Our Social Media

We encourage all our members and all people interested in Sister Cities to use our social media links.  Facebook is a good way to interact. Please "Like" our page and start exchanging photos and info about Sister Cities or cultural events in our region. Or send us an email and we will post to our social media.

Email        sarasotasistercities@gmail.com

International Conference

Sister Cities International 2013 Annual Conference

The 57th Sister Cities International Annual Conference connects local leaders and motivated citizens who want to have a positive impact in their community and around the globe. The Annual Conference will provide an educational and interactive environment for networking, sharing best practices, engaging elected officials, having robust roundtable discussions, and gaining knowledge about the latest trends in diplomacy. You will leave armed with the tools for connecting communities and empowering partnerships worldwide.

  • When

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Saturday, July 13, 2013
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

Next Meet & Greet

Next Meet & Greet
Will be at Flemings Third Tuesday of August from 5:00 to 7:00


Sarasota Sister Cites have established a Pinterest page. This is the new simple and visual social marketing system.
Check it out:


We are looking for people who would like to post photos and items of interest on the page. If you would like help out please join Pinterest and send us an email and we will get you set up to post.

Meet and Greet Photos

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Meet and Greet July 17, 2012

Photos of the Meet and Greet July 12 2012

Sarasota Sister Cities Association

Meet & Greet @ Ceviche Roof Top Bar

5-7 p.m. - Tuesday, July 17
Ceviche Roof Top Bar
1216 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

We will be at Ceviche Sarasota’s incredible roof-top bar with views of the city bayfront and happy hour sunsets located in the historic brick Sarasota Times newspaper building, originally constructed in 1925. The Loco Luna Rooftop Bar offers all-day happy hour drinks with $4 sangria, beer, wine and $3.25 select well cocktails. The Loco Luna tapas recipes are from Northern Spain and Catalan and are 50 percent off until 7 pm. The 4-floor restaurant elevator will bring you to this touch of Catalan cuisine that is part of our
Sister City of Perpignan’s heritage.

Courtesy RSVP for the Meet & Greet requested by Sunday, July 15th. This will allow Ceviche to ensure they have sufficient bar staff for our group. As always, last minute walk-ins and having friends join us are encouraged.


Gayle Maxey, Events Director
Sarasota Sister Cities Association
RSVP: gmaxey632@gmail.com
or call 941-416-3565

International Photo Day Contest

International Photo Day Contest

"A Day Together"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sarasota, USA ~ Vladimir, Russia

Vladimir has 20 sister cities in 12 countries all around the world. Our mutual cooperation is about being real friends, so let us start small and tell each other about ourselves using photographs.

We are sure that this International Photo Day project will take us all a step forward in our cooperation. As we say in Russia: “It is better to see once than to hear a hundred times.” Well, let us show each other how we look!

Everyone is welcome to this project: amateurs and professional photographers! We do hope that you'll find it interesting to take a camera, capture a special scene, and email the photos to us. And you'll have just one day for doing it – July 13, 2012

In keeping with the natural rhythm of the day, we suggest our sister cities (from East to West) use their appointed hours for photographing.


There should be images of people in the photos

Photos have to express the rhythm of the city, to show some scenes of daily living in the city and of its citizens

Submit photographs in raw image format 

Each photographer should submit not less than 5 photos

Attach a one-page document that includes the name of the photographer (you), the name of your city, the time each photo was taken, and some descriptive words about each image.

Please email your submissions to:

anna.makarova@vladimir-city.ru and copy to inter@vladimir-city.ru

Deadline is July 19, 2012

All photos chosen by the contest committee will be published in a special edition of our Vladimir city magazine, “The Mirror,” this August 2012. Each artist will receive this edition as a gift. This September, we will exhibit all the submitted photographs during our Annual “City Days” Celebration, attended by our sister city delegations. 

Organized by International department, Vladimir City Administration. 

Website: http://vladimir-city.ru  

ABC 7 Honors Seven Members of Community for Caring

ABC 7 (www.mysuncoast.com) honored “7 Who Care” on July 9 as part of its first annual public service program to recognize outstanding Suncoast volunteers. Honorees were Lee Martin III of Bradenton, Tom Dignam and Caitlyn Lovelace of Englewood, Ruthie Maass of Longboat Key, Christine Riceman of North Port, and Eleanor Ball and Carol Poteat Buchanan of Sarasota. Profiles of the honorees will run in a seven-part series on the television station beginning July 9.