Friday, August 26, 2016

Checks Sent to our Treasurer

To improve our efficiency we will now send check payments to the home office of our Treasurer.

Make your checks out to:

_________Sister Cities Assn of Sarasota or SCAS


Send the check to:

_________C/O SCAS Treasurer Werner Knoop
_________7115 Kensington Court
_________University Park, FL 34201




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A Message From Our President - Marianna Janz-Wecke



 
Marianna Janz-Wecke
 
Marianna Janz-Wecke- President, Sarasota Sister Cities
 
 

I invite you to join Sister Cities Association Sarasota, an International Organization, founded 1963.

The mission of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, Inc. (SCAS) is to foster international relationships between Sarasota, Florida, and cities in other countries that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government.

SCAS’s objective is to develop respect, understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. To accomplish this mission we develop relationships with people in cities that have cultural, education, tourism and business environments similar to Sarasota’s.

Working outside the realm of government, but with its support, we encourage and facilitate cultural and education exchanges, business opportunities and increased tourism.“

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mission Statement

The mission of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, Inc. is to foster international relationships between Sarasota and international cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, sports, business and government. SSCA’s objective is to develop respect, understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. 

To accomplish this mission we develop relationships with people in our twinned cities that have interests and environments similar to Sarasota’s. Working outside the realm of government, but with its support, we maintain a special focus on areas with significant opportunities to facilitate cultural and educational exchanges, economic partnerships, increased tourism and humanitarian assistance.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tel Mond Student’s Play Performed at FST

Photo Caption: (left to right) Eitan Drori, Naom Drori, Marlies Gluck (SCAS City Director for Tel Mond), Marianna Janz-Wecke (SCAS President)

Tel Mond Student’s Play Performed at Florida State Theaters

Each year Florida Studio Theatre hosts the Young Playwrights Festival honoring the winners of their Write-A-Play contest. On May 21, 2016 one young girl from Tel Mond, Israel and two young boys from Dunfermline, Scotland were presented with certificates and medals. A third Sister City winner from Vladimir, Russia was unable to travel to Sarasota for the Festival. 


These winners were chosen from over 3,600 plays submitted from playwrights in Florida, New York, Kansas, Israel, Scotland and Russia. Naom Drori, a student at the Shelanu School in Tel Mond, won in the Under Six category (pieces written by those in kindergarten through sixth grade) for her moving play Living Together. She and her father Eitan Drori were guests of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota for five days. They visited many local attractions but the highlight for Naom was seeing her play performed at FST’s Keating Theatre by professional actors. 

Winning is an outstanding accomplishment; Naom’s name can now be added to a long list of Israeli winners.
This article appeared on page 6 in the Jewish News. Click the link below to view.

https://issuu.com/thejewishnews/docs/the_jewish_news_-_august_2016



Schedule of Presentations - Fall 2016



Sarasota Sister Cities Association


Schedule of Presentations - Fall 2016
Sept 29, 2016 Cuba AC/BC – (After Castro/Before Castro)
Eladio Amores
4:00 pm, Selby Library (Free Event)
1331 First St, Sarasota
5:00 Meet & Greet: Louie’s Modern Restaurant

Oct 26, 2016 Friendship City, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland:
                                        History & Culture                
    Primo Bader, Nelly Carmardo, Charlotte Hull &
Candace Wehbe
4:00 pm, Herald-Tribune Community Room,
Herald-Tribune Bldg, 1741 Main St, Sarasota
Nov 16,  2016 War & Peace
      Craig Hullinger, Beth Ruyle, Troy Scott
Co-Sponsored w/ Military Officers Association

4:00 pm, Community Foundation of Sarasota
2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota


Dec 13, 2016 Holidays in Our Sister Cities – Unique Festivities
   Sister City Directors

5:00 pm, Vineyard Wine Bar
1528 Main St, Sarasota
General Public Invited. Donation of $5.00 to SCAS is suggested.
Meet & Greet will follow at 5:00 pm. Futher Information: Ray Young, e-mail: aloharay4@gmail.com phone: 941-225-1268


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Wednesday Meet and Greet

Our Monthly Meet and Greets during the summer of 2016 will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sarasota Vineyard Wine Bar and Bistro in downtown Sarasota:


1528 Main Street
Sarasota Florida
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
sarasotawinebar.com

No cost except for what you eat or drink.

No Reservations. 


Park on Main Street or the new free parking deck 93 paces from rear entrance of the Wine Club.  Go through the parking lot and alley. Or you can go via State Street to Lemon Ave to Main St.













Click to view more photos of the Meet and Greet




Calendar September 12, 2016




Sep 14, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club - Using Facebook, Blogs, LinkedIn etc for your Organization, Family, or Business, Craig Hullinger and Olga Pliner

Sep 7-30 “And Then There Was Quiet - New York After 9/11” Photographic Exhibit, by David Gordon


Sep 20-21 - 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm Gifts made by credit card through the Giving Challenge Web site between noon on Sept 20 and noon on Sept 21 will be matchedGivingPartnerChallenge.org.


Sept 29, 2016 Cuba AC/BC – After Castro/Before Castro, Eladio Amores
4:00 pm, Selby Library (Free Event) 1331 First St, Sarasota
5:00 Meet & Greet: Louie’s Modern Restaurant, 1289 N. Palm Ave


Oct 19, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club - Our Delightful Sister City Merida - Cultural Program, Mike Fehilly


Oct 26, 2016 Friendship City, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland: History & Culture, 
Primo Bader, Nelly Carmardo, Charlotte Hull & Candace Wehbe
4:00 pm, Herald-Tribune Community Room,
Herald-Tribune Bldg, 1741 Main St, Sarasota;
5:00 pm Meet and Greet Location TBD


Nov 16, 2016 Luncheon 11:30 am University Park Country Club "The Joys of Traveling & Bagpiping in Dunfermline and Beyond.", Pauline Mitchell.


Nov - Date to be determined, 2016 War & Peace, Ray Young, Craig Hullinger, Beth Ruyle, Troy Scott Co-Sponsored w/ Military Officers Association
4:00 pm, Community Foundation of Sarasota 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota
5:00 pm Meet and Greet Location TBD


Dec 13, 2016 Holidays in Our Sister Cities – Unique Festivities, Sister City Directors
5:00 pm, Vineyard Wine Bar 1528 Main St, Sarasota


Jan 11, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Xiamen, China, Dr. Carolyn Bloomer and Dr. Hongying Liu


Feb Date to be determined, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Carnevale in Traviso, Anna Madaschi and Isabel Eidet


Mar 15, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club. Honor Our Mayors, Hope Byrnes, Kenney DeCamp, Dave Harralson


Apr 12, 2017 Luncheon 11:30 am Bird Key Yacht Club, Annual Membership Meeting and Elections, 
Marianna Janz-Wecke 

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