GHIC Monthly Meeting

In-person Meeting with zoom option

Council monthly meeting to review old and new business.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. GHIC financials:
  1. Bank account $16,228.84
  2. City account $11,700 (2022 – 2023 budget allocation)
  3. Old Business
    1. Youth International Film Festival Update
      1. 437 submissions prior to the deadline of June 1, then 222 after that deadline.
      2. Showtime is Wednesday September 21, 6pm – 8pm at HCT plus virtual
    2. Rudy Wright International Service Award: In place. Need sponsorships to reach $17K.
    3. GHIC Subcommittees: Ed (also see next page)
    4. GHIC website: Ed
    5. MUN 2023: All prior MUN website files lost. Is MUN 2023 even possible? Eric
    6. Foothills Kids Magazine advertisement: Tracey
    7. Youth Council Members representation: Who’s new?
    8. Great Decisions Discussions: 9/6 – 11/1 Tuesdays @ LR library
    9. GHIC name badges: still a few to be handed out. Wear them in public as needed.
  4. New Business
    1. Dego Goncalves: DG 4 Business: 10-min presentation: 
      1. The US seeking nearshoring and friendly-shoring
      2. The partnership between the US and Brazil (in numbers)
      3. Short video about Brazil
    2. Christmas dinner: Steven
    3. International Christmas Concert
  5. Adjourn

“The mission of the Greater Hickory International Council is to act as a forum for the local and global international community and to act as a liaison between that community and the local governments in order to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation, education, and respect among citizens.”

Ed’s Follow-up from the July 21 meeting:

  • Link to the 2022-2023 GHIC Committee Roster and Desired Outcomes (copy & paste link in browser)

  • Link to a history of our expenses (copy & paste link in browser)

  • As you see changes that need to be made to the website, send them to me.  I will be corresponding with you individually for specific help in specific areas.  Every committee should be responsible for the content of their web page, helping me to ensure it is accurate and up to date.


  1. Create a chronological list of events with dates.
  2. Sort Arts & Music listings into meaningful categories.
  3. Review and edit the company list.
  4. Provide a link to the consulates.
  5. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants
  6. Provide content for the Rudy Wright Page

Eddie M.

  1. Provide web addresses to local law enforcement
  2. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants


  1. Provide dates & Schedule of the Children’s film festival.  Include dates.
  2. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants


  1. Provide new member information
  2. Link for how to register with great decisions
  3. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants



  1. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants



  1. List of your favorite ethnic restaurants


Aug 18 2022


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Cromer Center
LRU Student Center