January 19, 2017. Lanzhou, China delegation of 12 arrive through January 22. For more information, contact Lanzhou Chair Lin Ye.

January 21, 2017. Lusaka, Zambia delegation of 10 arrive through January 29. For more information, contact Lusaka Chair Patrick Mapalo.

January 21, 2017 Saturday 12:30—2:30 PM International Tea and Cookies at the 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.

May 21 – 27, 2017 Membership trip to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.  Postponed until 2018. Stay tuned. Contact Mellie Myer at melliemyer@gmail.com for more information.

June 11, 2017 Annual Meeting. 12:30 – 3 P.M.  – Buffet King – 5410 Academy Rd., NE. Check-in at the side-room to the right beginning at 12:30 PM. Food service starts at 12:45 PM. PAY AT THE DOOR – CASH or CHECK. Cost is $10 for ASCF members and $15 for non-members and includes buffet, soft drink or tea. (Note: if someone purchases a membership that day, they will pay member price). To help the restaurant with room setup, PLEASE email Dave Bagley at dave3114@gmail.com to make reservations. Event will also feature: Door prizes; Updates on trip to Lusaka, Zambia; Updates on trip to Lanzhou, China; Election of ASCF officers.

June 30, 2017 Meet Zambia’s Minister of Health.  From 1 – 3 P.M.  at Kumba Coffee at 2nd and Lomas, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambia’s Minister of Health will visiting Albuquerque and would like to meet our sister city members. For more information  contact Patrick Mapalo at: patrick@kumbacoffee.com. Click here for flyer.

July 13 – 24, 2017 Membership trip to Zambia. Approx. cost expected to be around $4500 incl. airfare.  For down payment and signup by May 31, contact Patrick Mapalo at patrickmapalo@gmail.com for more information.

July 13-16, 2017 Sister Cities International annual conference in Virginia Beach. for more information visit www.sistercities.org.

September 20 – 29, 2017 Membership trip to Chihuahua, Mexico.   Contact Alma Solis at almasolisv6@gmail.com or 505-417-0525 for more details.

September 9 – 21, 2017 Membership trip to Lanzhou, China. Will include stays at Shanghai, Dunhuang, Xian, and Beijing, in addition to our sister city Lanzhou.  Signups by April 30 are requested by the travel agent but contact Lin Ye at lye2015@yahoo.com or David Hsi at hsialbuquerque8@aol.com for more information. Expected price (not including Visa, and if at least 15 people sign-up):  $3312/person, $592 more /single room. ChinaTripSept2017Flyer

October 2 – 5, 2017 ICEA 2017 Economic Friendship Cities: U.S.- China Business Resources Summit. ASCF is one of the sponsors.  Contact David Tien for more information at youngming.tian@gmail.com.

October 7 – 15, 2017 Delegation from Sasebo, Japan to visit.  Contact Pam Feather at pvfeather@gmail.com or Kazumi Kawakubo-Todman at kazumikawakubo@gmail.com for more details.

October 19 – 24, 2017 Delegation from Helmstedt, Germany to visit. For more information contact Ray Heidfeld at rhe10@msn.com or Nathan Young at nathaneyoung@gmail.com.

Bi-monthly Board Meetings – Contact President Oguljan Young at president@albuquerque-sister-cities.org for locations, dates and times. Tentative schedule – January 19, March 15, May 17, July 19, September 20, November 15. Location for March, May, July is at SLFCU 3707 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 in the “Meeting Rooms.”