It’s time to kick off Heisei 29-nen and the Year of the Rooster! JETAABC is pleased to invite all JETAABC members and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2017.

Date: Friday, January 20th, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty St (Between Robson St and Georgia St)

Your RSVP is kindly requested by Friday, January 13th, 2017 at agm@jetaabc.ca.

The AGM is your chance to participate in the election of our new Board of Directors and other important JETAABC business. Please consider running for a position! A brief description of positions is provided below. If you would like to run for a position but cannot attend the AGM, please send a platform to agm@jetaabc.ca by January 13th, 2017. If you would like to start an initiative, you can join the Board as a Director-At-Large.

Light food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided at the AGM. Come meet and catch up with fellow alumni! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Available Positions:

President

  • Acts as the official representative of JETAABC.
  • Liaises with the Japanese Consulate, CLAIR and JETAA Canada representative.
  • Chairs the Board of Directors meetings and facilitates JETAABC activities and communications.
  • Advises and coordinates all JETAABC activities in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Spearheads JETAABC long-term planning and vision.

Treasurer

  • Maintains records of JETAABC’s finances (eg. bank deposits, balancing cheque book).
  • Reports on the financial activities at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Prepares the application for the CLAIR grant-in-aid, and liaises with CLAIR on related matters.

Membership Coordinator

  • Maintains and updates membership and contact information of all alumni in the JETAABC database.
  • Updates and maintains email mailing list.
    Encourages alumni to join JETAABC.

Communications Coordinator

  • Facilitates communication between the Board and JETAABC members.
  • Maintains JETAABC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Sends out JETAABC Messages emails to alumni on the email mailing list.

Secretary

  • Prepares the agenda for and takes minutes at meetings.
  • Maintains the minutes, all files, documents, and correspondence for JETAABC.
  • Organizes meetings dates and locations; orders refreshments for meeting.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Solicits and directs volunteers for the pre-departure orientation and other events as needed.
  • Serves as the primary contact for alumni interested in getting involved with JETAABC.
  • Organizes the annual volunteer appreciation event.

Newsletter Coordinator

  • Collects and edits articles, prepares and digitally-distributes triannual JETAABC newsletter.

Technical Coordinator

  • Helps maintain the JETAABC website and archives documents online.

External Liaison

  • Brings JETAABC members in touch with other JET alumni associations.
  • Develops relationships with outside organizations (eg. Mokuyokai, Powell Street Festival Society, Nikkei Place) to allow JETAABC members to maintain their connection to Japan and Japanese culture.

Social & Cultural Coordinator

  • Organizes events and RSVPs throughout the year: Japanese cultural activities, ie. cooking, pottery & social gatherings; or provides support for other board members organizing such activities
  • Liaises with Mokuyokai to co-host outings and events
  • Writing up event description and marketing for external communications

Career Development Coordinator

  • Develops and organizes career-related and personal development events such as networking events and workshops.
  • Organizes the annual Re-Entry & Career Seminar in the autumn for new returnees.

Senior Advisor

  • Filled by someone who has previously served on the Board of Directors.
  • Offers guidance and input on Board decisions and dialogue.