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News Release (March 24, 1967)


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News Release (March 24, 1967)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release, March 24, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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,:, COLLEGE March 24, 1967 NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR -INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A move to renew the Sister City Program between Sarasota and the Dominican Republic capital of Santo DominRO has begun in that Caribbean country. Dr. and Mrs. John Elmendorf, who visited the Dominican Republic reported that they attended a dinner there which had as its purpose the rear-ganization of the Sister City Group in that country. The Sister City Program between Sarasota and Santo Domingo was instituted formally in the spring of 1963 when both cities established official ties for the exchange of ideas and the recognition of mutual interests. Julio D. Postigo1 who was chairman of the Sister City Committee in Santo Domingo when it was organized several years ago, is again taking the lead to re-establi h ties with Sarasota, according to Dr. Elmendorf. The Santo Domingo group held a dinner meeting wlile Dr. and Elmendorf were in that capital city and they expressed interest in reforming the exchange program. In addition to Po tigo, there were many of the original committee present1 including several who had visited Sarasota in the ummer of 1963. Among these were Isidro H Santana. Plinio Feliz1 and Alberto Hernandez. The formal association of the two cities had to be recessed when internal troubles in the Dominican Republic erupted in trife in 1965. Before this in terruption two groups of Santo Domingoane visited Sarasota and one group of Sarasotau. toured Santo Domingo for several days -more


Sister City Progra Page 2 Mre. recently spent three weeks in the country under the auapicea of the United States Department of State. visiting in various parts of the country. Dr. El endorf flew there for several days to visit the three universities in the Dominican RepUblic and to survey other educational activities there. Working with Dr. Postigo to renew the Sister City Association are Dr. Antonio Frias Galwez and Dr. Mallen. Dr. Ainsley Minor, the cultural officer in the u. s. Embassy, ia assisting in this effort. Dr. Elmendorf said that he is particularly concerned about the possibilities of educational exchanges plu tb involvement of young people from Sarasota in some of th progr.ams of the Dominican Republic. He said that there already is one member of the group who wants to send his son to Sarasota for two months to learn English in exchange for a local youth who would live in his home for the period. -30-

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