We welcome new members of all ages, at any time. Members can be as active or inactive as they wish. Membership dues help us run our organization, which encompasses three “buckets” of outreach: 1) the Japanese garden; 2) an on-going high school exchange program with our sister city in Japan, and 3) regular Japanese cultural events. As we grow, we intend to offer more benefits, such as access to cultural events. Our dues are as follows:
Individual $20.00 Student $10.00 Senior (60+) $10.00 Family $40.00
Nonprofit $40.00 Business $50.00 Benefactor $200.00+
The Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association Membership Application is available for download here.
We rely on additional donations to keep our programs vibrant. For example, you can provide a full or partial ($200) scholarship to help a needy student go to Japan as an exchange student. Or you can direct your donation to support Skosh.
Or you can donate to the Tsuru Island endowment. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. A receipt and our tax ID will be mailed to you once we receive your donation. Donations are accepted all year long. For donations to Gresham Japanese Garden, please go to greshamjapanesegarden.org for instructions. Payments will no longer go through GESCA.
At this time we are not able to accept membership dues or donations by credit card. Checks may be made out to “GESCA” and mailed to:
PO Box 1652
Gresham OR 97030