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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Successful fundraiser selling Deruta ceramics and Umbrian linens

Thank you to everyone who made this fundraiser successful on Saturday!! We thank our generous donor who provided the 100's of gorgeous Deruta ceramics and Umbrian linens. A big shout-out to Cindy Musto, former SPSCA President, and SPSCA Board member Debbie Lawson for all of the hard work planning this event. We also appreciate the dozens of volunteers who showed up to help. It was wonderful to see our members and new friends shopping the sale, we sold out of our ceramics halfway through! Grazie to Caffe Umbria for providing the delicious espress cart. All of the proceeds go toward our programming, including our artist exchange Migration Project and our educational scholarships to study abroad in Perugia, Italy. We very much look forward to seeing everyone at our next event!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

48th Seattle International Film Festival - Tickets on sale now!

This year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is screening four Italian films, virtually and in person at its theaters across the city. Watching dazzling performances that tell a variety of stories about persevering love—for one’s family, for one’s other half, for one’s craft—in the face of hardship.

Read more about these powerful films and how to watch in-person and streaming April 14-24, 2022 at this link.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Purchase your Sister City cookbook!

We're still selling our Seattle Sister Cities cookbook, get yours while supplies last at Casa Italiana in Burien!

This special cookbook has over 100 recipes from all of our 20 Seattle Sister Cities, from our very own Perugia Umbrian flatbread to Pork Cutlets and Sauerkraut from Gdynia, Poland. Proceeds to go to Casa Italiana and to Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association directly. Support our non-profit and get a fabulous cookbook!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Big things coming from our Board!

Our Seattle-Perugia Sister City Board has been hard at work this week, planning out our next year of programming. Stay tuned for some fun updates!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Meet our new President Germán Rodriguez

Meet the new President of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, Germán Rodriguez! Although elected this September, many of you already know Germán from his 15 years on the SPSCA Board doing work in our membership outreach, fundraising, De Poi and l'Universita per Stranieri scholarship committees, and the Sister-City market scheduled each fall in Perugia.

Germán retired this year in April 2021 from geriatric social work with Washington State, having done that for 25 years. He was born in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and began studying Italian in college. He came to Seattle in 1983 and continued to take Italian lessons, and he now co-leads our La Tavola Italiana bi-monthly Italian conversation group. He also studied at l'Universita per Stranieri on SPSCA scholarship in 2013, and claims to be one of the descendents of Christopher Columbus himself!

President Rodriguez looks forward to the future and our continued Seattle relationship and sister city-hood with Perugia, Italy, all with your support in membership, saying: "The culture enrichment between the two countries is what you get with donating [to our organization], the ability of getting to know people from all over the world. Having experienced Perugia, I've met and kept in touch with people and places I didn't even know were in existence. It really opens your mind. I give thanks to the organization."

The organization thanks Cindy Musto, outgoing President, many thanks for a great year as our leader; we accomplished many great projects and programs despite the ongoing pandemic.

We look forward to Germán's leadership and all that we have on the horizon, stay tuned!