Aug 25 2014

ISCA Board Meeting coming up

ISCA Board will meet September 6, 2014 at the Mount Prospect Village Hall from noon to 3.  Come join us if you would like. Our Agenda is attached. iscaagenda9614

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Jul 16 2014

It is time to apply for Illinois Sister City of the Year Award. Go to page and print application.

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Apr 28 2014

A Note from the ISCA President

A Note from the ISCA President ISCA friends and members I want to thank the city of Urbana and the Urbana Sister Cities organization for hosting the ISCA Annual conference and Annual meeting.  The program of speakers and entertainers was wonderful.  The dancers from the Chinese Heritage Association, the Chai-Town A Capella choir and the …

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Apr 28 2014

Congratulations and Welcome to new board members.

We are happy to welcome Janet Kenney from Springfield, Taj Artis from Decatur and Cathy Seagren from Dixon.  We are looking forward to working with you.

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Apr 17 2014

Thanks to Urbana

Thank you Urbana Sister Cities for hosting the Annual ISCA conference.  You have a great city and wonderful program.  We so appreciated the hospitality and generous spirit that your citizens showed to us. 

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Apr 17 2014

Conference fun

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Board member Paula Randant and Nancy Devereux socializing with ISCA members at Urbana Conference

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Apr 09 2014

Thanks to retiring Board Members

We at the ISCA offer our thanks and appreciation for the service and dedication of our retiring Board Members Dorothy Kucera, Carol Jones and Holly Lazzerini-Mathur.  They offered leadership and service to promote Sister Cities relationships around the world as Citizen Diplomats promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation-one individual, one community at a …

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Apr 09 2014

Proclamation: National Volunteer Week

Illinois Sister Cities Association National Volunteer Week RESOLUTION   WHEREAS, April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to be stewards and leaders in our communities through volunteerism; and WHEREAS, President Obama has proclaimed April 6-12, 2014 as National Volunteer Week; and WHEREAS, this year marks the 40th …

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Apr 03 2014

2014 ISCA Annual Meeting

2014 ISCA Annual Meeting Location:  Urbana Landmark Hotel  Great Hall and Meeting Rooms 210 S. Race Street, Urbana, IL  61801 Excellent Room Rate!: (217) 384-8800 (217) 384-8800 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting (mention the Sister Cities conference) Program Synopsis: SATURDAY  APRIL 12  2014 10:00 a.m. Registration/ Welcome Table Open First Session 1:00 p.m.  Conference begins. — Dennis Roberts, Chairman, USCC …

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Mar 20 2014

Pictures from Paris/Chicago Social Service Exchange March 2014

Paris Delegation for Chicago Social Service Exchange

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Mar 20 2014

Register for Annual conference in Urbana,

Register for conference       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-isca-annual-conference-tickets-10176806101

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Mar 12 2014

Apply to become an ISCA Board Member, 2 positions are open.

Application   Form—Personal Data Sheet 2014  ILLINOIS SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION  —    BOARD OF DIRECTORS Applicant(First name, M.I., Last   Name): Mr.Mrs. / Ms. Home Address:     City: State:  IL ZIP: E-mail   Address: Home   Phone: Work   Phone: Cell   Phone: Preferred   Contact Number: Local Sister Cities Organization: Member   Since …

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Feb 06 2014

ISCA Annual conference is coming up

ISCA Annual conference will be in Urbana in April.  Go to Annual Conference page to click and register.  Click twice.  Hope to see you there.     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-isca-annual-conference-tickets-10176806101  

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Jan 27 2014

West Chicago Sister Cities Announces February Featured Speaker

West Chicago Sister Cities Announces February Featured Speaker February 6, 2014 7:00 p.m. Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce 306 Main Street, West Chicago West Chicago, Illinois: January 23, 2014 – The featured speaker for the February meeting of West Chicago Sister Cities will be David Sabathne, who will speak about the Sister City relationship between …

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Jan 24 2014

SCI Nominate your program for the 2014 Annual Awards!

  Nominate your program for the 2014 Annual Awards!                     Opportunity for Your Program to Shine! NOMINATE YOUR SISTER CITY PROGRAM FOR THE ANNUAL AWARDS The Annual Awards Program highlights your sister city program’s achievements and brings international recognition to your community’s contributions to the citizen diplomacy movement. Sister Cities International established the Annual Awards …

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Jan 24 2014

Mount Prospect Sister Cities have Trivia night 1/24/14 at Village Hall Come join us

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Jan 23 2014

IT IS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME.

Illinois Sister Cities Association P. O. Box 68141 Schaumburg, Illinois 60168     July 25, 2013   Fellow Sister Cities Members: I hope his Newsletter finds you enjoying the summer.  I am going to introduce myself as part of my message today.  I am Paula B. Randant and am a retired School Social Worker.  I …

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Dec 13 2013

Schaumburg has new Sister City relationship

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On behalf of the citizens of Schaumburg, Illinois and Safranbolu, Turkey, the elected officials of the two municipalities have established the city affiliation as “International Sister Cities” with the aim of promoting further relations between our citizens and businesses.   Our agreement will provide Schaumburg and Safranbolu with a close relationship, and together our two …

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Dec 13 2013

Springfield Sister Cities Program News

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    Host Students Receive Copy Proclamation at SCAS Board of Directors Meeting   Springfield Mayor Houston proclaimed Tuesday, November 19, 2013 as Ashikaga Gettysburg Address Delegation Day in Springfield to honor the participation of the five student members of the Ashikaga Gettysburg Address Delegation in the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Janet …

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Nov 15 2013

Springfield Sister Cities annual Lincoln event with Sister City Ashikaga, Japen

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This annual Lincoln event is sponsored by Springfield’s Sister City of Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan. With the financial backing of an independent committee composed of representatives of the Office of the Mayor, the Office of the Superintendent of the Board of Education, and business members of the Chamber of Commerce, there is an annual Abraham Lincoln …

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Oct 29 2013

News from the President of ISCA

Congratulations Columbia, Illinois for being selected Illinois Sister City of the year.  The City of Columbia has distinguished itself in their Sister Cities relationship with Gedern, Germany.   Columbia and Gedern celebrated their 20th year of Sister Cities relationship in May 2013.  They celebrated with an exchange of 45 delegates from Gedern.  Columbia and Gedern have …

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Oct 20 2013

Mount Prospect Exchange 2013

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Mount Prospect Sister Cities exchange 2013 with our Sister City Sevres, France  on the Wendella sharing Chicago’s beautiful skyline.

