The Kavala Committee of
Sister Cities Invites You
“A Benefit Reception”
Recognizing Durham’s Newest Sister City in Greece
Kavala is a beautiful port city on the Aegean Sea
6 – 8 pm, Thursday, Sept. 14 at Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Greek Hors D’oeuvres, Greek Wines,
Presentations on Tobacco links between Durham & Kavala
Auctions of Baskets of Greek food and beverages
Sponsors: Parizade, Captain John’s Dockside, Mariakasis, CHL Wines
Cost $20 pp, payable to Sister Cities of Durham
PO Box 767, Durham, NC 27702 or at the door.
RSVP by Wed, Sept. 6 to: email@example.com or 919-943-3705
Kavala, Greece has a unique connection with Durham. The economy of both cities in the 19th and 20th centuries focused on tobacco. Kavala was the port city for grading and shipping Turkish tobacco throughout the world, with much of it going to Durham's tobacco companies. Kavala also has a Tobacco Museum and we are partnering with Durham's Duke Homestead Tobacco Museum in this Sister Cities relationship.
WHAT IS SISTER CITIES?
Our Sister Cities are famous for Mountains and Waterways. They are linked with famous mountains such as Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, in Tanzania, the Wulingyuan Unesco World Heritage Site near Zhuzhou, the Japanese Southern Alps near Toyama, and with famous waterways such as the Volga River for Kostroma, the North Sea for Durham, England, and the Aegean Sea for Kavala.
Sister Cities International celebrated their 60th Anniversary in 2016, based on President Eisenhower's goal of "Citizen Diplomacy" with "people to people contacts" around the world at his White House Summit in 1956. Durham started its Sister Cities journey in 1975 with a signing with Durham, England. This was formalized by associating with Sister Cities International in 1989 with Durham, England, Toyama, Japan and Kostroma, Russia. In 1991 we added Arusha, Tanzania, In 2012 we added Zhuzhou, China and Kavala, Greece in 2017.
The mission of Sister Cities is to promote Peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation -- One Individual, One Community at a time.
The Mayors of the respective cities meet and sign the agreements.
Durham is part of SCI - 560 US Cities and over 2,000 International Cities in 150 countries!
Interested in joining one of our City Committees?