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!
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
Ms. Georgeann Hanna
Ms. Lorna Kenny
Mr. Rodney Lambert
Mr. Bill Lemann
Mrs. Judy Maculsay
Mr. Patrick Morris
Dr. Thelma Press
Ms. Andrea Press
Mr. Jack Reilly
Mrs. Jeanette Avila
Ms. Jennifer Avila
Assemblywoman Cheryl R. Brown
Mr. Sam Catalano
Mrs. Rachel Clark
Mr. Roger Cooper
Mrs. Julie Fredricks
Ms. Frances Grice
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.
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!
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.