Saturday, March 2, 2013

Directions to the Gala March 3, 2013

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1301 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 

One World Gala Kicks Off Sarasota
Sister Cities 50th Anniversary Year

Sarasota Bay Club (just north of the Van Wezel) at 6:30pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota (SCAS), founded in 1963 by area community leaders, headed by Dallas Dort, strongly supported by Sarasota Mayors Marshall Marable and John Binns, will commemorate its 50th Anniversary during 2013. The Sister Cities in initiative was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as result of a 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy. 

The commemoration will kick off on March 3 with the third annual One World Gala which honors a remarkable Sarasota organization or individual who has enhanced world understanding and respect through extraordinary work or volunteer service.  This event will be held at the Sarasota Bay Club and honor former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer and the Sarasota Christian Schools.
The event is open to all who which to honor the 2013 Award winners and to attend this kick off event.  Use the following RSVP document to reserve seating.

2013 One World International Award Dinner
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 6:30 PM
Please reply by February 20, 2013




Phone_______________________ Email__________________________

YES, I/We will attend _____         (A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible)
________ Guest Ticket (s)                $125/person                 Total $___________

________ Patron Ticket (s)     $250/person                Total $___________

________ Table Host- Table for 8 @$1,000/per table   Total $_________

Make check payable to SSCA or Sarasota Sister Cities Association
& mail to:

Sarasota Sister Cities Association
City Hall
1565 First St
Sarasota, FL 34275

Charge Card Options:

_____ MC _____ Visa _____  Amex _____Discover

Card No.__________________________________________ CVC_____ Exp.__________

Signature__________________________________________ Zip Code___________

Meal selection and seating preferences.
complete Guest Names and corresponding Meal Choice for this reservation:

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

Name ___________________________________Beef___ Fish___ Vegetarian___

If possible, please seat me with:






This is a gentle reminder for those who received the mailed invitation to attend the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota One World Gala that will take place at the prestigious Sarasota Bay Club (just north of the Van Wezel) at 6:30pm on Sunday, March 3rd.  It may also be an initial notification of this event for those who did not receive the mailed invitation,

This is our major annual fund raising event with two purposes: 

No. 1 is to honor the individual and organization selected by a panel of community leaders chaired by Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell. The awards reflect the vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s person-to-person diplomacy initiative which forged the beginning of the international Sister Cities program as a means for individual citizens to strengthen shared interests around the globe and lessen the possibility of world conflicts.

No. 2 is to raise funds for our international outreach initiatives, as the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is solely funded but membership dues, grants and donations.   This year we commemorate the 50th anniversary of  Sister Cities Association of Sarasota with this initial salute to our more than 200  “citizen diplomats” who create personal face-to-face exchanges with citizens of across the world in the arts, business, education, civic activities, sports and government. The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota has eight international relationships: Dunfermline, Scotland; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Perpignan, France; Tel Mond, Israel; Treviso Province, Italy; Vladimir, Russia; Xiamen, China, and Mérida, Yucatán México.