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!
Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to Support the American Revolution
Join us for an event related to the important relationship between Spain and the USA! The high point of the day will be an examination of Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Spain to support the American Revolution presented by Dr. Thomas E. Chavez.
Dr. Chavez will discuss Benjamin Franklin from his early correspondence with the Prince of Spain through his election as an honorary member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. Franklin, whom the Spanish always referred to as Dr. Franklin, corresponded and negotiated with Spanish officials and intellectuals. The success of Franklin’s encounters with Spain led directly to the establishment of the United States and effectively hid the record of his efforts from common knowledge. A whole new and refreshing side to the story is housed in the archives of Spain.
DATE Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 PM
VENUE Rice University – Herring Hall, Room 100 6100 Main St, Houston, TX , 77005 832-202-5040
PARKING Self-paid parking, Central Campus Garage, under McNair Hall (Jones School of Business)
Houston-Taipei Society members and family enjoyed the Taiwan “night” market style festivities in Houston.
Where: 5885 West Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77036
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: HTS members aim to be there at 11:00 AM if you wish to join former HTS president, Jackson Chang for a brief intro of this popular Taiwanese experience (meet at building entry), but actual festivities are from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Additional information: Carpooling is recommended, no RSVP is needed, no admission fees. For more info visit www.taiwanyeshouston.com (info also on the HTS website www.houstontaipeisociety.org).
The Asian American Bar Associationinvited members of the Houston-Taipei Society to join them for a luncheon and panel discussion on non-profits and public sector boards. Panel includes: Danielle Bartz, Director, Boards and Commissions Mayor’s Office; Becky Jasso, Director, United Way of Greater Houston, Claudia Gee Vassar, Claudia Gee Vassar Consulting. Moderated by Mark Lee, Deputy General Counsel, AIG (invitation letter and flyer attached)
The Republic of China on Taiwan’s success by the 21st Century as a vibrant post-industrial and progressive society is the result of successful innovations in political, economic, and social regimes. Despite obstacles in diplomacy and international relations, the country’s survival and prosperity have been the result of design and in response to Taiwan’s regional and international environment. Fourteen specialists on Taiwan affairs from across the United States and Taiwan will chronicle these processes, discuss how each is interlocked, and present near-term scenarios for Taiwan’s domestic development and relations in the region and with the United States.
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.
The deadline for the Sister Cities International 2017 Annual Awards is April 30, 2017. There is no fee to apply. This is a great opportunity to highlight your sister city program’s achievements and bring international recognition to your community’s contribution to citizen diplomacy.
Award categories include: •Best Overall •Innovation in Arts & Culture •Economic Development •Humanitarian Assistance, and •Youth & Education Volunteer of the Year, and Youth Leadership.
Award winners will be honored during our 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA July 13-16, 2017. All applications are due April 30, 2017.