Youth Commission – Make New Friends Coimbra – Discover a new Self through Old World Europe Izumo – Lifelong Relationships With People and Places An Opportunity to Share Your World

Izumo Exchange – 2015

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Annual Japanese Potluck – March 29 at Santa Clara Senior Center

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Annual Japanese Potluck 2015Please come and join us as SCSCA welcomes its friends from Izumo, Japan.  This is a fun and entertaining event in which our visitors sing for us and exchange gifts.  SCSCA is proud to have well-known pianist, Benjamin Akeala Belew, perform for our event also.

5th Annual Tea Social – Saturday, January 10th – 2015

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Santa Clara Sister Cities Annual Holiday Potluck – 2014 – Join us on December 7, 2014

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Save the Date! Join SCSCA members and their families on their annual fundraising holiday potluck on Sunday, December 7 

Izumo-Santa Clara 30th anniversary celebration in Izumo Japan

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Kathy Watanabe President SCSCA Presenting proclamations to Masao Nagira -President of the IEAI and  Hideho Nagaoka -Mayor of Izumo along with glass sculptures from the City of Santa Clara. Pictured are – Jermy Baba, Yuki Ikezi, Kathy Watanabe, Masao Nagira, Izumo Mayor Hideto Nagaoka

Santa Clara Sister Cities Association fund raising – Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival 2014

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Successful fund raising event by Santa Clara Sister Cities Association. Thanks to all adult and youth volunteers.

Santa Clara Sister Cities Youth Commissioner elected to the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International

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Ajaipal Chahal, President of Santa Clara Sister Cities Youth Commission got elected to the Sister Cities International’s Board of a Directors. He will serve as youth representative amongst the 24 member board.

Pictured left to right: Former Secretary of Transport Norman Mineta, Ajaipal “AJ” Chahal, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Raj Chahal

Santa Clara and Limerick Sister Cities signing ceremony

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Santa Clara City and Limerick City from Ireland signed a memorandum of understanding to formulate a sister city relationship to strengthen cultural, economic and civic ties between the two cities.
Mayor of Santa Clara Jamie Matthews and Cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan signed the agreement at the Sister Cities International Conference in San Jose, California.


Pictured left to right: Raj Chahal; Julie Matthews; former Secretary of Transportation, Norm Mineta; Kathy Watanabe; President of ITLG, John Hartnett; Santa Clara Councilmember Teresa O’Neill; Barry O’Sullivan; Marie O’Flaherty; Santa Clara Councilmember Debi Davis; Irish Consul General, Philip Grant; Director of Limerick City Services, Kieran Lehane; Caroline Sheahan; Sister Cities International President, Mary Kane; and Congressman Mike Honda. In front are the history-making mayors: City of Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan

Santa Clara Sister Cities Association Welcomes Limerick Delegation

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Santa Clara Sister Cities welcomes the Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan and his delegation from Limerick, Ireland. During this visit Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan and Mayor of Santa Clara Jamie Matthews will sign the MOU to declare Limerick as third sister city of Santa Clara.

Sister Cities International – 2014 Annual Conference

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Conference LOGO_0 Santa Clara Sister Cities Association welcomes the worldwide delegates attending the annual conference being held in San Jose.

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