Summer Membership Mixer
On July 27th, 2017, SACIV hosted our annual “Summer Membership Mixer” at La Fonda on Main. Over Mexican inspired hor d’oeurves and drinks, our members and the community mixed and mingled with our fourteen visitors from Latin America, participating in the “WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs”. We also took the opportunity to honor and recognize our professional resources for meeting with our recent delegations.
28th Anniversary Dinner
On October 25th, 2017, SACIV welcomed our members, locals, and international guests to celebrate our history and impact in the community at our “28th Anniversary Dinner”, which took place as a banquet dinner with entertainment and a program at UIW’s Rosenberg Skyroom. We welcomed Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, as our Keynote Speaker who addressed the confluence of cultures that is San Antonio, and honored "International Leadership Award" recipient Mr. Marcos Fragoso, Vice President for International Affairs at the University of the Incarnate Word, for his work to promote citizen diplomacy in San Antonio and to the community. The University of the Incarnate Word was also recognized for its support to SACIV over many years. Additionally, we welcomed eleven international visitors from Lebanon as our special guests, who were visiting the United States on an IVLP program entitled, "Young Leaders Promoting Transparency & Accountability".
On December 10th, 2017, SACIV celebrated the season at our annual “Holiday Party” at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Museum Reach Hotel. SACIV members and the community had a chance to mix and mingle with our visitors from three separate IVLP groups, representing Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, UAE, Pakistan, & Vietnam. We also honored our home hospitality hosts for their generous dedication to our organization and to welcoming our visitors into their homes. Global friendships were formed over traditional local holiday food and cultural understanding was enhanced during the December festivities!