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INFO @ SARASOTA SISTER CITIES August 14, 2016, #10

INFO @ SARASOTA SISTER CITIES
August 14, 2016, #10 
All the summer news that’s fit to print about Sarasota Sister Cities…….
 

OUR MEET AND GREET FOR WEDNEDAY, AUGUST 17
          Our August Meet and Greet will be at the Sarasota Vineyard Wine Bar and Bistro in downtown Sarasota:
1528 Main Street
Sarasota Florida
5:00 — 7:00 pm
sarasotawinebar.com 
SARASOTA CONTINGENT RETURNS FROM DUNFERMLINE SCOTLAND
          Our fellow Sister Cities colleagues seem to have had a good time, based on the pictures of Edinburg Castle, the Tattoo, and single-malt distilleries that are now trickling onto Facebook and other places.  Wish we all had been with you, but you represented us well!  Thanks Pauline Mitchell for planning a super trip.
 
“AND THEN THERE WAS QUIET—NEW YORK AFTER 9/11” PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT BY DAVID GORDON
          In 2017, Sarasota Sister Cities and many of its twin cities are sponsoring a poignant photographic exhibit about lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers fell.  
          To generate interest for the 2017 exhibit, David wanted to have a showing outside of Sarasota but close that would be available to local media—and he succeeded. 
          The show will be mounted at the Manatee County Public Library at 1301 Barcarrota Ave., right by the water.
Wednesday, September 7
             Opening Reception at 5:30pm
            Artist’s Talk at 6:30pm
Saturday, September 10 – Community 9/11 Memorial Event from 2-4:30pm
            (sharing thoughts…….writing remembrances)
September 30 – Show closes 
INFO ON NEW SISTER CITIES LEADERS
As I mentioned in the last info@sarasotasistercities, we have several NEW CDs and VCDs THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT.   In the past I have just announced their appointments.  But you should know what high-quality people are leading our efforts.
 
NELLY CAMARDO, FRIENDSHIP CITY DIRECTOR, RAPPERSWIL-JONA, SWITZERLAND
          Nelly is a Zurich native who is not bi- or tri- but quatro-lingual.  She pursued a career in information technology.  She worked for GE and the Royal Bank of Canada in Montreal where she travelled across Canada training bank personnel.  She later transferred to RBC New York City and retired after 30 years of service.  All the while she vacationed in Sarasota.
          Here in Sarasota she has worked for Intertape Polymer Group and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  Her work here allows her to meet people from all walks of life and parts of the globe, thus helping keep her language skills sharp.  We are sure she will serve well as CD for the City of Roses on the northern shore of Lake Zurich.
 
CHARLOTTE HULL, FRIENDSHIP ASSISTANT CITY DIRECTOR, RAPPERSWIL-JONA, SWITZERLAND
          Charlotte was born in Schmerikon, a small village five miles east of Rapperswil-Jona.  After school in Schmerikon, she attended the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Fribourg.  She honed her English language skills with a year of study at Oxford, UK.  Charlotte was then a flight attendant for Swissair.
          From 1976 to 2003, she was co-owner and manager of Hotel Bellevue in Rapperswil.  In 2009 she emigrated to Florida.  We are happy to have her here, helping establish Rapperswil as our next sister city.  Thanks Charlotte.
 
NANCY TSEKOU, ASSISTANT CITY DIRECTOR FOR VLADIMIR, RUSSIA
          Nancy left the US when 30 and lived both in Greece and Italy for 27 years.  Her husband was Greek, and their daughter is a bilingual, cross-cultural American diplomat who has lived in many countries.  Nancy taught American children at our military bases for 27 years before returning to the US in 2002.  Missing overseas life, she returned to Cairo to teach Egyptian children at an independent international school.  She retired in 2007 and moved to Sarasota in 2011.
          Nancy has travelled Europe extensively and visited Korea, India, Venezuela and Ghana, often for months at a time.  She will soon be going to Cuba and Zimbabwe.  Welcome Nancy! You bring a wealth of international experience to your work with Vladimir.
 
READ ABOUT OLGA PLINER, NEW CITY DIRECTOR FOR VLADIMIR, RUSSIA, AND ISABELLE EIDET, NEW ASSISTANT CITY DIRECTOR FOR TREVISO, ITALY, IN OUR NEXT ISSUE.
 
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