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SCAS or Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
C/O SCAS Treasurer Werner Knoop
7115 Kensington Court
University Park, FL 34201
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A number of our Sarasota Sister Cities Assn members and others have requested further information about our SCAS One World Award, which is our most prestigious recognition. This year the One World Award will be bestowed to Mary Elemendorf, Anthropologist & Noble Laureate, for the individual winner and the Sarasota Audubon Society for Environmental protection and education as the Organization winner. The criteria and previous winners are described in the attached file. The awards will be presented at our Festa Di Carnevale, Treviso dinner February 11, 2017 organized by Treviso City Director Anna Madaschi.
The event is one of our most significant activities so please plan to attend to honor these outstanding winners. More info and to register go to sarasotasistercities.com
Ray YoungVP Education
One World Award
The One World Award is Sarasota Sister Cities premier international award that honors one remarkable individual and one organization that have enhanced “understanding and respect” among citizens of the world through their extraordinary work or volunteer service. The annual One World Gala each year shines the spotlight on these area individuals and organizations which have demonstrated their continued ability to create and maintain strong bonds of understanding among the world’s citizens, through their extraordinary work and service to the community.
Previous Individual Winners
Robert Roskamp, Roskamp Institute (2011) a worldwide leader in finding cures for Alzheimer’s disease and mental disorders.
Nicholas Bollettieri, IMG (2012) has excelled in fostering international relationships that have impacted our Cultural Coast and individuals, families and communities around the world. He coached & developed gifted tennis players worldwide at his Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy which became the IMG academy now expanded to additional sports training.
Former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer (2013) – Led the development of Sarasota for many years and personally enhanced relationships with five Sarasota’s sister cities.
Linda Rosenbluth (2014) – Former President & City Director for SCAS. Organized the first non-profit event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, the first “phonathon” for United Way and Sarasota’s first “AIDS Awareness Week”, an initiative duplicated in communities nationwide. She has represented Sarasota on missions to Azerbaijan, Morocco, Poland and Israel, and enhanced relationships with officials and citizens of our sister cities
Andrew Ezzell & JoAnn Patrick Ezzell — Give Something Back Foundation (2015) Have built Schools, Classrooms & Libraries in Vietnam, Thailand and Haiti, Provided educational opportunities for Girls in Afghanistan and developed a Collaborative Online Education Program, including an international website competition, for Students & Teachers across the World.
Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs — Circus Arts Conservatory (2016) They combined their expertise and passion for the circus by creating Circus Sarasota which became the Circus Arts Conservatory. Their mission is to provide a circus that represents the circus arts at the highest level and that is linked to the community through performance, education and integrated arts programming.
Eighty percent of ticket revenue is used for community outreach programs that serve children, the elderly and those in care facilities. The year-round outreach programs are Humor Therapy Program, Education Program and Sailor Circus.
Previous Organization Winners
The ORT Organization (2012)
This is a Jewish global educational program for the underprivileged. Educating and elevating disadvantaged children across the globe with skills needed to lead productive lives. ORT schools educate 30,000 Jewish and non-Jewish students daily in Israel, Argentina, Mexico and many other countries around the world. Sarasota Christian School (2013) Has promoted diversity and international relationships and has supported and maintained connections with schools in twelve foreign countries. The school has an active international student body. Accepted by Jeff Shank & Dawn Graber.
Embracing Our Differences (2014)
Promotes a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. The program employs art as a catalyst to spark discussions and promote the importance of peaceful coexistence achieved throuogh a huge outdoor exhibit at Sarasota’s City Island Park.
THE HIGHLAND GAMES PHOTOS
Robarts Arena, Saturday February 4, 9-5 pm.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Scottish Culture, Sports & Country Dancing!
Soak up the Spirits of the Scots with a “wee dram” at the Sister Cities” Booth, all are welcome.
HELLO TO EVERYONE!
AYE! CALLING ALL LADS AND LASSIES,
ALL SCOTS AND WANNA-BE SCOTS!!
