The Tachikawa San Bernardino Sister City Exchange Program
would like to send a huge Thank You to Kohl's, Redlands, CA
and their awesome Associates!

Through their Kohl's Cares program we have had their support at our 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
SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL 60th ANNIVERSARY CIRCLE OF DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEER RECEPIENTS
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


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 17th 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
Inland Empire Choir
Toyota of San Bernardino
Riley’s Farm
Danny C. Hubbs Construction Inc.
San Bernardino Municipal Water Department
Dignity Health– Dr. Carey Paul & Dr. Kristin Paul
Shandin Hills Golf Club
San Bernardino Public
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Yucaipa Golf Club
Avi Resort & Casino
Harrah’s Laughlin Resort
House of Flowers
Bakers Drive Thru
In and Out Burgers
Fiesta Village
Kendall Nails
Clark’s Nutrition
Taste of Thai
Ancho’s Southwest Bar & Grill
Magic Mountain
Red Lobster
Staples
Alfredo’s Italian kitchen
Inland Golf, S.B.
Ontario Reign Hockey
Mitla’s Cafe
San Bernardino Symphony
Sea World
Bountiful Baskets

Avila Family
Dulock Family
Hernandez Family
Aragon Family
Crabbe Family
Maculsay Family
Rucker Family
Mac Dougall Family
Lambert Family
Cantu Family
Mudgett Family
Nevarez Family
Alan and Cheri Marks
Phil and Lynda Savage
Roberto Garcia
Beverly Anderson
Natalie Raymundo
Cynthia Zaragoza
Gloria Macias
Gary Feldbau and Joy Nicholson
Dave & Jenny Snodgrass
Ken & Rachel Clark
Randy & Karen Sakaguchi
Mike and Jill Howe


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!


Congratulations 2016 San-Kids

This year the committee in Tachikawa, Japan has chosen one boy and two girls as their student ambassadors, also known as "San- Kids".  The pictures below show this years San-Kids as they appear in Japan's ambassador announcement and with their individual families.  Kotaro Iwamura is a first year student at Toho High School, and  likes sports and music. Hana Kumada is 16 years old, loves her dog,  practices ballet and enjoys eating different foods. Kaho Araguchi is also 16, in her second year of high school and enjoys cooking. The San Bernardino committee looks forward to welcoming these students when they arrive in San Bernardino on July 16th with our American students. The committee is excited about getting to know these young people during their month long stay here in San Bernardino.

Kaho Arguchi and family. She will be hosted by Ashlynn Mudgett and her family.

Kaho Arguchi and family. She will be hosted by Ashlynn Mudgett and her family.

Kotaro Iwamaru and family. He will be hosted by Bella Cantu and her family.

Kotaro Iwamaru and family. He will be hosted by Bella Cantu and her family.

Hana Kumada and family. She will be hosted by Yazmin Hernandez-Aragon and her family.

Hana Kumada and family. She will be hosted by Yazmin Hernandez-Aragon and her family.


Congratulations 2016 Tachi-Kids

This year our committee has chosen 3 girls to be our ambassador; our traditional name of "Tachi-Kids" has been switched this year to "Tachi-Girls".  The picture to the right is of the girls from left to right, Yazmine Hernandez-Aragon (Cajon High School), Ashlynn Mudgett (San Gorgonio High School), and Isabella Cantu (Springs Charter School/San Bernardino Valley College).
Our committee is looking forward to getting to know these girls and their families over the exciting summer we have planned! Stay tuned for more information about what fundraisers and events we will be having this year!


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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.