Updates

Please Support OSCA on SHARE Omaha Fund It Friday

April 23, 2021

Many of you have donated to OSCA during the Omaha Gives Campaigns and you made a difference. Thank You! This year, Omaha Gives has been replaced by SHARE Omaha’s Do Good Week. Any donations you make to us during Do Good Week will be directed to our Sue Mehaffey Scholarship Fund. Sue Mehaffey was our…  Read more »

OSCA, Columnist Kelly Remember Supporter Stothert

March 10, 2021

Members of the Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA) were saddened late last week to learn of the death of Dr. Joseph Stothert, husband of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Mayor Stothert serves as honorary chair of OSCA. All OSCA members joined OSCA President Judith Schweikart in offering the mayor and her family their deepest condolences. Tributes…  Read more »

OSCA Exploring Partnership with Carlentini

March 2, 2021

Exciting news — OSCA is actively exploring the potential for another partnership. We are proceeding to work with representatives from Carlentini, Sicily, the Omaha Italian community, and the City of Omaha to establish a Friendship City agreement. Carlentini is significant because approximately 70 percent of Omahans with Italian heritage have ancestors from the Carlentini region….  Read more »

2020 Annual Newsletter

August 17, 2020

Take a look at Omaha Sister Cities Association’s accomplishments over the past year!

OSCA to Join French Counterparts for Commemorative Bell Ringing

May 30, 2020

For the first time in 76 years, towns along the Normandy coast will not host public ceremonies to commemorate the 1944 D-Day landings, due to restrictions imposed by the global pandemic COVID-19. This year, a different kind of public ceremony will occur.   The Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA) and its friendship city Isigny-Omaha Intercom—a…  Read more »

Omaha-Yantai Sister City Visit to China

April 10, 2020

The chair of the Yantai sister city committee, Betty Chin, visited Jinan and Yantai in October. She filed this article below.                              ​​​​​​​​​​ I was introduced to Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA) by Maorong Jiang, an OSCA Board Member.  In his search for a new candidate to replace…  Read more »

2020 Global Gala Cancelled

March 17, 2020

Fellow OSCA Members and Friends, I regret to advise you that this year’s Global Gala and Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place on April 5th at Creighton’s Harper Center, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The OSCA Board unanimously agreed that the safety of its members and guests compelled this action given the…  Read more »

成人式 (Seijinshiki)

February 12, 2020

Coming of Age Celebration In Japan, there is a tradition of celebrating people who turn 20 between April 2nd of the previous year and April 1st of the current year.  This is to help them realize that they have become adults and to extend best wishes for their bright future. A lot of the time,…  Read more »

City of Omaha Wishes Yantai a Happy Chinese New Year!

January 23, 2020

Mayor Jean Stothert and the Omaha City Council recorded messages for Yantai, our sister city in China, wishing all a happy Chinese New Year!

Lauritzen Gardens hosts Japanese Ambiance Festival

November 6, 2019

The Omaha Sister Cities Association and Lauritzen Gardens held the annual Japanese Ambience Festival on October 5th and 6th. The festival is a celebration of Japanese culture and in honor of Shizuoka’s gift of the Sunpu Castle Gate to Lauritzen Gardens. The festival provides an opportunity for guests to get acquainted with diverse expressions of…  Read more »