City of Lincoln
2007 Media Releases
The public is invited to join the Mayor’s Committee for International Friendship (MCIF) and the Lincoln Council for International Visitors in celebrating MCIF’s 40th anniversary Thursday, August 16. The event includes a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Plains Room at the UNL East Campus Union.
Special guests will include Mayor Chris Beutler, several former Mayors of Lincoln, Mark Rebstock from the National Council for International Visitors, and Carol Grabauskas from the U.S. Department of State.
The MCIF has been welcoming visitors to Lincoln since 1966. Its goal is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries.
"The celebration will recognize the tremendous dedication of so many in Lincoln and the surrounding area who have devoted much time and effort in making our international visitors feel welcome," said MCIF President Brian Ridenour. "The outstanding hospitality extended by this organization was recognized when the U.S. Information Agency announced some years ago that Lincoln was the place most mentioned favorably by former visitors."
The cost of the dinner is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by contacting Pat Walter at 430-8410 or firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11.