Oct 19, 2016 Luncheon
11:00 am, Lunch at 12:00
301 Bird Key Drive, Sarasota
Bird Key Yacht Club
Program - Our Delightful Sister City Merida, Mexico — Cultural Program, Mike Fehilly
The cost is $26 per person with a choice of entree and a vegetarian menu. Drink tickets will be available for cash purchase. There will be a table for display in addition to the registration table.
Below is the menu. Guests should arrive at 11 with lunch served at 12. Drink tickets will be purchased with cash at the sign in table only prior to lunch being served. No drink tickets may be purchased once the meal is in progress. The cost is Beer $6.00, Wine $9.00, Mixed drinks $10.00. Prices include gratuity. No charge for Coffee, Iced Tea, or Soda. Reservations due no later than Friday, Oct. 14th.
Choice of Entree:
Option A: Chicken and Mushroom Crepes, Broccoli and Julienne Carrots, Supreme Sauce
Option B: Garlic Shrimp Skewer over Greek Salad
Option C: Vegetarian Greek Salad
Dessert: Chocolate Caramel Cream Brulee
You can pay by check or credit card
PAYMENT BY CHECK
SCAS or Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
C/O SCAS Treasurer Werner Knoop
7115 Kensington Court
University Park, FL 34201
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
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Our blog sarasotasistercities.com is our online newsletter. We keep a calendar events at the top, and amplify the information with photos on older posts,
We email our members several times each month with notices of events. We use two email addresses - firstname.lastname@example.org and craighullinger@email@example.com
You can post information and photos and interact with others on the addresses below. All of our members and friends are encouraged to join us. These systems work best if we have a number of our members posting.
We continue our efforts with our Facebook page. If you use Facebook please check out our page, and contribute thoughts, ideas, and events
If you use Twitter please join us. It is easy to create an account and post directly yourself. And prove to everyone that you are up to date. twitter.com/SarasotaSisterC
We also continue our efforts on LinkedIn and Pinterest.
And of course our Web Site. We use a consultant to update the site and we change it infrequently. It does pick up info from the blog automatically and has links to our social media. sarasotasistercities.org
We maintain our membership records on
From this site you can update your own records and membership records. Membership VP Dave Harralson maintains this site and can help you get access: firstname.lastname@example.org
I maintain a blog that has spreadsheets showing Board contact info and Members Contacts. boardssc.blogspot.com
The Board is open — you have to ask me for access to obtain access to all our membership.
We have many photos on line. You can see them on our Pinterest page or see them from the left column of the blog. Or Click Here.
Google has provided us a domain email for free, since we are a non profit. We will create an email address as Board Members request. The address will be your title or name, followed by @sarasotasistercities.com
The system is similar to gmail. It also provides a way to share documents and photographs. A little confusing but you can figure it out.
Using the domain email is of course voluntary. If you do use the email it might make it simpler to use it with a separate web browser - perhaps use the Microsoft browser for your regular email and use Chrome or Firefox for you Sister City email. That way you won’t have to log in and out of the two email systems. Or you can choose to forward the Sister City email to your regular account.
A few of the new emails have started in the Estonian!! language. We don’t know why. Great for internationalism but not so good for comprehension. If this happens give me a call at 309 634 5557 and I will help you get it back to English.
If any of you would like to help improve our social marketing systems give me a call or send me an email or just jump in and start posting to our Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Twitter addresses. And if you know anyone who can help with this effort please put me in contact with me.
I continue to post news releases with little success. It is easy to write a news release on the Tampa Bay News Wire and theoretically the papers will pick this up. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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If you have articles or photos to share, please send them to us and we will post them to the blog and social media.
Sister City Blogs
We have established a blog for each of our Sister Cities. We encourage the City Directors to post photos and notices on their blog. Use of these blogs is of course optional for eachC City Director.
Sarasota Sister Cities Social Marketing Plan
Sarasota Sister Cites Plan
Sep 14, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club — Using Facebook, Blogs, LinkedIn etc for your Organization, Family, or Business, Craig Hullinger and Olga Pliner
Sep 7-30 “And Then There Was Quiet — New York After 9/11” Photographic Exhibit, by David Gordon
Sep 20-21 — 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm Gifts made by credit card through the Giving Challenge Web site between noon on Sept 20 and noon on Sept 21 will be matched. GivingPartnerChallenge.org.
Sept 29, 2016 Cuba AC/BC – After Castro/Before Castro, Eladio Amores
4:00 pm, Selby Library (Free Event) 1331 First St, Sarasota
5:00 Meet & Greet: Louie’s Modern Restaurant, 1289 N. Palm Ave
Oct 19, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club - Our Delightful Sister City Merida — Cultural Program, Mike Fehilly
Oct 26, 2016 Friendship City, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland: History & Culture,
Primo Bader, Nelly Carmardo, Charlotte Hull & Candace Wehbe
4:00 pm, Herald-Tribune Community Room,
Herald-Tribune Bldg, 1741 Main St, Sarasota;
5:00 pm Meet and Greet Location TBD
Nov 16, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am University Park Country Club “The Joys of Traveling & Bagpiping in Dunfermline and Beyond.”, Pauline Mitchell.
