Sarasota Sister Cities - Sixty Years of Citizen Diplomacy


We published this book in December 2023. The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota (SCAS) is celebrating sixty years since the founding in 1963. We have served on the board of directors of SCAS for many years and felt it was time to record the great achievements realized by the organization during the past sixty years. In this treatise we recognize significant exchanges, events and activities that have been carried out over the years and also recognize the many volunteers that have dedicated their valuable time in service to SCAS.

The book will also serve those interested in how a mid-size city manages sister city relationships around the world. Our organizational structure is described as well as the functions of all the board members, including the vice presidents and the directors for each of the sister cities. SCAS also serves the general Sarasota community with the public invited to all our luncheons, wide ranging presentations and celebratory events. The premier “One World Award”, conceived by board member, Bill Wallace, annually honors one remarkable individual and one outstanding organization in our community that has enhanced “Understanding and Respect” among citizens of the world through their extraordinary work or volunteer service.

The information provided in the book provides a template for cities contemplating the development of their own sister city program and contains useful ideas for possible new programs, events and exchanges in other sister city organizations.

You can purchase the paperback for $10 from Amazon.com. Search for Sarasota Sister Cities. All profits go to Sarasota Sister Cities.

                 Craig Hullinger                        Ray Young

You can read a free earlier and much smaller draft of the book by clicking the title below.


Sixty Years of Citizen Diplomacy

Book Publication Release and Signing Celebration Happy Hour 

SCAS Book Publication Release and Signing Celebration Happy Hour went very well and all the books were signed and sold. All profits from Book Sales go to Sarasota Sister Cities. 
Our celebration of all the volunteers that have contributed to Sarasota Sister Cities. Enjoy getting to see old friends again from SCAS. Come see your name and perhaps your picture in the book.

2nd floor of the Azul Restaurant for our "SCAS Book Publication Release and Signing Celebration Happy Hour" on January 25 from 5:00-7:00. The restaurant is located at 1296 First Street next to the Sarasota Opera House and across from the Selby Library, a very convenient location.

Photos of the celebration

Send changes or corrections to Craig Hullinger at sarasotasistercities@gmail.com

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