SPSCA 30th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us and our special guests from Perugia at the SPSCA 30th anniversary gala dinner on Tuesday, October 10, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Women's University Club in downtown Seattle (directions).

Our delegation from Perugia represents the areas of commerce, tourism, sports, education and the arts. Guests include Clara Pastorelli, head of sports and commerce, City of Perugia; Valerio De Cesaris, rector, Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners); Mario Valentini, former mayor, City of Perugia; ceramic artist Giorgio Moretti; Riccardo Spadolini, entrepreneur and longtime sister city friend; Katia Perruccio, president, Lion’s Club of Perugia; author and cooking instructor Marialucia Luongo; Olimpia Bartolucci, director, Umbria Library System, and others.

The evening starts with a no-host cocktail hour in the drawing room of the historic Women’s University Club (1105 Sixth Avenue), followed by an elegant three-course dinner. Entrée choices include Northwest grilled salmon, Chianti braised short ribs or roasted quinoa cakes (vegan option). Salad, bread, dessert, coffee or tea, and red or white wine are included with dinner.

There is limited parking in the underground garage, but $10 parking vouchers are available at the front desk for the nearby Hilton Hotel garage. Gala dinner tickets are $100 per person. Purchase here.

Join us Oct. 10 to celebrate our past 30 years and launch the next decade of sister city friendship!


Show your support for sister-city friendship by purchasing one of these exclusive limited-edition plates commemorating 30 years of the SPSCA. Measuring 10 ½ inches square, the ceramic plates were hand-painted in Deruta, Italy – a world-renowned center of ceramic arts just 20 minutes from Perugia -- under the direction of Giorgio Moretti, artistic director of L’Antica Deruta. Moretti, a long-time friend of our sister city association, also created the beautiful tiles that grace Piazza Perugia in Seattle.

The plate’s unique design showcases two brightly colored salmon representing the cycle of life. The art was created by internationally acclaimed Native American artist Marvin Oliver (1946-2019). Oliver originally intended that the design be used on the tiles that decorate the base of the “Sister Orca” fountain in Perugia, a symbol of our sister city relationship, but that never happened. His bold and beautiful design has been in safekeeping ever since, waiting for the right occasion to emerge. That time is now – the 30th anniversary of the Seattle-Perugia sister city friendship.

This is a limited production run of only 200 plates. The first 100 are numbered and available at $100 each. The second 100 are unnumbered and cost $75 each. Each plate comes in a presentation box. After purchasing online, your plate can be picked up at the October 10 gala or we can contact you to arrange pickup. Place your order soon. These plates will not last.

Venue Information

Women's University Club 1105 Sixth Avenue Seattle Washington 98101

Event Price

Dinner Only
Dinner and Numbered Ceramic Plate
Dinner and Unnumbered Ceramic Plate
Numbered Ceramic Plate Only (No Dinner)
Unnumbered Ceramic Plate Only (No Dinner)