Nov — Date to be determined, 2016 War & Peace, Ray Young, Craig Hullinger, Beth Ruyle, Troy Scott Co-Sponsored w/ Military Officers Association
4:00 pm, Community Foundation of Sarasota 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota
5:00 pm Meet and Greet Location TBD
Dec 13, 2016 Holidays in Our Sister Cities – Unique Festivities, Sister City Directors
5:00 pm, Vineyard Wine Bar 1528 Main St, Sarasota
Jan 11, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Xiamen, China, Dr. Carolyn Bloomer and Dr. Hongying Liu
Feb Date to be determined, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Carnevale in Traviso, Anna Madaschi and Isabel Eidet
Mar 15, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club. Honor Our Mayors, Hope Byrnes, Kenney DeCamp, Dave Harralson
Apr 12, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Annual Membership Meeting and Elections, Marianna Janz-Wecke
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All the Scoop that is fit to print and some that is not:
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Once again Sarasota Sister Cities participates in the
2016 Giving Challengewith Matching Support from The Patterson Foundation
For each contribution to Sister Cities from new donors — up to $100 apiece —The Patterson Foundation will provide an AMAZING 2 to 1 MATCH!
And that’s not all, folks — contributions from returning donors – up to $100 each – will be matched 1 to 1!
Minimum contribution is $25.
Be the one to make a difference during the 2016 Giving Challenge!
Mark your calendar for: September 20 & 21 from noon to noon!
To have your gifts be eligible for a match they must be made by credit card through the Giving Challenge Web site between noon on Sept 20 and noon on Sept 21.
Join us in our mission of international person-to-person diplomacy!
You can go directly to the site below to donate
Or visit www.GivingPartnerChallenge.org. and search for Sister Cities.
All the news that´s fit to print—Some newspaper ought to adopt this as its motto….
“And Then There Was Quiet — New York After 9/11” Photographic Exhibit by David Gordon. Sponsored by Sarasota Sister Cities September 7at 6 om — Opening Reception, Artist’s Talk at the Manatee County Public Library at 1301 Barcarrota Ave, Bradenton. These photographs chronicle the horror in NYC of 15 years ago. The exhibit will run through September 30.
SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON at the Bird Key Yacht Club, Sept. 14
Olga Pliner and Craig Hullinger will speak on Using Facebook, Blogs, Linkedin and other social media for your Organization, Family, or Business. Register to attend online at www.sarasotasistercities.org. You can RSVP by email to email@example.com
A CUBAN TALKS ON CUBA BC-AC
Sister Cities member Eladio Amores will provide an insiders look at Cuba before and after Castro. This promises to be a fascinating talk……..
September 29, 4pm, Selby Library
After Eladio´s talk, we will adjourn to Louie´s Modern on Palm Avenue for our Meet & Greet at 5pm. If you can´t get there for Eladio´s talk, just come to the Meet &
Greet. We’ll be glad to see you.
OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH LAWN BOWLING
What is it? New member Daniel Jittu knows all about it and would like for Sister Cities folk to get to know it as well.
On November 5-19, and November 4-18, 2017, The City of Sarasota will be holding the US Lawn Bowling Open. The 2017 Open marks the Club’s 90th anniversary in Sarasota. Few clubs have been in our community as long as the bowling club.
The Club is located just north of the Memorial Auditorium.
Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. It is played on a bowling green which may be flat or convex or uneven. It is normally played outdoors and the outdoor surface is either natural grass or artificial turf. Today the sport is played in over 40 countries with more than 50 member national authorities. The home of the modern game is still Scotland with the World Bowls center in Edinborough.
We are exploring ways to help the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club with its US Open.
For more information:
—How to play the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PonGXrse4MU
—How lawn bowling balls are made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU30zrbLagk
—Bowls England: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150326/ARTICLE/150329778
NEW OFFICERS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Olga Pliner, City Director for Vladimir
Olga was born in Moscow and took her degree at Moscow Sate Pedagogical University in Special Education. She soon moved to Germany where she earned an MBA at Hagen University where she majored in Marketing. She worked in companies managing sales, customer care, acquisitions, and account management.
In May, 2012, she moved to the US and founded P&P Media Partners in Venice. This trilingual lady is the publisher and manager of the German-language newspaper in Florida. Pick up a copy at Geier’s and other fine stores. Welcome Olga!
Isabelle Eidet, Assistant City Director for Treviso Province
Isabelle grew up in Seattle, WA, and was employed by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development. She worked overseas for more than 30 years. She was also an Executive Director with R.H. Macy & Co. She has lived and worked in Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, Jakarta, Rome, Geneva, Vienna and has had several stints in Washington, DC in between foreign assignments. She has also served as a Board member with several NGO’s overseas. Isabelle has lived in Rome for five years and traveled extensively throughout Italy.
Isabelle moved to Sarasota with her husband Gary from Vienna, Austria, in 2011. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Welcome Isabelle¡