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Oct 20 2013

2013 Sister City of the Year–Columbia, Illinois

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          CONGRATULATIONS!  Columbia, Illinois-  Sister City of the Year for the State of Illinois and the Illinois Sister Cities Association. Columbia has distinguished themselves with a 20 year relationship with Gedern, Germany.  They recently celebrated the 20 year relationship with a delegation of 45 coming from Gedern to visit Columbia.  They …

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Oct 20 2013

Dixon Exchange 2013

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Members of Dixon Sister Cities at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.  Dixon’s Sister City is Herzberg/Elster  Germany

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Sep 25 2013

ROCKFORD SISTER CITIES PLANNING CULTURAL EVENING

  ROCKFORD SISTER CITIES PLANNING CULTURAL EVENING CHECK IT OUT   Invite – Flyer Romanian Cultural Dinner

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Sep 24 2013

CITIZEN DIPLOMACY IN ACTION AND ON THE MOVE.

CITIZEN DIPLOMACY IN ACTION AND ON THE MOVE. By Paula Randant The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission had an Exchange with our Sister City Sèvres, France September 14 to 19, 2013.  We have been Sister Cities since 2000.  The relationship has been rich with learning about our respective city’s and people.  Our French guests arrived …

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Sep 15 2013

Sister Cities cultural-exchange initiative formed 25 years ago

By A. Marie Ball The State  Journal-Register Posted Jul  30, 2013 @ 10:30 PM Last update  Jul 31, 2013 @ 09:28 AM   Zack Claflin doesn’t like flying. But he was willing to put that aside for an opportunity to experience  Japanese culture first-hand. “Both my parents are anthropologists, so that kind of thing was …

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Aug 27 2013

Congratulations Urbana Sister Cities Program

Dear ISCA Board Members,  Sister Cities Friends: I am very pleased to announce to you, and to the general public, that  URBANA’s SISTER CITIES PROGRAM has been selected to receive the Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award for 2013. “The award honors Champaign County individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendshi…p and …

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Aug 01 2013

Sister Cities policy.

Sister Cities International recognizes that U.S. communities may have differing views of laws, policies, or practices in other countries which they believe may run against moral, ethical, or legal codes to which they ascribe. While every citizen should feel free to express their own opinions in keeping with his or her own conscience, the suspension …

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Aug 01 2013

2013 Youth Leadership Summit: A Recap at San Antonio

2013 Youth Leadership Summit: A Recap                         At the 2013 Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 11-13, over 50 students from around the United States participated in the Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit.  The Summit was designed to engage …

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Aug 01 2013

DIXON – A state advocacy group for gays and lesbians is making a request of Dixon and other cities in the Sister Cities International program. What do you think?

DIXON – A state advocacy group for gays and lesbians is making a request of Dixon and other cities in the Sister Cities International program. Suspend ties with Russia. Dixon, which has four international sister cities, entered the program with its relationship to Dickson, Siberia – a town of 643 people that’s a 2-hour flight …

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Aug 01 2013

ck out Application for Sister City of the Year Award—Apply

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Jul 25 2013

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival at Daley Plaza August 5-9,2013

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The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live …

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Jul 25 2013

Sister Cities International welcomes new Board of Directors members

Sister Cities International welcomes new Board of Directors members 07/17/2013                                                                     Following a membership-wide election, 11 delegates were chosen to the 24-member Sister Cities International Board of Directors. The appointments were formalized during Sister Cities International’s 2013 Annual Business Meeting which occurred in conjunction with 57th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, July 12-13. Newly elected …

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Jul 16 2013

SCI Conference a great event 2013 in San Antonio

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Paula Randant, ISCA President and Holly Lazzerini, ISCA Board member and new SCI Board member       Paula and two great ladies from Sarasota Florida Sister Cities.  We made many friends.                  

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Jul 16 2013

News from Urbana, Illinois

First, we congratulate Holly Lazzerini-Mathur on her election to the Big Board! The good energy of Illinois’ ISCA will rub off on the national front.   News Update:   Urbana is about to send or first citizen diplomats to Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, People’s Republic of  China. Mayor Prussing,  I , Chris Stohr and three …

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Jun 26 2013

Belleville Sister Cities shares fun information

Every Friday, Germany.info and The Week in Germany highlight a different “Word of the Week” in the German language that may have serve to  surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers June 24, 2013MinneliedMinnesänger in Wartburg (© picture-alliance / akg-images) Parzival, Richard the Lionheart, Walther von der Vogelweide, Duke  Leopold of Austria … …

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Jun 26 2013

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a discussion His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, presented by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a discussion His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, presented by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “Japan is back,” declared Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, in a major speech in Washington this year. It may well be that the country’s ‘lost decade’ of …

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Jun 19 2013

Janet Kay Kenney, was appointed to the Springfield Commission on International Visitors

The President of the Sister Cities Association of Springfield, IL (SCAS), Janet Kay Kenney, was appointed to the Springfield Commission on International Visitors and SCAS Board of Directors member Jonathan GoldbergBelle was re-appointed to a term on the Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and approved by vote of the City Council. Our congratulations …

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Jun 15 2013

On US Flag Day, June 14, 2013, Mr. Tony Ferniza became a United States Citizen. With him is Ms. Janet Kenney, President of the Sister Cities Association of Springfield, Illinois

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       On US Flag Day, June 14, 2013, Mr. Tony Ferniza became a United States Citizen. With him is Ms. Janet Kenney, President of the Sister Cities Association of Springfield (SCAS). Mr. Ferniza is from San Pedro de Las Colonias, Coahuilla, Mexico, a Sister Cities partner with Springfield since 1996. …

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May 26 2013

the Eisenhower Advisory Council, learn more

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” Promoting Peace through Prosperity”    In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the early pioneers of the sister cities movement believed that if people could cross national boundaries and get to know each other personally, their mutual respect and understanding could transform diplomatic relations. As the world has changed and technology has enhanced our ability to …

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May 25 2013

Mount Prospect has great Wine Tasting event at World Market in Randhurst

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Mount Prospect Sister Cities had a great Wine Tasting event.  We sampled great French wines and appetizers.

