The 6th Annual Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities Southwest Tea was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at The Cotton Room, Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 East Germann Road, Chandler 85286.
We had live entertainment – bagpiping entrance, scrumptious tea menu, great baskets, and more! Our Chef will be Maureen Sullivan – who will prepare a tea menu for all tastes. Over 18 Table Hosts are “decorating” the lunch tables with their individual themes and creative imagination, plus baking our desserts. Background music with be provided by Hana Halverson, harpist.
Our Guest Speaker was Jan Whalen, President of Whalen Voices, an award-winning author, speaker and coach who honors the female voice. She will speak on “You Are the Perfect Age,” from her new book of the same name. An excerpt from her book states, “Days turn into decades and I see before me a kaleidoscope of experiences and lessons and people and yes, even wisdom.” Jan and her husband Ross love to travel, and Ireland, where her ancestors lived, is a favorite place. The incredible beauty and charm of the Irish people inspire us to reflect upon ourselves, and our Perfect Age, the theme of Jan’s message. Jan has been recently been selected as one of two women honored at the “Celebrate Arizona Women” event hosted by Southwest Airlines.
In addition to celebrating with a diverse group of local entertainers, this occasion will showcase the CTSC’s current and future projects — our very successful “Commonality” Postcard project with Tullamore, hosting the International Exhibit of Sister Cities International’s 2017 Art & Author Showcase, participation in the 2018 SCI’s YAAS program, a proposed Spring 2018 Wine & Design evening, sales of our “Desert Fare” Cookbook - a collaboration between Chandler and Tullamore high school students, and other upcoming events. We will also be sharing information on our planned guided trip to Ireland in June 2018.
Proceeds will further the CTSC mission of Education, Business and Cultural exchanges. This event is open to the public, however reservations are required.
For more information, contact Ellen Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require a vegetarian meal, please email Ellen Harrington directly. We'd be happy to accommodate you!