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Mayor's Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Brandon Whipple

Honorary Chair of Wichita Area Sister Cities

 

Message  from Mayor Whipple (click here) 

 

Mayor Brandon Whipple

Wichita City Council

(316) 268-4331

 

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President's Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from our President (click here)

 

Sherri Lichtenberger 

President 2020-2021

WASC 

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Mission

 

To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.

 

Purpose

 

Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) pursues exchanges with its sister cities in the following areas of interest:

 

Diplomatic - Mayor and City Council delegation visits

 

Cultural - group and individual exchanges

 

Educational - university programs for language development

 

Professional - ballet, music, chef, etc.

 

Tourism - group and individuals

 

Economic - searching business opportunities

 

Strategic Goals

 

Consistent with Sister Cities International, our strategic goals are:

 

  1. Cultural Exchange

  2. Partnership Building

  3. Business & Trade

  4. Community Development

  5. Youth & Education

 

More information from Sister Cities International

 

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Notice Board

Click the following links to visit the WASC Facebook page or the pages for Mexico , China or France

 

Upcoming events

Entre Nous movie "Joyeux Noël" - Dec. 11th & WASC Holiday Membership Celebration - Dec. 12th

 

See the attached Facebook invitations below for each event:

Entre Nous - https://www.facebook.com/events/4739448456075975

Holiday Membership Celebration - https://www.facebook.com/events/318331903186162

Previous events: 

France Committee Veteran's Day Event on November 11th - planting tulip bulbs around the WWII commemoration plaque and the Joan of Arc Statue downtown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASC participating in the Wichita Riverfest Sundown Parade - Oct 1, 2021:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the following link to print your membership form and mail it in with a check or click the link at the top of the page. 

35th Anniversary of our Sister City relationship with Kaifeng, China

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

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Cities (click arrows to scroll through cities)

Kaifeng, P.R. China
Kaifeng, P.R. China

Kaifeng 开封, Henan 河南, P.R. China 中华人民共和国 Early in 1985, Wichita Mayor Robert Brown appointed a task force to study the desirability of establishing a Sister City relationship with a city in the Henan Province, a sister state to Kansas, People's Republic of China. The relationship became official on December 3rd and in September 1986, Mayor Brown led the first delegation to visit Mayor Zhu in Kaifeng.

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Orléans, France
Orléans, France

On April 16th, 1944, the 137th Infantry of Kansas 35th Division liberated Orléans from Nazi occupation. In 1949, 1 1/7th Scale train was sent to Orléans as a gift. Orléans and Wichita became sister cities in 1974. That year, they exchanged statues of Joan of Arc and Blackbear Bosin's Keep of the Plains.

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Tlalnepantla de Baz, México
Tlalnepantla de Baz, México

Wichita and Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico, became Sister Cities in 1973 when the Presidente Municipal (Mayor) Joaquin Rodriguez Lugo visited Mayor James Donnel in Wichita. A replica of Black Bear Bosin's Keeper of the Plains was presented to Tlalnepantla de Baz in 1975.

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Kaifeng, P.R. China
Kaifeng, P.R. China

Kaifeng 开封, Henan 河南, P.R. China 中华人民共和国 Early in 1985, Wichita Mayor Robert Brown appointed a task force to study the desirability of establishing a Sister City relationship with a city in the Henan Province, a sister state to Kansas, People's Republic of China. The relationship became official on December 3rd and in September 1986, Mayor Brown led the first delegation to visit Mayor Zhu in Kaifeng.

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France
Chair: Douglas Miller
Meets: 1st Sat Noon Watermark Books
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China
Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30 PM
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Mexico
Meets: 2nd Monday 
5:30 PM

See our Riverfest page for more details.

Economic Value of Sister Cities

Recently, ValueIdeas LLC published a report, "Measures that Matter," for Sister Cities International on the economic value of Sister Cities nationally and for particular cities. It is well worth reading.

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