Well we are only a week away and we have to have our confirmed number of dinners in by 2:00 Tuesday, April 7 and as this years President for Bellingham Sister Cities Association I wanted to again extend a personal invitation to our 2015 Bellingham Sister Cities Association General Membership Meeting.
If you have not already registered, I urge you to do so! Remember, it is a free dinner for members and if you bring your ticket that you get when you register(ed) you are eligible for the iPad drawing at the end of the night!
Mark your Calendars for April 14, 2015 and join the BSCA Board & Membership for the annual report on 2014 events and plans for 2015 at the Bellingham Technical College Main Cafeteria from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Our annual meeting includes a Lasagna dinner prepared by Bellingham Technical College (at no cost to current BSCA Members), and just $25.00 for others. (Hint, you can join for $25.00!)
During 2014 the Bellingham Sister Cities Association was very active with activities including Ski-to-Sea, Wakashio Marathon, Bellingham Bay Marathon, Mongolian New Years, the Pacific Rim Challenge, and so much more. We will have speakers reporting on these events as well as what is planned for 2015 which is already off to a great start!
Welcome – Teresa Van Haalen, President, Bellingham Sister Cities Association
Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville
Consul In Charge of Sister City Affairs of Japan In Seattle, Naoki Hayasaka and Assistant Lynn Miyauchi
Skagit & Whatcom Congressional Outreach for Susan DelBene, Karlee Detherage
President, Finlandia Foundation, Suomi Chapter, Asko Hamalainen
Pacific Rim Challenge Report
Wakashio & Bellingham Bay Marathon Exchange Report
Mongolian New Years & Mongolian Week Report
Bellingham-Vaasa Education Project Report
Peace Grant Report
Sponsorship Program Introduction & Report
I hope to see you there!
All the best,
Teresa van Haalen, President
Bellingham Sister Cities Association