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presented at GSCI Annual Membership meeting in January 2011

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  • BOARD MEMBERS David Alexander Donald Beckie Maurice Cherry (Furman faculty) Myles Golden (Rotary) Yuji Kishimoto (Clemson faculty) Donald Lohr Chris Ludwig Sue Murphy (British Foreign Service; Sister City award winner) James O’Connor Richard Palmer Jack Parillo (Bergamo and GSCI founder) Tricia Ravenhorst (former ICU President and Vision 2024 Intl Chair) Tom Sowden (former GSCI President) Doug Stevens (ICU) Tom Tiller Roger Varin Harry Watanabe Vivian Wong (Global Trade Center)

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  • Greenville Sister Cities International 2011 Annual Meeting
  • What is Sister Cities International?
    • We are a non-profit citizen diplomacy network that creates and encourages partnerships between cities, counties and states in the United States and similar jurisdictions abroad.
  • Early Beginnings
    • President Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated people-to-people programs after a White House summit on citizen diplomacy in 1956.
    • Today SCI Membership includes more than 2,500 communities in 134 countries including more than 700 U.S. communities partnering with 1,800 international communities.
  • Sister City International Focus Areas
      • Sustainable economic development
      • Youth & educational programs/exchanges
      • Humanitarian assistance
      • Culture & arts programs/exchanges
  • South Carolina Sister Cities
    • SC SCI Coordinator
    • Dr. Jane Cahaly
    • Charleston    
    • Spoleto, Italy  
    • Clover    
    • Larne, United Kingdom  
    • Columbia    
    • Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
    • Cluj Napoca, Romania
    • Kaiserslautern, Germany
    • Plovdiv, Bulgaria  
    • Greenville    
    • Bergamo, Italy
    • Kortrijk, Belgium
    • Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, China  
    • Myrtle Beach
    • Burlington, Canada
    • Keighley, United Kingdom
    • Pinamar, Argentina  
    • Newberry
    • Hamm/Sieg, Germany  
    • Pendleton
    • Western Isles, United Kingdom  
    • York County
    • Larne, United Kingdom
  • GSCI – 2010 through 2011
    • Our Mission is to further Greenville’s cultural enrichment, business and economic growth, educational development, social and personal relationships with cities around the world and through our Sister Cities programs in Bergamo Italy, Kortrijk Belgium and Tianjin FTZ China
  • 2010 GSCI LEADERSHIP TEAM
    • CITY PROGRAM DIRECTORS
      • Tony Koechli (Bergamo, Italy)
      • Yancey Greene (Kortrijk, Belgium)
      • Zhigang Tian (Tianjin FTZ, China)
      • Bill Glass (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
    • LIFE MEMBERS
      • Clarence Buurman
      • Jack Parillo
      • Tom Sowden
      • Roger Varin
    • AFFILIATE MEMBERS
      • Wendy Anthony, ICU
      • Jane Cahaly, SC SCI
      • David Esch, International Taskforce
      • Julie Horton, City of Greenville
      • The Children’s Museum
    • OFFICERS
      • Dianne Clarke-Kudless, President
      • Bruce Eason, Vice President
      • Elizabeth Lyons, Secretary
      • Steve Cooper, Treasurer
    • BOARD MEMBERS
      • David Alexander
      • Donald Beckie
      • Maurice Cherry
      • Daniel Feng
      • Myles Golden
      • Yuji Kishimoto
      • John Lyons
      • Sue Murphy
      • James O’Connor
      • Robert Palmer (Youth Diplomacy)
      • Jack Parillo
      • Sherman Rounsville
      • Tom Sowden
      • Doug Stevens
      • Tom Tiller (Nominations)
      • Roger Varin
      • Harry Watanabe
      • Vivian Wong
  • Greenville Sister Cities Intl
    • Formed in 1984, SCI’s Greenville chapter was created to pursue to support the community partnership with Bergamo Italy.
    • Today Eisenhower’s words are as crucial as ever. GSCI Past-President Tom Sowden said, “On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, we are called once again to understand others and have them understand us.”
