February 2, 2009 Sun Yat Sen Park in Kula, the Pingtung Sister City Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held. The 2009 Pingtung Delegation will be in Maui from January 31-February 4 to celebrate our 25 year Sister City relationship.
Click to see pictures of the event. Thank you Mayor Charmaine Tavares, Councilwoman Gladys Coelho Baisa and Councilman Bill Kauakea Medeiros for your kind words at the dedication.
In 2005 Pingtung participated in our Sister Cities Festival during which the Sun Yat Park was dedicated to Pingtung. This upcoming visit brings an extra thank you and a plaque acknowledges our mutual respect and thanks. Maui's Chinese Culture Club will be on hand to help with the festivities, run by Warren Lui, the Maui Sister Cities new chairperson.
We welcomed the 8 member delegation from Taiwan:
Alexander Chang, Elizabeth Hsu (both of whom were present for the 2008 visit), Douglas Chang, Catherine Chang, J.C. Chang, Delia Lai, Chiu Yi Hua, and Hung Cheng-Sheng.