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Santa Clara Sister Cities Association Welcomes Limerick Delegation

Posted by admin 27 Jul 2014 Comments Off on 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

Posted by admin 27 Jul 2014 Comments Off on Sister Cities International – 2014 Annual Conference

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

Santa Clara Street Dance – Franklin Square

Posted by admin 26 Jul 2014 Comments Off on Santa Clara Street Dance – Franklin Square

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Pull out your dancing shoes!  The Franklin Square Street Dance, featuring the Silicon Valley Houserockers, will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   Santa Clara Sister Cities Association will be there selling beer and wine.  Enjoy the evening with neighbors and friends at this very popular event, sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (408) 615-2210.  Be there in the Square!

Japanese Potluck

Posted by admin 07 Mar 2014 Comments Off on Japanese Potluck

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4th Annual Tea Social

Posted by admin 31 Dec 2013 Comments Off on 4th Annual Tea Social

4th Annual Tea Social

33rd Annual Chicken Barbecue

Posted by admin 27 Jul 2013 Comments Off on 33rd Annual Chicken Barbecue

chickenbbq2012_2Come enjoy this annual Santa Clara Sister Cities fundraising event which includes 1/4 BBQ chicken, Gerri Gamma’s famous Portuguese-style baked beans, fresh salad and Elise DeYoung’s delicious garlic bread along with dessert and beverages. $11 for adults/$7 for children under 12/$6 for the young at heart over 65!

Portuguese Potluck, 2013

Posted by admin 11 Apr 2013 Comments Off on Portuguese Potluck, 2013

portuguesepotluck2013_web Bon dia! Our students will be returning soon from their travels in Coimbra, and are looking forward to sharing their trip with you at our annual potluck. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, April 28 and join us at the Santa Clara Senior Center at 5pm.

Great food, great music, and great friends – come on out and meet our new Coimbra Exchange Class of 2013!

23rd Japan-America Grassroots Summit – Shimane

Posted by admin 25 Jan 2013 Comments Off on 23rd Japan-America Grassroots Summit – Shimane

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“Grassroots exchange” is what happens when ordinary citizens of different countries meet and make friendships with each other. Through participating in cultural activities and staying in each other’s homes, they discover much about the other person’s culture and way of life. It is our hope that “grassroots exchange” will lead to increased mutual understanding, respect and friendship between different countries.

The “Japan-America Grassroots Summit” is an annual gathering that provides an opportunity for such an exchange and is held alternately in Japan and the U.S. The program includes homestays, sight-seeing, and various cultural activities. During the Summit, citizens from both countries have the opportunity to get to know each other, have fun, and deepen their friendships.

People of all ages and backgrounds participate in the summit, but they all have on thing in common: a desire to create stronger ties and greater understanding between the people of Japan and America.

For more information, please visit the official site here.

Annual Holiday Potluck

Posted by admin 05 Nov 2012 Comments Off on Annual Holiday Potluck

It’s that time of year again! Our students and volunteers are excited to share our year in review. It’s our favorite opportunity to thank all of our members for their endless support and to showcase the opportunities of 2012 that were made possible thanks to  your help. So please come out on Sunday, December 2 @ 5pm at the Santa Clara Senior Center and bring your favorite appetizer, entree, or dessert! (We hear there is going to be some sweet juicy slices of Ham and tasty, tantalizing, and tender Tri-tip. Don’t miss out!!)

SCSCA Youth Commission Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Posted by admin 06 Oct 2012 Comments Off on SCSCA Youth Commission Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Our students are hard at work preparing for another Spaghetti + Meatball Dinner Fundraiser. Come join us as we chow down on delicious (and unlimited!) Marani’s spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and dessert! Proceeds benefit Youth Commission Activities that include an Annual Prom for our Japanese exchange students (and interested High School students in Santa Clara!) in the spring,  as well as sending one student to the International Sister Cities 2013 Annual Conference that will be hosted in San Antonio, TX this summer.

Come out to show your support for the youth in our community!