Video highlights of the
2014 Worldwide Festival
by Uzeke Digital
The Chennai Committee's
"Gandhian Legacies in Indian C
Dr. Lorna Hutchison
Friday, October 16th
World Trade Center at Geotech
2650 E 40th Ave
Free to the public -- donations gratefully accepted
2016 Student Exchange
Denver Sister Cities' Brest Committee will soon be accepting applications for the 2016 student exchange trip to France. This immersive two-week program includes homestays in our Sister City of Brest on the Brittany coast, and travels to Normandy, Mont St. Michel, and Paris. Students must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year, currently studying French, and be willing to travel as a citizen diplomat representing Denver.
DENVER SISTER CITIES
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
DENVER SISTER CITIES
In Loving Memoriam
We all want someone we can count on. On various levels this translates to our spouse, our best
friends, our business partners. It is no difference with organizations. Sandy Vinnik was undeniably
reliable and I was fortunate that many of my interests also engaged her. She was a dedicated Sister
Cities member for Karmiel long before my tenure (and had relations with Takayama and Chennai as well).
Her assistance financially, in attendance and in strategy both for Karmiel and for Israel were notable &
instructive. Prior to her illness, I saw her and spoke with her weekly and she always had thoughtful
comments and suggestions. In another role, as chair of a large local Jewish cemetery, I challenged her to
create an entry garden. Needless to say, the product was on time, on budget and beautiful. I requested
her assistance on this project because she was the moving force in getting the City of Denver to plan the
Karmiel Children's Garden on the Karmiel Sister City Park site. We were both natives (sort of, she was
from Cheyenne but that's pretty close) and she loved our area and its history. Her recent lecture on
Jews in small Rocky Mountain towns demonstrated her intellect as well as her passion. Sadly, neither
Sister Cities Karmiel, my Mt. Nebo Cemetery board, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society or the
multiple other beneficiaries of her attention, from the Symphony and Ballet to the University of Denver,
can turn to her again for that dependable person to get things done with class and grace. We will all
May her memory be a blessing to us all.
- John Berman
Former chair of DSCI's Karmiel Committee
OUR PHONES ARE
DOWN -- WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE! WE'RE TOLD THE ISSUE WILL BE RESOLVED THIS WEEK.
HEAR ABOUT DSCI'S RECENT TRADE DELEGATION
DSCI & WTC MEMBERS $60/NON-MEMBERS $75
Icelandic Gourmet Dinner
Saturday, September 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
$65 each or $120 pair
World Trade Center Denver at Geotech
2650 E. 40th Ave. 80205
Online registration ends Sunday, September 20th
Chef Magnús Örn Friðriksson is traveling from our Friendship City of Akureyri, Iceland to prepare this very special gourmet dinner for Denver Sister Cities International. Chef Magnus is bringing his sous chef and fresh, world-famous Icelandic cod and Icelandic lamb; traditional Icelandic skyr; and wild, hand-gathered Icelandic herbs. Chef Magnus will share with diners his knowledge of Icelandic cuisine, past and present.
One of the most amazing and memorable parts of a visit to Iceland is the sampling of their bounteous, sustainably-harvested local cuisine.
This opportunity to savor a bit of Iceland in Denver is not to be missed!
Denver Center for Performing Arts Galleria
10:30 - 5:00 pm
Come experience the sounds, sights and tastes of Denver's Sister Cities!
Learn words & phrases in Spanish, Japanese, French, Mandarin and Swahili!
Sample traditional foods from Italy, France, Japan, Kenya and China!
Learn how to do Ikebana, Japanese woodworking or play Mahjong
Listen to T.R. Reid's famous "Learn to read Japanese in 40 minutes" lecture, see Bridget Galaty's award winning video about the history of DSCI, learn about the recent trade delegation to Mongolia led by Honorable Mayor Hancock and Mongolian Consul James Wagenlander.
Listen to an Italian vocalist and traditional French folk music, watch a Mongolian contortionist, a traditional Chinese dance, French step dancing, a Tai Chi demonstration and much, much more!
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GATHERINGS and EVENTS
All events listed are open to the public --
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Wednesday, September 9th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm:
KUNMING; World Trade Center at Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Friday, September 11th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm:
BREST; World Trade Center at Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Monday, September 14th, 12:00 -1:00 am:
WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL PLANNING; World Trade Center at Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Tuesday, September 15th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm:
Wednesday, September 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm:
AXUM; World Trade Center at Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30 - 8:00 pm:
CHENNAI; Tony's Market, 950 Broadway St, Denver
Thursday, September 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm:
POTENZA; Marco's, 10111Inverness, Englewood
Saturday, September 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm:
ICELANDIC GOURMET DINNER; World Trade Center at Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:
Polly and Phil Cox
Sandy and Linda Dee
WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE A PART OF OUR GLOBAL FAMILY!