50th Anniversary 1959 - 2009

In October 2009, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the San Bernardino-Tachikawa Sister Cities Program.  As part of the anniversary celebration, three delegations from Tachikawa visited our city.  The Honorable Mayor Syohei Shimizu from Tachikawa led one of the delegations.  On Friday, October 16th the City Council held a special session in the Council Chambers of City Hall to honor the delegates.  There was a special dinner held Saturday evening at the Shandin Hills Golf Course in their honor, and more than 150 guests attended.  It was also a time we could honor one of our founding members, Thelma Press, and thank her for all she has done for the organization.  It is because of her past participation and support of the program that we have been able to continue the friendship between our two cities for many years.