Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sarasota Sister Cities on Pinterest

We have added numerous interesting photos to our Pinterest Page. Click below to check them out.


If you would like to share photos or information about Sarasota or our Sister Cities please send to 




Dumfermline, Scotland



Our Sister City 

Dumfermline, 

Scotland is a 

charming historic 

city. 


Read more about

the City by clicking

the links below: 




  1.  


    Visit Dunfermline - 

    Official Visitor Website for 

    Dunfermline

    www.visitdunfermline.com/ - United Kingdom

    Visit Dunfermline, Official Visitor and Tourist website for Dunfermline. Hotel Booking, Attractions, Shopping, What's On and much more.

    Dunfermline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunfermline
    Dunfermline is a town and former Royal Burgh in Fife, Scotland, on high ground 3 miles (4.8 km) from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. According to a 2008 ...
  2. News for dunfermline


    1. Dunfermline family up for slimmers of the year award
      Minuteman Press (blog)
      A super-slim family from Dunfermline is delighted after it was revealed that it has made it to the finals of the Scottish Slimmer of the Year awards ...
  3. Dunfermline | Home

    www.dafc.co.uk/page/Home
    Official site with club news, team information, and match reports.
  4. dunfermline.info The Historic City

    dunfermline.info/
    Community pages with news, events, forum, map and accommodation.
  5. Dunfermline Press

    www.dunfermlinepress.com/
    Get the latest Dunfermline and surrounding areas news, sport, opinion, local advertisers, family notices, jobs, cars, classifieds, dating and more. Category: ...
  6. Dunfermline Abbey |

    www.dunfermlineabbey.co.uk/
    Dunfermline Abbey. ... Welcome to Dunfermline Abbey Welcome to DunfermlineAbbey. Welcome to the Dunfermline Abbey website. The Abbey, whose ...






Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Luncheon October 5, 2012

The first Sarasota Sister Cities luncheon of the new season will be at the Sarasota Yacht Club on Friday, October 5th.   Luncheon payment of $25 can be made electronically at http://sarasotasistercities.org/pmts.htm or by check payable to SSCA by mail sent to:

Tom Halbert
President SSCA
133 Inlets Blvd
Nokomis, FL 34275 

Remember – Sarasota Yacht Club policy restricts refunds for cancellations made after Oct 2nd and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.




Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lakeland Sister Cities International Facebook Page

"Please go to the Lakeland Sister Cities International Facebook page and LIKE the page. Then you get updates of Sister Cities great activities.  Thanks for your support!" 

*If you don't know how to go to a page and LIKE it, put the name in the white search rectangle at the top of your page and hit the magnifying glass.  Once you get to the page, click the LIKE button."

http://www.facebook.com/LakelandSisterCitiesInternational


Vladimir, Russia City Director

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota

We are seeking a volunteer to be primary person responsible for managing and enhancing the relationship between SSCA and the Sarasota’s twinned city of Vladimir, Federation of Russia. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.  However, city directors are eligible for a travel transportation expense reimbursement of up to $1,000 for official visits every other year.

Selection will be determined by vote of the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota executive board. 

Contact SCAS President Tom Halbert at 941-485-8586 or sarasotasistercities@gmail.com for further information or to apply

Job Description for City Director for Vladimir Russia


Primary person responsible for managing and enhancing the relationship between SSCA and the Sarasota’s twinned city of Vladimir, Federation of Russia.

Reports to the Vice President, Cities & Candidate Cities.


Portfolio of responsibilities includes:
·       maintaining verbal, electronic, and written communications with the Chief of International Relations and his staff in Vladimir, Federation of Russia.
·       forming and chairing a Vladimir committee of local volunteers and volunteer
associations;
·       identifying opportunities for collaboration between SSCA and Vladimir, Federation of Russia and/or among a group of sister cities;
·       facilitating periodic exchanges between Vladimir and Sarasota;
·       make recommendations for projects suggested by the sister city of Vladimir;
·       developing and submitting to the Board an budget requirements to identify expected Vladimir program expenses as they become known for inclusion is annual fiscal year budget;
o   specifying budgetary implications for proposed projects before they are
undertaken;
·       building awareness on the part of the Board and general membership about the
special events and exchanges involving the Vladimir sister city initiative through presentations, social media distribution, and news media awareness:
·       measuring effectiveness and evaluating the individual sister city relationship on an annual basis.

