Austin – June 23 2013

International Potluck for all international welcome ambassadors organizations

Hello everyone!

City of Austin, Global Austin and EuroCircle ((Austin Polish Society, Casa de Espana Austin etc). will be joining hands and building the next great event together by hosting an International Potluck. This means that you can all bring your traditional dishes and have other members experience new flavors and most of all, your cooking skills! This is no Top Chef event, but it will be a great way to challenge yourself and share your culture with just a bite of heaven.

This event will be hosted at Icenhauer’s on Sunday June 23, starting at 5:30pm. All drinks will be available for purchase at the bar, and all food will be nicely organized according to the different flavors you bring to the table.
21 + event

We ask that all members who wish to bring a dish send details to Allison Berguin or Kaisa Kokkonen. If you just want to attend, that is no problem, but this is a great opportunity to share something you are proud of. Kaisa is at kaisa@eurocircle.com

Global Austin will have a table set up so you can talk about upcoming events and add the events you are excited about to their calendar. The best marketing tool is word of mouth, keep that in mind.

Food always brings people together, so keep this date open. Go work out and come hungry!

We look forward to seeing you then!

The EuroCircle team

P.S.: We will provide plates, forks, knives, spoons and napkins, but please use your dish and utensil you wish to serve with (email kaisa(at) eurocircle (dot) com ). And we will keep a list in the forums – on the RSVP page – off all the dishes we know someone is bringing

INTERNATIONAL WELCOME AMBASSADOR PROGRAM:

The City of Austin started 2013 with a new program to welcome international newcomers to our city. The International Welcome Program helps international newcomers to quickly feel at home in our city and to connect to community resources and information. There are three initiatives being started under this program.

The City launched an online international calendar and information portal in partnership with GlobalAustin at InternationalAustin.org The website features a calendar of international events, a newcomer’s guide, and feature articles about Austin residents and organizations who are engaged in international activities. The organizations vary from Austin Polish Society, Casa de Espana Austin, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce to Russian Speakers Society of Austin (plus all NON-European groups).

Please get in touch with Natalie at Natalie.betts@austintexas.gov to learn more about the International Welcome Program.