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May 23 2013

Decatur Sister Cities teaches Preschool children about Origami

DECATUR —Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, was a hit with Garfield Montessori Magnet School students during a presentation of Japanese culture and traditions by Sister Cities members. The 31 members of Caryn Fuiten’s Room 5, first, second and third graders, folded Herald & Review newspapers into hats with instructions from Linda Hasenmyer, who …

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May 23 2013

Wine Tasting- Mount Prospect Sister Cities fund raiser 5/23

Wine tasting  5/23/13  6:00 to 9:00 Pm WORLD MARKET AT RANDHURST IN Mount Prospect, Illinois Come Join us!  Donation $10. Sample French Wine and Appetizers    

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May 21 2013

WEST CHICAGO SISTER CITIES NEWSLETTER

WEST CHICAGO SISTER CITIES NEWSLETTER CHRONICLES THEIR EXCHANGE.     CK IT OUT         xchangeMay2013email

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May 09 2013

Adrienne Tongate Named Deputy Director of CSCI

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Adrienne Tongate is deputy director of Chicago Sister Cities International. She provides leadership and direction to CSCI staff and focuses on the development and implementation of CSCI’s strategic plans and policies. She also provides leadership, direction and communication to the Council of Chairs and committee members. Adrienne also manages sister city committees; coordinates exchanges that …

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May 04 2013

West Chicago Sister Cities hosted an evening reception for students from Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, Germany

West Chicago Sister Cities Hosts Evening with German Students The West Chicago Sister Cities organization hosted an evening reception for students from Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, Germany at St. Michael’s Church located in the old German section of West Chicago.  Twelve high school students and their teacher, Anita Dommel, arrived in West Chicago on March 17, 2013 …

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May 01 2013

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a Eurovision Song Contest

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2–5:30 p.m. at the River North location of John Barleycorn in the second floor space. Cash bar and full menu will be available. RSVP at ekinnhammar@chicagosistercities.com. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision …

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Apr 30 2013

JOIN BELVIDERE FOR THEIR ANNUAL TASTE OF SISTER CITIES EVENT

   JOIN BELVIDERE FOR THEIR ANNUAL TASTE OF SISTER CITIES EVENT The Belvidere, IL Sister Cities Association invites you to A Taste of Sister Cities June 1st 2013.  This annual fundraiser is a celebration of several exciting happenings! The food is ALWAYS great and celebrates Belvidere’s tri-city relationship with Schwieberdingen, Germany and Vaux-le-Penil, France.  The …

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Apr 23 2013

Illinois Sister Cities Association New Board

Illinois Sister Cities Association P. O. Box 68141 Schaumburg , Illinois 60168         April 22, 2013   PRESS RELEASE The Illinois Sister Cities Association held its Annual Conference and Annual meeting in Rockford, Illinois April 19 and 20, 2013.  The Rockford Sister Cities organization hosted the event.  The ISCA is a member …

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Apr 21 2013

We congratulate new Board members and new Officers of the Board! 2013

Newly elected Board members are Randy Russell, Samuel Smith, Josephine Wittenauer and Ellen Mumford.  Congratulations on your election. New Officers were elected to serve two year terms.  Elected President-Paula Randant, Vice-president-Dennis Roberts, Secretary-Melissa Birch and Treasuror-Randy Russell.  Congratulations to all.

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Apr 17 2013

During spring break, twenty-one students from West Chicago Community High School had a life changing experience.

West Chicago Community High School Jazz Band Returns from Successful Visit to Sister City, Taufkirchen (Vils) Germany

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Apr 17 2013

SCI President Mary Kane will be our keynoter 4/19-20/2013 in Rockford

SCI President Mary Kane will be our keynoter. Mary has unique background in business (executive director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce), politics (secretary of state, Maryland) and deep understanding of global issues in her various roles in and memberships on prominent boards.

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Apr 17 2013

Chaircouple for the 2013 Illinois Sister Cities Association Conference

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Holly Mathur and her husband Jay are the chaircouple for the 2013 Illinois Sister Cities Association Conference. Holly is an ISCA board member and heads the Youth Exchange Committee

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Apr 17 2013

2013 ISCA Conference Guest Speaker

Laura Johnson, a Florence, Italy-based art historian, travel writer and a frequent contributor to the Register Star, will share her vast knowledge on building cultural bridges. Pam and Jim Keeling will share their insights on sister cities and peace movement. Linnea Bengtsson and Frida Helgesson of Lidkoping, Sweden, will describe their relationship with Rockford, a …

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Apr 15 2013

We, at the Illinois Sister Cities Association offer our condolences and prayers for the victims of the Boston explosion.

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Apr 11 2013

This is an annual fundraiser Sister Cities Association of Springfield does at the OSAKA Restaurant, called Japan Day. Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Open folder   This is an annual fundraiser Sister Cities Association of Springfield does at the OSAKA Restaurant, called Japan Day. Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   Osaka  2013a

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Apr 11 2013

Check out new Newsletter Page

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Apr 10 2013

West Chicago Community High School had a life changing experience.

During spring break, twenty-one students from West Chicago Community High School had a life changing experience. These jazz band members traveled to Taufkirchen (Vils) in Germany on a trip that was coordinated through the West Chicago Sister Cities organization. The students, along with Steve Govertsen, high school band instructor, James Wallace, middle school band instructor, …

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Mar 31 2013

Sister Cities International educational information ck it out

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Upcoming Webinars! We have two exciting   webinars lined-up for members in the coming weeks! 1) Economic   Development: Assessing   Goals and Resources Wednesday, March 27,   2:00 pm EDT Featured speaker: Adam   Kaplan, Membership Director, Sister Cities International Are you interested in incorporating economic development into your sister   city organization’s work? You …

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Mar 31 2013

Accepting Applications for Open Positions on the Board of Directors-Sister Cities International

Accepting Applications for Open Positions on the Board of Directors Sister Cities International welcomes all qualified applicants to run for open positions on the Board of Directors. Elections to the Board of Directors are held each year during the Annual Conference. If you plan to run for a position at the 2013 Annual Conference in …

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Mar 31 2013

please check us out on facebook, Illinois Sister Cities Association and twitter at ISCAssociation

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Mar 16 2013

LEARN ABOUT SISTER CITIES AND TWINNING.

