General Meeting / Social Gathering (May 25th)
On May 25th, the 39th general meeting and social gathering of Tondabayashi-Bethlehem Sister CityAssociation were held in the Subaru (Pleiades) Hall.
Exchange Student Program (July 24th 〜August 14th)
From July 24th to August 14th, three exchange students of Tondabayashi city stayed with local families in Bethlehem.
On September 28th, a briefing session after their return was held. The students announced their precious experience in Bethlehem.
Schedule of Exchange Student July 24 (Thur.) Arrival 25（Fri.） Welcome Picnic 26（Sat.） Free Day 27（Sun.） Free Day 28（Mon.） English Class （Lehigh University） 29（Tue.） Free Day 30（Wed.） English Class （Lehigh University） 31（Thur.） Dorney Park (Amusement Park) August 1 （Fri.） Musik fest (Music Festival) Start 2 （Sat.） Host Switch, Baking Cookies 3 （Sun.） Tea Ceremony 4 （Mon.） Philadelphia 5 （Tue.） English Class （Lehigh University） 6 （Wed.） New York 7 （Thur.） Free Day 8 （Fri.） English Class （Lehigh University） 9 （Sat.） Free Day 10 （Sun.） Musik fest (Music Festival) End 11 （Mon.） Courtesy Visit to the Mayor of Bethlehem, Sightseeing in Bethlehem 12 （Tue.） Farewell Dinner 13 （Wed.） Leaving for Home
The 50th Anniversary of Sister City Relationship
Tondabayashi City and Bethlehem City, Pennsylvania, U.S. established a sister city relationship in 1964. In 2014, we celebrated the 50th anniversary.
On October 26th, the commemoration ceremony was held in Bethlehem. During the ceremony, cherry trees were planted and the joint statement was
signed for further promoting friendly relations.
English Oratorical Contest (November 16th)
On November 16th, "the 43th English Oratorical Contest in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship" was held.
Totally ninety from elementary students to general people participated in it. They made wonderful speeches in front of a large audience.
New Year Get-Together (January 25th)
A new year get-together was held at "Aldebaran" in the Subaru (Pleiades) Hall, to promote mutual friendship. We had a happy time,
as one of the members performed comic story telling.