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Great Sister City Accomplishments

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The Sun-Sentinel printed several blurps on what South Florida Sister City organizations are doing for their worldwide sister cities.

From our own Sister City organization came this news:

Lauderhill Sister Cities collects books for Haiti
By Michael d’Oliveira (mdoliveira@tribune.com) August 17, 2011
Djenane Gourgue came to the United States from PĂ©tionville, Haiti in 1989. But the school she attended and much of the city she left behind are no longer there. “My school was wiped out,” Gourgue said. The school may be gone but its students still need to learn. To help students in PĂ©tionville continue their education, Lauderhill Sister Cities International is organizing a book drive. Gourgue, vice president of Lauderhill Sister Cities, came up with the idea. Books, she said, are not something students in Haiti can take for granted.

To read about all the accomplishments, visit this link:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/keyword/sister-cities

Lauderhill Sister Cities and Board of Directors

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The Sister Cities of Lauderhill, Florida are:

1. Suzano, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2. Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad-Tobago
3. Gemlik, Bursa, Turkey
4. Falmouth, Trelawney, Jamaica
5. Petionville, Haiti

On June 24-25, 2011, Mayor Richard Kaplan will visit Fiuggi, Italy, to discuss the twinning of that city.

Look forward to regular updates of this blog. You are encouraged to join Lauderhill Sister Cities in an effort to create and promote business and cultural exchanges for the future. The Board meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at at 6:00 p.m. at Lauderhill City Hall, 5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313. Regular Members meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the same location.

Board of Directors
Rafiek Mohammad, President
Djenane Gourgue, Vice President
Judi Hamilton, Treasurer
Ouida McDonald, Secretary

All the best,
Joan Cartwright
Board Member

Written by lauderhillsistercity

May 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm