INFO @ SARASOTA SISTER CITIES
May 1, 2016 (7)
All the news that’s fit to print……at the end of the Sarasota’s season………
OUR NEW PRESIDENT, MARIANNA JANZ-WECKE
At our April Annual Meeting, President Marianna Janz-Wecke was installed. She comes to Sarasota from the Hannover, Germany, area. After working for various large businesses there, she came to the US, where she has worked in real estate. She is employed by Harry E. Robbins associates, where she holds a specialization in international real estate. We look forward to your leadership, Marianna!
WHAT IS THE “CORRECT” NAME FOR SISTER CITIES???
Over the years, members have called our organization by various names. But here are the two—and only two—correct names:
--Sister City Association of Sarasota, Inc. (SCAS) is our official name for tax purposes, official documents, legal documents, and so on. But the name is a mouthful and can be cumbersome in publications and graphics where brevity is a virtue. This led us to a dba….
--Sarasota Sister Cities is our dba—our “doing business as” name. It’s three words instead of five. Easy, quick, concise. Graphically better to work with.
Two names and one acronym. All the new name badges and other material will gradually be changed to reflect the correct usage. That’s it!
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATER/SCAS WRITE-A-PLAY WINNERS
The 2016 international winners of the Write-A-Play contest are………
Naom Drori from Tel Mond, Israel, “Living Together”
Tatyanna Chevotar from Vladimir, Russia, “Part of My Soul”
Gregor Morgan & Hamish Wood from Dunfermline, Scotland, “Lost in London”
The students are working on getting passports and visas and making travel plans, and all hope to be here for the May 18-23 Playwright’s Festival. Over the years, over 50,000 plays have been submitted in this contest. Gloria Grenier is planning this year’s FST/SCAS Play Festival week.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN for the NEW SCAS BROCHURES
The writing, editing, and graphic work have been created—or borrowed from previous brochures—and the new brochure is now being printed. It is a bright, four-color trifold brochure. It will be placed it in conspicuous locations all over town to publicize the good work we do and to point out opportunities for membership . Editors: Dave Harralson, Chair, Gloria Grenier, Craig Hullinger, and Ray Young. Keep your eyes peeled for it!
THE SARASOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL April 21, 2016
Coordinated by Ray Young, Vice President for Education, Sister Cities was a participant in this school’s international festival. We had three tables at the festival: a general information table about Sarasota Sister Cities. A Sister Cities United Youth table coordinated by Morgan Bortz, our CYD Board member, which explained our high-school students’ efforts to connect teens from our sister cities to those here in Sarasota. As our Vice President of Sports, Irene Morningstar displayed information on the Modern Pentathelon and how people could volunteer to serve for it.
THE CITY DIRECTOR FOR OUR NEW FRIENDSHIP CITY, RAPPERSWIL-JONA, SWITZERLAND (RJ)
At the April Board Meeting, Nelly Camardo was installed as the City Director for Rapperswil-Jona on the north shore of Lake Zurich. Charlotte Hull is the Assistant City Director. As we get to know our Swiss city this year, we look forward to the efforts of Nelly and Charlotte. Welcome!
And…..RJ volleyballers are planning to come here for a week’s stay in June and play beach volleyvall with local teams. We’ll report more and we know more.
By the way, the “w” in Rapperswil is pronounced as a “v.” The “j” in Jona is pronounced as a “y.”
Thanks for reading!
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