Norfolk Sister City Association celebrated its Annual International Luncheon at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club on October 3.  Thank you to WHRO serving as our media partner. 

$3,000 raised from the silent auction will support our youth education and exchange programs during the 2021-22 academic year.

Our guest speaker was Fred Blanton, Virginia Representative, Sister Cities International. The topic addressed focused on international programs and relationship building during the time of COVID.

A highlight of the luncheon was the annual presentation of awards covering outstanding program; individual and corporate / organizational partner.

NSCA Program of the Year Award was presented to our Cagayan de Oro Sister City Committee.

The Citizen Diplomacy Award recognizes exceptional contributions by an individual to international understanding and intercultural endeavors within in our region. This year’s award is presented to Gary Bonnewell, President, Norfolk Sister City Association.

The Global Citizen Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a business or organization to international understanding and intercultural endeavors within in our region. This year’s award was presented to Sister Cities International.