ASSOCIATION OF
SISTER CITIES
OF FLORIDA INC.





ANNUAL SISTER CITIES STATE CONFERENCE
Delray Beach, Florida
Hosted by the Delray Beach Sister Cities, Inc
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(DRAFT)
CONFERENCE AGENDA
“Starting, Sustaining & Celebrating Sister Cities”



FRIDAY – April 26, 2002

1:00 – 8:00pm - Registration Desk open
Sister Cities are encouraged to bring exhibit information about their programs and activities for conference registrants to see. Exhibit area/tables will be available for these displays in the Conference General Session room at the Marriott Hotel.
2:00 – 3:30pm - History Tour of City of Delray Beach conducted by the Delray Beach Historical Society,
the African American Historical Society and the Florida Department of State Division of Historical
Resources. Join the Delray Beach Sister Cities (DBSC) guest dignitaries from Japan and Africa on this tour.
_ If history tour is not chosen by conference registrants, many other choices of things to do in Delray are available such as Stroll the Art Walk on Pineapple Way (downtown) one block east of Old School Square, sightsee & shop in beautiful downtown, visit the beach right in front of the Marriott Hotel, visit conference exhibits, relax, etc.
5:00 – 7:30 pm - Welcome Reception at Old School Square (OSS) hosted by the Delray Beach Sister
Cities Youth Group and the Delray Beach Youth Council. The youths chose to use a theme for the reception - the same theme as the Sister Cities International Young Artist Competition: “No Border, No Fences…Just Friends.” The reception event will feature the DBSC Young Artist Competition exhibit which will include art works from students in DBSC affiliate sister cities in Moshi, Africa and Miyazu, Japan; plus, see the statue at OSS given to Delray by its Sister City Miyazu, Japan; see tree planting event in honor of new Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa Sister City. Entertainment at OSS Pavilion; Food & Refreshments & More. (Trolley ride to OSS provided by DBSC leaving from the Marriott at 4:30 or Stroll the Avenue to OSS.)
7:30pm – until – Stroll the Art Walk and downtown avenue, etc. If more food is desired,
there are many restaurants along the avenue (on your own for that cost). Downtown Delray is
safe, family friendly and very alive with a lot of restaurant patrons, sightseers and families on week-end nights. (NOTE: Transportation back to Marriott Hotel provided immediately following the conference reception and from OSS only or you may choose to sightsee & stroll back to the hotel at your own pace and time)





SATURDAY – April 27, 2002

8:00am – Registration Desk open
9:00 – 9:30am – Opening Ceremonies
Welcome, Opening Remarks & Introduction of Guests
Vice President of Association of Sister Cities of Florida, Inc (ASCFI) – David Schmidt, Mayor of
City of Delray Beach
President of Delray Beach Sister Cities – Charlotte G. Durante
Greetings & Remarks
Mayor of Miyazu, Japan – Mayor Toshio Tokuda
Mayor of Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa – Lord Mayor Lucas S. Tarimo
Special diplomatic friend to Sister Cities –
Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania – Honorary Consul Kjell Bergh
9:30 – 9:45am – Break

Visit the display tables showcasing Florida Sister Cities activities and projects.






[9:45 – 12:00noon – Youth Conference Separate Sessions – see separate schedule]
9:45 – 10:30am – Economic Development/International Opportunities
World Trade Center – Commissioner Al Zucaro, City of West Palm Beach
Chamber of Commerce – Bill Wood, President Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
-- Representative from Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
10:30 – 11:15am – Sustaining a Relationship – Building to 25 years & Gift Giving
Presenter/Moderator – David Schmidt – Mayor Delray Beach, ASCFI Vice President
11:15 – 12:00noon – Community Partnerships:
Wheelchair Foundation – Jack Drury – President Southeast Region WF
Ft. Lauderdale Rotary – Randy Avon – President Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities
- DBSC Community Partners roster announced & displayed
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Youth Conference Separate Sessions
10:00 – 12:00 – Youth Conference Separate Sessions

9:45 – 10:15am – Ice Breakers
10:15 – 10:30am – Constitution and Bylaws –
Review & Approve for forwarding to Annual Meeting for adoption
10:30 – 10:45am – How to organize your local sister cities youth group

10:45 – 11:00am – Suggestions for activities/topics for the Sister Cities International Conference
11:00 – 11:30am – Ways to enhance Student Exchange Programs/Possible State to State exchanges / Ideas
for gifts when visiting or hosting international visitors
11:30 – 11:45am – Election of Officers for Florida Sister Cities Youth Association
11:45 – 12:00noon – Plan report to present at Annual Conference General Session

YOUTH CONFERENCE CONCLUDES
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Continuation of agenda for all delegates


12:15 – 1:15pm – LUNCH (at the Marriott) – All Delegates
1:30 – 2:00pm – Starting a Relationship: Selecting a City – Then what?
Moderator – Pat Buchanan, SCI State Coordinator
2:00 – 2:30pm – Young Artist Competition Program / Art and Global Friendships
Nancy King, City of Delray, Public Relations Officer & DBSC Art Competition Coordinator
Joe Gillie – Executive Director Old School Square (OSS) Cultural Arts Center
2:30 – 3:00pm – State Grants: Who, What, Where…Why not me?
Sharon McNeely – International Affairs Coordinator/Orlando Sister Cities


4:00pm – All-Aboard transportation to the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
4:30 – 8:00pm – Celebrating 25 Years
The Morikami and DBSC were both established in 1977 and both were because of the special connection between Delray Beach and Miyazu, Japan which was created when one of the Delray area early settlers George Sukeii Morikami (a native of Miyazu) donated to Palm Beach County his 200 acres of land which is now the location of the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens.
Tour of Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Food & Entertainment of a “Reaffirmation of
Friendship”.
Official Signing Ceremony by Mayor of Delray Beach and Mayor of Miyazu in recognition of 25
years of friendship plus signing a “Declaration of Friendship” with the Mayor of Moshi, Tanzania to express a commitment to the new friendship.
8:30pm – All-Aboard transportation back to Marriott Hotel
-- Delegates may want to enjoy more entertainment in downtown Delray


SUNDAY, April 28, 2002

9:00 – 10:00am – Unfinished business of the ASCFI Annual Meeting – Vice President David Schmidt

ASCFI Board of Directors meeting following the Annual Meeting

“Sister Cities United for International Peace and Friendship”
Sister Cities International
Annual Conference
July 17 – 20, 2002 · Toledo, Ohio

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