Sister Cities Association of Sarasota

Citizen Diplomats—Carving a Path toward Peace since 1963

SCAS News and Notes

News From Sister Cities International

sci_logo.jpgCultural Exchange promotes economic growth and diplomacy efforts…so why should we cut it?
The J1 Visitor Exchange program allows individuals from different countries to participate in a host of different privately-funded programs, which “work to build lasting alliances with the world’s business, diplomatic, and academic leaders of tomorrow.” This program is in danger of being cut

Click here to urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to defend the programs that support global cooperation and peace.

SCAS 2017/2018 Calendar of Events Available for Download


Download your very own calendar for your refrigerator door, bulletin board, or office wall.  We hope that you’ll share this list with your friends, colleagues, and other organizations. Click here for the PDF file on our Resources Page. 

 Feel free to forward other events to us as well.  You can email Toni Duval any information for us to include on our calendar.

Our next event is October 18, 2017.  Dr. Michael Crosby, President & CEO, Mote Marine Laboratory will present “Mote Marine Laboratory: Our Oceans, Our Community, Our Future Together”.  We look forward to seeing you there.  For more information, see the events page.


September Luncheon Presentation Available for Downloadage_friendly_cover.jpg

USF Professor Kathy Black gave an informative and enthusiastic presenatation about Everyone’s role in creating an Age-Friendly Community.  Florida, in general and Sarasota, specifically have taken steps to enrich the lives of seniors and encourage active living for the elderly.  One surprising aspect of her talk was the concept of multi-generational activities, working and living arrangements.  Kathy’s presentation was full of great statistics and if you want a copy, ciick on image or  click here  to download a pdf version of her presentation.


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