INFO @ SARASOTA SISTER CITIES September 2, 2016 #11

All the news that´s fit to print—Some newspaper ought to adopt this as its motto….
And Then There Was Quiet - New York After 9/11” Photographic Exhibit by David Gordon.  Sponsored by Sarasota Sister Cities September 7at 6 om - Opening Reception, Artist’s Talk at the Manatee County Public Library at 1301 Barcarrota Ave, Bradenton.  These photographs chronicle the horror in NYC of 15 years ago.  The exhibit will run through September 30.
SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON at the Bird Key Yacht Club, Sept. 14
           Olga Pliner and Craig Hullinger will speak on Using Facebook, Blogs, Linkedin and other social media for your Organization, Family, or Business.  Register to attend online at You can RSVP by email to  
          Sister Cities member Eladio Amores will provide an insiders look at Cuba before and after Castro.  This promises to be a fascinating talk……..
                    September 29, 4pm, Selby Library
After Eladio´s talk, we will  adjourn to Louie´s Modern on Palm Avenue for our Meet & Greet at 5pm.  If you can´t get there for Eladio´s talk, just come to the Meet &
Greet.  We’ll be glad to see you.
          What is it?  New member Daniel Jittu knows all about it and would like for Sister Cities folk to get to know it as well.
 November 5-19, and November 4-18, 2017, The City of Sarasota will be holding the US Lawn Bowling Open.  The 2017 Open marks the Club’s 90th anniversary in Sarasota.  Few clubs have been in our community as long as the bowling club. 
          The Club is located just north of the Memorial Auditorium.
          Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty". It is played on a bowling green which may be flat or convex or uneven. It is normally played outdoors and the outdoor surface is either natural grass or artificial turf.  Today the sport is played in over 40 countries with more than 50 member national authorities. The home of the modern game is still Scotland with the World Bowls center in Edinborough.
          We are exploring ways to help the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club with its US Open.
          For more information:

--How to play the game:

--How lawn bowling balls are made:

--Bowls England:
Olga Pliner, City Director for Vladimir
          Olga was born in Moscow and took her degree at Moscow Sate Pedagogical University in Special Education.  She soon moved to Germany where she earned an MBA at Hagen University where she majored in Marketing.  She worked in companies managing sales, customer care, acquisitions, and account management.
          In May, 2012, she moved to the US and founded P&P Media Partners in Venice.  This trilingual lady is the publisher and manager of the German-language newspaper in Florida.  Pick up a copy at Geier’s and other fine stores.  Welcome Olga!
Isabelle Eidet, Assistant City Director for Treviso Province
          Isabelle grew up in Seattle, WA, and was employed by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development. She worked overseas for more than 30 years. She was also an Executive Director with R.H. Macy & Co.  She has lived and worked in Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, Jakarta, Rome, Geneva, Vienna and has had several stints in Washington, DC in between foreign assignments. She has also served as a Board member with several NGO’s overseas.  Isabelle has lived in Rome for five years and traveled extensively throughout Italy.
          Isabelle moved to Sarasota with her husband Gary from Vienna, Austria, in 2011. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  Welcome Isabelle¡