Sister Cities assisted with the US Open Lawn Bowling
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In the United States of America:
THE US OPEN 2016, hosted by:
Sister Cities assisted with the US Open Lawn Bowling
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Special thanks to Dr. Fred Bloom for sponsoring Daniel and his mother for the visit to Sarasota. And thanks to all Sister Cities members who helped with the visit.
Nov 16, 2016 Luncheon
DUNFERMLINE SISTER CITY “CLAN GATHERING
For all Members, Friends, Scots & wanna-be Scots
City Director Pauline Mitchell invites you:
Arrival of guests 11:30 am
Lunch served 12:00 Noon
University Park Country Club
7671 The Park Blvd.,
University Park, Fl. 34201
Cost: $26,— per person
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF DUNFERMLINE & PARTS OF SCOTLAND WILL BE PRESENTED
and the introduction of our talented exchange student
who will delight you with Bagpipe music.
You have a choice of entree and a vegetarian menu.
Prices include gratuity.Drinks can be ordered from the waiter. No charge for Coffee, Iced Tea, or Soda.
Reservations due no later than Friday, Nov. 11th.
Choice of Entree — Option — Tell us your lunch preference when you pay by credit card or write it on your check. If you are registering late please RSVP by email to email@example.com:
A: Grilled Flank Steak
Mushroom Wine SauceGarlic Mashed Potatoes
B: Stuffed Filet of SoleScallops and ShrimpLobster Basil SauceRice Pilaf
Served with A. or B. — Green Beans Amandine
C: Vegetarian — Mediterranean Vegetable Ratatouille Strudel
Dessert: Carrot Cake
You can pay by check or credit card
SCAS or Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
C/O SCAS Treasurer Werner Knoop
7115 Kensington Court
University Park, FL 34201
We look forward to seeing.
Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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November 13, 2016 #13
All the SISTER CITY news that’s fit to print………….
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
<<< November 15 (Tuesday) 4pm War and Peace, a talk by Ray Young, Craig Hullinger, Beth Ruyle, Troy Scott co-sponsored with the Military Officers Association. Location: Herald-Tribune Community Room, 1741 Main St. (BRING YOUR SWORDS AND DUELING PISTOLS!!!)
<<<November 15 (Tuesday) 5pm, Meet & Greet at the Vineyard Wine Bar, 1528 Main St. (FOR THOSE STILL STANDING)
<<<November 16 (Wednesday) 11:30 am The Joys of Traveling & Bagpiping in Dunfermline and Beyond at the University Park Country Club, University.
<<<November 17 (Thursday) 7pm Young Bagpiper Daniel Ferry from Dunfermline, At Riverview High School with the Kilty Band,
YOUNG BAGPIPER COMES FROM SCOTLAND this week
During Pauline Mitchell’s recent trip to Scotland that took over a dozen Sister Citiers, they met Daniel Ferry and his mother, Shonagh, as Daniel played the bagpipes. Dr. Fred Bloomhad a “shazam” moment and thought “we’ve got to get this lad to Sarasota to play with the Riverside High School Kilties.” Soon Ray Young is involving Sister Cities in Fred’s idea—and Daniel will soon be here. Thanks for everything, Fred.
Daniel is a senior in high school, interested in music and drama. He will be spending a day at Booker High School and Sarasota Christian School, seeing what students do here. He will then be practicing with the RHS Kiltie Band in preparation for a performance there.
LET’S HAVE A BIG TURNOUT to support Fred, Ray, and Pauline—and our new friend, Daniel Ferry. (see details in CALENDAR above)
CULTURAL REVOLUTIONS: A REVIEW OF CHINESE CONTEMORARY ART SINCE THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION
On November 10, a large crowd turned out to hear Kirk Ke Wang, Shanghai native and professor of visual arts at Eckerd College in the new Center for Asian Arts at the Ringling Museum of Art. And SCAS had many members there.
The event was co-sponsored by Sarasota Sister Cities, the USF Confucius Institute, the Gulf Coast Chinese Association, and the US-China Peoples’ Friendship Association.
Prof. Wang’s talk took us on a tour of Chinese art from the communist revolution to the present. The paintings he showed provided vivid examples of this evolution. Especially interesting were photos of Prof. Wang with contemporary Chinese artists.
Kirk Ke Wang, Thanks for a captivating art talk! And a big thanks, too, to Duane Finger of the US-China People’s Friendship Assn. and SCAS for strongly encouraging Ringling to present this talk.
EXPRESSIVE COMPOSITIONS IN OIL WITH JOVE WANG
Jian Li is a new resident in the Sarasota area and attended Sister Cities’ September luncheon. She is energetic, enthusiastic, and full of creative ideas. She is now managing an art exhibition in this area by a well-known Chinese artist, Jove Wang, currently living in California. Although Jian Li (or Li Volk, her married name) is not yet a member of Sister Cities and this is not an official SCAS activity, let’s help her promote this effort.
