Save the Date: May 20th, 2017 Regional & Quarterly Meeting in Santa Monica

The next regional and annual meeting of the Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter will be on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 on the 3rd floor of Santa Monica Place at “Expert Dojo” beginning with a hosted intercontinental breakfast at 9:00 am. The regional meeting will be from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.


Regional and Board Meeting: May 20th, 2017

Date:              Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Time:             9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Location:       Expert Dojo

Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

(Santa Monica Place 3rd Floor across from the Cheesecake Factory and next to the elevator. Parking is available on-site at Santa Monica Place. It is best to come west on Broadway and enter that parking structure as it is the closest. Park on the 4th floor and walk across from the parking structure to Santa Monica Place following “Dining Deck Signs.” Then take Santa Monica elevator to the 3rd floor)


9:00 AM Hosted Continental Breakfast

12:00 PM Lunch: There is a food court just outside Expert Dojo with many food

options available.

RSVP:            To confirm participation, contact Pat Fallin:

e-mail:  Tel: (805) 245-9076



9:30 am – 9:50 am — Call Regional Meeting To Order

  • Welcome — Anthony Al-Jamie, President
  • Roll Call SoCal SCI Board Members – David Bracey, Secretary
  • Introduction of SoCal Sister City Board Members and Guests and announcements of local sister city activities

9:50 am – 10:10 am — Youth Technology Program

  • Gary Carter, City of Santa Monica Community Broadband Manager

10:10 am – 10:30 am ­— Santa Monica Sister City Association Overview

  • Jeff Jarow, Santa Monica Sister City Association President

10:30 am – 10:50 am — Sustainability Programs

  • Shannon Perry, City of Santa Monica Deputy Sustainability Officer

10:50 am – 11:10 am — Sister Schools Music Exchange

  • John McKenna, Playing for Change Foundation Executive Director

11:10 am – 11:30 am — Sustainable Development Goals

  • William Tarpai, SoCal Sister Cities Board of Directors

11:30 am – 12:00 pm — Informational Items

  • Announcements

12:00 pm — Lunch



1:00 PM — Call Board Meeting to Order

  • Welcome — Anthony Al-Jamie, President
  • Roll Call Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Board of Directors — David Bracey, Secretary

Action Items

  1. Approval of Minutes: March 4, 2017 – David Bracey
  2. Approval of Treasurer’s Report – Don Goertz
    1. March 4, 2017 to May 20, 2017 Income and Expenses
  3. Nominating Committee Report – Judy Maculsay
    1. Nomination – Board members
    2. Nomination of Officers for 2017/2018
    3. Nominations from the floor/elections/installation of new officers
    4. Appointment of new members to fill vacant board seats.
  4. Youth Scholarship – Jeannette Avilla

Monitoring Items

  1. SCI report – Kathleen Roche-Tansey, Pat Fallin
  2. Development Committee, website, Facebook update — Anthony Al-Jamie, David Bracey
  3. Young Professional Committee Report — Anthony Al-Jamie and Allison Shoemaker
    1. Awards Program

Informational Items

  • Open Discussion
  • Adjournment