Worthington International Friendship Association (WIFA)

About WIFA

The Worthington International Friendship Association (WIFA) fosters intercultural friendships through special events, delegation exchanges, and educational programming. In 2024, the Cities of Worthington and Sayama, Japan celebrate their 25th anniversary as sister-cities. Since first establishing their friendship in 1993, hundreds of citizens, sports teams and city officials have visited each other’s countries to develop a mutual understanding. WIFA also coordinates cultural dinners, lectures and other international events. WIFA believes that understanding different cultures and customs is essential for living in the global community of the 21st century. For information contact Anne Brown by email or call 614-854-7173.

Join WIFA in 2024!

We invite you to join WIFA and participate in our many upcoming international programs and events. Dues:

  • $10 seniors/students
  • $15 Individuals
  • $20 senior couple
  • $25 family

Complete this online form to join WIFA Please submit the form and pay online or mail a check made out to WIFA to:

Attention: Anne Brown
City of Worthington
6550 N. High Street
Worthington, OH 43085

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WIFA Board Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Worthington Municipal Building
    6550 N. High St.
    Worthington, OH 43085

Board Members

  • Wade Duym, President
  • Nicky Robie, Vice President
  • Joan Bird
  • Anne Brown
  • Christina Clark
  • Rachael Dorothy
  • Virginia Duym
  • Jeff Fickell
  • Carrie Harris
  • Linda Karr
  • Joe Kohler
  • Beth Kowalczyk
  • Katariina Levine
  • Bill McDonald
  • Lora Mitchell
  • Jonathan Mooers
  • Marsha Mueller
  • Ty Nisthauz
  • Akiko Pullen
  • Yani Sheng
  • Anton Teufel
  • Linda Teufel
  • Gretchen Turner