INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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AFRIKAN CULTURE INSTITUTE
Prof. Afrikadzata Deku, Founder and Chairman
182 Stribling Circle
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)576-7992  FAX: 1-775-295-9699
EMAIL: AFRIKALION@aol.com or AFRIKADELA@yahoo.com or AFRIKAPHARAOH@aol.com or AFRIKAFIAGA@aol.com
INTERNET: www.writers.net/writers/22249
DUES: $100/year includes free participation in annual Afrikan Heritage Festival.
For all people interested in knowing and benefiting from all the archaeological, historic, and scientific (DNA) evidence that proves why Afrika is the cradle of humanity. This organization is also interested in saving Afrika from its current situation. 
Afrikan Awareness Club
For people interested in learning, mastering and enjoying the Afrikan-centric truth, knowledge, and wisdom about the Afrikan origin of humanity.  The sharing of the Forgotten Ancient Afrikan Truth will take the form of private and public classes, lectures, seminars, and workshops and as a discussion group.
Afrikan Dance Club
For people interested in learning, mastering, and enjoying the natural inner techniques of dancing to any Afrikan music. 
Afrikan Heritage Festival Organization
For people interested in working together to organize our Annual Afrikan Heritage Festival for the enjoyment of all.
Afrikan Meditation Club
For people interested in learning how to keep themselves at all times relaxed, awake, in tune, positive, balanced and happy no matter their status or the odds against them. 
Sacred Afrikan Ceremony Organization
For people interested in organizing our Positive Ancient Afrikan Sacred Naming Ceremony, Authentic Ancient Afrikan Marriage Ceremony and Positive Ancient Afrikan Ceremony.
Date of Last Update: 20080000

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DU PIEDMONT
William Glass, Treasurer
215 Old Town Way
Simpsonville, SC  29618-5827
(864)288-9040 (phone and fax)
EMAIL: Megbglass@juno.com
INTERNET: www.afusa.org/af/piedmont
Meets once a month from September to July in the Upstate
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None-some knowledge of French would help a little
DUES/FEES: $25.00/year for basic membership
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Send email or call
Alliance Francaise is a non-profit cultural and educational organization, a worldwide network.  It was founded in 1883 in Paris. Alliance Francaise du Piedmont is a chapter devoted to spreading the language and culture of France.  The group holds regular meetings with cultural emphasis.  There are French movies offered, social gatherings, dinners...Whatever the function, it is a good opportunity for French conversation.  Our members also visit schools and promote French within the schools of the Piedmont.  Meetings are in Greenville, Simpsonville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and Gaffney depending on the activity of the month.
PARENT AGENCY: Federation des Alliances Francaises
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100920

CROSS CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC.
Sylglenda Saziru, Executive Director
PO Box 29
Clifton, SC  29324
STREET ADDRESS: 199 Dobson Heights Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864)463-4867; Fax: (864)463-4765
EMAIL: crossculturalinstituteofamerica@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.crosscultureinstitute.org
Meets monthly
Membership for community garden:
DUES/FEES: $30.00 for newsletter
The mission of the Cross Cultural Institute is to provide knowledge about different cultures to promote greater cultural understanding through direct experience.  The Cross Cultural Institute sponsors the annual Taste of Africa Festival and also operates the John Smith's Hill Project, which offers after school programs in languages and international farming. Open by appointment only. Also has a food pantry for those in need.
FUNDING: Donations; Small grants
OFFICERS: Jalita Chandra, Vice President
AREA SERVED: Charlotte, Spartanburg and Greenville Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111107

GERMAN-AMERICAN CLUB, CAROLINA
Beate Pirchmoser, President
386 Sandpiper Drive
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
(864)599-5660
EMAIL: beate@gacsouth.com
INTERNET: www.gacsouth.com
Board of Directors meets once per month
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Fill out application
DUES/FEES: $25.00/single; $40.00/family
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call
The Carolina German-American Club strives to maintain the heritage and culture of Germany.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111026

SONS OF ITALY, ENRICO FERMI LODGE
Mary Shauger
324 South Monterey Drive
Moore, SC  29369
(864)595-9307
EMAIL: mshauger5@msn.com
Meets at the Knights of Columbus on N. Dean Street, 7 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, some months are dinner meetings held at local restaurants.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Call for membership information.
Social club for those of Italian descent.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS:
Marie Clevenger, mclucky5@aol.com, 864-590-3875
PARENT AGENCY: Sons of Italy in America
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110502

SWISS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF THE PIEDMONT
Samuel Linder, President
PO Box 1074
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)590-0809
EMAIL: sam@swissclub.net
INTERNET: www.swissclub.net
Ten different events throughout the year at various locations
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Open to all
DUES/FEES: $50.00/families; $30.00/singles; $10.00/mailings only
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out membership form on website and pay membership fees.
A social international club.
AREA SERVED: Piedmont
Date of Last Update: 20111221

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