Updates

Sue Mehaffey Scholarship Fund

May 18, 2019

If you knew Sue Mehaffey at all, you know that she was dedicated to youth and Omaha Sister Cities. Sue spent countless hours working with and for both. Now we have a chance to continue her work. Our Board of Directors has established the Sue Mehaffey Scholarship Fund to help students learn and engage in…  Read more »

RIP Sue Mehaffey – A life well lived

March 13, 2019

Our Cheerleader has left the Field . . . but she will continue cheering for us from the Skybox.  Sue Mehaffey wore many hats, but the one she is wearing in the photo below was one of her favorites. It spoke volumes about who she was – fun, all-inclusive, bright, and citizen of the world….  Read more »

Book Presentation: “Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning” by Julija Šukys

May 30, 2018

The Omaha community is invited to attend a public presentation by award-winning author Julija Šukys about her latest book – Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning. The book is a telling recognition of and a reconciliation with a painful family story. When Julija Šukys was a child, her paternal grandfather, Anthony, rarely smiled,…  Read more »

Community Film Presentation: “Persona Non Grata” directed by Cellin Gluck

May 30, 2018

Tuesday, June 19th at the ‘Jewish Community Center Theatre’ (333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154) – at 7:00 pm Admission: $5.00 The Omaha community is invited to attend a public presentation of the film ‘Persona Non Grata’ (2016) directed by Cellin Gluck, followed by a short question / answer session by expert Holocaust-rescue panelists….  Read more »

Second Lady Karen Pence Delivers Annual Gala Keynote

April 16, 2018

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, attended the Omaha Sister Cities Association Global Gala 2018 the organization’s annual meeting and fundraiser April 15th.  She delivered the evening’s keynote address at the Milo Bail Student Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Click to view photos. Mrs. Pence…  Read more »

OPS Students who correspond with Shizuoka open CultureFest

April 11, 2018

Students from OPS Beveridge Dance Club who have been corresponding with students from Shizuoka and studying the Cherry Blossoms dance and the anime style of animation, opened CultureFest last week.  The event, which was a collaboration between the University of Nebraska at Omaha Service Learning Academy, South High School and Beveridge Magnet Middle School, included…  Read more »

Important: Host families needed

January 27, 2018

We currently have two host family opportunities for students coming to Omaha from Shizuoka, Japan: 1)  Home Stay Search for 2018/2018 school year WHEN: The first week of August, 2018 until a week after school year ends in May, 2019. WHERE: A host family in the Millard South District. WHO: One female Shizuoka, Japan Tokoha…  Read more »

Olmec Head Gift from Xalapa Arrives Safely in Omaha

January 9, 2018

Thank you, Xalapa, Mexico!  “The King” Olmec Head replica, a gift from the Museo de Antropología de Xalapa to Omaha, has safely arrived in Omaha. The Museo de Antropología de Xalapa is an anthropological museum in the city of Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz, in eastern Mexico. One of Omaha’s six sister cities.  Opened…  Read more »

OSCA co-founder “Mrs. T” Kimi Takechi turns 100

November 4, 2017

In the 1960s, Kimi and and her husband Kazuo Takechi met with a representatives from Shizuoka, Japan at the old Fontenelle Hotel to talk about a civic alliance between Omaha and Shizuoka.  In 1965 the alliance was formalized, leading to many cultural and educational exchanges between Omaha and Shizuoka and the formation of OSCA. Michael Kelly,…  Read more »

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 »