 dates: Jan 14 (Wed.), March 19 (Thur), May 21 (Thur), July 16 (Thur), Sept 17 (Thur), Nov 19 (Thur).

Past Year Calendar (2013)