Sailor Circus 2011 with leaders Susan Loeffler, Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs in photo middle. Sailor Circus, the longest-running youth circus in America, is an alliance member of Sister Cities of Sarasota. Sailor Circus now in its sixth decade of operation has grown from a small high school gymnastics class in 1949 to the present spectacular 4-ring youth circus production known world wide as the Greatest "Little" Show on Earth.
Gulfcoast Chinese American Association, an alliance member of Sarasota Sister Cities Association, Year of the Tiger in Sarasota on 2010. The GCAA provides educational, cultural service and charitable support to Chinese American families, American Families with Children from China (FCC), members of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA), and Americans at large who desire friendship with and cultural understanding of American Chinese and China.