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Mayor's Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Jeff Longwell

Honorary Chair of Wichita Area Sister Cities

 

Since 1973, we have worked diligently to strengthen our relationships with each of the four cities – Cancun, Mexico; Orleans, France, Kaifeng, China; and Tlalnepantla, Mexico. WASC continues to serve as a catalyst for educational and city-to-city exchanges that have enriched our ties abroad and I thank you for your diligence.

 

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Mayor Jeff Longwell

Wichita City Council

(316) 268-4331

 

President's Welcome

 

Welcome to our website.  It reflects our devotion to the mission and purpose of WASC and Sister Cities International our parent organization. Please read about our activties and if you want to join in, you can become a member online through our Square Shop.

 

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Prof. Glyn Rimmington

Wichita State University

2016 WASC President

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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Riverfest 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our Riverfest page for more details.

Events for 2017 

JULY

Sat 1st France Committee

Noon Watermarks Café

Tue 4th Int. Prof. Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Tue11th Taste of Mexico

4:00 PM Molino's Mexican Cuisine

Sat 8th Membership Committee

11 AM Watermarks Café

Sat 8th Orléans Tour Briefing

9:00-11:00 Watermarks Café

Thu 20th Mexico Committee

5:30 PM Botanica 

Tue 18th China Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Thu 27th No Board Meeting

AUGUST

Tue 1st Int. Prof. Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Sat 5th France Committee

Noon Watermarks Café

Wed 9th Taste of Mexico

4:00 PM TBA

Sat 12th Membership Committee

11 AM Watermarks Café

Tue 15th China Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Thu 17th Mexico Committee

5:30 PM Botanica 

Sat 19th Board Retreat

9:00-2:00 148 Courtleigh Pot Luck

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Slideshow

 

Sponsors

 

Botanica

 

Olive Tree Banquet Hall

 

Wichita State University 

Etezazi Industries

Two Olives

Cornejo

Pratt Industries

Star Lumber

Watermark Books

City of Wichita

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Donations

 

You can support the Wichita Area Sister Cities with tax-deductable donations. Donations can be made online using your credit card.

 

Person of the Month

 

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Join Sister Cities

 

Meet visiting delegates from China, France or Mexico and participate in official visits to our Sister Cities; make business, cultural or educational contacts; stay informed about visits and scholarships; practice your Spanish, French or Mandarin; and much more.

 

Newsletter

 

In 2017, we expect visits by Tlalnepantla de Baz cyclists and delegations from Orléans and Kaifeng for River Fest and then to visit Orléans in September and Kaifeng in October...

 

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International Professionals Committee

Chair

 

 

 

          Aimee Leisy Ellie Parviz

                     

Meets: 1st Tuesday 5:30 PM

Botanica on the Terrace

 

France Committee

Chair:

 

 

 

 Douglas Miller

Meets: 1st Sat @ Noon Watermark Bks

China Committee

Co-Chairs:

 

 

 

       Xin Liu  Jacque Lane

 

      Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30PM Botanica

Mexico Committee

Co-Chairs:

                                                    Claudia Amaro  China Peña

       

Meets: 2nd Monday, 5:30pm 

Botanica 

Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaifeng, P.R. China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orléans, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancún, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

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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