Updates

George Behringer and OSCA commended by Japan

October 14, 2017

OSCA and George Behringer, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Omaha, recently received formal commendations from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.  The commendations were presented at a reception at Lauritzen Gardens, attended by more than 100 people, including Japan’s consul-general in Chicago,…  Read more »

Xalapa Folklore Dance Group Visits Omaha Aug 15th – 22nd

August 9, 2017

Compania de danza de la Universidad Euro Hispanoamericana, a folklore dance group from Xalapa, Mexico will visit Omaha August 15th – 22nd.  The group of 12 dancers are college students, coming to participate in a series cultural exchange educational programs hosted by OSCA. They will stay at Metro Community College North Campus. Daily from 9am to 11:30am they…  Read more »

OSCA and George Behringer Receive Prestigious Commendation from Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

July 8, 2017

We are proud to let you know that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan has just announced that the Omaha Sister Cities Association will receive a prestigious commendation based on the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Omaha has an extremely strong relationship with Shizuoka that is 53 years old,…  Read more »

Omaha teachers visit Shizuoka

June 24, 2017

Three Omaha teachers recently visited Shizuoka as part of the OSCA Teacher Exchange program.  Kathy Wischow (Millard), Susan De Roy (Millard), Diane Cox (OPS) departed Omaha on June 8 and stayed in Shizuoka until June 14 where they visited Shizuoka schools and met with teachers and students.  They also visited local sites of interest and…  Read more »

CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN OMAHA and BRAUNSCHWEIG

June 18, 2017

A recent concert held in Braunschweig, entitled “New World”, was conducted by Maestro Thomas Wilkins, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of a strong friendship between Omaha and Braunschweig beginning in 1992. The event also included signing of the historic guest book with Lord Mayor Ulrich Markurth. Concert pieces included: Charles Ives – The Unanswered Question…  Read more »

2017 Gala Huge Success!

May 7, 2017

The 2017 OSCA gala held at UNO Scott Conference Center on April 20th went off without any hitches and was very well attended. VIP’s in attendance included Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Japanese Consul-General from Chicago and Omaha Mayor and OSCA Honorary Chairman Jean Stothert.  Entertainment included a traditional Japanese tea ceremony from Shizuoka, Mexican dancing…  Read more »

OSCA Receives Cultural Arts Award from DOWNTOWN OMAHA INC

January 5, 2017

OSCA was honored to receive the prestigious Cultural Arts Award from Downtown Omaha Inc, Saturday, January 28th at the Downtown Omaha Inc. 20th Annual Gala at the CenturyLink Center.  Also honored with the Pioneer Award was long-time OSCA friend,  Marc Kraft. Other award recipients included; Downtown Residence Inn, Lund Ross Construction and Restoration Exchange Omaha…  Read more »

Join the Braunschweig delegation June 5 – 13 ! Registration now open

November 29, 2016

JOIN THE OMAHA SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION TO BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY June 5 -13, 2017 CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SISTER CITIES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OMAHA AND BRAUNSCHWEIG. Cost:   $3489 per person includes all transportation, two meals per day and hotels (based on double occupancy) To book travel, contact Roland Treu at True Travel in Omaha, Tel….  Read more »

1841 Xalapa letter, part of Durham Collection

November 7, 2016

In a vault in the far corner of the Durham Museum’s lower level resides over 9,000 historical items collected by one of Omaha’s founding fathers, Byron Reed.   The collection contains rare coins, publications and documents, including an 1841 letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to a family member or friend still living in…  Read more »

In Memoriam: Mr. Yuichi Kawai 1928 – 2016

September 29, 2016

OSCA is sorry to hear about the loss of our great friend, Mr. Yuichi Kawai, a key person involved with forming the sister city relationship between Omaha and Shizuoka, The former Chairman and CEO of Shizuoka Railway and current Chamber of Commerce Honorary President, Yuuichi Kawai, passed away on August 3, 2016 in the morning….  Read more »