1. Call to Order/Roll Call.
2. Public Comment.
Regular Agenda - Items for Discussion
3. Minutes of Feb 6, 2017 7:00 PM
4. Review Trust Fund Report.
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a. MoscowSisterCountyCommission trust fund 3-3-2017
5. Discuss and approve expenditure from the Moscow Sister-County Trust Fund to fund travel of the Christopher High School delegation to Moscow, Russia in April 2017, in the amount of ten percent of the cost of the travel, but not to exceed $3,500.
6. Discuss and approve expenditure from the Moscow Sister-County Trust Fund to Christopher High School to support hosting two delegations from Marina High School in March 2017, in an amount not to exceed $400.
7. Discuss and approve Commission Work Plan for Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 (FY2018) and Accomplishments for FY2017, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Board by April 1, 2017, and subsequently forwarded to the Board of Supervisors through the Finance and Government Operations Committee.
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a. Work Plan Instructions
b. Work Plan Template
c. Moscow FY2016-2017 Workplan
8. Receive report relating to the Scientific Expedition to Account for the Romanov Children (S.E.A.R.C.H) Foundation lecture series held in March 2017.
9. Receive report from the Events Ad Hoc Subcommittee relating to fundraising ideas, sponsorship opportunities, and other events.
10. Receive report relating to Educational Connections Program, including status of current projects with Marina School in Russia and Harker School and Christopher High School in Santa Clara County.
11. Receive verbal report relating to identifying topical areas of interest to explore for grant opportunities in 2016-2017.
12. Receive report relating to 2016 U.S.-Russia Sister Cities Conference and related activities.
13. Consider recommendations relating to hosting a 2017 Open World Delegation.
Possible action:
a. Discuss 2017 Open World Delegation activities.
b. Establish an ad-hoc delegation planning committee, and appoint Commissioners to serve on the committee.
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14. Announcements and correspondence:
a. Chairperson's announcements.
b. Commissioners' announcements.
c. There are currently four vacancies on the Commission. For Internet access to the vacancies list and applications visit
d. The County of Santa Clara provides reimbursement to appointed Commissioners for family care expenses incurred during the time spent performing their official County duties. For additional information please contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408) 299-5001.
15. Adjourn to the next workshop meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 157, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose.
Added Items- for Discussion
16. Discuss and approve sponsorship in an amount not to exceed $1,400 for the registration costs for Marina School Headmistress and Principal to attend the 2017 U.S. Russia Summit and the Sister Cities International Conference.