February JETAADC News

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02.2014 eventsIn this edition of JETAADC News:

Message from the Board:

A few weeks ago, Returnee Handbook Chair, Chrissie Skodon, and I attended the JETAADC Regional Conference focused on membership management. There, along with 34 JETAA delegates from 15 chapters across the US and Canada, we discussed the challenges of serving a membership spread over a large geography, creating subchapters, and engaging and effectively communicating with a diverse membership and came back with lots of ideas (and perhaps a pet project or two) to put to work at JETAADC.

But, ultimately, “membership management” is about you — and finding a way to better use the resources available to us to give you more of what you want. So feel free to tell us what you want from your JET alumni experience: leave a comment right here on our blog, on Facebook, or LinkedIn or reach out to me or another board member directly.

If you want to learn more about the JETAA USA Regional Conference, you can read a summary on JETWit.com, read a recap from the CLAIR perspective, or take a look at the presentations yourself at JETAAUSA.com.


Kat Kovacs
JETAADC Newsletter Chair
Nara-ken, 2007 – 2011

February JETAADC Events:

Ice Skating Social
Saturday, February 15, 4:00pm
Waterfront in Georgetown
3050 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Details coming soon!

Networking Event at Café Asia in Rosslyn
Thursday, February 27, 6:00pm
Café Asia in Arlington
1550 Wilson Boulevard

Happy Hour lasts till 7:30!
$1.25 Nigiri Sushi; $2.50 Drafts; $2 Appetizers at the Bar

HAFU: A Screening and Panel Discussion

hafuSaturday, February 22
2:15pm – 5:00pm
Doors Open at 2:00pm

Georgetown University
ICC Auditorium
Tondorf Road, Washington, DC

Tickets are FREE, but require advance registration.
Seating is limited.

Register Here

Other (non-JETAADC) events you may be interested in…

In Every Language Love
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2 pm
Sackler Gallery, sublevel 2
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC
An Open House for All Ages

View a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art at this family-friendly event. Use printing blocks that say “love” in more than a dozen Asian languages as well as symbols of love to print vivid Valentines to take home.

Marukami Music
Friday, February 28, 1:15 pm
McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W.
Washington, DC
This event is free

Inspired by the associations and references to music woven throughout Haruki Murakami’s works, the concert focuses on four of Murakami’s novels Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, Sputnik Sweetheart, and Wind Up Bird Chronicle and the music that is integral to these narratives. Learn more here.

Best of JET (etc.) Around the Web

Check out the new issue of AJET Connect magazine — this time with a little more JETAADC! Our blog series my japan is featured on pages 18-19.

Japanese firms mostly unaware of benefits of hiring from JET ranks

“Rent-a-Gaijin: For All Your Temporary Gaijin Needs.” Hmmm.

And my new goal in life: grated radish art (if all posting to the JETAADC blog stops, this is probably what I’m doing attempting to do).

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