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CSCA Spring 2016 Newsletter
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Corvallis Sister Cities Association
P.O. Box 132
Corvallis, Oregon  97339-0132
www.sistercities.corvallis.or.us      CorvallisSCA@gmail.co
Announcing
Spring Membership Drive &  Sister Cities Mont
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Dear Friends of Corvallis Sister Cities Association (CSCA):
        In this Spring edition, we would like to announce our Spring Membership Drive and some upcoming activities planned for May as Sister Cities Month. 

Membership Drive:

        We would like to invite you to renew your CSCA membership or to become a new member.  You may notice that this membership request is a little different than those sent in the past.  You will now receive one annual membership request from CSCA. Your membership supports our sister cities programs in Uzhhhorod, Ukraine and Gondar, Ethiopia.  Members have an opportunity to get involved with a wide range of activities to support CSCA’s sister city programs in Uzhhorod and Gondar.  There are no paid employees in the organization. We are all volunteers working to encourage friendships, exchanges, and build relationships with the citizens of Gondar and Uzhhorod.  Your tax-deductible donation makes a difference!
         To become a member, or to renew an existing membership, please click on the following:  CSCA’s membership. We also invite you to review our new membership brochure
         Please accept our apologies if you have already received a membership solicitation in the mail.  We offer our thanks if you have already submitted your membership payment.

Sister Cities Month Activities:
        Every year, CSCA celebrates Sister Cities Month in May.  Planned activities for the month are listed and described in the right column. We hope to see you at a number of these events.

With best regards,
Corvallis Sister Cities Association
Recruiting for Gondar Council Vacancies
 
        Do you have a desire to make a difference in our community and the world?  CSCA-Gondar Council of Advisors, which oversees the Corvallis-Gondar sister city partnership, is recruiting to fill some vacancies that will be in effect starting next July, 2016. Council terms last two-years (and can be renewed).  Council candidates will be ratified at CSCA’s annual meeting in June. 
        To express interest, or for more information, please contact Gondar Council member, Kathy Seeburger, (541) 760-1479, or by email: kathyseeburger@comcast.net.
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   May 2016 Activities
May 12 -24:  Visiting Delegation and Mayor from Uzhhorod, Ukraine
The delegation will be welcomed at a reception on Sunday, May 15, Corvallis Public Library, 7:00 PM, and the public is encouraged to attend.
 
May 14: Saturday Farmers’ Market
CSCA representatives will be on hand at a booth at the Corvallis Farmers’ Saturday Market, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. 

May 17, Tuesday, 4:00 pm: “Talk for Water – A Cross-disciplinary Discussion of Clean Water Access in the World Today”
A panel of OSU water experts will discuss how clean water access poses problems in both low-income countries like Ethiopia and here in the US. OSU's International Living-Learning Center, Room 155. 

 May 17 to Mon, May 30 – Footwise Store Community Display Window
Please stop by to view our display in the Footwise store community display window, 301 SW Madison Avenue.  We thank the store for its ongoing support.

Sat, May 21: Walk for Water
Participate in this annual fundraiser for the construction of wells in Gondar, Ethiopia.  The event takes place from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (registration begins 8:30 AM) at the Benton County Fairgrounds. There will be music, food and a “hands on” area for children. Click here to register.
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