NEJETAA elections are now open for Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair. Please cast your votes ONLINE here on our website: www.nejetaa.com by 6pm Wednesday May 16th.The voting section will appear on the right side of the page after you login with your username and password. If you would like to write-in a candidate please email it to Christina at webmaster at nejetaa dot com.
To vote, you need to be a registered user on our site (just takes a minute to sign up!). See end of the message for details on how to register and vote online.
If you prefer to vote in person or would just like to join us for planning our upcoming events, you must RSVP as soon as possible to Kasey at social at nejetaa dot com because we provide your names to security (you must also bring a photo ID to the meeting or you won’t be allowed into the building). A light dinner will be provided by NEJETAA.
GENERAL MEETING INFO
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Why: Vote and discuss upcoming events (Membership update, Photo Exhibit, JET Orientation, Career Workshop, and a possible sub-chapter or summer event!)
Jason Currier for Vice President
Hi fellow NEJETAA members,
My name is Jason Currier, and I am running for the vice president position. I was a JET in Fukui-ken from 2007-2010. I work at the Japanese consulate in Boston, and I’ve also served as NEJETAA’s treasurer for the past year.
I’ve been involved with NEJETAA ever since I returned from Japan, and I believe the organization is a very important one. Our goal is to connect former JETs to one another through activities such as happy hours, nihongo dake dinners, and career fairs. I’ve met many of you through these events, and also through events related to my work at the consulate.
My goals as vice president are to increase participation in NEJETAA events, and to reach out to former JETs outside of the Boston area. I also feel that by working at the consulate, I can serve as the bridge between the JET community and the consulate.
In short, I ask for your consideration as vice president of the organization. Thank you very much for your time, and I hope to see many more of you at upcoming events this year.
Patricia Frisoli for Treasurer
My name is Patricia Frisoli, and I hope to serve as your Treasurer for NEJETAA for the coming year. I was an ALT in Taka-chou, Hyougo-ken from 2005 to 2008. For the past couple years I have been an avid member of NEJETAA and would love to have the opportunity to give back. I really enjoy being involved in NEJETAA’s many events throughout the year and connecting with Boston’s Japanese community.
Kasey Doran for Social Chair
As Social Chair I hope to bring more JET Alumni members of New England into our community, encouraging them to continue their JET experiences upon returning home. I want to incorporate more ideas from our untapped resources and create a Social Committee to more effectively manage and promote our Alumni Events.
Voting instructions below:
Applications are now available for the 2013 Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship. The MEXT Research Student award allows those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree to study as research or graduate students at Japanese universities. MEXT Scholarship recipients will study in Japan for a period of one and a half to two years, beginning in April or October 2013.
Applicants should have Japanese language ability strong enough to successfully carry out their research.
Our office can accept applications only from US citizens who are residents of or studying in the six New England states.
Completed applications must be received at the Consulate of Japan in Boston by June 8, 2012. Language testing and interviews will take place at our office in late June.