January 24, 2012
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 Jacksonville,
Florida.   Register by Friday, February 3 to receive the
early bird rate of $475.  After February 3, registration is
$625.  Be sure to mark your calendar and register today to secure a
great discount!Register now at: www.sistercitiesconference.org
Reminder: Next Webinar on “Accounting for Sister
Cities” Rescheduled for January 25
The next session of Sister Cities International‘s Webinar Series
will be held on January 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET. There is limited space
available.  E-mail communications@sister-cities.org
with your name and sister city affiliation to receive login information.
Your membership will be verified before you receive the registration link.
Call for Submissions:  Young Artists and Authors Showcase
Now is the
time to plan your submission to the international Young Artists and
Authors Showcase
. Be it a piece of 2D art, poetry, or a short essay,
this program is a great way to recruit young people to participate in your
Sister City program. All 13 – 18 year olds are eligible to submit work,
based on the 2012 theme of “Youth as a Catalyst for Change.”Visit the website (http://www.sister-cities.org/programs/youth.cfm)
to learn more about submission guidelines and to print entry forms. The
deadline is April 30, 2012.
Send Us Your Stories!Has your
city hosted a gathering, event, or cultural exchange?  Sister
Cities International
wants to hear about your most recent events!
Select cities will be profiled in upcoming newsletters and on www.sister-cities.org.  To submit
your story, send a description (including date, location, number of
attendees) and several photos to communications@sister-cities.org.
Now Accepting Board
of Directors Applications
2012 application form
is now available for those interested in joining
the Sister Cities International Board of Directors. The deadline for
submissions is May 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm ET. Contact Mary D. Kane, President & CEO
or Carol Robertson Lopez,
board Secretary, with questions regarding board candidacy.
Membership Directory
As we prepare to
print the 2012 Membership Directory, we want to ensure that we have
correct information listed for your program.  Click
 to visit our online directory to see how your information
will appear in the printed directory.  If your program needs to make
changes or updates, please email membership1@sister-cities.org.

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