May 2015 NEJETAA Elections – Call for Candidates!

Want to be more involved in NEJETAA? Want to strengthen your network in the Japanese community in New England?

We are asking for platforms of all interested candidates to be submitted for review by our membership. If you’re interested in joining the NEJETAA board, please submit a platform!

What we need:

*Less than 200 words
*Self-introduction
*What you want to accomplish in your time as an officer

Please don’t include any sensitive personal information (phone number, email, etc.), as your platform will be posted online for the membership to read. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just introduce yourself to everyone and tell us what you want to do! Check out platforms from last year’s elections here.

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NEJETAA would like to showcase YOUR Cherry Blossom Photos

Kakunodate Sakura (2012)

Kakunodate Sakura (2012)

Where was this beautiful cherry blossom pic taken? Why in Kakunodate, Akita, Japanese hometown of NEJETAA webmaster Tim. But we’d like to see YOUR town’s cherry blossom pics too!

Hanami season is upon us and cherry blossoms are in full bloom everywhere. NEJETAA would like to host your cherry blossom photos from your town or anywhere in Japan on our website! Please send any cherry blossom pics with your name (for photo credit) and location and we will host them on our website banner!

Please send all photos to Tim: webmaster [at] nejetaa [dot] com

Looking forward to seeing your pics!

NEJETAA May Officer Elections coming up!

It’s that time of year again! We will be holding elections for three NEJETAA Executive Board positions: Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair. If you are interested in becoming more involved in NEJETAA, this is a great opportunity! Keep an eye out for details about platform submission and voting procedure, upcoming.

Questions? Contact Leslie, president [at] nejetaa [dot] com.

Opportunity: Become a Country Rep for JETAA USA, Deadline 3/5

The term for serving JETAA USA as a CR is one year and is determined by a vote of all chapters. There are three CR positions to be voted on for 2015-16. The requirements for candidacy can also be found in Article IX (pg 6) of the JETAA USA Bylaws available via the link or on our website (www.jetaausa.com >> About JETAA >> Bylaws).
All candidates must submit a platform by March 5 (Thursday), 2015 in order to be considered. 
These can be submitted to Jessyca Livingston, Elections Officer, as an email attachment. 
Any incomplete, falsified or late platforms will not be considered.
A platform consists of 4 total pieces. These items are also outlined and available on the CR Elections webpage of our JETAA USA website. All platform items will be posted to the public JETAA USA website as that will be the online resource used to present this year’s candidates:
  1. a written platform– this should not exceed two written pages; examples are on the jetaausa.com website (About JETAA >> Current Country Reps >> select any of the current CR’s landing pages)
  2. a headshot of the candidate
  3. the Chapter Endorsement form– this should be filled out by chapter officers for the chapter where the candidate served as an officer
  4. the Financial Endorsement form– this should be filled out by chapter officers from the chapter that the candidate is currently a member of
**Please send a Microsoft Word version of your platform since I have to cut/ paste the information onto the website! PDFs are completely fine for the Endorsement forms. (FYI- both Endorsement forms require signatures of chapter officers.)
In preparation to become a CR or to help you decide whether or not to run, I recommend reading the JETAA USA Bylaws and the CR Job Description. This will help you understand what responsibilities you can expect to take on as CR and how the organization functions as a whole. Of course, any of the current CRs would be more than happy to discuss the position with you as well!
 
Platforms can be submitted electronically to: 
jessyca dot livingston at gmail dot com
 
Good luck!