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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 16:26

Catania Volunteer of the Year 2015/2016

Catania Morissey Charlotte


This past Thursday, June 16 '16, the Catania committee had the pleasure of awarding Charlotte Morrissey 'Volunteer of the Year 2015/2016'!

Charlotte, proud Mom of YA to Catania 2015 Mark Morrissey, who is on the awesome Alumni board and planned the wonderful March in March walkathon, has been a fantastic asset to the Catania committee! Always present at our meetings, she has also actively and enthusiastically volunteered at our Italian Festival fundraiser on March 19th-20th 2016, promoting Phoenix Sister Cities Catania Committee fundraisers and the sale of Mayor's International Gala raffle tickets with great success!

Last, but certainly not least, Charlotte had just been elected new Vice-Chair of the Catania committee, so she will be the 'right shoulder' of Enrico Orsini, our new Chair! God bless the Catania committee! And blessed it is, indeed!

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:08

War of the Wines


The Catania and Grenoble Committees invite you to...

A great evening of delicious Italian and French wines brought to us by Dario Soldan of Classico Fine Wines and Spirits!

Come taste and vote which wine is the best!

Saturday, May 21, 2016
5:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Hotel Midtown 3600 N. 2nd Avenue - Phoenix 85013

$35 per person
$30 for members of Phoenix Sister Cities, Alliance Française, AZ American Italian Club or Italian Association of Arizona
($10 of the ticket cost is tax deductible)

Advance registration required.

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Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:02

March in March 5k Walk

The Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Alumni, Thunderbird High School National Honor Society, and Mountain Sky Junior High Wake Up Club invite you to support a “March in March 5K Walk-A-Thon” to help the city of Catania, Italy (a sister city of Phoenix) and the Red Cross of Italy provide blankets, basics, transport, and medical care to the overseas refugees arriving on their shores. can you help?


The 5k Walk-a-thon was held on Sunday, March 6, 2016  at Thunderbird High School. The event was a huge success and the donation deadline was extended to allow more people make an impact.

Students: $10 Suggested Minimum Donation (get donations from others or your own funds)

Adults: $20 Suggested Minimum Donation

Register now »


Support a Walker

Supporters can donate any amount, but here are some ideas:

$1.00 per lap: $12.50              $4.00 per lap: $50.00

$2.00 per lap: $25.00              $8.00 per lap: $100.00

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Walk-a-Thon Sponsor

Sponsors who provide $100 or more in donations will receive signage at the event and thank you announcements before, during, and after the event.

Register now »


Note: In addition, we are also seeking donations to include as prizes (gift cards, etc.) and food and drink for participants.



If you have any questions about the event please contact

  • Bethany Bennick, Phoenix Sister Cities, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (602.534-3751)
  • Mark Morrissey, Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Alumni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (602.828-6722)
  • Sean Tamboer, Thunderbird National Honor Society Vice-President
  • Mariano Guerra, Mountain Sky Junior High Wake Up Club sponsor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Your charitable contributions are greatly appreciated and tax deductible!

Phoenix Sister Cities is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Tax I.D.: 51-0169319


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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:02

Catania-Grenoble Wine Tasting Event


Vive la France or Viva l'Italia? In the end, it was a tie! 

Everyone had a great time at the recent wine-tasting event organized by the Catania and Grenoble committees. It was held on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown.

Eight excellent wines from both countries competed by pair in a blind-tasting exquisitely led by Tom Rustwick and Lorenzo Mattoni of Alliance Beverage Distributing Company.

The winners of each comparison were:

1. Domaine de Pouy, IGP Cotes de Gascogne (France)

2. Villa Ponciago Fleurie, Beaujolais Burgundy (France)

3. Firriato Branciforti, Nero D’Avola Sicily (Italy)

4. La Maialina Gertrude, Super Tuscan Blend (Italy)


In between tasting delightful wines and voting for their favorites, the guests enjoyed delicious French and Italian cheeses, olives and bread; they networked with each other; and they admired the beautiful paintings of Italian artist Giorgio Satta. Two rich baskets -- one with French wine and food, the other with Italian liqueur, music and books -- were raffled at the end of the evening, benefiting the programs of Phoenix Sister Cities. The basket winners were very excited!


It was a wonderful night of great enjoyment for all, just as the organizers from the two committees had hoped. Cheers to Italia and France! 

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:27

Delegation Visit to Catania and Rome



For Itinerary information, click here.

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