The San Carlos Sister City Association hosts a number of events throughout the year.  We welcome all who are interested to attend and learn more about the Association, meet new friends and share in the community.

Upcoming Events:


  • July 2nd, 2019 – Artificial Intelligence/Robotics by Nuno Gonçalves Pedro – Belmont Library
    • Belmont Library
    • Time 7:30 – 9:00 PM


Recent Events:

  • March 26th, 2019 – The Ice Crea Effect by Dr. Robert Hide – Belmont Library
    • Experience a ‘symphony of flavors’
    • Dr. Hyde called this concept ‘dynamic contrast’ in research he published on the ‘ice cream model’ for food pleasure.
  • Lecture on Climate Change (April 23, 2018)
    • Tabue Room, Belmont Library
    • 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
    • Snacks and Drinks provided

How Will California Survive Climate Change?

Save the date, April 23rd because Dr. Gary Latshaw will present the environmental future of our Bay Area at the Belmont Library at 7:00 pm with an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers from an expert.  His presentation, How Will California Survive Climate Change will show you if the property you now own will likely become part of San Francisco Bay.

Gary received his doctorate in physics from Stanford in 1971 and for decades has had a strong interest in our environment, particularly the fouling of our air, our water and the change in climate we are now experiencing.

As global society has generally ignored the increasingly conclusive climate change threat of man-induced environmental degradation, Dr. Latshaw felt compelled to act.  So when Al Gore established the Climate Reality Project Dr. Latshaw was accepted to the project for training and equipping people to present climate change issues.  His presentation may shock you but it will provide scientific evidence on which the change predictions have been made.

Sponsored by the San Carlos Sister City Association

Left to right: Consul Honorary Ryo Aono, Leonor Urbain, Consul Mr. Satoshi Higo

Consul of Japan

The purpose of this visit was the introduction of the incoming consul Mr. Ryo Aono. The previous consul Mr. Satoshi Higo will be leaving his post this next week.  After proper introductions, we discussed ways of revitalizing the Omura-San Carlos Student Exchange program.

Immigration Lecture

San Carlos Sister City Association is sponsoring another informative and educational lecture on current social issues, this time on Immigration and the part that racism plays in the social and economic divide, using Guatemala as an example of what happens in much of the world including the U.S.

Our speaker, Ramón González-Ponciano, took his first degree in Social Anthropology in Guatemala, continued postgrad research at Stanford and took his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Doctor Gonzalez has worked as an economic analyst at the Central American News Agency, was a technical adviser to the Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology and as a full professor at the Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Chiapas, Mexico.

Our speaker will focus on changes resulting from migration from three Central American countries where natural disasters, war, poverty, and political turmoil have made everyday living so difficult for the average family.

Join us at 7:30 pm on Monday, February 26th at the Belmont library auditorium

$5 donation covers expenses incurred on preparation, water, etc.

Please contact Leonor at 650-623-2419 if you have any questions.

Listed below are some of our events:

  • FBI Special Agent Speaker, held Sept 6th, 2017
  • Sister City annual Holiday Party
  • Annual Student Exchange Program
  • Our members are able to connect to/use Homelink, an international home exchange program

Points of Interest within San Carlos funded by the SCSCA:

  • Sister City Lane, located on San Carlos Avenue, between Laurel and Walnut streets.
  • Cheery blossom trees planted by the Omura delegation, located at City Hall Park.
  • A monument and plaque honoring our first Sister City,  Bennington, Vermont, were placed in Burton Park near the corner of Brittan Avenue and Woodland Avenue, along with a  grove of trees.

If you would like more information, click here to be directed to the contact page.