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International Summer Picnic (July 15, 2018)
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual 2018 International Summer Picnic. When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 to 7:00 PM Where: at the shelter in silver lake park next to the fire station (7 th St. NE). We have a roof – […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic (July 15, 2018)’.
Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 (cancelled)
UPDATE: Due to unfortunate circumstances, the RIA Thanksgiving Event, due to take place on Thursday 23rd November at 11.30 am, has been cancelled. We hope to be back with the event next year. The Rochester International Association and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to: A […] Read more – ‘Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 (cancelled)’.
Diwali Celebration 2017
The Festival of Lights Cultural Program When: SATURDAY, November 18th Where: Century High School Auditorium, Rochester, MN All are Welcome! 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Social Hour 5:30 – 9:30 PM: Cultural Program 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Dinner Prices Adults: $20 ($5 more at the door) Child (4-12yr) & Sr. Citizen: $16 ($4 more at the […] Read more – ‘Diwali Celebration 2017’.
International Summer Picnic (July 23, 2017)
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual international summer picnic. When: Sunday, July 23 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where: shelter in Silver lake park next to the fire station (7th St. NE) Meet interesting people like yourself from around the […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic (July 23, 2017)’.
World Festival 2017 Planning
The 42nd World Festival planning is underway. When: Saturday, April 29th, 10 am – 4 pm* Where: Mayo High School * World Festival will take place over one day! While there will be no Friday night event, there will be performances in the auditorium and gymnasium areas throughout Saturday’s festival. There will be a $10 admission […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2017 Planning’.
RIA Thanksgiving Dinner 2016
The Rochester International Association and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee Cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to: A TRADITIONAL AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DINNER When: Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, November 24, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Where: At Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave NW – Rochester, MN 55901 (take the 55th St […] Read more – ‘RIA Thanksgiving Dinner 2016’.
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2015 – Thursday 26th November
The Rochester International Association and the Mayor’s International Committee cordially invite our International residents, visitors, guests and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.  This year we have a new caterer and a new venue!! For many years Fred Regal, of Regal Catering here in Rochester, kindly donated the food and staff for our […] Read more – ‘Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2015 – Thursday 26th November’.
Community Days Fundraising Nov 11-14, 2015
Hello friends, In order to support the work of the Rochester International Association, including our World Festival, we need funds to be able to operate. Our Board is fully voluntary so all our funds go to covering event costs and other outlays. While we receive some sponsorship funds, memberships and donations, we have to raise […] Read more – ‘Community Days Fundraising Nov 11-14, 2015’.
Annual Board Meeting, September 1, 7 PM (Elections)
Rochester International Association Annual Meeting! Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 7 PM, at the IMAA Building, 2500 Valley High Dr NW We are electing a new board and all paid up members have a vote. Others are invited to attend. We will have some food and refreshments. We hope you can all come and show your […] Read more – ‘Annual Board Meeting, September 1, 7 PM (Elections)’.
International Summer Picnic – July 12, 2015
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic Sunday, July 12, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the fire station (7th Street N.E.) (We have a roof – so come rain or shine!) […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic – July 12, 2015’.
World Festival 2015 Planning
Hello Friends, The 40th Annual World Festival will be held April 10 and 11, 2015 at John Marshall High School. Check out our Facebook page, Twitter page, and our World Festival home page for periodic updates. If you are interested in participating in the World Festival, please register online before March 15, 2015. World Festival Poster Please download […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2015 Planning’.
RIA Thanksgiving Dinner – November 27, 2014
The Mayor’s International Affairs Committee and the Rochester International Association cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 11:30 A.M. at the Congregational Church, 965 17th Ave SW (take Highway 52 South, exit on Salem Road, go West, turn right across […] Read more – ‘RIA Thanksgiving Dinner – November 27, 2014’.
RIA International Summer Picnic – July 13, 2014
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic. After the World Cup, a final celebration! Sunday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 pm at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the fire station (7th St. NE) – Map (We have a […] Read more – ‘RIA International Summer Picnic – July 13, 2014’.
World Festival 2014
Hello Friends, The World Festival is coming up starting this Friday, April 11 at 7 pm with our International Talent Show. It continues on Saturday, April 12 at 10 am with FREE admission for everyone. Come join us as we celebrate our 39th World Festival at John Marshall High School. Please visit our World Festival […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2014’.
Stories and Voices
Hello, Friends – the Diversity Council celebrates their 25th year in Rochester and they’re extending an invitation to attend the “Stories & Voices” event. When: Thursday, January 23, 5:30pm Where: Rochester Art Center There will be live entertainment, refreshments, Champion of Diversity awards, and highlights of the Diversity Council’s work. With music by KnuFunk, and […] Read more – ‘Stories and Voices’.
Give To The Max Day (Nov 14, 2013)
Give to the Max Day is an effort organized by GiveMN.org to help raise money for non-profit organizations in Minnesota. Every donation made to the Rochester International Association on November 14, 2013 gives us the chance to win more money. Hundreds of organizations will offer the opportunity to double your dollars with matching grants throughout the 24 hours. […] Read more – ‘Give To The Max Day (Nov 14, 2013)’.
RIA Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov 28, 2013)
The Mayor’s International Affairs Committee and the Rochester International Association cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, November 28, 11:30 AM at the Congregational Church Driving directions: 965 17th Ave. SW (take highway 52 south, exit on Salem Road, go west, turn […] Read more – ‘RIA Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov 28, 2013)’.
