It’s time to kick off Heisei 31-nen and the Year of the Pig! JETAABC is pleased to invite all JETAABC members and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2019.

Date: Friday, January 25th, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: JTB International (Canada) 8899 Odlin Crescent, Richmond (Four blocks from Aberdeen Stn) *note the change in location*
*Your RSVP is kindly requested by Friday, January 18th, 2019 at*

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 by January 18th, 2019.

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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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

  • Prepares and digitally distributes JETAABC monthly email updates.
  • Maintains JETAABC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Facilitates communication between the Board and JETAABC members.

Volunteer Coordinator – 2 positions

  • 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.

Technical Coordinator

  • Helps maintain the JETAABC website and archives documents online.
  • Manage JETAABC servers and email accounts.
  • Set up online payment for JETAABC events.
  • General IT support.

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
  • 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 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.