Jove Wang has exhibited in many galleries around the world. Having travelled all of China, he paints scenes of indigenous Chinese cultures—and he has also painted Sarasota scenes.
Jove Wang was invited to the most prestigious art institute of China in 1884, The Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts and later went to the Tokyo Academy if Fine Arts. In 1990 he immigrated to the US where he quickly met with international success.
WHAT: Expressive Compositions in Oil by Jove Wang
WHERE: 6-9pm at 7226 21st. E., Sarasota (Mapquest the address. It is an industrial area off Whitfield….relatively close to 301)
QUESTIONS? Email Jian Li at email@example.com
SARASOTA-MANATEE CHAMBER EXPO
Each year the Chamber presents this Expo where local businesses and organizations highlight what they do. Each year it attracts approximately 1,000 visitors. This year, Marianna Janz-Wecke, Beth Ruyle-Hullinger, Charlotte Hull, Craig Hulliinger, Kenney DeCamp, and Dave Harralson manned (peopled) our attractive booth.
We talked to many people about Sister Cities and passed out LOTS of brochures. We hope we represented you well.
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|Sister Cities Founder General Eisenhower briefing the troops before D-Day|
War & PeaceDate Changed to Nov 15, 2016
4:00 pm Herald-Tribune Community Room 1741 Main St, Sarasota — Presentation
5:00 pm, Vineyard Wine Bar 1528 Main St, Sarasota — Meet and Greet
Program Sponsored By
Sarasota Sister Cities
andMilitary Officers Association of America-Sarasota Chapter
Our Panel will discuss issues of War and Peace. Each panelist will make a short presentation about how our efforts can help to ensure world peace. We will discuss some of the efforts made by the US military. A group discussion will follow the presentations, followed by a Meet and Greet where we can continue the discussion.
The Sister City Association began in 1956 during the United States presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. After viewing the horrific devastation of human life and property resulting from that tragic moment in world history, Eisenhower thought “citizen diplomacy” might help to reduce the threat of war.
“Citizen diplomacy” in Eisenhower’s way of thinking was an actual “eyeball to eyeball” interfacing of everyday citizens, meeting personally on each others “turf” (in the U.S. and overseas); learning how each lived, carried on their daily lives, overcame whatever challenges they faced, to bring about an enhanced understanding, and thus respect, of all global citizens. It was envisioned this could be accomplished through exchanges (visitations) of citizens, engaged in the arts, business, civic activities (service clubs, boy/girl scouts, etc), education, sports and government.
Sarasota Sister Cities will present a discussion of how citizen to citizen diplomacy works with and compliments military involvement and deterrence. Our three panelists will describe real world experiences and some of their thoughts on how we can continue and improve our efforts as citizen diplomats. Each presentation will be 5 to 10 minutes long leaving substantial time for questions and discussion.
Troy Scott is a Past President of the Sarasota Military Officers Association — Sarasota Chapter and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Sarasota Sister Cities. He is a United States Army Colonel Retired and a veteran of the Cold War and two tours in Vietnam. He will discuss Army Civic action programs in Vietnam, Europe, and South America and efforts of the Army to maintain and improve relations with allied nations and individuals.
Beth Ruyle is the Past President of Sarasota Sister Cities and a former Member of the Illinois Commission For The Support of the Guard and Reserve. As the Director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association she worked on a number of citizen diplomatic efforts in support of peace. She will discuss citizen interchanges with the Soviet Union and China.
Craig Hullinger is Vice President of Communications of Sarasota Sister Cities, a United States Marine Corps Colonel Retired, and a veteran of the Cold War and two tours in Vietnam. He will discuss efforts to build and improve relationships with civilians in war zones. He will describe the Combined Action Program and efforts to win the hearts and the minds of the people and how Sister City exchanges helped prevent World War III.
Raymond Young is Vice President of Education and will serve as the moderator. He will describe the premise of people-to-people exchanges established by President Eisenhower and describe additional academic programs that have furthered this cause, the Fulbright Program and the Peace Corps.
Meet & Greet to follow Vineyard Wine Bar1528 Main St., SarasotaFor further Information, Contact: Ray Young, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 941-227-7509
Sarasota Sister Cities Needs a Few More Good People
The Sarasota Sister Cities Board is asking for volunteers to be our:
1. Secretary2. Events Coordinator3. Public Relations Director
If you have a special interest in Canada, China, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Russia, or Scotland, our City Directors need your enthusiasm and creative ideas for planning activities and exchanges. Our Sister Cities are:
Dunfermline, ScotlandHamilton, Province of Ontario, CanadaMerida, MexicoPerpignan, FranceRapperswil-Jona, Switzerland (Friendship City)Tel Mond, IsraelTreviso, ItalyVladimir, RussiaSiming District, Xiamen, China
Our Vice Presidents for Membership, Education, Economic Development, and Fundraising want to add your ideas and expertise to their teams.
If you would like to like to add your energy to Sarasota Sister Cities, just let us know! Send us an Email and right away we will put you in contact with the right person. In advance, we