RIA International Summer Picnic – July 14, 2013
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic. Sunday, July 14, 4:30-7:00 pm at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the Fire Station (7th ST. NE) (We have a roof – so come rain or shine!) Meet interesting […] Read more – ‘RIA International Summer Picnic – July 14, 2013’.
Chinese New Year Celebration Feb 10, 2013
Happy New Year of Snake in 2013! Our friends at Mayo Chinese Students and Scholar Association (MCSSA) are celebrating a Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) in John Marshall High School  (1510 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901) on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Discount Price: Between now – 2/8/2013 Adults & Youths (age 13-69): $10; Kids (age: 4-12): […] Read more – ‘Chinese New Year Celebration Feb 10, 2013’.
World Festival Planning
Dear Friends, We hope you will be part of the World Festival again this year. It will be the 38th! You are a part of a very long and proud tradition of people sharing their culture with the community. Since 1976 we have shown the great diversity and the many different cultures and contributions of […] Read more – ‘World Festival Planning’.
Give To The Max Day (Nov 15, 2012)
Give to the Max Day is an effort organized by GiveMN.org to help raise money for non-profit organizations in Minnesota. Every donation made to the Rochester International Association on November 15, 2012 gives us the chance to win even more money! Follow the link to make your contribution on November 15, 2012. http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Rochester-International-Association Read more – ‘Give To The Max Day (Nov 15, 2012)’.
Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov 22, 2012)
The Mayor’s International Affairs Committee and the Rochester International Association cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, November 22, 11:30 A.M. at the Congregational Church, 965 17th AVE SW (take Highway 52 South, exit on Salem Road, go west, turn right across from […] Read more – ‘Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov 22, 2012)’.
Next board meeting November 5, 2012
Hello friends, The next RIA board meeting has been changed to November 5, 2012. 7PM. IMAA building. Please mark your calendars. We will conduct our general business and then get to the World Festival agenda following it at about 7:30pm. If you are planning to participate in the World Festival next year, you are welcome […] Read more – ‘Next board meeting November 5, 2012’.
RIA Annual Board Meeting, Sept 10, 7pm
Please come to our Annual Meeting on September 10, 7 pm, at the IMAA building 2100 Valleyhigh Dr. NW. We will elect the new board, and we hope all members of RIA come to cast their vote. If you want to nominate someone or volunteer for the board, please write to herta.matteson@ria-minnesota.org She will forward to the […] Read more – ‘RIA Annual Board Meeting, Sept 10, 7pm’.
Peace Lantern Floating Ceremony (Aug 8, 2012)
Remembering the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki As the Ohta River enters Hiroshima, it splits into six fingers. It was to these waters that ten of thousands fled seeking shelter from the flames of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. It is here each August that people gather, as they do […] Read more – ‘Peace Lantern Floating Ceremony (Aug 8, 2012)’.
Carm’s Water Festival – Aug 18, 19, 2012
You’re invited to Cambodian Association of Rochester, MN (CARM)’s first annual Water Festival. Silver Lake in the summertime is the place for family gathering: loved ones picnic by the lake, children jump and swing at the playground, teenagers skateboard at the nearby rink, and young-at-heart adults groove to music by the creek. CARM’s Water Festival […] Read more – ‘Carm’s Water Festival – Aug 18, 19, 2012’.
International Summer Picnic (Sunday, July 15, 4-7 PM)
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic Sunday, July 15, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the fire station (7th ST NE) (We have a roof – so come rain or shine!) […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic (Sunday, July 15, 4-7 PM)’.
Y Speaker Luncheons for 2012 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May)
Looking to learn more about other cultures and have lunch at the same time? Come to the following speaker luncheons. Reservations are needed. Call Betsy Monroe at 507-289-3359. Where: Rochester Family YMCA  Cost: $9/RIA or Y members, $10/others. Please mark the following dates on your calendar. January 11, 2012, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm,  Terri […] Read more – ‘Y Speaker Luncheons for 2012 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May)’.
Community News and Events for January 2012
Mentor needed I am sending out a request for help in locating a mentor for a wonderful High School Senior that is going to major in International Business. She has already pursued three local mentors and all have fallen through. Her emphasis in her college career will be International Business, though her mentorship doesn’t need […] Read more – ‘Community News and Events for January 2012’.
Chinese New Years 2012
MCSSA will host 2012 Chinese New Year Celebration Party on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Century High School. The program includes two hours of fun-filled and appealing stage shows and a dinner banquet with traditional Chinese food to enjoy. As usual, we will also have a lot of prize drawings […] Read more – ‘Chinese New Years 2012’.
Give to the Max Day Nov 16
What if you could help us win $1000 just by giving 10 bucks?  On November 16, Give to the Max Day, you can. Last year, more than 42,000 donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave over $10 million to Minnesota charities in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. Together, we have the power […] Read more – ‘Give to the Max Day Nov 16’.
Thanksgiving Dinner (November 24)
The Mayor’s International Affairs Committee and the Rochester International Association cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 11:30 A.M. at the Congregational Church, 965 17th AVE SW (take Highway 52 South, exit on Salem Road, go west, turn right across from […] Read more – ‘Thanksgiving Dinner (November 24)’.