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
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
Wilfrid (Bill) Lemann
Dr. Thelma Press
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
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
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
Taste of Thai
Ancho’s Southwest Bar & Grill
Alfredo’s Italian kitchen
Inland Golf, S.B.
Ontario Reign Hockey
San Bernardino Symphony
Mac Dougall Family
Alan and Cheri Marks
Phil and Lynda Savage
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!
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.