Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 12:57 pm

First Annual International Gala.slated for Oct. 5

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Press release submitted by city of Davenport


First Annual International Gala sponsored by Davenport Sister Cities Committee

The First Annual International Gala is scheduled for 5:30 pm Saturday, October 5, 2013 at
Rogalski Center on the campus of St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust Street, Davenport,
Iowa. The event is to honor the existing relationships between Davenport and its current sister
cities of: Kaiserslautern, Germany; Carlow County, Ireland; and Ilheus, Brazil. The event will
include a reception and silent auction of items representing the Sister Cities communities, as
well as dinner, entertainment and a live auction. Registration information is available at
Facebook events or at City of Davenport.
The purpose of the Davenport Sister Cities Committee is to oversee existing and foster new
international relationships according to the guidelines of Sister Cities International (http://sistercities.
org/). The goal of Sister Cities International is to create relationships based on cultural,
educational, information and trade exchanges; the Davenport Committee strives to people of
Davenport and people of foreign nations to be conscious of each other's similarities and
differences and to take an active part in creating activities and dialogues which promote
understanding and benefit all.
In recent weeks, the Davenport Sister Cities Committee voted to expand its membership to now
include representation from the entire Quad Cities area in an effort to widen its outreach and
impact for increased exchanges through economic development and trade activities. In that
spirit, the committee is now in the process of investigating additional Sister Cities relationships
with other locations, including Francistown, Botswana and Corregidora, Mexico. (Davenport
Sister Cities Committee)