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An International Signpost in Raleigh


We're hosting a public workshop on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 pm to discuss the creation of a signpost to identify the names, directions and distances to Raleigh's five sister cities. Come join us at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center at 1101 Wake Forest Road to provide your input.

Kimberly Zoll, our intern from the NCSU School of Design, will provide an overview of the project and outline planning steps. We'll also hear thoughts from a panel of experts including:
  • Laurent de Comarmond, Raleigh Public Art and Design Board Chair
  • Kathleen Rieder, Raleigh Museum Public Art and Design Board Member
  • Jeff Morison, Exec Dir of Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation
  • Julie Sherk, NCSU Dept of Horticultural Science
  • Kim Curry-Evans, Raleigh Arts Commission
  • Roberta Fox, Raleigh Urban Design Center
  • Steve Schuster, Clearscapes
  • Niki Jones, Raleigh4U
Comments and suggestions are welcome following the panel discussion. Refreshments will be served.
If you weren't able to attend our Farm to Fork Fundraiser, you missed a great opportunity to meet and mingle with several RSC supporters! We raised over $1000 to support our 30th Anniversary events this year, and appreciate everyone who came to join us.
 
A special thank you to our contributing chefs de cuisine and businesses:
 
          Chef Kabui of Organics and Sound                                                   Boulted Bread
          Jake Wolf of Capital 16                                                                        Five Star Restaurant
          Kim Hunter of Kimbap                                                                          Locals Seafood
          Megan Campbell of I Do Cakes                                                         Trophy Brewing
          Vaughn Williams of Notte Urbana                                                     Wine Authorities
Hull Visitor Impresses

As our Hull delegate Adrian Fisher so elegantly put it, he got to see two weeks worth of Raleigh in one. But the response was great! Lester Clay, the southeast Raleigh community garden leader said, "He shows us how far we've come in every aspect of urban agriculture from foraging to food corridor and a variety of community gardens in between."
This was the first of a series of professional best practices exchanges planned, and next up is craft brewing. Interested in helping plan? Contact Douglas Johnston.
Upcoming Events:

Apr 2 - Cycle for Compiegne
Apr 6 - Board Meeting (Raleigh Municipal Building)
Apr 19 - Signpost Project Workshop

May
- Art from Raleigh's Sister Cities Exhibit

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Volunteer Opportunity!

RSC will again participate at Raleigh's Arts Festival where we will have an information booth at Artsplosure, which is scheduled for May 20-22. Stay tuned for more information and a link to sign up and volunteer for a two hour time slot!

We are also looking for Visual Art Exhibit Stewards during May, June and July while the Art from Raleigh's Sister Cities Exhibit is showing at the Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Power Performing Arts Center. Days and hours will vary. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact us.
Congrats to Our New Board!

The new board will begin their terms in June 2016, and we hope you'll help them transition into their roles by sending along suggestions about things RSC can do (and that you'd like to help with):

Hull - Doug Johnston, John McNeirney, Renee Palmer
Compiegne - Gretchen Chapman, George Chapman, Tom Jeffries
Rostock - Jo Garrison, Beth Gulewich, Annie Sheffield
Xiangyang - James Montague, Wonza Montague, Shizhan Yuan
Nairobi - George Njue, Dan Bloom, Isaac Kuria  

At-Large members elected for one year terms:  Marjorie Salzman, Jeannie Wainwright.

Officers elected to one year terms beginning June 2016 are:  

President - Marjorie Salzman
Vice-President, Membership - Isaac Kuria
Vice President, New Affiliations - Jeannie Wainwright
Treasurer - Dan Bloom
Secretary - Renee Palmer  

Raleigh City Council Appointees, serving two year terms, are Robyn Coward, Stan Kimer and Jeanne Tedrow.  Mayor Nancy McFarlane continues as City Council Liaison. The Board meets bimonthly on the first Wednesday of every month in the Compiegne Room, Raleigh Municipal Building.
Cycle for Compiegne

This month we will cycle for Compiegne on Saturday, April 2. As always, we will leave from Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center. The 25 mile ride will depart at 10 am, and the shorter 10 mile ride will depart at 11 am. We'll all meet after for a culinary rest at LucetteGrace. 
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