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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

 

Dr. Valentina Chappell, President WASC Board 2014

President's Welcome

 

Greetings to all members and friends of Wichita Area Sister Cities. All of us joined this organization because we share the WASC mission: To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.

 

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Dr. Valentina Chappell

Professor, Friends University

2015 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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Events for 2016

 

JANUARY

 

Annual Meeting & Banquet

Thursday, January 21st, 6 PM Lotus Room at Botanica

Board Meeting

Thursday, January 28th, 5:15 PM

City Hall

 

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Sponsors

 

Botanica

 

City of Wichita

 

Friends University

 

Kansas Global Trade Services

 

Newman Univeristy

 

Wichita State University 

 

JR Custom Metals

 

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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.

 

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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

 

The 35th Wichita Asian Festival was a success with over 6,000 visitors on October 24th. See the Video

 

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International Professionals Committee

Co-Chairs

 

 

 

Aimee Leisy 

                      Adriana Lárraga

Meets: 2nd Tuesday 6:30 PM

Intensive English Language Center 1741 N Hillside Ave 

 

France Committee

Chair:

 

 

 

 Douglas Miller

Meets: 1st Sat Noon Watermarks

China Committee

Co-Chairs:

 

 

 

     Cindy Miller

 

 

 

 

     Grabriel Yankey

 Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30PM Botanica

Mexico Committee

Chair:

 

 

 

 

       Jerry Smartt

       

Meets: 

2nd Sat Noon JR Custom Metals

Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaifeng, P.R. China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orléans, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancún, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tlalnepantla, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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