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 19 – 27, 2015  - Upcoming Trade Mission to Spain (including Alburquerque, Spain). Contact Randy Trask for more info: randy@abctradealliance.com.

Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2015  - Helmstedt delegation coming with Rock Band. Free performances by the German band on Thursday, Oct 1 @ Rio Bravo Brewery, 1912 2nd St NW, starting at 8 PM; Friday, Oct 2 @ Kaktus Brewing Company 471 South Hill Rd. Bernalillo, starting at 7 PM; Saturday, Oct 3 @ Rio Bravo Brewery, 1912 2nd St NW, starting at 8 PM.

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.

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
2015 dates: Jan 14 (Wed.), March 19 (Thur), May 21 (Thur), July 23 (Thur), Sept 17 (Thur), Nov 19 (Thur).