LEARN ABOUT SISTER CITIES AND TWINNING.   In the United Kingdom, the term twin towns is most commonly used, generally referring to town-twinning with Europe, differentiating with the term sister cities, which is used for agreements with towns and cities in the Americas. In Europe, a variety of terms are used; most commonly twin towns, …

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Mar 16 2013

2013 Annual Conference Coming up April 19 to 20 in Rockford Check out Conference Page

We started out with the simple objective – to make this conference memorable. The Team is excited to share some of the highlights: 1. Mary Kane, President and CEO of Sister Cities International is our key-note speaker (she has terrific background in global issues, business and politics) 2. Our Friday dinner is in the beautiful Coronado with …

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Mar 15 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan

    Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan   The Dana-Thomas House Foundation, in cooperation with the Springfield Art Association is sponsoring a presentation by Ms. Margo Stipe, Curator, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ along with an exhibit of Japanese prints from local collectors, on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The …

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Mar 11 2013

APPLY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE ILLINOIS SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION

  Application Form—Personal Data Sheet   2013 ILLINOIS SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION Board of Directors     DISTRICT (see ): APPLICANT  (First, M.I., Last): HOME PHONE:         WORK   PHONE: E-MAIL ADDRESS: CELL PHONE: PREFERRED PHONE NUMBER:     HOME ADDRESS:          CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: LOCAL SISTER CITIES ORGANIZATION: ORGANIZATION ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: …

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Mar 09 2013

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield, IL, Inc. (SCAS) invites you to participate in an observance of the second anniversary of the Great Tohoko Earthquake

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The Sister Cities Association of Springfield, IL, Inc. (SCAS) invites you to participate in an observance of the second anniversary of the Great Tohoko Earthquake and Tsunami on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston, the Honorary Chairperson of the Sister …

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Mar 06 2013

West Chicago Sister Cities Organization Celebrates Students’ Upcoming Trip to Taufkirchen (Vils), Germany

  West Chicago, Illinois: March 6, 2013 – West Chicago Sister Cities, an organization that “fosters peace through culture, education and people to people exchanges”, recently celebrated the upcoming trip of the Community High School District 94 jazz band to West Chicago’s Sister City Taufkirchen (Vils), Germany with a pizza party thrown in the students’ …

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Mar 05 2013

2013 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

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We invite all youth to join us at the 2013 Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 11-13! The Conference will feature a special program for youth, where through guided sessions they will learn about diplomacy through role-playing as a country representative at a convening of the United Nations. The youth track …

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Feb 18 2013

Palatine Sister Cities

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Palatine Sister Cities sharing the fun Holiday events, Halloween and enjoying the fellowship.

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Feb 12 2013

Urbana Sister Cities Africa report

  Learn how some relationships work.  click link       SisterCities Qtrly Report Summary (2012)    

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Feb 11 2013

Please like us on facebook Illinois Sister Cities Association

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Feb 11 2013

Niles Sister Cities Group Reorganizes

Niles Sister Cities Group Reorganizes Criticized for being too closely tied to the village, the new group hopes to establish itself as a separate presence. ByPam DeFiglio January 4, 2013    Pisa, Italy, is one of Niles’ Sister Cities. Credit Niles Sister Cities committee The Niles Sister Cities organization is reorganizing, hoping to get more …

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Feb 11 2013

Niles Sister Cities Brims With Ideas, Energy

Niles Sister Cities Brims With Ideas, Energy The new board is fired up with ideas to re-energize, branch out and possibly develop relationships with new Sister Cities in Germany and Korea. It also wants to become separate from the village, president says. ByPam DeFiglio February 6, 2013     The recently-elected Niles Sister Cities board …

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Feb 11 2013

2013 Annual conference in Rockford info coming.

“Come celebrate 15th Anniversary of Illinois Sister Cities Association at its Annual Conference to be held at Rockford, IL on April 19-20, 2013. You don’t want to miss this one! Our Friday dinner will be at the astoundingly beautiful Coronado Theater with cuisines from 9 countries. Our key note speaker is Mary Kane, President & …

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Feb 10 2013

Apply to become an Illinois Sister Cities Association Board Member

Apply to become an Illinois Sister cCties Association Board Member Please read and print and fill out the form. ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP Section 3.1     Active Members   Organizations eligible to be Active Members shall be those communities in Illinois having a sister cities relationship with an international community.  A member shall be considered active upon …

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Feb 10 2013

Hamburg and Chicago planning for 20th Anniversary of their Sister Cities relationship.

On Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, a delegation from Hamburg accompanied the Hamburg Ballet for their appearance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The Hamburg Senator for Culture, Professor Barbara Kisseler accompanied the Hamburg Ballet to Chicago. She was in Chicago to start laying the groundwork for the 20th anniversary of …

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Feb 10 2013

Palatine Sister Cities group ensures soldier’s lost WWII prayer book lands in the right hands.

ByKimberly Pohl

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Feb 06 2013

Get to know Chicago’s Sister Cities

The Chicago Sister Cities International Program is organized by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The program seeks to benefit Chicago citizens and its partner cities by providing enhanced opportunities for global, cultural, and economic exchange. That’s all true, but, really, in my opinion, it’s just fun to get together with other parts …

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Feb 04 2013

Eleventh Student Exchange Visit Between Gedern, Germany & Columbia, Illinois High School

Eleventh Student Exchange Visit Between Gedern, Germany & Columbia, Illinois High School     In April 2013, the student exchange  will take place with 25 students from the Gedern Gesamtschule (high school), in Gedern, Germany will visit and attend Columbia, Illinois High School.  They will be accompanied by their English teacher, Andreas Heuser, who will …

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Feb 03 2013

Twentieth Anniversary Sister Cities Partnership

Twentieth Anniversary Sister Cities Partnership Columbia, Illinois – Gedern, Germany May 8, 1993 – May 8, 2013     Many special activities and events are taking planned for special occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Sister Cities of Columbia, Illinois and their International Sister Cities partnership with Gedern, Germany.  Fifty-one delegates from Gedern Sister Cities will arrive in …

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Jan 31 2013

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham-Chicago Music Exchange

2.6.2013 BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham-Chicago Music Exchange Four jazz musicians from Birmingham are spending a week in Chicago playing with leading musicians on the Chicago scene as part of an innovative exchange project between the Sister Cities. They are drummer Mark Sanders and the Steve Tromans Trio led by pianist Steve Tromans and featuring Chris Mapp on …

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Jan 30 2013

URBANA WINS SISTER CITY OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR ILLINOIS

Mayor of Urbana and President of Illinois Sister Cities Association

The City of Urbana is awarded the Sister City of the Year Award for 2012 CONGRATULATIONS! URBANA

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Jan 22 2013

French Trivia Night in Mount Prospect

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Mount Prospect Sister Cities has French Trivia Night.  French students from the middle school and high school attended the event and tested their knowledge of all things French.  The event was well attended by community members.

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Jan 22 2013

Paris Sub committee Wine Tasting January 2013

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The Sister Cities of Paris Social Service Subcommittee Wine Tasting at Cyrano’s a great success.

