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MEETINGS

The Sonoma-Penglai Committee holds monthly meetings at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards,
24724 Highway 121, Sonoma.

Meetings take place on the 1st Monday of each month at 12:00 Noon. We warmly welcome new members. Please contact to confirm.

 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Penglai Official Visit to Sonoma

Bill Boerum, President of the Sonoma Sister Cities Association presented Chinese tea to Peggy Phelan and members of the Penglai core committee, left to right: David Katz, Hans Steuck, Phelan, Boerum, Fred Cline and Jack Ding . Boerum was given the tea by the Peoples Government of Penglai during a recent trip to China.
 
Additional Events
 
QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN
 
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SONOMA-PENGLAI SISTER CITY COMMITTEE

EVENTS

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH SONOMA SISTER CITIES

January 31, 2014: Chinese New Year Potstickers with 4th graders class of El Verano High School

February 1, 2014: the Sonoma Sister Cities Association will gather at people's choice award winner restaurant Lily Kai in Tiburon to welcome the Year of the Horse.

Enjoy a San Francisco Bay view while feasting on a traditional eight-course Chinese banquet, each course carefully-chosen by the Penglai Committee to symbolize a different and revered value of the Chinese people.

TIME: 1:00 pm
PURCHASE TICKETS - PRICE: $35.00

**If paying by check:
Pay to the order of SSCA
Please send check to: Sonoma Sister Cities Association
P. O. Box 1975, Sonoma, ca 95476-2423

Ticket price includes wine by Cline Cellars, tax, gratuity and validated parking.

A limited number of tickets are available until January 30th.

For further information please call 707-940-4015.

 



PAST EVENTS - 2013

2013 Committee visit to Penglai and El Verano 4th Grade Chinese New Year's celebration with
our committee on January 31st

 
Artist shows off his painting gift to
El Verano 4th Graders
Artist shows off her painting gift to
El Verano 4th Graders
  Artist shows off her painting gift to El Verano 4th Graders
 
Artist shows off her painting gift to
El Verano 4th Graders
Dinner with Mayor Sun and other Penglai officials (woman next to Joiner is Julie Chu of Shanghai, a Joiner friend)   Artist shows off her painting gift to El Verano 4th Graders
 
Hello Sonoma! Shi Yi San drama students perform   "Gracie" Cui Xiaohong (English teacher), Lynne and English students at Shi Yi San Primary School in Penglai
 
Shi Yi San Experimental Primary School (2,000 students)
Lynne Joiner shows photos of 4th Grade El Verano students to Penglai English class students "Gracie" Cui Xiaohong, English teacher Student reads letter from El Verano student to class  

Principal Meng Xiangsong adjusts gift Sonoma cap on his head
 
  "Jenny" Chi Qing (Penglai official), Meng Xiangsong
(School Principal), Lynne Joiner and her friend,
Julie Chu of Shanghai
   
 

THE SONOMA-PENGLAI COMMITTEE CELEBRATED CHINESE NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE WITH A TEN COURSE BANQUET AT LILY KAI RESTAURANT IN PETALUMA

DCG Song      
Deputy Consul General Song Ruan and Mayor Ken Brown   Consul Wang Xiang and
Chair, Peggy Phelan
  Farrel Beddome and
Deputy Consul General Song Ruan
 
           
     
Bill Boerum and
Supervisor David Rabbitt
  Song Ruan, Deputy Consul General, P.R.C. in San Francisco
Lily Kai, Restaurant Owner
  Peggy Phelan, Chair Sonoma-Penglai Sister City Committee
Consul Wang Xiang and
Deputy Consul Song Ruan P.R.C.
 
           
         
Bill Boerum, Vice Chair Sister Cities International. Farrel Beddome, President Sonoma Sister Cities Association
Jack Ding, Treasurer, Sonoma Sister Cities Association

         

PAST EVENTS - 2012

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN IN GLEN ELLEN,
JULY 22, 2012

     
           
     
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, a delegation of Chinese Botanists and Rose Experts under the leadership of Professor Zhang Zoushuang were welcomed at a reception in their honor by Sonoma Sister Cities President Bill Boerum at the Sonoma Sister Cities Center on July 22, 2012.  


CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT JACUZZI FAMILY VINEYARDS, JANUARY 21, 2012

Martin Yan   Bill Boerum & Laurie Gallian   Mayor Sanders & Ambassador Gao   Dignitaries & Guests  
TV Master Chef Martin Yan with young lion dancer   Sister City President Bill Boerum and Sonoma Council Member Laurie Gallian   Sonoma Mayor Joanne Sanders, H.E. Ambassador Gao Zhansheng, Consul General of the People's Republic of China, Council Member Laurie Gallian   Board Member Hans Steuck, guest, President Bill Boerum, Mayor Joanne Sanders, H.E. Ambassador Gao Zhansheng, Council Member Laurie Gallian, Sherri Ferris  
               
Siser City President and Sonoma Mayor   President, Ambassador, Mayor & Martin Yan   Sister City President & MC Catherine Heenan      
President Bill Boerum and Mayor Joanne Sanders   President Bill Boerum,
H.E. Ambassador Gao Zhansheng, Consul General of the People's Republic of China Mayor Joanne Sanders, Chef Martin Yan
  President Bill Boerum and Master of Ceremony TV Personality Catherine Heenan      
               
A capacity crowd celebrated the Chinese New Year with Sonoma Sister Cities Association at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards! This important fundraiser will support the Association's efforts to foster cultural exchanges between Sonoma and Sister City Penglai, China, and help accommodate the Penglai delegates when they visit in 2012.

The afternoon kicked off with a cooking demonstration by the renowned Chef Martin Yan,
followed by a spectacular performance of the time-honored Chinese Lion and Dragon Dances and
Silent Auction, plus Dim Sum and wine. Watch a video of the celebration! Donors & Sponsors

PAST EVENTS - 2011

SONOMA-PENGLAI SISTER CITY FIRST DELEGATION TO PENGLAI, MAY 2011

 
 
 
 
Sonoma and Penglai delegations at the: Sonoma - Penglai Sister City Relationship Symposium
  Sonoma Delegation   Penglai Municipal Bureau of Commerce, with Director and Deputy Director   Sonoma Sister City President Bill Boerum presents Proclamation to Party Committee Secretary Zhang Dailing  
               
       
President Boerum and Secretary Zhang Dailing at Banquet
  Sonoma City Flag gift to Party Secretary   Red Carpet Reception   Sonoma Delegates  

MAYOR HONORED SONOMA-PENGLAI CHINA PARTNERSHIP

On February 28, 2011 Mayor Laurie Gallian hosted Chinese Consul General Gao Zhansheng at City Hall
to honor the official recognition of sister-city status of Sonoma, California with Penglai, China.
Press Release


Mayor Laurie Gallian
and Ambassador Gao exchanging gifts of
friendship
 
Greeting Ambassador Gao Zhansheng at Sonoma City
Hall
 

Mayor of Sonoma Laurie Gallian, His Excellency Ambassador Gao Zhansheng, and Fred Cline, Cline Cellars
 
Bill Boerum, President of Sonoma Sister Cities and the Consul General
 
               

Penglai Official Visit to Sonoma

     
             
       

Visit to Chinese Consulate General, San Francisco

         
             


 
 
 
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