The Niles Sister Cities Committee is in the process of reorganizing, and is shifting from the annual International Taste of Niles, held every November for the past few years, to a February event. It may center around the Korean lunar new year, which falls Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2014.
"We're clearing through the by-laws," said George Alpogianis, the chair of the Sister Cities committee. "There's so much old stuff we're sifting through."
Earlier this year, the Niles Sister Cities program went from being under the auspices of Niles village government to being an independent non-profit organization.
"We want to transition it from being the old Sister Cities to the new," Alpogianis said.
Korean and German members of the committee have expressed interest in setting up Sister Cities relationships with cities in those countries, and Alpogianis said delaying the fundraiser would give them time to work on that.
Committee members Dave Laske and Al Schaefer will be planning a fundraiser at Woori Village, a Korean restaurant in Niles, Alpogianis said. Hee Kim of Woori Village was elected a board member of the Niles Sister Cities organization.
The Sister Cities committee is also talking about organizing a Christmas market for December 2014, he said.