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Jan 09 2013

Paris Social Service Committee Wine Tasting 1/10/13 at 5:30pm at Cyrano’s

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Jan 09 2013

Niles Sister Cities Group Reorganizes

Niles Sister Cities Group Reorganizes Criticized for being too closely tied to the village, the new group hopes to establish itself as a separate presence. ByPam DeFiglio January 4, 2013 Pisa, Italy, is one of Niles’ Sister Cities. Niles Sister Cities committee | The Niles Sister Cities organization is reorganizing, hoping to get more residents …

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Jan 01 2013

PARIS: French Wine Tasting Fundraiser January 10, 2013

1.10.2013 PARIS: French Wine Tasting Fundraiser Hosted by the Paris Social Services Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International to raise funds for their Winter 2013 Paris – Chicago Social Service Exchange, in which social service professionals from Paris will participate in a week-long immersion into Chicago’s social service networks Cyrano’s Farm & Kitchen 546 North …

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Jan 01 2013

Sister Cities International

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Please   note: Our office will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. We will   however be regularly checking the voicemail of our main line 202.347.8630.   Please leave your name and number in this general mailbox and we’ll get back   to you as soon as possible.  Happy   Holidays! IN THIS ISSUE …

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Dec 16 2012

The tradition of the Christmas tree, how it all began.

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Discover the history of the Christmas tree, from the earliest winter solstice celebrations, to Queen Victoria and all the way to the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree. How It All …

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Nov 09 2012

The Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International presents the 2012 Oyster Festival of Racing.

The Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International presents the 2012 Oyster Festival of Racing. A buffet with oyster dishes will be served along with live thoroughbred racing, live Irish music, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the popular event, the Galway Committee has chosen to make this year’s Oyster …

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Nov 09 2012

Denver awarded Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative Grant

Denver awarded Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative Grant WASHINTON, DC – Sister Cities International announced that Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) has been awarded a Sino-African Initiative grant to create a pilot Sino-African-US trilateral sister city project that targets urban poverty alleviation and economic development in African cities by increasing resources for the urban poor. …

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Nov 09 2012

WINE TASTING GREAT SUCCESS.

MOUNT PROSPECT SISTER CITIES HAS GREAT WINE TASTING AT WORLD MARKET.

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Nov 09 2012

Mount Prospect Sister Cities Wine Tasting a great success.

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MOUNT PROSPECT HAS SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISER AT WORLD MARKET.  

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Oct 23 2012

Mount Prospect Holding Wine Tasting at World Market!

Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission Wine Tasting World Market Randhurst Village 151 E Euclid Ave. . 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.     •  French Wines will be sampled   Light appetizers will be served Suggested Donation: $10                             All proceeds go to …

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Sep 23 2012

ISCA Board Meeting Entertainment 9/22/12

Amira, Rukiya and Cora  providing amazing African Tribal music at Illinois Sister Cities Association Board meeting in Urban 9/22/12.

At Illinois Sister Cities Association Board meeting in Urbana we were entertained by a group of women performing African music on 9/22/12.

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Sep 18 2012

Mayor Pradel to Award Neuqua Valley Art Student Wednesday for Sister Cities International

Morgan Demski will be awarded for her work in the 2012 Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase competition.     Mayor A. George Pradel and members of the Sister Cities Commission will present Neuqua Valley High School student Morgan Demski with an award for her work in the 2012 Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase …

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Sep 18 2012

Sister Cities International Midwest Regional Conference

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Speaker & Session Spotlight! “Developing your Toolkit: Protocol Training” Sister Cities International Midwest Regional Conference October 5-6, 2012, Cincinnati, OH   Few things provoke anxiety as much as the notion of diplomatic protocol. However, sister cities members like YOU, through your experiences in intercultural communication, are experts in protocol! This session will help you take your expertise …

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Sep 18 2012

Chef Patrick Guat from the village’s Sister City, Angouleme, France, and students from the L’Amandier Culinary Arts School will be on hand, too, showcasing French food and wine samplings.

by Jessica Cilella

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Sep 13 2012

Mount Prospect Sister Cities French Market 9/9/12

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Mount Prospect Sister Cities hosted a French Market at the Farmers Market in Mount Prospect on Sunday 9/9/12 from 9 to 1. The French Market was a great success.  The day was sunny and warm and the market well attended.  French restaurants and stores were well represented.

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Sep 04 2012

Palatine’s Sister City French Mayor tours Northwest Community Hospital Article updated: 8/24/2012 2:00 PM

Northwest Community Hospiotal Medical Staff President Dr. Robert Longo welcomes French visitors Dr. Marie Mascle and her husband, Mayor Hugues Fourage of Fontenay le Comte, France.

  Palatine’s Sister City French Mayor tours Northwest Community Hospital By Northwest Community Healthcare One such example of NCH’s dynamic, high-quality and expert care is in the Level III NICU where board-certified neonatologists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, along with specially trained neonatal nurses, provide around-the-clock care to tiny preemies …

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Aug 27 2012

Youth Ambassador Program: Trilateral North America 2012

      Youth Ambassador Program: Trilateral North America 2012                         Youth Ambassador Program:Trilateral North America 2012 comes to a close! Thank you to all the wonderful participants!   August 7 marked the end of the second exchange of the summer as students from the …

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Jul 19 2012

Paris Social Services Sub Committee Raffle–Support a great exchange buy a ticket.

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Paris Social Services Sub Committee Social Service Exchange Program – 2012 Raffle Prizes   Prize 1: two nights stay for two people at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower ($400) Enjoy a two night hotel stay at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel located in the prestigious gold Coast neighborhood.                                                                                                                                Prize 2: Wine …

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Jul 19 2012

Chicago Sister Cities International celebrates Mandela Day along with our global community

Mandela Day is celebrated internationally each year July 18th, 2012 Chicago Sister Cities International celebrates Mandela Day along with our global community. Mandela Day is celebrated internationally each year on July 18 in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday and his towering achievements in South Africa and on the world stage. It is a reminder to …

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Jul 13 2012

PARIS: Paris Opera Ballet Reception at the Chicago Cultural Center

PARIS: Paris Opera Ballet Reception at the Chicago Cultural Center On Thursday, June 28, the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the French Consulate hosted a cocktail reception at the Chicago Cultural Center in celebration of the Paris Opera Ballet’s U.S. tour, which kicked off at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance …

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Jun 28 2012

Mount Prospect Celebrates Bastille Day July 14th at the Mount Prospect Public Library.

The Family French Festiva  of Mount Prospect is coming up on Saturday, July 14 (Bastille Day!) 11 am – 12 noon, at the Library, and I hope many of you plan to attend.  Bring the kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, and yourself!  Here what’s in store—   …A festive event in honor of Mount Prospect’s Sister City of Sèvres, France. …

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Jun 26 2012

History of U.S. Presidents’ Support of Sister Cities.

