Monday, January 7, 2008

Strategic Planning Session Guides Committee Into New Year

Jim Boylan, of PathFinders consulting, recently led the second part of three planned sessions for members of the Carlsbad Sister Cities Committee. The group, wasting no time in the first week of the new year, had Jim's attention as everyone quickly got down to business to define it's mission statement and outline the organization's goals for 2008.

Carlsbad Sister City Committee Members

The following Carlsbad residents are members of the Carlsbad Sister Cities Committee, with term expiration. Those interested in serving on the Sister Cities Committee need to complete an application and forward it to the City Clerk's office to be considered by the mayor for appointment.

Jodi Rudick, April 2008
Erik Valderhaug, April 2008
Peter Yin, April 2008

Carrie Bedord, April 2009

Kurt Burkhart, April 2010
Esther Lahargoue, April 2010
Harriet Norris, April 2010
Paul Thompson, April 2010
Jacquie Thye, April 2010

Sunday, January 6, 2008

2008 Carlsbad Jo Karlovy Vary Vocal Competition: Invitation to Singers!

The call has gone out and, if you have a voice that sings, won't you please consider entering the Carlsbad to Karlovy Vary Vocal Competition that will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad.

This event is sponsored by the Carlsbad Sister Cities Committee.

A second place cash prize of $300 and third place prize of $200, alongwith two honorable mentions of $100 each will be awarded. The First Place Winner will represent Carlsbad in the 43rd International Antonin Dvorak Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Travel arrangements, accommodations and a cash prize of $400 will be provided to the First Plaze Winner!

But, the first step in getting to Karlovy Vary begins right here in Carlsbad. For more information, contact Colleen Finnegan, Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office, (760) 434-2900 or

Deadline for your application is Friday, February 8, 2008.

So, come on ... let's hear you sing!