Worthington International Friendship Association (WIFA)

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2022 WIFA Membership Dues waived due to COVID-19 program restrictions

Note: all 2020 and 2021 memberships will be automatically carried over to 2022. There is no need to fill out the form below if you are an existing 2020 or 2021 member. If you are unsure if your membership is current, please fill out the form for 2022.

Complete 2022 membership form online

Download 2022 membership form

Although our in-person programming has been on hold, WIFA has moved online to bring you virtual events and live programming with our sister city Sayama, Japan. See details and watch past Live program videos here.

Joint Statement of Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Citizens

Worthington City Council, Community Relations Commission, Worthington International Friendship Association and City Administration join together in support of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors. As community leaders, we are speaking out with one voice to strongly condemn acts and expressions of hate and discrimination toward AAPI citizens. Read the statement here

NEW! Explore Stories from Different Cultures

The Worthington International Friendship Association is committed to staying connected and providing relevant cultural information and resources during this time of social distancing. We invite you to explore some of the news making headlines in different cultures and enjoy inspirational stories of how the global pandemic is bringing people closer together.  Continue to check back as new content will be added on an ongoing basis. 

About WIFA

The Worthington International Friendship Association (WIFA) fosters intercultural friendships through special events, delegation exchanges, and educational programming. In 2019, the Cities of Worthington and Sayama, Japan celebrated their 20th 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 call Anne Brown at (614) 854-7173 or email.

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
  • Joe Kohler
  • Beth Kowalczyk
  • Bill McDonald
  • Lora Mitchell
  • Jonathan Mooers
  • Marsha Mueller
  • Kathryn Paugh
  • Akiko Pullen
  • Meredith Southard
  • Gretchen Turner