2010 Annual Meeting & Banquet

Please join us for the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association Annual Meeting & Banquet, May 20, 5:30pm at The Empress Palace Restaurant.

  • “Year in Review” from President Peter Haslund
  • Special Guest – Deputy Consul General Sun Weide from the People’s Republic of China
  • Dinner, Friends & Fun!

Space is limitedThe deadline for Registration is May 17.

Menu for the Banquet

  1. Seafood Hot & Sour Soup
  2. Deep Fried Shrimp and Walnuts with mayonnaise Sauce
  3. Hong Kong Style Roasted Duck
  4. Hong Kong Style Asparagus Scallops
  5. Steamed Whole Fish Fillet
  6. Black Mushrooms with Chinese Broccoli
  7. Beef Steak with Honey Black Pepper Sauce
  8. Young Chow Fried Rice
  9. Dessert – Fruit Combination Platter

To register – click here


Postcards from Weihai

Shandong University has seven different campuses with the other six all located in the city of Jinan.  Combining all 7 campuses, the University has over 50,000 students.

Shandong University at Weihai offers 32 bachelors programs, 24 post graduate programs and 6 doctorate programs.

The Weihai campus sits very close to the International Beach.

Shanghai World Expo Opens

The Expo will run May 31 to October first with the theme “Better City – Better Life”.

See a photo gallery from the Sacramento Bee.

Postcards from Weihai

The Happiness Gate greets all that enter the port in Weihai.  A bar and restaurant sits atop of the gate.  From your table is a view of the Weihai skyline and Liugong Island.

Monthly Meetings – April

Peter Haslund, Judith Raimondi, Judy Duchesne-Peckham and Alicia Sorkin.

The Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association held its month meeting at The Empress Palace Restaurant on April 7.

The next meeting of the Association is the annual meeting coming in May.  Check back to SBWeihai.org for more details soon.

To become a member, participate in our Association or just join us for dinner, please fill out our membership application.

SB-Weihai Sister Cities Association at Work!

Board members of the Santa Barbara – Sister City Association met with three Santa Barbara City College students last weekend to develop a marketing plan for the Association.  Amanda Bergsten, Caroline Blomquist and Cecily Jansson are working to promote the Association and increase membership as part of a class project.

The students interviewed Association President Peter Haslund and Webmaster Alex Sheldon as well as Joyce Adriensen and Valerie Lent about their trips to China and involvement with the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association.

They plan to report at the next monthly meeting on their work.

In addition, you can now be a part of the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association group on Facebook!

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us!

Join us for a celebration of Chinese New Year – The Year of the Tiger – on Wednesday, February 10 at the China Pavilion in Santa Barbara.

5pm – Registration, no host bar, Auction, celebration, and Chinese Dancers.

6pm – Dinner

Dinner Menu


Seafood Hot and Sour Soup


Crispy Walnut Shrimp

Spicy Basil Chicken in Clay Pot

Seared Large Sea Scallops with Chinese Green

Sizzling Black Pepper Prime Certified Angus Beef

Fresh Shitake Mushroom with Baby Bok Choy.


Fried Sesame Ball

Coconut Tapioca Soup

Registration Flyer (PDF)