Established in 1975, SSCA is an affiliate member of Sister Cities International
(SCI), which was established under the auspices of President Eisenhower
to foster the goal of citizen to citizen diplomacy during the uncertain time of
The Cold War. SSCA currently has seven relationships which extend to four
continents. Come meet our sisters.

Fostering global citizen diplomacy.

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Learn About SSCA

Our Mission

Through international people-to-people relationships, our mission is to promote global peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – – one individual, on community at at time.  This mission is advanced through four broad-based goals with our global partners to

  1. Facilitate cultural and arts exchanges
  2. Support humanitarian assistance projects
  3. Offer youth and educational programs
  4. Stimulate economic and sustainable development

SSCA Committee Relationships

A Sister City relationship is typically formed between two cities because of shared demographics, town size, business connections, travel, similar industries, or a shared history.  A local citizen in one community with an interest in another community abroad creates an official long-term partnership by working with the officials of both cities to sign an agreement to establish a Sister City relationship.  A Sister City Committee is formed by a volunteer Chairperson.  Committee volunteers create and promote programs, exchanges and tourism within our sister city communities, opening doors to meaningful lifelong friendships that promote mutual respect, cultural understanding and mutual cooperation.

Photo credit:  Monica A. Menco/Artesia Animastra Vineyard
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Meet the Board of Directors

Pictured: (Back Row/L-R) Joanne Sanders (Chamson Chair), Patrick Garcia (Patzcuaro Chair), Barry Walner (Bocce Sonoma), George McKale (Treasurer and Aswan Chair), Hans Steuck (Vice-President) (Front Row/L-R) Sylvia Toth (Tokaj Co-Chair), Monica Menco (Communications and Public Relations Director), Farrel Beddome (President), Diana Short (Greve Chair), Violet Espiritu (Secretary), Gigi Pfleger (Membership)  Not Picured:  Joan Toth (Tokaj Co-Chair) and Jack Ding (Compliance)
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Make A Difference – Get Involved

SSCA is a charitable non-profit registered with eScrip and AmazonSmile.  Designate SSCA as your preferred non-profit, and eScrip participating stores, Sonoma and Glen Ellen Market and Pharmaca, and AmazonSmile will give a percentage of your purchases to SSCA.

We thank you for designating SSCA as your charitable cause.

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Sonoma City Hall

Thank You to the City of Sonoma

SSCA would not be possible without the authorization and involvement of the City of Sonoma.  Each of our sister city relationships results from an official agreement between each city government.

Sister city relationships are the result of timely, careful communciations between representatives of each city who work with SSCA to advance the mission of Sister Cities International and create the opportunity for citizen to citizen diplomacy.  Our current mayor, Ms. Laurie Gallian, has been personally involved with delegation visits, as have other members of the City Council.   Click here for more infromation about the City of Sonoma.

Photo Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:C.Maylett

Sonoma-Penglai Committee Celebrates its 6th Year!

The Sonoma-Penglai Committee celebrated the 6th anniversary of its inception on May 3, 2017 at the beautiful and tasty patio dining area of the Depot Hotel Restaurant. Photos [...]

1956 Remembered

On November 12, 2016, the Tokaj Committee hosted an event commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.  Speakers included Nicholas Molnar, Zsolt Takacs, Alex Varga and Eva Voisin, who told of their [...]

Apply for 2017 Henri & Ivy Cardinaux Scholarship Now

Chamson, a member of Sonoma Sister Cites Association, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Henry and Ivy Cardinaux Scholarship award.  The value of this award is $2000. Applications can [...]

Next Greve Committee Meeting

The next Greve Committee meeting will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3:30 pm at the Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma.

  • copyright Monica Menco 02/2017

The Year of the Rooster – What an Amazing Celebration!

The audience enjoys the auction while waiting for lunch to begin To the Penglai Committee, Congratulations to all of you for planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating and implementing the [...]

Successful Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration!

A wonderful Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration was held at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards on January 29, 2017, presented by the Sonoma-Penglai Sister City Committee. We were honored by [...]

Help Support The Chinese Legacy Project

This year marks the beginning of the Sonoma-Penglai Sister City Committee's (SPSSC) ambitious project to commemorate the significant contribution made by the many Chinese laborers who helped create the vineyards [...]

Upcoming Events

Jun
2
Fri
Festas della Republica (Italy) 1946
Jun 2 all-day

Also commemorates the death of Giuseppe Garibaldo, 1882.

Jun
5
Mon
Penglai Committee Meeting @ Jacuzzi Winery
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
15
Thu
Sonoma-Tokaj Committee Meetings @ TBD - Call Sylvia at 707-938-0224
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

PLEASE COME to one of our meetings! Call Co-Chair Sylvia at (707) 938-0224 for all info.

There is no cost to be a member of the Sonoma-Tokaj Sister City Committee, but we do ask that members join Sonoma Sister Cities Association, our parent organization which holds the 501- c 3 designation.

Jun
19
Mon
SSCA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting @ Sonoma Creek Club House
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
Penglai Committee Meeting @ Jacuzzi Winery
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jul
14
Fri
Bastille Day (France) 1789
Jul 14 all-day
Jul
17
Mon
SSCA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting @ Sonoma Creek Club House
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
20
Thu
Sonoma-Tokaj Committee Meetings @ TBD - Call Sylvia at 707-938-0224
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

PLEASE COME to one of our meetings! Call Co-Chair Sylvia at (707) 938-0224 for all info.

There is no cost to be a member of the Sonoma-Tokaj Sister City Committee, but we do ask that members join Sonoma Sister Cities Association, our parent organization which holds the 501- c 3 designation.

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