Background on the Sarasota – Vladimir Relationship

Vladimir, Oblast, Federation of Russia – Theater, Venice Schools & Rotary Ties

In l994 Sarasota twinned with Vladimir, the part of Oblast Russia, because of a tie between the Rotary Club of the Keys and a new club in Vladimir which continues today. On October 29, 1994, City of Sarasota Mayor Nora Patterson led a delegation to Vladimir for the first official signing of the partnership agreement. In April of 1995, a year that marked the Millennium Anniversary of the City of Vladimir, Mayor Igor Shimov led a large delegation for the official signing in Sarasota

The City of Vladimir is renowned as the first capital of ancient Russia and is a part of the Golden Ring of ancient cities with a rich culture and history.  It dates back to the 1100's with today's focus on development of tourist attractions while maintaining an impressive focus on the arts and education as well as industry. A beautiful city, three hours from Moscow on the Klyazma River, it was the ancient capital of Russia.
Past exchanges have included visits by Vladimir government officials to Sarasota, joint programs involving Vladimir State University, Sungir Open Air Museum, the Razgulai Folk Theater and environmental & sustainability programs. The most successful program involves the Florida Studio Theater Young Playwright program.  FST professionals went to Vladimir to engage Russian students in acting and playwriting. Vladimir students frequently have been chosen winners in the Florida Studio Theatre’s annual Young Playwright competition, and visit Sarasota to be honored and see their play presented by professional actors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet & Greet @ Marina Jack’s - Sister City Walk View



Sarasota Sister Cities Association 

Meet & Greet @ Marina Jack’s

Sister City Walk View 

of Marina Jack’s



Our September Meet & Greet will be at the Deep Six Lounge and Piano Bar at Marina Jack’s, downtown on Sarasota Bay. Their happy hour is 4-6pm and features $4 select wines by the glass & specialty cocktails and $2 drafts. Appetizer specials will be available at $5 each. Our event will continue to 7pm as normal, just get your orders in before 6pm. Then just relax and enjoy the Sarasota Bay view and live entertainment with Rock Lee on the piano beginning at 6pm.

Courtesy RSVP for the Meet & Greet requested by Sunday, Sept. 16th. This will allow the restaurant to ensure they have sufficient staff for our group. As always, we welcome last minute walk-ins. Also inviting friends to join us is encouraged. There will be no attendance limitations. 

Contact:

Gayle Maxey, Events Director 

Sarasota Sister Cities Association

RSVP: gmaxey632@gmail.com 

or call 941-416-3565

Merida, Mexico


Sarasota Sister Cities Association
Presents

Mérida, Yucatán México
Sarasota Yacht Club
Friday, Oct 5, 2012       11:30 am – 1:30 pm 



Mike Fehily, Professor of Spanish at USF Sarasota-Manatee, will expand our knowledge of our newest Sister City explaining what he has learned during his past 5 visits to Merida since being part of original exploratory Sarasota Sister City visit in December 2009. Learn about Mayan archeological sites, habanero, colonial buildings, museums, cenotes and the importance of 12/21/12 and a city history that existed 460 years ahead of the founding of Sarasota.

RSVP and payment required by Oct 2nd. Early RSVP is encouraged to ensure we can advise the yacht club of space and meal requirements. Meal selection is Cobb Salad. Luncheon payment of $25 can be made electronically at:


or by check payable to SSCA by mail.  SYC policy restricts refunds cancellations made after Oct 2nd and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.


RSVP and meal selection to                            Mail Check to
Gayle Maxey, Events Chair                                 Tom Halbert, President
Sarasota Sister Cities Association                      Sarasota Sister Cities Association
941-416-3565                                                     133 Inlets Blvd
or gmaxey632@gmail.com                                           Nokomis, FL 34275



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Perpignan, France










Our Sister City Perpignan is a lovely city in the south of France with great outdoor sculpture and art.









Craig Hullinger and Beth Ruyle Hullinger met with Nicolas Berthet. Nicolas works for the City Tourism Agency of Perpignan .

















Meet & Greet @ Marina Jack’s - Sister City Walk View

Sarasota Sister Cities Association

Meet & Greet @ Marina Jack’s

Sister City Walk View

of Marina Jack’s



Our September Meet & Greet will be at the Deep Six Lounge and Piano Bar at Marina Jack’s, downtown on Sarasota Bay. Their happy hour is 4-6pm and features $4 select wines by the glass & specialty cocktails and $2 drafts. Appetizer specials will be available at $5 each. Our event will continue to 7pm as normal, just get your orders in before 6pm. Then just relax and enjoy the Sarasota Bay view and live entertainment with Rock Lee on the piano beginning at 6pm.

Courtesy RSVP for the Meet & Greet requested by Sunday, Sept. 16th. This will allow the restaurant to ensure they have sufficient staff for our group. As always, we welcome last minute walk-ins. Also inviting friends to join us is encouraged. There will be no attendance limitations.

Contact:

Gayle Maxey, Events Director

Sarasota Sister Cities Association

RSVP: gmaxey632@gmail.com

or call 941-416-3565