2019 Student Ambassador Interview Dates

Our Informational Meeting about our Student Ambassador program was held last night, November 8th. We are thankful for such a great turn out. A green sheet of paper with the important dates concerning when applications are due, and the upcoming interview dates was passed out. Due to an overwhelming turn out, we didn’t have enough copies so attached below is the document. If you would like to print it, there is a button below that will take you to a PDF copy for printing. Thank you to all of those that attended.

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2019 Student Ambassador Info Meeting

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Our Summer So Far...

This year's student exchange has been very exciting and we are having a wonderful time getting to know the San-Girls. So far, the students have done ceramic painting, been interviewed by Michel Nolan from the Sun newspaper, visited with the Rotary Club, had a Welcome Reception at Shandin Hills Golf Club, had a Fiesta get together, went to Knott's Berry Farm, and spent a long, fun weekend with their families. It is so exciting seeing these girls experience the American culture. We will be posting more pictures as the month goes on.

Please view the interview with Michel Nolan at the link below.


60th Anniversary Celebration

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In honor of the 60 years of sister city friendship and student exchange, the Tachikawa San Bernardino Sister City Committee is hosting an Anniversary Celebration on May 25th, 2019.

Formal invitations will be going out in the Spring of 2019.  In order to be added to our guest list, please click the link below and fill out the google form. This will allow us to send you any updates about the celebration. We appreciate your continued support and are very excited to celebrate with you!


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4th Annual Wine Event a Success!

Thank you to all that attended our Annual Wine Event on April 29th. A special thanks to The West Coast Independents, who preformed at the event. You can follow The West Coast Independents on YouTube, Instagram, and at their website via the buttons below.


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Congrats 2018 Tachi Girls

This year, three girls from Cajon High School were chosen to be student ambassadors to Tachikawa Japan. The picture to the left shows the students from left to right as Dominique Zometa, Natalie Figueroa and Ashley Hernandez.

The committee is looking forward to getting to know these students and their families. An exciting summer is planned.  Stay tuned for more information about fundraisers and upcoming events.

A Big Thank You to All!

The Tachikawa- San Bernardino Sister City Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped to make its 18th Annual Golf Tournament honoring Lou & Thelma Press a success.  The funds raised from this years tournament will help support the committee's youth exchange program.

Two Guys Pizza and Pasta
Riley’s Farm
Pence Construction, Inc.
Shandin Hills Golf Club
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
AFT Orthopedics
Harrah’s Laughlin Resort
1st Valley Credit Union
SBD International Airport
In and Out Burgers
Fiesta Village
Kendall Nails
The Living Desert
Tony's Mexican Food
Zorba's Burgers
Red Lobster
Alfredo’s Italian kitchen
Inland Golf, S.B.
Mitla’s Cafe
Security Vault Works, Inc.
IEC- Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente
Inland Empire Employer Advisory Council
State Street Winery
Avila Family
Dulock Family
Gutierrez Family
Vargas  Family
Crabbe Family
Maculsay Family
Rucker Family
Mac Dougall Family
Lambert Family
Tivey Family
Hernandez Family
Nevarez Family
Alan and Cheri Marks
Phil and Lynda Savage
Fredericks Family
City Attorney Gary Saenz
Councilwoman Virginia Marquez
M.L. Spencer Fantasy Author
Dr. Richard Cho, DDS

2017 Tachi-Kids Return and 2017 San-Kids Arrive for their Visit

After a month stay in Tachikawa, Japan the Tachi-Kids arrived home on Sat, July 22nd with their respective San-Kid. Since their arrival the students have had lunch and a tour of the San Bernardino International Airport with Mayor R. Carey Davis. In addition they have spoken at the San Bernardino Rotary Club luncheon, and have been interviewed by Kola 99.9 FM radio station and Michael Nolan of the Sun Newspaper. A Welcome Reception at Shandin Hills Golf Club was well attended by nearly 100 guests, including Mayor R. Carey Davis and his wife, Mrs. Johnetta Davis, Executive Assistant to the Mayor Evelyn Estrada, the Mayor's Chief of Staff Chris Lopez, Council Members Fred Shorett and Henry Nickel, Sister City Committee Members, family and friends. Other activities to follow are the Knott's Berry Farm theme park, a Metro Link trip into LA, a Beach trip, Medieval Times in Buena Park, family weekend trips, and a Sayonara Party. 

Congratulations 2017 Tachi-Kids

This year our committee has chosen 2 boys and 1 girl to be our ambassadors. The picture to the left is of the students from left to right, Jake Tivey (Cajon High School), Samantha Vargas (San Gorgonio High School), and Dominic Guitierrez (Cajon High School).

Our committee is looking forward to getting to know these students and their families over the exciting summer we have planned! Stay tuned for more information about fundraisers and the events we will be having this year!

The Tachikawa San Bernardino Sister City Exchange Program
would like to send a huge Thank You to Kohl's Locations 806 San Bernardino-EC, 855 San Bernardino-DC, Citrus Plaza Redlands, CA
and all their awesome Associates!

Through their Kohl's Cares program we have had their support at our Fireworks Booth, Golf Tournament and other fundraising events.  We greatly appreciate their continued support! Please visit them at www.kohls.com for all your shopping needs! 

Sister Cities International Circle of Distinguished Volunteers

The Tachikawa San Bernardino Sister City Committee would like to congratulate this years
Winners were nominated based on their many years of service and dedication to the committee

Judy Maculsay
Sam Catalano
Luis Chavez-Andere
Roger Cooper
Fumiko Fisher-Fosdick
Julie Fredericks
Robert Fredericks
Frances Grice
Lucy Hartle
Lorna Kinney
Rodney Lambert
Wilfrid (Bill) Lemann
Judi Penman
Andrea Press
Dr. Thelma Press
Philip Savage
Lynda Savage
Janet Press-Sperber

Former Mayor Patrick Morris
Former Mayor Judith Valles
Former Mayor Evelyn Wilcox
Former Councilwoman Esther Estrada
Former Councilman Jack Reilly
Former City Clerk Rachel Clark
Mayor R. Carey Davis
City Clerk Georgeann Hanna
Assemblywoman Cheryl P. Brown
Former Congressman Jerry Lewis
Former Congressman Joe Baca
Rabbi Hillel Cohn
Chairman Hubert Rucker
Chairman of the Board Tim Quigley
President/CEO SCI Mary Kane
Jeanette Avila
Jennifer Avila
Michael R. Avila

Tachikawa Sister City Committee
Mayor of Tachikawa Shouhei Shimizu     Chairman Koji Namiki
Kazuko Ichikawa    Keiko Sawatori    Mrs. Uematsu    Kayoko Umezu

Summer 2016... It's a wrap!

As we look back on the friendships and memories made over the past two months, it's sad to say that it's finally over. As a committee, we had a blast getting to know this year's San & Tachi-kids. There were many hugs at the sayonara party, not something the Japanese traditionally do. But around here, we're not just friends, we're a family! The San Bernardino Sister City Committee would like to thank all of the dedicated volunteers that keep this program going strong... We've made it through another summer, and soon we'll be getting ready for another group of kids. Till then, Sayonara!

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Tachikawa-San Bernardino Sister City Program is to promote international understanding and friendship between citizens of the United States and Japan. The Sister Cities Program has offered an opportunity for people of all ages to experience, explore and absorb other cultures through  long term partnerships established at the local level.