Sister Cities Poster by 2b3z3u0D


									                                               Corvallis-Uzhgorod SCA                                             People Uzhgorod-share a gift
                                               •Exchanged > 1300 visits                                           •Music fundamental to Ukrainian culture
                                               •Projects: youth, disabilities, health, women’s                    •Cantus Chamber Choir
                                                     leadership, tourism, orphans, transparency                     •Liturgical & folk songs of Transcarpathia
                                               •People in Uzhgorod VOLUNTEER!                                       •European acclaim & professional

Planning: 4-yrs & counting….                                 Planning: 1.5 yrs & counting.…                               Anticipation 2005 !!!
2002    Sally McBride, delegate to Uzhgorod                  2004   Venues/hosts invited to collaborate                   • Seattle host families giddy; debut concerts
2003    Stas Sokach, Business Mgr, to Corvallis              • 14 concerts from Seattle WA to Eugene OR
                                                                                                                          • Cantus arrives Corvallis: WELCOMED
   • Business plan & budget $60,000                            • Tickets @ $15 with $3 for local mission/school
                                                                                                                             • Choir says “This is Corvallis!”
   • Concert schedules & volunteer venues                      • Master classes @ schools/universities
                                                                                                                             • Corvallis mayor proclaims Sister City
   • Proposals to foundations (16)                             • Choirs sing finale together
   • Web page to advertise/communicate                       • Donor, sponsor, advertising campaign begins fall
                                                                                                                          • Let the music, friendship, and hospitality flow

Volunteers make it happen!!                                                                                                             Surprises & Successes                                     •Cantus remembers….
•14 venue hosts, 24 dinner & reception hosts                                                                                            •10-yr-old girl exclaims, “They speak my language!”          •Host families primary memory!!!
•10 Master Classes; 14 choirs sing with Cantus                                                                                          •Mini-concert for Boeing singer recoup surgery                 •Respect between family members
•120 home stay families; 450 volunteers                                                                                                 •Slavic church from Ukraine prepares borscht                   •Americans express keen interest in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        culture, families, and life in Uzhgorod
•145 people contribute $27,000 for pre-arrival $$$                                                                                      •Cantus sings in Oregon Senate and House
                                                                                                                                                                                                       •Compliment: music in curriculum
•Ticket sales +/-40% seat capacity (est. 60-65%)                                                                                        •Dinner provided at Oregon Coast by church
•CSCA Board contributes $7000 to break even                                                                                             •Cantus and OSU choir directors plan exchange             •Cantus volunteers!!
                                                                                                                                        •Exceptional visibility for Sister Cities                    •Free-will offering buys choir robes, music,
                                                                                                                                        •Overwhelming enjoyment by attendees                          and concert at orphanage

                                                                                                                                        •CSCA Board accomplishes vision; many years in               •Choir plans future activity with orphans
                                                                                                                                         the making!

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ray D. William, Chair Cultural Exchange Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                    Lee Ann Julson, Webdesigner & poster

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