January 17, 2015 - International Tea and Cookies. Free. All are welcome! 12:30-2:30 PM at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Albuquerque, 501 Elizabeth St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Call Carol Dawley (883-9516) if questions.  Meet our Chairs and find out about the upcoming plans for each of our Sister Cities, while enjoying representative hot beverages and snacks.

March 18 – 19 2015 - Keshet Dance European tour. Contact Rehovot co-Chair Shira Greenberg for more information at rehovot@albuquerque-sister-cities.org.

April 20 – 21, 2015 - Partner organization Santa Fe World Affairs Forum is putting on a symposium on “Climate Change.” St.John’s College. $80 for sister city members—ask for Member Rate, $50 for students. Contact: IreneThomas, idthomas@msn.org.

April 29 – 30 2015 - First Lady’s Businesswomen’s Trade Mission to Mexico City.  Space is limited. Contact Randy Trask at 505-231-0677 or randy@abctradealliance.com to reserve your space now! Signup deadline Feb. 13.

April 30 , 2015 6 – 8 PM - RoboRAVE Meet n Greet at the Convention Center West upper ballroom. Come meet students from around the world. FREE. Refreshments served. Contact Pam Feather (980-5886) for more details.

May 2 , 2015 - RoboRAVE competion at the Convention Center.  Student teams from some of our sister cities are expected to attend. Contact Pam Feather (980-5886) for more details. Volunteer judges are needed: click here for more info: www.roborave.org.

May 21 – 27 , 2015 - Take a trip to an exotic land where both ancient and modern meet on the Silk Road. Twenty-five year silver anniversary celebration trip to our sister city Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, including an optional few day stop in Istanbul. Contact Oguljan Young (917-4326) for more details.

May 25 – 27,  2015 - Rehovot City Hall sponsored trip of Israeli dancers to Albuquerque. Performance on May 26 at Keshet Dance. For more information and tickets, contact Shira Greenberg at rehovot@albuquerque-sister-cities.org.

June 14, 2015 - Our Annual Meeting. Featuring Robotics and our Youth Group. Buffet King on Academy. $10 for adult members, $5 for children members.  Call Carol Dawley (883-9516) if questions.

June 20 – July 2, 2015 - Membership trip to Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia. Official Signing Ceremony, sites and sounds of Zambia, including Victoria Falls and a day Safari at a renowned animal park are just some of the planned events. Estimated cost of trip at this time (subject to change), including sister city events in Lusaka, river cruise at Victoria Falls, and one-day Safari, expected to be around $4500 depending on choice of hotels. Most meals on own at local restaurants. Hotel discounts available for double occupancy. Informational/sign-up meeting March 7: 11 – 12 PM at SLFCU 3707 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 in the Manzano Training Room. Deadline for sign-up and purchase of airfare through designated travel agent tentatively set for March 19. Contact co-Chair Patrick Mapalo (patrick@albuquerque-sister-cities.org) for more details.

July 16 – 18, 2015 - Sister Cities International Annual Conference. Theme: Bridging Generations For Peace. Location: The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

July 17 - 26 , 2015 - Visit to Sasebo, Japan by Albuquerque students.  Dates may change slightly due to Sasebo scheduling. Call Kazumi Kawakubo-Todman (235-0597) or Pam Feather (980-5886) for more details.

Sept 13, 2015  - As part of Mexico Independence Day celebrations, come hear the Chihuahua High School band performing at Tiquex Park just east of Old Town on Mountain Rd. Activities start around 5 P.M. For more information contact our Chihuahua Chair Alma Solis 505-417-0525 or the Mexican Consulate 505-247-2147.

Sept 13, 2015  - As part of Mexico Independence Day celebrations, come hear the Chihuahua High School band performing at Tiquex Park just east of Old Town on Mountain Rd. Activities start around 5 P.M. For more information contact our Chihuahua Chair Alma Solis 505-417-0525 or the Mexican Consulate 505-247-2147.

Sept 19 -20, 2015 3 other events with Chihuahua’s Tarahumara Indians:
1) Stop by our booth in Santa Fe on Sept 19 at Ragle Park in Santa Fe. Mexico Independence Day activities start around 5 P.M. Our Tarahumara friends will be selling various wares.
2) See them RUN in the half-marathon on Sept 20 starting at Ft. Marcy Park at 8 AM and finishing at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. This is another opportunity to view their wares. For more information contact our Chihuahua Chair Alma Solis 505-417-0525.
3) Meet them at the Harabeegala Gala on Sept 20 starting at 5:30. Visit Harabeegala.com for more info.

Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2015 Visit from Helmstedt, Germany. This time they are bringing a band. Come and meet them and hear them perform 3 different nights–No admission.
Thurs. Oct. 1—Rio Bravo Brewery and restaurant—1912 Second St NW for a concert of the rock band starting
at 8 PM
Fri. Oct. 2—Kaktus Brewing Company—471 South Hill Rd, Bernalillo—for dinner and 7 PM Rock Concert.
Sat. Oct. 3—Rio Bravo Brewery—concert starting at 8 PM.
Contact Helmstedt Chair Nathan Young 505-977-6033 nathaneyoung@gmail.com.

Oct 10 – 20, 2015  - Upcoming NMIBE Trade Mission to Israel (including Rehovot). Contact Devont’e Watson for more info: devontekwatson@gmail.com.

Oct 22 – 23, 2015 – U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference, Chicago, IL. For more info: www.sistercities.org.

November 2015 – Upcoming Trade Mission to Spain postponed to mid-November. Contact Randy Trask for more info: randy@abctradealliance.com.

December 13, 2015 – Come celebrate the Holidays. 1—3 PM. Red Horse B&B 2155 Londene Lane, SW Albuquerque. Buffet Lunch $5.00 per person—pay at door—cash or check. RESERVATIONS Requested—Carol Dawley at crdawley@juno.com or 883-9516.

January 16, 2016 Saturday 12:30—2:30 PM Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center—501 Elizabeth, SE Albuquerque. Come enjoy cookies and drinks and learn about our 10 sister cities. FREE and OPEN to the Public. Contact Carol Dawley at crdawley@juno.com or 883-9516 for further info.

2016 Membership trips and conferences:
February, 2016, date TBD – possible Membership trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. Contact Jose Luis for more info: joecampa@yahoo.com.
June, 2016, last 2 weeks approx.- possible Membership trip to Helmstedt, Germany. Contact Nathan Young for more info: nathaneyoung@gmail.com.
July 14 – 16, 2016. 60th Anniversary Sister Cities International Conference. Washington D.C.  For more info: www.sistercities.org.
August, 2016, third week approx. – possible Membership trip to Alburquerque, Spain. Contact Dillon Fisher-Ives for more info: dfisherives@gmail.com.
October, 2016, date TBD – possible Membership trip to Sasebo, Japan. 50 year celebration of winning. Contact Kazumi Kawakubo-Todman for more info: kazumikawakubo@gmail.com.

Bi-monthly Board Meetings – Contact President Richard Buckler. Location: Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union Training Rooms, 3707 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Enter on North-West side of building.
Start Time: 5:45 PM
Remaining 2015 date: Nov 19 (Thur). Board meetings for 2016: Jan 14 (2nd Thursday), Mar 17 (3rd Thursday for rest of year), May 19, July 21, Sept 15, Nov 17.