You are cordially invited to
The 2018 Annual Meeting and Potluck on Friday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Berkeley Methodist United Church, 1710 Carleton Street, Berkeley. The church is at the SE corner of Carleton and McGee Ave.
Please bring an appetizer or a salad or a side dish to serve 6, plus something for yourself to drink. The board will supply main course dishes, dessert, tea and punch.
There will also be a silent action at the annual potluck diner. If you have something you can donate to the action, it will be greatly appreciated. We are trying to raise money for the upcoming student exchange and the Fern Harger Student Exchange Scholarship Fund. Items that have sold the best are:
Wine or alcoholic beverage, coffee, Japanese items, and coupons for a favorite restaurant.
We hope to see you at our annual meeting and potluck diner.
This year's Senshu International City Marathon runner is Tom Bowring, a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Berkeley Fire Department. Originally from Australia, Tom has been with the fire department two years. He and his wife, Nazarena Sadati, have a great love of travel and really appreciate this opportunity to visit Sakai. Their stay in Sakai will be for 7 days, from February 16 to February 22, 2018. They will have a 3 night home stay with Yaeko & Tomoshige Hirota, who have been great supporters of our sister city friendship and have hosted many of our marathon runners and goodwill visitors. The invited runner will be given a tour of the marathon course on Saturday and attend a Welcome Reception in the evening. The marathon takes place on Sunday, February 18. The visit includes a Courtesy Visit to Mayor Takeyama, a visit to a local elementary school, and sightseeing in Sakai with a host family. Airfare to and from Japan and expenses while in Sakai are provided by the Sakai City marathon committee.
July 25 - August 4 2018
The Berkeley-Sakai Association is currently interviewing students from the Berkeley area for the High School Student Exchange 2018 this summer. Six students and 3 chaperones will stay with host families in Sakai and then go on to see Kyoto and Tokyo. Started in 2016 this is the second group of high school students to visit Japan. In alternate years, we host Sakai high school students here in Berkeley.
Click here to go to the Interest Form (Gmail account required) fill it out online and click submit.