HCI MissionThe mission of Heidelberg Club International is to draw into its international Chapters colleagues from the senior ranks of a number of disciplines (i.e., science, industry, culture, academia, politics, and creative industries), and to extend a spirit of cooperation and friendship through projects, initiatives, and public events around the world, with an overall aim to develop an awareness of the City of Heidelberg its attributes and values, and to improve international cooperation with Germany.Heidelberg approaches the HCI mission above by first identifying its own competencies of international significance: sciences and humanities; environmental strategies and management; sustainable tourism; and modern service-oriented municipal administration. the city is also well known for its high standards in music, the visual arts, creative writing, and communications media. Heidelberg endeavors to share its expertise by way of joint projects and international collaboration with its HCI Chapters and their members.The Club's Officers include the Mayor of the City of Heidelberg, Dr. Eckart Wurzner, as President, and the Chief of Staff of the Mayor's Office, Nicole Huber, as General Manager. the Officers of the HCI shall strive to serve the interests of its members while maintaining the standards of the organization in the pursuit of its goals.Membership in HCI is selective and restrictive so that the benefits of membership may be maintained in a timely fashion and with the utmost standards of quality. Membership is at the discretion of the officers of HCI and includes distinguished individuals who support the basic objectives of the organization. It is the personal privilege of the President to welcome honorary members. When a member retires, he/she becomes an alumnus/a.ChaptersThe Heidelberg Club International comprises twelve Chapters: two in Europe (Heidelberg and London), four in the USA (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), and six in Asia (Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, and New Delhi). Each Chapter is presided over by a Chairman, supported by a Board of Directors. Once a year, each chapter holds an official meeting in the presence of the President and Mayor of Heidelberg. Further meetings are encouraged. the yearly Bulletin, a newsletter, and the website, connect the HCI members worldwide and keep them up to date on what is going on in the various chapters and in Heidelberg.