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*
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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!
Founded in 1995 by Hsu Cheng-Rong; Chio-Tian has made a name for itself through the methods in which they have taken traditional Taiwanese temple performing arts to the stage thus gaining recognition abroad and at home for their contribution to promoting a very unique culture of Taiwan.
They are also recognized in Taiwan as a troupe that helps to give delinquent youths of Taiwan a second chance in life through a strict yet educational regime of performance and self-endurance. They provide a sense of family for these youths who have lost their way and through encouragement and at times discipline, these youths are able to turn their lives around and start anew.
September 16, 2017 – Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts Troupe
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Venue: Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre Address: 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas 77477
Sponsor Tickets: $50, $20 $10
Contact: TECO Houston-Culture Center, 713.789.4995 Roger Yen, 832.660.7063 Cecilia Chang, 281.620.5557 Glacier Optical, 713.774.2773
Come join the Houston-Taipei Society in a solo singing recital performed by one of our HTS Board of Directors, Yuaner Cheng. This is a family friendly event and HTS members are encouraged to invite their family and friends for a special evening.
Yuaner Cheng will perform a variety of 19 songs in 6 different languages: Chinese, English, Taiwanese, German, French and Latin.
Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Houston Baptist University, Belin Chapel, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77074 Admission: Free and an elegantly packaged desert will be distributed following the recital.
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.
On September 21, 2017, the Houston Karachi Sister City Association, Hanmi Bank and the “Alliance of Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts” hosted a “Community Outreach Reception Benefiting Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts” at Hanmi Bank.
Mr. C.G. Kum – President & CEO of Hanmi Bank Contributed $ 25,000.00 to Alliance organizations: Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) for US Muslim Organizations Harvey Relief Fund and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Thanks to Mr. Mohammad Tariq and Mr. Sam Rukh for all your efforts.
In the photo from L to R: George Baylor, Cristal Montañéz Baylor Executive Director Hashoo Foundation USA and Houston-Karachi Sister City Association board member, C. G. KUM CEO & President Hanmi Bank, Muhammad Tariq Senior EVP Hanmi Ban and Muhammad Saeed Sheikh president Houston-Karachi Sister City Association.
On Saturday September 23, members of the Houston-Taipei Society along with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and other Taiwanese organizations joined in a farewell Party for Director General Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huang. Best of luck in to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huang.
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.