City of Houston Citizenship Month, November 1-30, 2017
2017 will be the 9th year of the City of Houston’s Citizenship Month celebrating the “Many Faces of Houston”. There are three ways you and your Sister City can get involved – by sponsoring an event, by organizing an event and by participating in an event.
Save the Date for the 2017 Sister Cities of Houston’s Annual Fall Concert!
This year’s theme is “Our Bridges to the World”
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017, Concert 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Audience/Performer Reception – 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Houston Matters Radio Interview with Susan Young and Stephen Braun
Susan Young and Stephen Braun were interviewed by Houston Public Media radio on their Houston Matters program. The interview can be heard below (click the red and white arrow button below):
Sister Cities of Houston Meeting with Mayor Turner and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for Hurricane Harvey Check Presentation.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Sister Cities of Houston President Harry Gee, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Director Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huang and staff, along with Houston-Taipei Society President Daniel Chen and HTS member Jackson Chang, met at Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner’s office to present a donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Click thumbnails for full size image.
Sister Cities of Houston – Youth Talent Showcase 2018
*New Deadline – Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 5:00 pm*
*Click below image for more details*
Congratulations 2017 Young Artists Showcase Finalist Brigite Nikizaq!
Congratulations to Nikizaq Brigite of Houston, Texas. Nikizaq is one of this year’s 2017 Sister Cities International Young Artist and Authors Showcase finalists with her “United by One World” artwork below. Click the thumbnail for a full size photo, and click here for the full press release, congratulations again Nikizaq!
Houston-Leipzig will be attending a stimulating talk with German Consul General Thomas H. Meister and Member of German Parliament, MdB Dagmar Freitag (SPD), also Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group USA, about the recent elections in Germany on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at L’Alliance Française, 427 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006.
After Germany’s elections, the conservatives (CDU/CSU) under Chancellor Merkel incurred their worst loss since 1949, but together are still the largest party coalition in the Bundestag. The second largest party, the Social Democrats (SPD), former coalition partner of the CDU, had its worst loss ever, and now becomes the leading opposition party. The right-wing, populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD), won an unprecedented 13% of votes, and also will be represented in the new Bundestag.
Sister Cities of Houston President Harry Gee and Sister Cities Houston Board Member Lina Corinth attended this year’s Consular Ball on Saturday October 14th at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. In attendance were Honorary Consul Generals, other dignitaries, state and local representatives and Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner.
L-R: Mayor Turner, Honorary Consul General of the Ivory Coast and President of Sister Cities Houston, Harry Gee.
L-R: Mayor Turner, Kenneth Li, friends, Honorary Consul General of the Ivory Coast and Harry Gee, President of Sister Cities Houston.
L-R: Mayor Turner and Lina Corinth, Sister Cities Houston Boardmember.
East West Bank/Conference Room – On the last Tuesday of each month, the Board of Directors of Sister Cities of Houston meet to discuss ongoing business and initiatives. The Board is composed of five elected members of the Executive Committee, four at large board members and one ex officio representative from each Sister City organization.