SisterCities international Connect globally. Thrive locally. History of U.S. Presidents’ Support “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities International foster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and understanding between cities and cultures.  These collaborations promote collaboration and trust among …

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Jun 26 2012

Hollywood is calling –

    Hollywood is calling       –  will you answer? Dear Sister       Cities International Members, Exciting news! A       film production company is set to develop an 8 part series on sister       cities! And we want YOU and your sister city program to be our stars! The production company is planning to join       …

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Jun 26 2012

Springfield Sister Cities with Chaperones.

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SCAS Student Delegation Chaperones (and ISCA BOD members) visit Ashikaga Flower Park with Sekine-sensei.  

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Jun 25 2012

Goli Ameri, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs to speak at Conference.

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Meet keynote speaker   Goli Ameri! 56th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, July 12-14 “A New Era for Citizen   Diplomacy” Goli   Ameri, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State  for Educational and Cultural Affairs   Educational and   Cultural Affairs As Assistant Secretary,   Ms. Ameri spearheaded America’s public diplomacy efforts. She worked   tirelessly to increase international educational …

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Jun 25 2012

Sister Cities International > Apparel > Sister Cities International Logo

Go to Conference website to find more items.  Connect Globally. Thrive Locally. Browse Designs » Apparel » Accessories » Drinkware » Gifts » Pets Women’s Apparel   / Men’s Apparel   / Drinkware   / Accessories   / Kids Sister Cities International > Apparel > Women’s > Sister Cities International Logo Women’s Dark T-Sh View …

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Jun 24 2012

PARIS: Bastille Day Celebration!

PARIS: Bastille Day   French organizations of Chicago, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Chicago, unite this year for Bastille Day 2012. Join the French, French-speakers, and lovers of French culture to celebrate the French national holiday with abal populaire- grand block party. Various restaurants, including Crêpe Paname, Cook au Vin, Sugar …

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Jun 24 2012

Palatine is excited to be hosting the Mayor of it’s French Sister City, Fontenay-le-Comte, in August!

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Jun 24 2012

Chicago Sister Cities International Events!

Chicago Sister Cities International Events ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for International Festival! Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for merchandise and food vendors at our 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival, August 6-10, 2012. The festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, …

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Jun 24 2012

GALWAY: Irish American Day at Six Flags

GALWAY: Irish American Day at Six Flags   Join the Galway Committee of CSCI, the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago Irish Immigrant Support and the Trinity Dancers for a fun-filled day at Six Flags Great America. This event includes Irish Dancers and Irish music played throughout the park and more! When: Sunday, August 12 Where: …

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Jun 24 2012

Understanding between Chicago Public School (CPS) and l’Académie de Paris

Memorandum of Understanding between Chicago Public School (CPS) and l’Académie de Paris Recap   On Thursday June 7th, 2012, Chicago and Paris, sister cities since 1996, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and l’Académie de Paris. The MOU inaugurates an educational exchange program between Paris and …

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May 17 2012

Sister Cities International New LOGO and format for website

IN THIS ISSUE Sister Cities International launches new brand! Member exclusive webinar: Brand Relaunch Important information! Board of Directors elections RFPs due: 2015 Annual Conference New 56th Annual Conference video!   May 19, 2012 Southern California Sister Cities International Open Board Meeting July 12-14, 2012 56th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida July 17, 2012 Fort Worth …

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May 14 2012

Candidate applications due: Sister Cities International Board of Directors

Candidate applications due: Sister Cities International Board of Directors Candidate applications due tomorrow, May 15 Sister Cities International encourages all members to have a voice in its governance.  We therefore welcome qualified applicants to run for open positions on the Board of Directors. Seven director positions will be open for three-year terms. Elections take place during the Annual Business Meeting …

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Apr 26 2012

Congratulations to new Board of Directors Members elected Saturday April 21, 2012.

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Congratulations to new Board of Directors Members elected  Saturday April 21, 2012. New Board Members are Melissa Birch of West Chicato Sister Cities, Nancy Devereux of Sister City of Palatine, Dorothy Kucera of Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission and Dennis Roberts, of Urbana Sister Cities Committee. The  Illinois Sister Cities Association Annual meeting and Conference …

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Apr 26 2012

PRAGUE: Leaving Czechoslovakia Exhibit and Reception

PRAGUE: Leaving Czechoslovakia Exhibit and Reception   From 2009 through 2011, more than 150 interviews were conducted by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) through its landmark project,Recording Voices & Documenting Memories of Czech & Slovak Americans. No one could have anticipated the personal drama conveyed in these stories… Now, the NCSML …

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Apr 26 2012

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for International Festival

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for International Festival!   Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for merchandise and food vendors at our 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival, August 6-10, 2012. The festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants. Click …

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Apr 26 2012

CSCI Partners with The Council on Global Affairs on their NATO and G8 Summits Public Speaker Series

CSCI Partners with The Council on Global Affairs on their NATO and G8 Summits Public Speaker Series In May 2012, Chicago will become only the second American city to host a NATO Summit, and the upcoming G8 meeting at Camp David provides a welcomed opportunity to engage Chicagoans in the key economic issues of our …

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Apr 25 2012

Flags of Sister Cities of Illinois cities attending Dixon Conference

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Apr 16 2012

Sister Cities International 2012 Annual Conference

  Sister Cities International 2012 Annual Conference The 56th 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 …

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Apr 16 2012

Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State host discussion on “Leveraging Sister City Relationships as a Driver of Economic Development”

  Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State host discussion on “Leveraging Sister City Relationships as a Driver of Economic Development” WASHINGTON, DC — On March 13, 2012, Sister Cities International in conjunction with the Office of the Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs (S/SRGIA) and the Bureau of African Affairs hosted a …

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Apr 14 2012

2011 Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund for the ISCA web site.

