The Fulbright Iceland Alumni Association (FFSÍ) held two events in the fall. For the second year in a row a large group of alumni and newly arrived U.S. grantees gathered for planting trees in the Fulbright Forest in Heiðmörk, just outside of Reykjavik early in September. This time around 485 trees were planted, in addition to the 560 planted the previous year. FFSÍ is making good progress on planting trees for each grantee.
In November FFSÍ celebrated Thanksgiving with their annual fundraising dinner. The event was well attended by alumni, current U.S. grantees, Americans living in Iceland and others hungry for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Honorary speaker of the evening was Margrét Jónsdóttir Njarðvík, Rector of Bifröst University. Adam Bentley, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, served as master of ceremonies. As usual, the alumni raffle with a variety of exciting prizes and the annual pub quiz were big hits.