The Mayor's Committee for International Friendship (MCIF) and the Lincoln Council for International Visitors (LCIV) elected officers at the joint annual meeting October 15 at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln.
Officers elected for 2013-2014 are Brian Ridenour, President; Dolores Mather, Vice-President and Second Contact; Debbie Engstrom, Secretary; Elaine Hammer, Treasurer; Lisa Lee, First Contact; Bob Stoddard, Advisor; Carmelee Tuma, Newsletter Editor and Public Relations Coordinator; and Sherri Johnson, Director.
Peter Levitov, Emeritus Associate Dean, UNL International Affairs, presented a program on International Students at the University of Nebraska. Former Mayors Coleen Seng and Don Wesely and four educators from India were among those attending.
LCIV provides support for the MCIF, a volunteer organization which hosts visitors from around the world. The committee arranges visits with professional counterparts and plans cultural exchanges and learning experiences to promote international understanding among the visitors and citizens in the Lincoln area. Participants are established or potential foreign leaders and are selected by American Embassies overseas to visit the U.S. to experience this country firsthand.
Any individuals interested in volunteering to help MICF/LCIV in its mission can contact Ridenour at 402-488-4500 or Engstrom at 402-327-9936.