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Apr 09 2012

Sister Cities International Board of Directors approves Thelma Press as Global Envoy

Sister Cities International Board of Directors  approves Thelma Press as Global Envoy WASHINGTON, DC — Sister Cities International Board of Directors approved Ms. Thelma Press as a Global Envoy. In her new role, she will represent the organization globally and serve as an integral part of the Sister Cities International diplomatic and partnership outreach. Global …

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Mar 21 2012

Consider a Leadership Role in Illinois Sister Cities Association

  Consider  a Leadership Role in Illinois Sister Cities Association     The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) of the Illinois Sister Cities Association (ISCA) invites you to consider expanding your Sister Cities service to include seeking office as a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Illinois Sister Cities Association. We have included …

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Mar 19 2012

2011 Annual Awards

2011 Annual  Awards Applications Due March 23! 2011 Annual AwardsApplications due 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 23, 2012 !Click here (DOC, 231 KB) to download the application and submission guidelines for the Annual Awards Program. Eligible programs can apply for any of the following categories. Please make sure to submit a completed application form, narrative, and payment for EACH …

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Mar 19 2012

CSCI Partners with The Council on Global Affairs on their NATO and G8 Summits Public Speaker Series

CSCI Partners with The Council on Global Affairs on their NATO and G8 Summits Public Speaker Series In May 2012, Chicago will become only the second American city to host a NATO Summit, and the upcoming G8 meeting at Camp David provides a welcomed opportunity to engage Chicagoans in the key economic issues of our …

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Mar 19 2012

CSCI is the Global Sponsor for Women Mean Business! Week

CSCI is the Global Sponsor for WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK   When: April 23-27 Where: Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL Time: Varies WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK examines and celebrates the national and global impact of women’s purchasing power across every brand and every category. For one week in Chicago, leaders in …

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Mar 19 2012

BOGOTA: Transformed/Architecture=Politics

BOGOTA: Transformed/Architecture = Politics   When: Tuesday, April 3 Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL Time: 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International would like to invite you to the opening of the groundbreaking architecture exhibition, …

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Mar 19 2012

MILAN: The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

 MILAN: The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy   When: Tuesday, March 20 Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater 77 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL Time: 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. RSVP is required. The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International …

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Mar 19 2012

CSCI is the Global Sponsor for WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK

CSCI is the Global Sponsor for WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK   WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS! WEEK examines and celebrates the national and global impact of women’s purchasing power across every brand and every category. For one week in Chicago, leaders in marketing, brand management, communications, advertising, research and media deep-dive into the what, when and how …

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Feb 22 2012

GOTHENBURG: 25th Anniversary of Chicago-Gothenburg Sister Cities

GOTHENBURG: 25th Anniversary of Chicago-Gothenburg Sister Cities   The Gothenburg Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites you to come and celebrate 25 years of friendship between Chicago and Gothenburg! Enjoy a glass of wine, sample Swedish cuisine and mingle with friends and supporters of Gothenburg in Chicago. When: Thursday, March 8 Where: Maxim’s, 24 …

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Feb 22 2012

OSAKA: Japan: Road to Recovery – Challenges and Opportunities

OSAKA: Japan: Road to Recovery – Challenges and Opportunities In association with the Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition, the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is excited to announce a special seminar, keynoted by Mr. Tatuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director of the Chicago office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and moderated by Mr. …

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Feb 22 2012

MILAN: The Betrothed(I promessi sposi) in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

MILAN: The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy   The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago are proud to present a theatrical performance of The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) on Tuesday, March 20. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, author and …

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Feb 22 2012

OSAKA: Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition

OSAKA: Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition   Kizuna: The Bonds of Emotion Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition TWO LOCATIONS! March 12-16, 2012: State of Illinois Thompson Center ground level lobby (100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) March 21-31, 2012: Block 37 (108 North State Street, Chicago, IL) Both exhibits are free and open to the public. March …

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Feb 22 2012

WARSAW: The King’s Dinner

WARSAW: The King’s Dinner   The Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is pleased to present The King’s Dinner, a culinary extravaganza, featuring cuisine by renowned Chicago chefs who will prepare a special menu highlighting the King’s favorite dishes! This exciting charity event pays homage to Poland’s last ruling monarch, King Stanislaw August Poniatowski …

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Feb 10 2012

Sister Schools Abroad Program -Chicago

Sister Schools Abroad Program   Chicago  Sister Cities International is looking for international schools in or around our 28 sister cities to participate in the Sister Schools Abroad (SSA) network. The SSA network matches K-12 schools in Chicago with sister cities around the world to facilitate international education. If you have connections to schools abroad, …

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Feb 10 2012

Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and World Business Chicago (WBC)

World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities Combine Resources to Further Expand Chicago’s Global Footprint   In a move to tie the city’s cultural exchange programs more closely to its business development goals, Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and World Business Chicago (WBC) have announced that they will combine resources to further expand Chicago’s global footprint. …

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Feb 09 2012

Leadership Webinar Sister Cities International

  Announcing the Latest in SCI’s Webinar Series: How to run for Sister Cities International‘s Board of Directors Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Are you interested in learning how to become a Sister Cities International Board Member? SCI leadership will provide an overview of the responsibilities and requirements of this leadership position, along with the application …

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Feb 06 2012

The Village of Roselle Sister Cities Commission hosting 7th Annual Mid-Winter Dinner Dance.

The Village of Roselle Sister Cities Commission is hosting its 7th Annual Mid-Winter Dinner Dance, on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Roselle American Legion, 344 Maple Ave. in Roselle. Catering is provided by Jolly Inn – the best in Polish Cuisine. The Polish Band Format will be providing …

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Jan 31 2012

2012 Annual Awards Applications Now Available! -Sisiter Cities International

January 31, 2012 Subscribe Forward to a Friend   2011 Annual Awards Applications Now Available!Visit the Sister Cities International annual conference website to download the application and submission guidelines for the multiple categories available for the Annual Awards Program. These awards encompass the great exchange work of our sister city members that took place during the 2011 …

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Jan 25 2012

Sister Cities International Annual Conference

January 24, 2012   Registration Reminder: Annual Conference Early-bird registration ends Friday, February 3!The 56th 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.  This year’s conference will take place July 12 – 14 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, in …

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Jan 20 2012

Chicago Sister Cities moves to new location.

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Jan 19 2012

Dixon Sister Cities Assists family in financial difficulties.

Dixon Sister Cities Association:  charity begins at home. For the past several years the Dixon Sister Cities Association has assisted a family financially during the Christmas holidays.  Our Christmas Family for 2011 was a young couple with 3 children ranging from junior high age to a new baby.  Both parents had lost their jobs and …

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Jan 15 2012

Two delegations from Chicago visited Paris for meetings with City representatives on the subjects of economic growth and social welfare.

A first delegation, led by Jim Thomson, former Democrat Governor of Illinois and Lance Pressel, President of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, was received on 7 December 2011 by Christian Sautter, Deputy Mayor of Paris responsible for Employment, Economic Development and International Attractiveness, in the presence of Karine Bidart, Director General of Paris Développement (Paris …

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Jan 03 2012

The Busan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites you to celebrate Korean American Day

1.13.2012 BUSAN: Korean American Day Celebration The Busan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites you to celebrate Korean American Day with us at the Greatest Korean Dance Odyssey. Sponsored by  the Korean American Women’s Association, this dance performance will be held at the Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium on January 13, 2012.  This is the …

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Jan 02 2012

Urbana hosts “Malawi Mixer” sharing a happy energy.

