This year, 2014, the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program, Inc. has a very exciting calendar of activities to support our mission.
You, our public, were cordially invited to participate in our public activities, which we will continue to present in NEW ways in order to achieve our three goals:
1) Continue our ongoing quarterly series of cultural and social activities;
2) Continue our year round fundraising campaign to exclusively support and grow the “first of its kind” Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series, and;
3) Showcase the Spirit of Ireland Award Program distinct from Irish Week.
Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series
Our second scholarship recipient is Electronic Systems scholar Andrew Kiernan of Dublin, arrived in late January and is fully immersed at SJSU and Cypress Semiconductor.
Our San Jose Irish Week Celebration just concluded with the annual visit of the Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn and the Dublin Delegation, March 9-14, 2014.
On Saturday March 8th, the Lord Mayor and Dublin Delegation were welcomed to the City, and stayed to cheer on our San Jose Sharks against the Montreal Canadiens at the SAP Arena.
On Sunday March 9th, the Lord Mayor Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn being a biking enthusiast, we begin Irish Week joined Community Bike Ride for a biking tour of San Jose.
On Tuesday, March 11th, we had Civic Welcome and City Hall Day, begining with the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall Plaza, and followed by the Official Welcome Luncheon in the adjacent City Hall Rotunda.
Later that evening, we highlighted our partnership in education around the Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series with a joint San Jose Dublin Sister City Program / SJSU Reception in honor of the Lord Mayor and the Dublin Delegation at the SJSU Engineering building.