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 County-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 later in the summer–TBD.  Congratulations on the recent election of His Worship Mayor Mulenga Sata to lead Lusaka. 


June 8, 2014 - Annual Meeting. 12:30 – 3:30 PM. Food, entertainment, and short business meeting. Venue TBD. Call Carol Dawley (883-9516) if questions.

July 27 – 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.

Late August, 2014 - Harvey Phillips Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association concert series visit to sister city Chihuahua, Mexico.  Contact Dr. Richard White, UNM Department of Music at rawhite@unm.edu, for more information. Exact dates still pending.


October 8 – 21, 2014 (tentative dates) - Possible 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.

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


December 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015 - New Mexico Philharmonic Concert Tour in China. In addition to playing in our sister city Lanzhou, other cities currently slated for appearances on this tour include Suzhou, Hangshou, Nanjing, Maanshen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Dalian.

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
2014 dates: Jan 15 (Wed); March 20 (Thur); May 14 (Wed); July 17 (Thur); Sept 18 (Thur); Nov 20 (Thur).

Past Year Calendar (2013)