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
Are you interested in incorporating economic development into your sister city organization’s work? You do not need to be a businessperson or trade guru to help your local committees! This webinar, presented in conjunction with a new toolkit for members, will walk through the first steps of building economic development programming: identifying resources and gathering partners in your community. With some basic internet research and phone work you can begin to build the network and knowledge you’ll need to get started.
Sister Cities International will help you navigate the process of applying for a J-1 Visa. Learn how Sister Cities International has partnered with a number of immigration lawyers throughout the U.S. to provide pro bono consultations related to inbound or outbound visas. We will be highlighting our new online form through which members can request this visa consultation.
A recording of the webinar will also be available on our website www.sister-cities.org.
Annual Awards Nominations Deadline!
The deadline for nominating your sister city program, or a sister city volunteer for the Sister Cities International Annual Awards is April 3! The Sister Cities International Annual Awards highlight your sister city organizations’s achievements and brings international recognition to your community’s contributions to the citizen diplomacy movement. Established in 1962, the Annual Awards recognize exceptional sister city programs.
Applications for the Annual Awards recognizing achievements in the year 2012 are now open in the categories: Best Overall Program, Innovation, Volunteer of the Year, and Youth Leadership. Current dues-paying members of Sister Cities International with at least one formally recognized sister city partnership are eligible to apply for the Awards.
A panel of judges will review the entries and the winners will be honored at the 57th Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 12-13, 2013.
Click here to nominate your program today! Deadline for application is Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Please note that all submissions MUST be submitted electronically this year. Please review the details on eligibility, rules and regulations, submission requirements, and evaluation before submitting the electronic entry form.
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 San Antonio, TX July 12-13, 2013, please carefully review all information on the elections process to ensure your eligibility.
It is the policy of Sister Cities International Board of Directors that each candidate applying for the above positions, including current directors who are running for the board and wish to have their names placed on the ballot, complete the following form and electronically submit the form and all supplemental information to the Sister Cities International office by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2013 to email@example.com. Materials received after this date will not be considered.
Please take note of all word count requests throughout the application. If an applicant exceeds the desired word count, Sister Cities International will edit your application to meet the requirements.
Please email completed applications to Mary Kane, President & CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Packet must include:
For more information on the 2013 Elections process, please CLICK HERE.
Register today for the
$375 FULL CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE NOW AVAILABLE!
REGISTER TODAY: www.SisterCitiesConference.org
An exciting line-up of expert sessions, off-site visits, receptions, and speakers awaits you in San Antonio, Texas at the 2013 Sister Cities International Annual Conference, July 12-13, 2013.
Here’s a quick peek at the specialized tracks featured in the agenda!
For the detailed agenda, please visit: www.SisterCitiesConference.org.
Invited Keynote Speakers include:
PAN-PACIFIC SUMMIT (July 12):
YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (July 11-13):
2013 Young Artists and Authors Showcase
Open to all Sister Cities International youth members!
The 2013 Young Artists and Authors Showcase theme is “The Power of Exchange.” Sister city relationships foster partnerships within the community and between international cities, counties, and states. Whether in person, online, or through the mail, exchanges of people and ideas facilitate community development and educational opportunities. Entries should illustrate the long-term impact that exchanges have had on an individual or community.
The deadline for sending in entries is May 1, 2013. For details, visit: http://www.sister-cities.org/young-artists-and-authors-showcase
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