Dear JETAADC Member,
This is a reminder about tonight’s JETAADC Town Hall taking place from 6-8 pm at L’Enfant Cafe & Bar (2000 18th Street NW, Washington DC).
This event is to serve not only as a fundraiser to generate income for the JETAAUSA Earthquake Fund but also as a platform to meet other JETs and to discuss ideas about how we can develop consistent, high-quality events throughout the year to maintain awareness about the situation in Japan. There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door and any monies collected will be donated to the JETAAUSA Earthquake Relief Fund.
Even if you cannot make tonight’s event, please continue to stay involved in our future activities as the year progresses in any way you are able. Over the past two weeks, we’ve received a number of messages from JETAADC members expressing how much JET has meant to them and affected their lives. We would like to maintain that sense of immediacy. For instance, Cora Dickson (Saga-ken, 94-96) recently wrote:
“Alas, I will not be able to make it to the event on Wednesday but I donated $100 tonight to the JETAA fund.
I think that this is a wonderful way for us to “give back” to Japan with a unified voice. I considered giving to various charities, but since my experiences with Japan were profoundly influenced by the two years I spent with JET, this just seemed like the right thing to do. I went on to study international relations in graduate school and eventually landed a job in trade relations (which I’ve had for almost 10 years now) due to my Japan background.
My heart goes out to JET alumni who may have been posted in any of the coastal towns that were devastated by the tsunami. Your incredible loss is hard for me to fathom, but I can begin to empathize if it were to happen to the little town where JET posted me.”
We look forward to seeing you tonight.
PS – Media might be in attendance tonight, so there is a possibility there will be filming or recording of some kind.