  Hi Illinois Sister Cities Association family,   Just sharing some happy energy related to our Sister Cities activities here in Urbana. Our Sister City is Zomba, in Malawi, Africa. We hosted our third “Malawi Mixer” at the Independent Media Center in downtown Urbana. This was a party to celebrate the completion of a public …

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Dec 26 2011

PARIS: Chicago Delegates have a Successful Paris Social Service Exchange

12.22.2011 PARIS: Chicago Delegates have a Successful Paris Social Service Exchange The City of Paris hosted the 2011 Paris/Chicago Social Services Exchange delegation.  The goal, as in the first conference held in Chicago in 2010, was to improve social services in both sister cities through dialogue about “best practices”.  The nine Chicago delegates said, “This …

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Dec 22 2011

Renee Johnson hosts Sister Cities delegation.

Renee Johnson hosts Chicago Sister Cities Social Service delegation for reception in her home.

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Dec 22 2011

Social Service Exchange with Paris a great success.

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Chicago Sister Cities Social Service delegation enjoying a moment in the Hotel de Ville in Paris.

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Dec 22 2011

Chicago Sister Cities Social Service delegation shares some highlights.

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Chicago delegates and Paris delegates meet to evaluate events of the week.   Kathleen Borland thanks the Deputy Mayor at reception at the Hotel de Ville.  

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Dec 17 2011

Parisiene Hospitality.

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Kathleen Borland, Leader of the Chicago Sister Cities-Paris Social Service Exchange and Geneieve Gueydan, Director of Social Action, childhood and health, DASES, sharing a great week of education and experience of the social services of Paris.  The people of Paris were generous and gracious in sharing information and visits to a wide variety of Social …

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Dec 09 2011

World Friends’ “Sustainable Development Exchange” to Japan a Great Success

Sebastopol World Friends’ “Sustainable Development Exchange” to Japan a Great Success Sebastopol World Friends successfully completed its “Sustainable Development Exchange” to its sister city, Takeo City, Japan, funded by Sister City International’s Leading Asia Initiative. The eight-member delegation met with Mayor Keisuke Hiwatashi, and visited a variety of facilities and organizations, including the Takeo Chamber of …

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Dec 02 2011

Sustainable Development Exchange” to Japan a Great Success

Sebastopol World Friends’ “Sustainable Development Exchange” to Japan a Great Success Sebastopol World Friends successfully completed its “Sustainable Development Exchange” to its sister city, Takeo City, Japan, funded by Sister City International’s Leading Asia Initiative. The eight-member delegation met with Mayor Keisuke Hiwatashi, and visited a variety of facilities and organizations, including the Takeo Chamber of …

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Nov 30 2011

Ambassador of Jordan to the United States, Visited Chicago

AMMAN: Ambassador of Jordan to the U.S. Visits Chicago   Her Excellency, Dr. Alia Bouran, Ambassador of Jordan to the United States, visited Chicago from November 13-15. The Amman Committee of CSCI and the Honorary Consulate of Jordan in Chicago hosted the Ambassador, Mr. Fawaz Bilbeisi (Director of the Economic and Commerce Bureau of the Embassy …

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Nov 29 2011

Sister Cities Commissions of Mount Prospect at work and regular Commission meeting 11/17/11.

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Susan Minott at Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission regular meeting at Village Hall  11/17/11.  Sue is the Coordinator for Sister Cities International for Northern Illinois.  Mount Prospect Commission Members were meeting to review Fall activities and proposed ideas for the 2012 year. The year 2013  will be an exchange with our Sister City and planning …

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Nov 23 2011

Sister Schools Abroad with Chicago Sister Cities.

Sister Schools Abroad Program Chicago Sister Cities International is looking for international schools in or around our 28 sister cities to participate in the Sister Schools Abroad (SSA) network. The SSA network matches K-12 schools in Chicago with sister cities around the world to facilitate international education. If you have connections to schools abroad, please …

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Nov 23 2011

Congratulations Schaumburg! Congratulations Hyderabad!

Schaumburg now Sister City to Hyderabad, India By Eric Peterson Schaumburg officials hope strong enthusiasm among village residents will make a new Sister Cities relationship with Hyderabad, India a success for decades to come. The village board signed off on the agreement Tuesday night, but that’s only the first step in making the relationship work …

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Nov 20 2011

Japanese students deliver Gettysburg Address from Springfield Sister Cities.

Japanese students deliver Gettysburg Address By ALISSA GROENINGER CORRESPONDENT Posted Nov 19, 2011 @ 10:40 PM   Sixteen-year-old Akiho Masuyama wants to spread her passion for helping throughout the world. The Ashikaga resident plays the koto, a traditional Japanese musical instrument, for a charity organization and finds great satisfaction in helping the less fortunate. Masuyama …

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Nov 04 2011

Mount Prospect Official Visit to France 2011 Collage

Collage of Official Visit to France by Mount Prospect Sister Cities in 2011

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Oct 27 2011

Sister Cities International has new PRESIDENT/CEO!

The new SCI President and CEO was officially named at the SCI Board Meeting in Riverside, California.   Her name is Mary D. Kane.   She will begin her appointment with Sister Cities International on Monday, October 24, 2011. CONGRATS GO OUT TO our two Illinois Sister Cities who won awards at the SCI conference this summer. …

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Oct 24 2011

Mt. Prospect receives Illinois Sister City of the Year!

Mt. Prospect receives Illinois Sister City of the Year Award Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks and members of the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission. By Submitted by village of Mount Prospect The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission has been awarded the 2011 Illinois Sister Cities of the Year Award. The award was presented Sept. 16 …

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Oct 16 2011

New City: Highland, Illinois has a Sister City.

We Welcome a new partner ship. New Partnership   It’s done.  It only took 25 years to get  this done! Highland, Illinois  has just recently received their  incorporation papers and are now officially the Highland Sister Cities Organization (HSCO). They are  small but determined.  So far, they have 19 members.  The second weekend of June – …

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Oct 11 2011

Welcome to The Illinois Sister Cities Association Website.

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Welcome to the Illinois Sister Cities Association of Illinois Website.  We are introducing a new format that we hope will be more interesting and enlighten our readers about Sister Cities and citizen diplomacy.  This website provides a forum for communications and interaction among Sister Cities organizations within the State of Illinois and anyone interested in …

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