Saturday, 30 April 2011
Mary Eisenhower to Provide the Keynote Speech at the Minnesota Sister Cities International Annual Conference
Minnesota - Mary Eisenhower, President of People to People International (PTPI) and granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower, will be the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Sister Cities International Annual Conference beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, 30 April 2011, at the Shoreview Hilton Garden Inn.
Ms. Eisenhower's speech will reflect on her grandfather's legacy and her role of bringing peace through understanding as PTPI President and a member of Sister Cities International Board of Directors.
The Minnesota Sister Cities International Conference is co-sponsored by People to People International and the Minnesota International Center and is open to the public. Event registration (which includes a continental breakfast and an international lunch cuisine) is $35 and is purchased in advance from Minnesota Sister Cities International c/o Dolores Strand, 1145 Polk Place, Columbia Heights, MN 55421 (763-571-1709).
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will also speak at the event. He will be joined by other local, state, national and international leaders.
"The Sister Cities Program is an important resource to the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression to their desire for friendship, goodwill, and cooperation for a better world for all," said U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower when he established the program in 1956.
For further information, contact Minnesota Sister Cities International at MN_SCI@yahoo.com or