    • Previous GSCI work includes
      • Creation of 3 Sister Cities (Kortrijk, Tianjin, Bergamo)
      • Emerging Friendship Cities (Clermont-Ferrand France, Fukui Japan)
      • Dedication of Bergamo Square
      • Sharing of Trading Places photo exhibit
      • Numerous youth and community exchanges
  • GSCI 2010 Highlights
    • Life Member acknowledgements
      • Clarence Buurman
      • Jack Parillo
      • Tom Sowden
      • Roger Varin
    • Exchange support activities
      • KULAK student exchange through Furman
      • Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire
      • Fulbright scholar (Dr.
      • Exchange student mentors (Greenville Tech)
    • Charitable donation support
      • Conestee Foundation (on behalf of D. Stevens)
      • Alliance for Quality Education (on behalf of Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire)
      • The Children’s Museum (in support of Boo!seum event publications)
    • Youth Diplomacy introduction
    • SC Sister Cities International Leadership event
    • The Children’s Museum Boo!seum event
  • 2010 Programs
    • City Programs
    • Youth Diplomacy
    • SC SCI leadership conference
    • The Children’s Museum
  • BERGAMO ITALY (1984)
    • How it begins
    • And how it continues
    School Pen Pal exchange
  • KORTRIJK BELGIUM (1991)
    • Many programs
    • Kortrijk TODAY
    with memories of Greenville SC
  • TIANJIN CHINA (2002)
    • programming
    • participation
  • 2010 Programs
    • City Programs
    • Youth Diplomacy
    • SC SCI leadership conference
    • The Children’s Museum
  • Youth Diplomacy launch
    • Community support
    • Launch partners
    • Greenville Middle
    • Michelin School
    • Greenville Tech Charter
    • Greenville Parks
    • Chicora Chorale
    • Confucius Institute
    • ICU
  • 2010 Programs
    • City Programs
    • Youth Diplomacy
    • SC SCI leadership conference
    • The Children’s Museum
  • SC SCI Leadership event Dr. Jane Cahaly, SC SCI Coordinator
  • SC SCI Leadership Speakers Patrick Madden SCI President George Fletcher New Carolina President Marko Huttunen ICU, Board Chair Dr. Jane Cahaly SC SCI Coordinator Mary Sellers CEO, The Children’s Museum
  • SC SCI Programming Youth exchange discussants Community leadership
  • 2010 Programs
    • City Programs
    • Youth Diplomacy
    • SC SCI leadership conference
    • The Children’s Museum
  • The Children’s Museum Partnership
  • Boo!seum 2010
  • GSCI and Rotary Greeters
  • Boo!seum entertainment
    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Lion Dance
    • Calligraphy
    • Chinese Paper folding
    • Translation assistance
    • Library display
    • Play advisement
    • Flag displays
    • Patron greetings
  • Boo!seum - Bergamo
  • Boo!seum - Tianjin
  • Boo!seum - Kortrijk
  • Greenville Business Journal
  • 2011 Programs
    • City exchange programs (core programs with Kortrijk, Tianjin, Bergamo)
    • Youth Diplomacy, first applications and scholarship awards
    • The Children’s Museum, second year for Boo!seum event in October
    • The Children’s Theater, new alliance effort
    • Greenville Zoo, new alliance effort
    • Upstate Visual Arts, alliance effort building upon 2008 Trading Faces project
    • Website and social networking based on our www.greenvillesistercities.org presence
    • Hand-on Greenville workshop coordination (4 events to expand public involvement)
    • Tribute Park/Pocket Park project located at Swamp Rabbit Trail and Bergamo Square
    • Sponsorship and other fund-raising efforts
    • Friendship city designation for Clermont-Ferrand France or Fukui Japan
  • Alliances, Partners and Sponsors
      • Jane Cahaly, SC SCI
      • Julie Horton, City of Greenville
      • Wendy Anthony, ICU
      • David Esch, Vision 2025 Intl Taskforce
      • Gillian and Heather, The Children’s Museum
      • David Lui, The Confucius Institute
      • Yancey and Maurice, Furman University
      • Chirinjev Peterson, Greenville Technical College
      • THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • COMMUNITY LEADERS
    • INSPIRED BY THE PAST, engaged in the present for possibility of new friendships and prosperity for the future.
    • None of this happens without Board involvement and member support
      • THANK YOU SO MUCH