Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: News & Events from DSCI
June 1, 2016
In This Issue
Volunteer of the Year - Chennai
WWF 2016
Japan Earthquake Relief
In Remembrance, Ruth Yamauchi
Bocce Tournament
Upcoming Trips
Students become Citizen Diplomats
Committee Meetings
New & Returning Members
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Find DSCI on Facebook!
Follow DSCI on Twitter!
Get involved with Sister Cities!
 Volunteer of the Year 2015
Denver - Chennai Committee
Karin Schumacher
Karin accepts her award from Chennai committee member, Don Curtis and Executive Director, Beth Hendrix
Karin has been a member of the Chennai Committee for almost a decade.  During that time she served as chair for many years.  In the past year, even though she was no longer the chair she took on lots of roles for the committee.  

Karin was instrumental in organizing the Chennai components of the 2015 WWF.  She helped find vendors, performers and organized the committee table.  She has regularly attend meetings as well as organized the delegation trip that will take place in January 2017.

Karin has helped expand relationships with organizations in India.  She has worked with Project Cure and Bethany world Mission on their project for the Medical Clinic. She also helped coordinate the annual Gandhi Lecture and the Indian Film Screening.

A great big THANK YOU to Karin!
SAVE THE DATE
Metro State University Denver
Tivoli Student Union and Commons

The festival will be kicked off with a Gala, Saturday, August 27th, 2016.  More details coming soon!

Vendors can register here now! 
Register by June 30th to receive an early registration discount!
Happy Hour with a Purpose

Fundraiser for Earthquake Relief for Japan

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
5:30PM - 7:30PM
SPACE IS LIMITED
CHARCOAL RESTAURANT
43 WEST 9TH AVENUE
DENVER, CO 80204
In Remembrance

Ruth Yamauchi, a former member of our Denver Takayama Committee and Japanese internment camp survivor, passed away 
last month, at almost 101 years old. She is remembered by 
many long time Denver Takayama members 
as an energetic woman who worked hard and 
had a terrific sense of humor.
Ruth with great-granddaughter Kensley
Ruth will be missed!
DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL
Board of Directors
Michael Frank, President
Brian Powers, Vice-President
Reggie Vegliante, Treasurer
Jessica Skibo, Historian
Jim Aubrey, At-Large
Debbie Kacik, At-Large
Tesla Miller, At-Large
Manuel Moreno, At-Large
Jason Nagy, At-Large
Derek Okubo, At-Large
Tyler Rauert, At-Large
Steve Sander, At-Large
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Christopher Teed, At-Large
Beth Hendrix, Executive Director

City Leadership Advisory Council
France Addington-Lee, Kunming Co-Chair
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming Co-Chair
Chuck Kreiman, Axum Chair
Joseph Odhiambo, Nairobi Chair
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Jim Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs
Asian Art Association 
Upcoming Lectures & Special Events
View all upcoming events here .
 
FOLLOW @DSCI ON TWITTER

 
Travel as a Citizen Diplomat with DSCI


Silks and Spices
Featuring Chennai, India
January 19 - February 3, 2017
Must book by August 31, 2016!

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Mongolia, the Amazing Journey
Featuring Ulaanbaatar
August 25th to September 11th, 2016

View more information here
Students Leaving for Exchange Trips

June 5th: Ulaanbaatar Committee/Colorado Mongols will be sending four students from Denver and two students from the Greyhills Academy in Navajo Nation in Arizona to Mongolia as part of their annual Luby- Jenkins School Pairing Program. The students will be homestayed and will spend time in Mongolian schools, visiting nomadic families, touring exciting areas in and outside of Ulaanbaatar, and much more!
Аюулгүй аялж

The Takayama Committee will see off 13 area high school students on June 8th as they embark on their exchange trip to Takayama, Japan. The travellers will spend six days in beautiful Takayama with host families, immersed in Japanese culture. Then they'll travel to Kyoto for sightseeing before taking the shinkansen (bullet train) to Tokyo before heading home on the 22nd.
安全な旅行

Safe and exciting journeys 
to our student ambassadors!  
Denver students become "Citizen Diplomats"

On Tuesday, May 24th, three students who traveled to France on our exchange trip received award certificates for meeting all criteria to become Citizen Diplomats for the Brest Committee.  
Brest Chair Laurette Heppel; Chaperone Christian Roche; Symone Sandquist; Harper Bolz-Weber; Taylor Johnson; Executive Director Beth Hendrix

   "We were impressed by your personalities before the trip and you confirmed that we were right to trust you.  It was a pleasure to guide you through Paris and to travel with you through Bretagne. I hope you keep in touch with your French families and that you are going to practice your French with renewed energy, thanks to your newly acquired experience of what it means to be immersed in French language and culture.
  -Christian Roche, 2016 trip chaperone


MONTHLY COMMITTEE 
GATHERINGS and EVENTS
All events listed are open to the public -- 
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wednesday, June 8th, 5:30 - 7:00:  KUNMING; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Saturday, June 11th, 9:00am - 3:00pm: Potenza Committee's  BOCCE TOURNAMENT; City of Potenza Park (Holly St. & Cherry Creek South)

Monday, June 13th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGDSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Tuesday, June 21st, 7:00 - 8:00 pm: TAKAYAMA; Private residence; call 303-832-1336 for information

Wednesday, June 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm: AXUM; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30 - 8:00pm: POTENZA Undici, 1200 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00 -7:30pm:  NAIROBI; Annie's Café, 3100 E Colfax, Denver
A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's 
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:
 
Michael & Molly Frank
Christina Stephens & Family
Tia Van
Ron Cummings & Julie Stone
Christian Roche
Ganpat Mani
Polly & Phil Cox
Sara Jackson
Sandy Robnett
Leticia Zullian
Sebastian Luna
Manna Naumann
Diego Quinto de Peterson
Risha and Eugenia Sloan
Stacey Robbins
Julia Houck
Kim Menetrier
Stephen & Barbara Darlington
Britt Bayer
Alyssa Herrin

Patron Level Members
Steve Sander
Jean Johnson
 

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE A PART OF OUR GLOBAL FAMILY!
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