SGSCA News

22 February 2009

Minutes: February 2009

Below are the Minutes from February's meeting. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30pm at the Polish Home. For more information, visit the meeting information tab on our website.

February 2009
February 13, 2009
Call to order @ 7:43

**OLD BUSINESS**

Film Festival
The Film Festival committee will began meeting in October. Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The festival will run April 10th – 19th this year.
Poster competition deadline is February 15th.
Committee will meet next on March 8th.

Student Exchange Update - Gdynia
Based on the success of the Washington Business Week’s student exchange, SGSCA has created a similar program in Gdynia. Gdynia is prepared to sponsor students and instructors for a weeklong course.
Mike and Janice are writing a grant to present to the U.S. Embassy
List of companies participating in the event will be finalized soon.

Student Exchange Update – Seattle
This is an annual event; students from Gdynia come to attend Washington Business Week’s summer courses.
SGSCA will help sponsor two students for each session
Pacific Lutheran University session 6/22 – 6/28.
Central Washington University session 7/20 - 7/26.

2009 Sister Cities Reception
Seattle-Gdynia will be a featured city at the 2009 Reception. The event is on April 23rd from 6pm – 8pm.
Featured cities are: Sihanoukville, Surabaya, Gdynia and Nantes.
Entertainment is still needed, as are items for the City of Seattle’s display cabinet.

Art Galleries
The Gdynia City Museum had requested an art exchange. Potential for 3 or 4 local artists to exhibit their work in Gdynia.
This project will be placed on hold until 2013 when Gdynia completes construction of a Mediateka. This will allow us to have a larger venue and more time to plan.

**NEW BUSINESS**

April’s SGSCA Meeting
The second Friday in April is Good Friday. The Sister City Association will more than likely change our meeting date to the first Friday in April (April 3rd).
Confirmation to follow.


TREASURER’S REPORT:
Reminder to pay 2009 dues!

SECRETARY’S REPORT: no amendments

Meeting Adjourned
Next Meeting: March 13, 2009 at 7:30pm



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