COME JOIN US AT THE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION BOOTH AT THE 23 rd ANNUAL SARASOTA HIGHLAND GAMES organized by the Scottish Heritage Society SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017, 9AM — 5PM SARASOTA FAIRGROUNDS, 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Fl. 34237 Entrance fee at the door: $15,—. In advance at SCOT’S CORNER, 17th Street: $12,—. It’s like being in Scotland for a day! SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION OF SARASOTA NEEDS YOUR PRESENCE TO REPRESENT US BY WALKING AS A GROUP IN THE OPENING PARADE AT 12 NOON ========== We gather at the Sister Cities Booth at 11:30 am sharp.
We also need Sister Cities representation at our Booth to inform the general public about our organization, the activities we offer and the many opportunities to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to showcase one or all of our beautiful Sister Cities. In other words: we are looking for new Members! The Highland Games annually draw approximately 4000 visitors. *************
Below is a schedule for which we need TWO PEOPLE IN EVERY TIME SLOT. ==============================
The times are as follows: 9 am — 10:30 am 10:30 am — 12 noon 12 noon — 1:30 pm 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm If your time to work at the Booth does not coincide with the Opening Parade, please make a big effort to
JOIN US FOR THE OPENING PARADE ONLY! THE GAMES ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE, JUST LIKE IN SCOTLAND! Don’t miss out on the fun, the sound of the bagpipes, the beating of the drums, Highland and Irish Dancing competitions, & Athletic events, and great shopping too. Come and soak up the Spirit of the Scots! Spirits also come in the form of a good “WEE DRAM” of Whiskey and refreshments at our Booth for your enjoyment!
DON’T BE A STRANGER, BE A SCOT FOR THE DAY, OR BE A PROUD AMBASSADOR FOR SISTER CITIES OF SARASOTA!!
PLEASE REPLY asap TODunfermline City Director PAULINE MITCHELLemail: email@example.com: (941) 485 5199
February 2, 2017
1331 First Ave, Sarasota
Kenney, a Sarasota Sister City Board Member, is a recognized body linguist who has lectured and performed internationally. Body language is a developing aspect of the human being. By the time you are an adult it has become a ‘who you are’ pattern within your lifestyle. Globally there are gestures expressing aspects of body language of a cultural region. Learn more about your own body language and some of these global communicative gestures.
More photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/ofasvHkYGGDjUpaW6
5:00 pm. Our monthly Meet & Greet will follow at Louies Modern 1289 N Palm Ave, after the lecture.
For further Information, Contact:
Ray Young, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
INFO @ SARASOTA SISTER CITIES
January 14, 2017 #2:2
All the news that’s fit to print as the New Year gets underway……….
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
February 2, 2017, 4 pm, GLOBAL BODY LANGUAGE, Kenny DeCamp, Selby Library
Location of the Meet & Greet following Kenney’s talk to be announced soon.
February 4, 2017, Saturday 9-5 pm. THE HIGHLAND GAMES, at Robarts Arena
February 11, 2017, 6:00 pm at the University Park Country Club, ONE WORLD AWARD at THE FESTA DE CARNEVALE — A Treviso Sister City Celebration, cocktail attire, Anna Madaschi
March 15, 2017, Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club. HONOR OUR MAYORS, Hope Byrnes, Kenney DeCamp, Dave Harralson
April 12, 2017, Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ELECTION, President Marianna Janz-Wecke
May 20, 2017, Florida Studio Theater’s YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS CONTEST The Winners are coming!
FESTIVALE DE CARNIVALE, a TREVISO, ITALY, a Sister City Celebration with the ONE WORLD AWARD presentation
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK COUNTRY CLUB
$75 per person
We celebrate the Province of Treviso, cradle of ancient communities. During the period of the Venetian Republic, this area was known for its pleasant resorts and bountiful agricultural products. Local waterways give Treviso the name of Watertown in the midst of picturesque landscapes and rolling hills.
Treviso has a long tradition of Carnevale festivities in the month of February, its origin being in the ancient Roman Saturnalia. It offered the public a time of entertainment and festivities. Its dominant feature was the masquerade, serving as a brief freedom from the confines of social class, gender, and religion.
Festivale de Carnivale is sure to be a memorable and marvelous evening of libation, conviviality, and community. Please join us! GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN NOW!
For questions, please contact Treviso City Director, Anna Madaschi at email@example.com.
RESERVATIONS BY THE SPECIFIED DATE REQUIRED:
A good number of people reserved for the Xiamen luncheon after the deadline—or they just showed up without reservations. The Bird Key Yacht Club ran out of menu items and had to serve items that people did not order. The management was concerned about the inability to properly prepare for the event.
If this trend continues, we anticipate possibly having to refuse those who attempt to register late or just show up at the event. We, of course, DO NOT want this to happen.
Please be thoughtful and help us with this problem by registering on time for future meetings.
CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH XIAMEN:
On January 11 at the Bird Key Yacht Club, nearly 100 enthusiastic attendees celebrated Sarasota Sister Cities’ ten-year relationship with Xiamen. Dr. Carolyn Bloomer, City Director for Xiamen and former visiting professor at Xiamen University, shared memories of the 2007 delegation trip to Xiamen. Then Mayor Lou Ann Palmer was part of that delegation and remembered at the beginning of that trip the two delegations were bowing to each other, and at the end they were hugging, a reference to the fact that at that time, Chinese traditionally did not hug or touch in this way.
Dr. Bloomer along with her Assistant City Director, Dr Hongying Liu and Jian Le Volk entertained people with the detailed and fascinating history between Sarasota and Xiamen.
Thanks, Carolyn, Hongying, and Jian Li!
THE CRYSTAL BALL—THE PEOPLE’S GALA—AT SELBY LIBRARY:
Thanks to our member Kenney DeCamp, who served as the event’s MC and johannes factotum, Selby Library had another hugely-successful Crystal Ball. Sarabeth Kalajian, head of Sarasota County Libraries told your editor that Kenney never disappoints, that his Crystal Balls are always wonderful events!
Downstairs served as a large entertainment space with a variety of singers, dancers & entertainers. A variety of Sarasota’s best restaurants offered delicious small snacks: chicken meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, barbecue, ravioli, orzo salads, unusually-flavored humus, meatball sandwiches, and other savories too numerous to mention. Bars abounded throughout the library.
Throughout the library, booths represented your Sarasota Sister Cities, authors, spas, candy makers, aromatherapy, literacy services, writing instruction, major community organizations such as The Ringling Museum, and many other groups.
Among those Sister City members in attendance (in alphabetical order and with apologies to those your editor can’t remember now) were Marianna Janz-Wecke Eladio & Judy Amores, Susan Atwell, Gloria Grenier, Maria des Neiges Grossas, Dave Harralson, Charlotte Hull, Sylva Kanderal, Brianna & Werner Knoop, Anna Madaschi, Elke & Troy Scott, Rodolfo Sperandeo, and others.
Whatta Party! Thanks Kenney!
Gail Sanderson, our luncheon coordinator, is in sick bay at Hawthorne Village after a hip replacement. Send some thoughts and prayers her way for a speedy recovery.
We miss you while you’re out, Gail! Speedy Recovery!
Questions, Comments & News Items
We are asking our members for donations for our silent auction to be conducted on Feb 11. You can drop your donation off at our Sarasota Sister Cities office at 111 South Orange Avenue. Contact Beth Ruyle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you for your gift.
That’s Germany (DE), United States (US), Britain (UK), Japan (JP), Brazil (BR). Data from Angus Maddison.
Dear SCAS Board Members,
I want to wish you and your families all the very best for the New Year in 2017.
We started the year with our first 2017 Luncheon on January 10th, 2017, Celebrating the 10th Year of Sister City Relationship with Xiamen, China.Thanks to everybody who helped to make this event a very successful one.
Article from the Herald Tribune January 11th, 2017: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170111/sarasota-celebrates-10-year-sister-city-relationship-with-chinas-xiamen