Sent March 22, 2016 Coming Events

Annual Meeting / Annual Report

Election of Officers

11:30 am Tuesday 

April 5, 2015

Sarasota Yacht Club
Address: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone:(941) 365-4191

The luncheon will open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. 

The meeting will commence at noon and will be chaired by President Beth Ruyle-Hullinger.

The agenda for the meeting include the Annual Report by the President, the distribution of the Revised Bylaws, and the Nomination and Election of Officers.

RSVPs, meal selection and $25 payment are requested by April 1, 2016 to meet requirements of the Sara Bay Country Club. All meals coffee, tea or soda; cash bar is also available.

RSVP to Gail Sanderson (
with your menu choice.

Menu Choices: (choose one)

#1 Chicken Florentine, with vegetable, potato/rice & dessert

#2 Chef’s Salad & dessert

#3 Vegetarian – Chef’s Selection - & dessert

Payment & Notification of Menu Choices:

Send check for $25 to 
Sarasota Sister Cities 
1565 First St., Sarasota, FL 34236 


Pay online for luncheon at and click on Payments in the menu bar and pay. Then email Gail Sanderson ( with your menu choice.

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Sarasota Sister Cities Association

April Presentation
Polynesian Cultures of the South Pacific 
Raymond A. Young

The central Pacific Ocean was colonized by some of the greatest Navigators of all time, the Polynesians. The Polynesian triangle is defined by Hawaii, New Zealand & Easter Island, and includes Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti & the Marquesas.

Originally contacted by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the region and the location of the Mutiny on the Bounty, fascinating stories abound from the region. The origins and unique culture of the Polynesians will be described, including their customs, ceremonies, food, & materials. Finally, the dramatic effect of European & American contact & occupation on the population and culture of the Polynesians will be revealed.

4:00 pm April 20, 2016

Audubon Nature Center
Celery Fields, 999 Center Rd & Palmer Blvd, Sarasota
A Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet will follow immediately after the presentation at the same location. A small donation of $5.00 to SCAS is suggested.

For further Information, Contact:

Ray Young, Sarasota Sister Cities Assn
phone: 941-227-7509

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Social Networking Report March 2016

We are emailing our members several times each month with notices of events. It is a fine line from informing our membership and sending too many emails. Hopefully we have reached the correct balance. Dave Haralson and I have been splitting the duties. It is a good idea to have two or more people emailing our membership in case one of us is hit by a bus on a Sister Cities trip.

We publish our schedules, info and photos on our Newsletter Blog - click:

You can post information and photos and interact with others on the addresses below. All of our members and friends are encouraged to join us. These systems work best if we have a number of our members posting.

We now have 131 followers on our Twitter site. Check it out. It is easy to create an account and post directly yourself. And prove to everyone that you are up to date.

We continue our efforts with our Facebook page. If you use Facebook please check out our page, and contribute thoughts, ideas, and events.

We also continue our efforts on LinkedIn and Pinterest.


And of course our Web Site

We use the Email:

We have many photos on line. You can see them on our Pinterest page or see them from the left column of the blog. 

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If any of you would like to help improve our social marketing systems give me a call or send me an email or just jump in and start posting to our Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Twitter addresses. And if you know anyone who can help with this effort please put me in contact with me.

I continue to post news releases with little success. It is easy to write a news release on the Tampa Bay News Wire and theoretically the papers will pick this up. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

News Release