Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: Bi-Weekly News & Events from DSCI
August 5th, 2015
In This Issue
Worldwide Festival Planning
Worldwide Happy Hour
Upcoming Trips
Committee Meetings
From the Executive Director
New & Returning Members
Join our mailing list!
Find DSCI on Facebook!
Follow DSCI on Twitter!
Get involved with Sister Cities!
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
Karen Nakandakare, 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
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Larry Herzekow, Karmiel Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming 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

October 6th 11:30 - 1:00
Hon. Alex Ole Magelo
Speaker, Nairobi City County Assembly
The Commons on Champa (1245 Champa)
Watch the Envoy for more info

DCPA Galleria

We are now accepting vendors for the 2015 festival!  For information and an application call 303-832-1336!

Questions?  

Contact Festival Chair 
Gayle Stallings at glstallings@gmail.com

  Save the Date!

Worldwide Festival Gala

 

Saturday, October 3rd

6:00

 

Springhill Suites

1190 Auraria Parkway Denver

COCKTAILS, GLOBAL FOODS, MUSIC, AND INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS
DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL

303-832-1336



Worldwide Happy Hour
Thursday, August 13th
5:00 - 7:00pm
3455 Ringsby Ct., RiNo -  Denver 80216
DRINKS & CHAT & INTERESTING PEOPLE
Travel as a Citizen Diplomat!
Check out these exciting trips hosted by Denver Sister Cities!
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MONGOLIA
August 2015
Ulaanbaatar only - August 11 - 14
Middle Gobi extension - August 14 - 18
South Gobi extension - August 18 - 26

Led by Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Honorary Consul of Mongolia Jim Wagenlander.
Call Denver Sister Cities (303-832-1336) for more info

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FRANCE
September 6th - 17th, 2015
Visit the trip website here.

Take a unique, behind-the-scenes trip to our Sister City of Brest, France. Discover the history, tradition and gastronomy of the Northwest Region of France!

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China

October 9th - 20th, 2015

Visit the trip page here

 

Explore the essence of Yunnan: our Sister City of Kunming (the City of Eternal Spring), the ancient town of Lijiang, and the natural Tibetan wonders of Shangri-La.

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Japan

October 15th - 25th, 2015
Visit the trip website here.
Japan in Depth - Hokuriku Travels
Nagano, Sado Island, Kanazawa via shinkansen!
    
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Southern India
October 17th-November 1st
Visit the trip page here.
 Silks and Spices --
see exotic Southern India:  our Sister City of Chennai and Nagerhole National Park, with an optional extension to Agra and the Taj Mahal
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MONTHLY COMMITTEE 

GATHERINGS and EVENTS

All events listed are open to the public -- 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Wednesday, August 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm: KUNMING; DSCI@Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver, 80205

Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm; AXUM; Axum Ethiopian Restaurant, 5501 East Colfax @ Hudson

Thursday, August 13th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm; WORLDWIDE HAPPY HOUR; Fuel Café, 3455 Ringsby Ct, #105, Denver

Friday, August 14th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm; BREST; Location TBD

Monday, August 17th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL PLANNING; DSCI@Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver, 80205

Thursday, August 27th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: POTENZA; Bruno's Italian Bistro, 2223 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222, United

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We made it! After 11+ years in the Diamond Hill Office Complex, Denver Sister Cities' offices have moved! We're excited to be co-locating with the World Trade Center Denver at Geotech (2650 E. 40th Ave. at York St., 80205) and are looking forward to increased synergies, partnerships, and programming.
Please be patient with us as we settle it. Phone service has not yet ported, so please use email as a first choice for communication. 
  • HUGE thanks to Paul & Tamara Bisbal for being such great supports during this move.
  • MORE thanks to Karen Gerwitz of the World Trade Center Denver for her enthusiasm, logistical support, and persistence.
  • ENORMOUS thanks to Jeff Popiel of Geotech for taking us in and being so flexible and accommodating.
I feel certain that this move is a new beginning for Denver Sister Cities: new programs! new partnerships! new friends! new space!

Stop by soon and check out the new digs.

Beth Hendrix
beth@denversistercities.org or info@denversistercities.org
303-588-5470 cell
A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's 
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:

France Addington-Lee and Marc Lee
Marianne Ward
Rick Garcia

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

IF YOU'RE NOT YET A MEMBER, JOIN HERE !
Festival Italiano 
S aturday, Sept 12: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 13: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Festival Italiano at Belmar features the finest Italian food, wine, artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy and live entertainment on two stages, strolling performers & more! Festival Italiano at Belmar's mission is to create a premier Italian food and wine festival each fall that celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy, commemorates Italian culture and to attract and harmonize our diverse communities with coordinated events and performances from our top cultural institutions.