Save the Date: SoCal Sister Cities Regional Meeting March 4, 2017

Save the date for the next Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter regional and board meeting!

We will begin by viewing the Sister Cities Young Artists/Authors Exhibit at the Valencia Library at 9:00 am, then move to Santa Clarita City Hall for the meeting beginning at 9:45 am.

The regional meeting will be held in the morning and the Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Board Meeting will be held in the afternoon after lunch.



Regional and Board Meeting

Date:              Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Time:             9:00 AM – 2:30 PM


9:00 am Valencia Public Library

23743 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

9:45 am Santa Clarita City Hall

23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 300 Santa Clarita, CA 91355

*meeting will take place in the Century Room (1st floor)


Note:           12:00 PM Lunch – Cost – $15.00 (Optional)

Contact Pat Fallin –

(805) 245-9076 to confirm participation and Lunch (Optional)



9:00 am — Valencia Public Library

  • Tour and viewing of the artwork of the finalists and winners of the Sister Cities International 2016 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

9:45 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

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM — Santa Clarita Young Artists and Authors program

  • Elena Galvez, Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP)/Sister Cities

10:30 – 11:10 AM Sister Cities International Youth Program

  • SCI State Representatives Kathleen Roche-Tansey and Pat Fallin

11:10 – 11:30 AM Open World Program

  • SoCal Sister Cities Board Member / Santa Barbara-Puerto Vallarta Sister City Member Gil Garcia

11:30 AM – 12:00 pm AM – Informational Items

  • Japan Airlines ticket raffle – SoCal Sister Cities Young Professionals Committee Chair Allison Shoemaker
  • Youth Leadership Summit Scholarship – SoCal Sister Cities Member Jeannette Avila
  • Sister Cities International Hike for Peace – Anthony Al-Jamie, David Bracey, Kathleen Roche-Tansey and Pat Fallin
  • 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: November 5, 2016 – David Bracey
  2. Approval of Treasurer’s Report – Don Goertz
  3. Nov 5, 2016 to March 4, 2017 Income and Expenses
  4. Subsidizing lunch expenses at SoCal regional/board meetings – Don Goertz
  5. SoCal Sister Cities Participation in Rose Parade – Anthony Al-Jamie and David Bracey
  6. SoCal Sister Cities Advisory Board – Anthony Al-Jamie
  7. Getting new sponsorship and fundraising (SCI Hike for Peace) – Anthony Al-Jamie and David Bracey

Monitoring Items

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

Informational Items

  1. Open Discussion
  2. Adjournment