Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: Bi-Weekly News & Events from DSCI
January 7, 2016
In This Issue
Annual Meeting
Setsubun
Dine for Chennai
Akureyri Trip
Timkat
Committee Meetings
New & Returning Members
Letter from the E.D.
Join our mailing list!
Find DSCI on Facebook!
Follow DSCI on Twitter!
Get involved with Sister Cities!
Last Chance to Register!

Entertainment - Cash Bar - Facility Tours - Delicious Dinner - Volunteer of the Year Awards - and More!

 

Thursday, January 14th

6:00 - 8:00 pm
at
Denver Sister Cities' new offices at
World Trade Center at Geotech
2650 E 40th Ave
Denver 80205
$50 per member
$70 per non-member
Purchase tickets here by Friday!
鬼は外! 福は内!
DEMONS OUT!   LUCK IN!
SETSUBUN
A delicious
 & traditional  Japanese dinner menu with 
fun, frivolity, and mamemaki, the bean throwing ritual,
to celebrate the Japanese Festival of Spring

  February 2nd, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sonoda's Restaurant
3108 S Parker Rd
Purchase tickets here   
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Proceeds benefit the Denver-Takayama Student Exchange
Save the Date!
Travel to Denver's Sister City of Brest, France. 
Discover the history and traditions of northwest France.
June 5th - June 16th, 2016
DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL
Board of Directors
Michael Frank, President
Brian Powers, Vice-President
Reggie Vegliante, Secretary
Anna Hansen, Treasurer
Jim Aubrey, At-Large
Debbie Kacik, Liaison
Manuel Moreno, At-Large
Derek Okubo, At-Large
Tyler Rauert, At-Large
Steve Sander, At-Large
Gayle Stallings, Past President
Beth Hendrix, Executive Director

City Leadership Advisory Council
France Addington-Lee, Kunming Co-Chair
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Larry Herzekow, Karmiel Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming Co-Chair
Debbie Kacik, Liaison
Chuck Kreiman, Axum Chair
Joseph Odhiambo, Nairobi Chair
Arunkumar Pillai, Chennai Chair
Jim Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs

WATCH BRIDGET GALATY'S AWARD-WINNING VIDEO
"Denver Sister Cities: Leading a Global Movement"
DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL

303-832-1336



CORPORATE MEMBERS
Bronze
Asahi Foods
Centennial Airport
Wagner Equipment
International School of Denver

Silver
Farmers Insurance
World Trade Center Denver

Gold
Denver International Airport
Visit Denver

Platinum
Metro State University of Denver
  
Diamond
Geotech Environmental Equipment

     THIS WEEKEND

Can't make it to the event?  You can a donation in any amount here. 

Last Day to Register is January 8th!
Icelandic Adventure
April 1 - 9, 2016
Whale-watching, Northern Lights, and hot springs!   
 
 
REGISTER HERE for Timket
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Click here to learn about Timket, the Ethiopian Festival of the Epiphany
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE WHILE LETTING THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE 
BREST-DENVER STUDENT EXCHANGE!
FOLLOW @DSCI ON TWITTER
MONTHLY COMMITTEE 
GATHERINGS and EVENTS
All events listed are open to the public -- 
ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
Friday, January 8th, 6:00 - 7:30:   BREST ; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Wednesday, January 13th, 5:30 - 7:00:   KUNMING; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Thursday, January 14th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm; ANNUAL MEETING; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Tuesday, January 19th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm: TAKAYAMA; private residence, call 303-832-1336 for details

Wednesday, January 20th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm; AXUM; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Sunday, January 24th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm: SHINNENKAI; private residence, call 303-832-1336 for details

Sunday, January 31st, 3:00 - 6:00 pm:  TIMKET ; Africana Cafe, 5091 E. Colfax Ave.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00pm: SETSUBUN; Sonoda's, 3108 S. Parker Rd.

Friday, February 5th, 6:00 - 9:00pm: MARDI GRAS; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Monday, February 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING;  DSCI at WTCD in Geotech Engineering, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
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A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's 
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:

Sachiko Nakahira
Doug & Sheila Robinson
Michael & Mary Bush
Lok Jacobi
Dave & Susan Thomas
Tyler Rauert

  Ambassador Member:
Lara Bancroft

Corporate Member:
Asahi Foods

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

IF YOU'RE NOT YET A MEMBER, JOIN HERE !
Letter from the Executive Director         
Happy New Year! May your 2016 be filled with peace, joy, and prosperity.

There's a lot going on with Denver Sister Cities, and I expect that 2016 will be a year of further growth. We're continuing to add to the professional base of the agency by adding highly-skilled board members and expanding our corporate and educational partnerships. Of course, our foundational programs will continue: student exchanges, adult diplomatic delegations, local cultural programming, and the direct connections and friendships that make up Sister City relationships.

I hope to see you at our Annual Meeting next Thursday, where we'll share about our plans for 2016 and beyond, introduce new board members, and show off our new offices. These are exciting times for DSCI -- please join us!