Dear Members & Friends of SACIV,
We are in the middle of summer and our international visitors keep on coming. We are so fortunate that our doors are open year round and our activities don’t stop. We started the summer with our “Member Luncheon” on June 1st with a very special keynote speaker, Ms. Stacy White, Director of the Office of International Visitors at the U.S. Department of State. She shared with us how important the partnership is with the community of San Antonio for the success of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP); furthermore, San Antonio benefits from these distinguished, emerging international leaders. SACIV brings opportunities for international connections and engagement to our San Antonio citizens - at the business, professional, and personal level.
July gives us the opportunity to engage with two very diverse groups at the “Summer Member Mixer”. One group representing seven countries is focused on “Global Economic Cooperation” and the other group representing six other countries focuses on “Youth and Civic Activism”.
As individual members, we also have the honor to meet distinguished visitors and have one-on-one time with them during meal hospitality. What a pleasure to have representatives from Azerbaijan come to our homes to break bread later this month.
I hope you continue to connect with such diverse groups and make a difference in our relationships with the world as a citizen diplomat.
Chair, Board of Directors