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May 2012 Elections: Call for Platforms! And General Meeting

NEJETAA is having officer elections for Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair on Wed. May 16th at our General Meeting at 6pm at the Consulate General of Japan Offices in the Federal Reserve Building.

To RSVP for the meeting, please email Kasey our Social Chair at social at nejetaa dot com by SUNDAY MAY 6TH. We’ll be providing a free dinner for attendees but you must RSVP and bring a photo ID to show to security in order to enter the building.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please register here on our website if you haven’t already to be able to vote online next week.


Where: 600 Atlantic Avenue, Federal Reserve Plaza, 22nd Floor (map)

When: Wed. May. 16, 6pm.

Why: Vote and discuss upcoming events (Membership update, Photo Exhibit, JET Orientation, Career Workshop, and a possible sub-chapter or summer event!)

Members will be voting for Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair. Officers are entitled to a free ($45 value!) membership to the Japan Society in Boston, as well as other perks.

Positions are normally for a one year term, no term limits. Officers are expected to attend as many of the 6 general meetings (held every two months) and 2-4 executive meetings (held as necessary) per year as possible, with 50% attendance as a minimum.

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


*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!

Please send your platform to Christina at webmaster at nejetaa dot com BY 9PM TUES. MAY 8TH.  Shortly thereafter it will be published for the general membership to review and vote over a one week period from Wed. May 9th until the time of the General Meeting on Wed. May 16th.

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

The NEJETAA Officers

Click below to read the officer responsibilities.  NOTE: All officer duties are listed in the Officer Description and Duties file in our downloads section.

Vice President

Generally, the VP provides both leadership and follow-through on projects planned during meetings, and makes sure that we are fulfilling all our obligations as a JETAA chapter. Specifically, the VP works with the membership/ marketing coordinator to increase and track membership. The VP also is the point person for any NEJETAA sub chapters in New England. The Vice President also takes on the duties of the president when the president is unavailable. In addition, the VP provides checks and balances to the Treasurer by accessing our bank account online.


The Treasurer plans the annual budget in conjunction with all officers; the Treasurer submits and initial budget request to CLAIR in May, and follow up budget reports to CLAIR in December and March; the Treasurer maintains and balances the bank account; collects receipts and writes checks (approximately one-two checks per month) for any chapter expenses, and deposits any checks received immediately, or within two weeks maximum. The Treasurer will make regular monthly/yearly payments to the website hosting service and the domain registrar. Also supports NEJETAA events as necessary.

Social Chair

The Social Chair provides leadership to the Social Committee in planning and carrying out various social events. The social chair works closely with the Membership Clerk to provide integrated planning so that we can reach new members and understand member needs and interests.

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