Monday, October 21, 2013

Upcoming Events

Nov 1, 2013 November Luncheon to focus on Perpignan, France

Join us at SaraBay Country Club just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for this special luncheon to learn about this active relationship and the opportunity to join a Sister Cities visit to Perpignan and Barcelona this fall. This luncheon registration desk will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch beginning at noon. If you prefer a vegetarian meal email your request to 

Directions to Sara Bay CC

Nov 12, 2013
November Meet & Greet Greater Chamber of Commerce Reception 
Our November Meet & Greet will be a joint reception planned by our alliance member Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for our International Sustainability Conference guest speakers from 6 of our Sister Cities plus those from National, State and institutions of higher learning in Florida.  It will be hosted by the Green Business Leadership Council. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing facilities in Lakewood Ranch at
7051 Wireless Court, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, FL, 34240.
$20/person - Register online at or contact Chris Miller at or 941.556.4051  

Nov 13-15, 2013
International Sustainability Conference To Be Held
At University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Sister Cities Association of Sarasota has teamed with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce to host a major three-day conference on “Sustainability Through Renewable Energy & Aquaculture” Nov. 13-15, 2013 in USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail. 
Attendance is open to all SCAS members and the public, but requires registration.  Full registration for the 3-day conference is $75.  An option for attending select daily sessions is $30 per day.  Lunch is included for those with paid registrations on Nov 13 and 14.  The conference will focus on three individual topics:
·       Sustainability, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13
·       Renewable Energy Alternatives, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14
·       Sustainability of Ocean & Water Resources, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15
To register for the conference or obtained additional information go to 
Dec 6, 2013
There will be no luncheon in December. 
Dec 17, 2013
December Meet & Greet Date
Monthly Meet & Greet in Sarasota, location to be determined.  Contact Event Chairperson Gayle Maxey at 941-416-3565 to learn how to register for this event.
Dec 21, 2013
Sarasota Ballet “John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker”
Event for SCAS Members
With developing interest in creating a significant relationship with The Sarasota Ballet, the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, as a group, will be attending one of the special performances of the "John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker" at the matinee on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.
Afterwards, we'll grab a bite somewhere downtown for those who wish.

We would love to have as many of our Sister Cities members as possible join us to show the Ballet our strong support.

  We have excellent viewing seats and a group rate of $41 per/person. Please contact Bill Wallace at 941-378-0085 by Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  Money isn't due at that time, but we need to provide the Ballet with numbers by that date.

Come join us for this spectacular event to add to your holiday's festivities.

Jan 17, 2013
Luncheon  (note date change)
Apr 3-13, 2014
Visit Sister City Tel Mond plus Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel, with an Option to Enjoy Eliat & Petra, Jordan.
Sarasota Sister Cities is planning a visit to our Sister City of Tel Mond and the country of Israel. The dates of our visit are April 3-13, 2014. The trip is limited - first come, first serve. We will visit Tel Mond, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, drive along the Mediterranean coastline, and the Judean Hills. We will also visit the Golan Heights, the Jordan River Valley, Galilee, Masada, and the Dead Sea. We also have an optional trip to Jordan April 1-3, 2014. We will visit the resort city of Eliat and the historic city of Petra, Jordan. More info at: