2005 events - saint-etienne, france

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2005 events - saint-etienne, france
GREATER DES MOINES SISTER CITY COMMISSION
2005 EVENTS - SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE
FRENCH CHEF EXCHANGE
The 20th Anniversary gala of the L’Association des Cuisiniers de la Loire and Des Moines Area Community College
(DMACC) Culinary Arts relationship January 26, 2005 at DMACC.
PHOTO left to right: Martha Nelson, Chair Saint-Etienne Committee of Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission;
Chef Olivier Prinet, President of L’Association des Cuisiniers de la Loire; Chef Robert Anderson, DMACC Culinary
Arts Program; T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines; Shirlee Reding, Vice-Chair Saint-Etienne Committee of
Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission.
FRENCH VISITORS
In Des Moines on a program through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State, to
learn about Managing Ethnic Diversity in various US cities. Iowa Council for International Understanding (ICIU)
managed the professional program in Des Moines.
Arrived late April 23, 2005 – Departed April 26, 2005
PHOTO left to right: Martha Nelson, Chair Saint-Etienne Committee of Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission;
T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines; Nadia Bourdi, Deputy Vice-Mayor in charge of urbanism, SaintEtienne; Dr. Franck Patrice Denis Fregosi, Project Leader on Islam, PRISME (Politique, Religion, Institutions,
Societes: Mutations Europeennes), Strasbourg, France. Not present at time of photo: Mr. Guy Jerram, US Language
Officer, Department of State, from California, born in Paris.
JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE WITH SAINT-ETIENNE
Mrs. Mary Moermond, Johnston High School French teacher, hosted 20 students and 2 teachers from St. Louis
High School, Saint-Etienne area, from April 25 to May 4, 2005. The Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission
provided student gifts of Sister City t-shirts for the students, Amana wooden trays for the teachers, and $48 for
admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center. It was the first trip to Des Moines for both teachers – Mrs. Pascale
Bruers and Ms. Malika Nacer. Kathy Andriano-Narber and Martha Nelson from the Greater Des Moines Sister City
Commission provided assistance.
PHOTO left to right: Malika Nacer, students (behind Johnston High School sign), Pascale Bruers, and Martha
Nelson.