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Year In Review

posted Dec 8, 2014, 1:54 PM by migliaci   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 1:56 PM ]
Izumi Delegation in August

The delegation of 10 high school and college students and 2 chaperones stayed in Bloomington from August 4th through the 17th, 2014

Host families spent time with students on weeknights and weekends.


2014 Taste of Japan dinner: a big success
The Bloomington Sister City Organization's largest and most important fundraiser, Taste of Japan, took place Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Boulevard West.

We were very pleased by the turnout, it was fun to see everyone take part in the auction, heads-and-tails game and the entertainment.

Longtime supporter and board member Kodo Kawamura has passed away
Kodo was involved with the Bloomington Sister City Organization from the very beginning back in 1993.  His humor and enthusiasm will be missed, as will his photographic skills. 

Per the  obituary: "In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Bloomington Sister City Organization"  If you would like to donate to the Bloomington Sister City Organization, you may mail a check to the BSCO at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

2 Marathon runners from Japan this year
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship with Izumi, the BSCO hosted 2 runners from Japan this year as they compete in the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday October 6th.