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October 26, 2004 > The Russians Are Coming!

The Russians Are Coming!

Russian Graphic Arts Exhibit at City Beach in Fremont

by Sandi Pantages

The work of 11 visiting Russian delegates in the graphic arts field will be on display from
Monday, November 1st. through Thursday, November 4th. at City Beach in Fremont. A kickoff reception will be held Monday evening, November 1st. from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Beach.

The public is invited to come and experience this unique opportunity to meet the delegates and view their work. The exhibit is free and open to the public. City Beach is located at 4020 Technology Place in Fremont.

The visiting Russian Graphic Arts delegation is in the Bay Area for three weeks, hosted by the San Leandro, Hayward, Pleasanton North and Niles Fremont Rotary Clubs. The Delegation is in the Fremont area the week of October 31, and is being hosted by the Niles Rotary Club.

The delegates will be touring the following businesses for the exchange of professional
information and ideas: Olympic Screen Crafts, Fremont Bank. Coakley-Heagerty Advertising, StreetSmart Communications, Easy Color Printing and Nickelson Foil Stamping and Embossing.

Delegates stay in the homes of Host families of the area they are visiting for that week.
The family experience for the Russians staying in American homes promotes world and cultural understanding on the parts of both the host families, including their children, and the visiting Russians. Friendships are built between host families and their Russian visitors that enrich the lives of everyone.

The visiting Russian Graphic Arts delegation is sponsored by the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI). The Center is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1983, with a history of linking American and Russian citizens for cooperation on issues of mutual concern. The PEP brings non-English-speaking Russian entrepreneurs to the United States to receive industry specific management experience. The program fosters small business support networks and business clubs among the Russian participants of the program. When the participants return to their homes in Russia, they are required to make presentations and give seminars to industry groups, business associations, and local media. Continuing support from their professional counterparts in America help continue the relationships.

The program serves the growing, changing needs of business managers in Russia's volatile economic and political environment. For more information about the Center for Citizen Initiatives, visit their website at

For information about the Russian Graphic Arts delegation in Fremont,
contact Stephen Allen Graphic Design at 510-657-8470.

For more Information contact:
Ivan Cornelius - Training Coordinator
Representing San Leandro Rotary
Phone: 510-357-7440
Diana Dickerson - Training Coordinator
Representing Hayward Rotary
Phone: 510-786-2063
Jack Parker - Training Coordinator
Representing Pleasanton North Rotary
Phone: 925-443-0855
Stephen Allen - Training Coordinator
Representing Niles Rotary
Phone: 510-657-8470

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