Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: News & Events from DSCI
December 2016
PLEASE SUPPORT 
DENVER SISTER CITIES
ON 
COLORADO GIVES DAY!
CLICK HERE:
In This Issue
From the Executive Director
Coming Events
Southern Italy Trip
New & Returning Members
Welcoming Visitors from Denver's Sister Cities
Sister Cities at the Governor's Mansion
Celebrate Timkat
Committee Meetings
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

What a year it's been! As Denver Sister Cities continues to grow, so does our impact. This year, we provided:
  • seven high school exchanges, transforming Denver teens into global citizens
  • three international cultural tours for adults, offering participants a taste of Sister Cities
  • two trade missions, for business connections to increase Denver's bottom line
  • one diplomatic mission, representing Denver to the world
  • 36 local cultural events, to allow Denverites to experience the foods, music, and customs of our 12 Sister and Friendship Cities
  • Countless consultations on cultural education, global connections, and nonprofit management

While this is fantastic, we're still just scratching the surface of the power of these worldwide relationships -- and we need your help to do more. 

 

Please donate to Denver Sister Cities on Colorado Gives Day on December 6 -- or schedule your donation now.

 

Our need is great, and your donation will help us to continue to expand our global exchanges and meet the endless possibilities.

Click here to donate:

And please tell your friends!
Denver Sister Cities provides more than $5 in programs for every $1 donated.
Your support is deeply appreciated!
In the spirit of worldwide friendship --
Beth Hendrix
beth@denversistercities.org


The Denver - Brest committee is actively seeking volunteers to help with their programming!  Please email brest@denversistercities.org if you would like to get involved with this wonderful committee!
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Don't miss these upcoming events!

Timket

Ethiopian celebration of Epiphany
Sunday, January 29th
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Africana Cafe
5091 E Colfax, Denver
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Worldwide Eats

Dine out and DSCI receives 20% of sales!
Tuesday, January 31st
Undici's Ristorante
1200 E Hampden Ave, Englewood
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Setsubun

In with fortune!
Tuesday, February 7th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sonoda's Aurora
3108 South Parker Road
Register here!
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Chinese New Year

Year of the rooster
Sunday, February 12th
4:30 - 8:30
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2825 W. Alameda Ave, Denver
Register here
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Mardi Gras

Benefits Denver-Brest student exchange!
Friday, February 25th
5:30 - 9:00
DSCI at Geotech
2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Register Here!
Southern Italy Tour has a few spaces left!
Basilicata Coast to Coast 2017 
Ten-Day Tour of Potenza and Southern Italy
Trip information here
info@denversistercities.org to reserve your spot NOW!
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
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
Pani Beigi, Chennai 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
Andrew Thangasamy, Karmiel Chair
Jim Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs
A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's 
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:
 
Phil Robberson
Arlene Krauss
Maria Halloran
Don Elliot
Leah Riffell
Don & Gloria Curtis
Dee Vellinga
Gayle Stallings
Lok Jacobi

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE A PART OF OUR GLOBAL FAMILY!
IF YOU'RE NOT YET A MEMBER, JOIN HERE!
DENVER SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL
303-832-1336
www.denversistercities.org
info@denversistercities.org
2650 E. 40th Ave.
Denver 80205

2016: A Year in Pictures
Thanks to our manu volunteers who worked so hard to bring global cultures to Denver!
Timket
  Setsubun


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 Chinese New Year


MardiGras





Bocce











            
Nadaam Festival 




Kunming 30th  Anniversary






Worldwide Gala

  Worldwide Festival

Gandhi Lecture

Bocce






Tamgur Icelandic 
Horse Ranch Tour

Film Screening: Nati Khel   
DONATE NOW FOR COLORADO GIVES DAY!
2016 Trips, Exchanges, and 
Trade Missions

Student exchange from Brest, France












"I spent 5 weeks in an amazing place: Denver of course! 
I spent just 5 weeks but actually I would like to spend all my life here! 
I'm sure, I will come back because it's my second house now!
So thank you so much for all your amazing job at Sister City Denver!"
    -- C├ęcile Guillou, 16, Brest, France
          
Denver students travel to Kunming, China
















Adventures in Akureyri (Iceland) - March 2016








Luby Jenkins Student Exchange Program -- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia




                                               




"And then I realized adventure was the best way to learn!"


Takayama Student Exchange
















Mongolian Cultural and Trade Tour













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WELCOMING VISITORS 
FROM 
DENVER'S SISTER CITIES




CHENNAI, INDIA





KARMIEL,  ISRAEL




KUNMING, CHINA


ULAANBAATAR, 
MONGOLIA
DONATE NOW FOR COLORADO GIVES DAY!
CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION!
Famous for its extravagant holiday makeover,  the Mansion's 2016 decoration theme is  COLORADO'S SISTER CITIES.
Denver's Sister City of Takayama is represented in the Palm Room, with design provided by Erica Deam of Aspen Redesign.

Holiday Tours
A yetai is featured in the decorations, of course
December 8th - 11th and 15th - 18th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Open House Style Tours 
FREE OF CHARGE
Origami crane decorations were handmade by Takayama schoolchildren

Susan Weller (Liaison), Steve Comstock (Chair, Takayama-Denver Sister Cities), and Erica Deam (Designer) celebrate a beautiful achievement!
DON'T MISS THIS MARKET -- 
SUPPORTING REFUGEES AND THE SPRING CAFE!

RSVP is needed for this great shopping opportunity -- click here!
MONTHLY COMMITTEE 
GATHERINGS and EVENTS
All events listed are open to the public -- 
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00-7:00pm: KARMIEL ; Bagel Deli, 6439 E Hampden Ave, Denver

Friday, December 9th, 6:30-8:30pm BREST ; private residence call 303-832-1336 for details

Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00 - 7:3 0 :     KUNMING ; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

The DSCI office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 2nd in observance of the holidays.