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Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA

Information About Naka shi, Japan
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Information About Obninsk, Russia

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Sister City Partners
Naka shi Japan
Obninsk, Russia

about1aa.gif (1119 bytes) Our organization provides support on a volunteer basis for activities between our sister cities and other international visitors to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Check out opportunities to learn about our sister cities and their cultures, make international friends in person or by email and host international visitors.

2015 Events

Plans for Oak Ridge to visit Naka shi in July 2016
Plans are under way for an Oak Ridge delegation to visit Naka in July 2016.  The group will accompany the 2016 Middle School Delegates for the first part of the visit.  A tour of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and a traditional Japanese spa  near Mount Fugi will follow.  Details will be discussed at the Annual Meeeting on October 22 (see below)

Annual meeting for the Sister City Support Organization (SCSO)
Meeting Change - Please note:

We have had to change the date  to Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Robertsville Middle School Cafeteria.

Support the Sister City Organization with your presence at our Annual general meeting. Buffalo Tours, the CA agency that is coordinating the 25th anniversary trip to Japan in July, is sending a representative to preview the trip and take deposits. We will also have a slide show of photos from the 2015 exchange with Naka shi, Japan; discuss recent developments in our relationship with Obninsk, Russia and elect officers. A member of the Friendship Bell structure renovation committee will give a status report on this project.

"Telebridge" Video Conference with Obninsk
Saturday, September 26 at 11 AM
UT-Battelle Information Center Conference Room (Rear of Building)
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Doors open at 10:40 AM - Live Conference starts at 11 AM
Click here for Details

An opportunity Oak Ridgers (ages 16+) to discuss similarities and differences
in our cities with citizens of our Sister City, Obninsk Russia


Middle School Exchange: Naka shi in Oak Ridge - August 2015 

Obninsk Teachers and Surgeon Visit Oak Ridge - August 2015

Middle School Exchange: Oak Ridge to Naka shi - July 2015  Program Details

Our car wash fundraised in cooperation with Time to Shine was a huge success.  The participation of the 2015 delegation was outstanding and we raised $1,470 to help them fund their air fare!  We are tentatively scheduled to do this same fundraiser in April, 2016.  Please support Time to Shine through the year in appreciation for their support of the Sister City Organization. 

2014 Events

2013 Events