DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA (September 16, 2002) -- Delray Beach Sister Cities is seeking new members for the Tanzanian Committee. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in helping to promote friendship and understanding between the citizens of Delray Beach and our Sister City in Moshi, Tanzania through cultural and business exchanges and humanitarian projects. Currently, the Committee is involved in several on-going projects including raising funds to send books to Moshi’s Public Library, arranging for donated computers to be shipped to Moshi’s Secondary Schools, participating in a Sister Cities photo competition and developing a student exchange program.

In 2000, the Delray Beach City Commission officially adopted and received approval from Sister Cities International for a Sister City linkage with Moshi, Tanzania. The city of Moshi is located in eastern Africa at the southern foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Moshi is the administrative, commercial, industrial, agricultural and tourist center of Kilimanjaro Region. It is an attractive and exhilarating city built on volcanic rock which is overlain by tropical soils.

The Florida office of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania is located in Delray Beach, one of three offices in the United States. Mr. Kjell Bergh, a local businessman, is Honorary Consul of the United Republic of Tanzania in the State of Florida.

The Tanzanian Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Delray Beach Public Library. The next meeting will be held on October 3, 2002. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tanzanian Committee, please call Charlotte Durante at (561) 272-7059 or e-mail Chairman n'Detenga n'Gurumo at gurumo@dsctanzania.org.