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Quarterly GSCC Membership Meeting

GSCC held its quarterly membership on Thursday September 23, 2010 at the Fort Thomas Library, 10000 Highland Avenue

In attendance were: Justin Kluemper, Steve Rindsberg, Shoko Konuma, Helen Rindsberg, Bob Stevie, Kaz Sato, Betsy Sato, Dick Duval, Tomio Fukumura, Sean Dunn, Kaz Konuma (Mai Kinman was unable to attend but phoned in).

Report from Board Members

Report from Cincinnati USA Sister City Association by Bob Stevie

Other matters

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory Visits Gifu

Mayor Mallory's trip and activities associated with Cincinnati-Gifu were possible through the support of:

Pacific Manufacturing Ohio, INC
JTB USA, Inc. Cincinnati Office




Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Gifu Sister City Committee Chairwoman Mai Kinman




Ms. Kinman, Mayor Mallory and Gifu City Mayor Shigemitsu Hosoe.




Mayor Mallory presents Mayor Hosoe with a ceramic dish that was custom-crafted for the occasion by the Rookwood Pottery, after the style of famed Rookwood artist Kataro Shirayamadani.




A close-up of the dish.




Gifu's 120th Anniversary Celebration




Gifu's 120th Anniversary Celebration




Mayor Mallory addresses Gifu City on behalf of all of Gifu's sister cities.

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade

シンシナティ・レッズ オープニング・パレード


Gifu Sister City Committee members, their friends and families recently participated in the annual Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade.
GSCCのメンバー、メンバーの友達、家族と一緒にパレードへ参加しました。


Along with 150 other groups, GSCC walked (in the rain!) from Cincinnati's historic Findlay Market, past Fountain Square on Fifth Street to Government Plaza.
約150グループが参加、GSCCは雨の中シンシナティの歴史的に有名なFindlay MarketからFountainスクエアーを通り、5th StreetにあるGovernment Plazaを行進!


GSCC was joined by members of Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko, a Japanese-style drumming group and students from the Japanese Language School at Northern Kentucky University.

A special "THANK YOU!" to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. for providing the Toyota Tundra pick-up truck you see here.

シンシナティ-デイトン太鼓メンバー 、Northern Kentucky大学で行われている日本語補習校の生徒も参加しました。


Join us for next year's parade. Our chairwoman, Mai Kinman, promises that the weather will be better!
ぜひ来年は皆さんも一緒にシンシナティ・レッズのオープニング・パレードにご参加ください!キンマンさんは来年、雨が降らないことを祈っています!


Peace Bell 2008





GSCC Members and the Vice-Mayor participate in a Peace Bell ceremony in Newport, Kentucky.

Cincinnati - Gifu Peace Day, July 9, 2010

The Sister Cities programs in America were founded with the goal of achieving international understanding and peace through citizen diplomacy.

The city of Gifu, Japan has been a valued Sister City of Cincinnati, Ohio since May 11, 1988.
Cincinnati and Gifu have a rich history of cooperation, exchange, respect and friendship.

We commemorate those who fell in the bombing of Gifu City on July 9, 1945 by reaffirming our commitment to world peace.

We recognize that peace is a difficult process, but the first step is to work together and build strong relationships.

We offer our Peace Ceremony as a sign of hope in the future and as a sign of our support of the efforts of all those working towards world peace.

Gifu Sister City Committee, the City of Cincinnati and the City of Gifu welcome everyone in Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas to share your support by attending:

The Peace Ceremony
Friday, July 9, 4:30 PM

General James Taylor Park
307 Isabella Street
Off 4th Street (Route 8) between Isabella and Central)
Newport, KY

There is a shelter with picnic tables. We'll gather there.

Reverend Iba of the Cincinnati Buddhist Vihara will offer a chant for peace.

In case of bad weather, we'll announce alternate plans here by noon on Friday (and by email if you're on our mailing list).

Afterwards, join us at AOI Japanese Cuisine at Newport On The Levee (walking distance from World Peace Bell). Enjoy fine food and friendship with us.

If you plan to attend, please let us know many will be joining us for dinner.
secretary@cincinnati-gifu.org

Hosting Opportunity

Japanese High School Students: Weekend Homestay Hosting Opportunity

As part of the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University, a three-week summer study program for high school students, participants from Inagakuen High School in Saitama, Japan will be visiting Cincinnati for a homestay weekend.

The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council in Cincinnati is arranging homestays and needs your help.

The students are all either 16 or 17 years old, and there are 2 males and 25 females. If you would like to welcome 1-3 of these students in your home for the weekend of July 30 - August 1, please contact:

Emily Wullenweber
513.621.5222
ewullenweber@cincyworldaffairs.org

2010 Krohn Butterfly Show a HUGE success

The 2010 Butterfly Show ended Sunday June 20. GSCC members contributed to the success of the Japan-themed show, which broke all records for attendance and sales.

Here's the final report from the Krohn.

Cincinnati - Gifu Peace Day, Thursday, July 9, 2009


Sister Cities programs in America were founded with the goal of achieving international understanding and peace through citizen diplomacy.

The city of Gifu, Japan has been a valued Sister City of Cincinnati, Ohio since May 11, 1988.
Cincinnati and Gifu have a rich history of cooperation, exchange, respect and friendship.

We hereby jointly commemorate those who fell in the bombing of Gifu City on July 9, 1945 by reaffirming our commitment to world peace.

We recognize that peace is a difficult process, but the first step is to work together and build strong relationships.

We ring the World Peace Bell as a sign of hope in the future and as a sign of our support of the efforts of all those working towards world peace.

Gifu Sister City Committee, the City of Cincinnati and the City of Gifu welcome everyone in Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas to share your support by attending:

The Ringing of the World Peace Bell
Thursday, July 9, 4:00 PM
(doors open at 3:45)

World Peace Bell
403 York St
Newport, KY 41071

Afterwards, join us at AOI Japanese Cuisine at Newport On The Levee (walking distance from World Peace Bell). Enjoy food, friendship and discussions of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's recent trip to Gifu, Japan (click the NEWS link on your left for more about Mayor Mallory's trip.)

We thank AOI Japanese Cuisine for donating a portion of your food bill to GSCC supporting future programs and activities. To help us prepare AOI Staff, please reply with how many will be joining for dinner to: jackadams@cincinnatisistercity.org

For more information please email GSCC

Click here for a printable PDF of this information

Thunder on the Square


Bring your family and friends down to Fountain Square, Saturday, July 11 from 4 PM to 5 PM and listen to the sounds of massive drums from the Cincinnati Dayton Taiko Group and view a Holley Sensei's mastery and skill of more than 30 years of study of various martial arts.

More info on Cincinnati Dayton Taiko Group

More info on Cincinnati Shotokan Karate - Do

Come early and enjoy these other Fountain Square events on July 11

GSCC is pleased to present these local organizations that are dedicated to sharing a piece of Japan through art.

We would like to thank our sponsors for bringing you this event:


Pacific Manufacturing Ohio, INC

JTB USA, Inc. Cincinnati Office