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NEJETAA Fall Board Elections

Want to be part of the awesome team that makes NEJETAA happen? Join uuuuussss! 🙂 Make friends, stay connected to your time on JET, and be involved in the Japan community in Boston. Now is your chance!

Elections for the following positions will happen this December:

President – The President takes leadership in planning the direction of our group and events, chairs meetings, delegates responsibilities, ensures that NEJETAA is fulfilling all of its obligations as a JETAA chapter (ie. writing and submitting annual reports, etc). The President also serves as our public face by networking and making remarks at events such as the Recent Returnee Dinner at the Consul General’s home. He or she serves as a primary contact for NEJETAA. The President also oversees any educational events, such as Japanese classes or special classes to prepare new JETs.

Membership Coordinator – The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes returning JETs and collaborates with Webmaster on best practices to finding and signing-up returning JETs. Membership/Marketing Coordinator develops strategies to keep current members engaged with the organization and updated on NEJETAA events and activities and takes meeting minutes for board transparency (minutes will be distributed via our CRM, Mailchimp and posted online on the NEJETAA website.) The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes new people who register with Facebook page, LinkedIn group, Mailchimp email lists or on our website throughout the year and collects membership data, which is required by CLAIR to substantiate our funding. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator oversees an annual Membership survey and advises the Social Chair on how best to develop events to increase member participation. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with Webmaster to develop best communications marketing plan so to maximize marketing reach, aimed at increasing membership numbers and participation.

Webmaster – The Webmaster proactively manages our internal and external communications and our strong online presence. The Webmaster updates content on the website and manages all social media channels including the Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn Group. The Webmaster assists officers to post content to the website, such as job descriptions and events for the calendar. The Webmaster supports marketing/outreach with the NEJETAA website and Facebook pages to attract more users and make the site more comprehensive and resourceful. The Webmaster maintains a “back office” non-public area on the website for holding officer-accessible documents and resources as well as a shared email account for file storage. The Webmaster collaborates with the Membership Coordinator on communications to members, membership lists and surveys.

We are asking for platforms of all interested candidates to be submitted for review by our membership by November 30. If you’re interested in joining the NEJETAA board, please submit a platform!

What we need: *Less than 200 words *Self-introduction, including where and when you were on JET *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 previous elections here.

Positions are normally for a one year term, no term limits. Officers are expected to attend as many of the executive meetings (held as necessary) and general meetings per year as possible, with 50% attendance as a minimum.

Please send your platform to VP Giuliana Alfinito at vicepres@nejetaa.com by November 30th. You’re also welcome to contact her with any questions.

Thanks, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Jesse, Giuliana, Kayla, Josephine, and Chelsey Your NEJETAA Officers

UPDATE: This event is cancelled as we did not meet the minimum number of participants before the deadline.

Our inter-chapter annual ski trip to Vermont’s Killington Ski Resort is planned for January 31st – February 2nd. However, we need 20 people minimum to commit to going with a $50 deposit by November 30th. If you’re interested in going, please indicate your interest by RSVPing on this Facebook event – details on how to submit your deposit will be posted here soon (likely through Venmo)!

Deposits are refundable if the event is cancelled due to lack of interest.

The cost of participating in the trip will be ~ $250 for the hotel room (Friday and Saturday night) at The Cascades Lodge and one group dinner at The Foundry. The hotel room will be a room with two double beds (4 occupants) and hot breakfast is included. This does not include the cost of skiing on the mountain: those prices can be found below.

There are tons of things to do if you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, which include snowshoeing, ice skating, walking around the nearby cute town, hoping between breweries, cozying up next to the fireplace with a cocoa, and swimming in the hotel’s pool or chilling in the hot tub. So what are you waiting for? 😉 RSVP on our Facebook link so we can go ski!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1359654837543050/

Shindaiko will have a performance in Harvard Square.

Please join us for some ramen or something warm before the show!

Where: Santouka Harvard Square

When: Sunday, December 1st 2pm

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1018799785134254/

More info about the performance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/982318105449051/