Voting for the 2018-2020 Florida JETAA Board is complete and the results are in! We would like to thank everyone for voting and congratulate all new officers.
Treasurer – Sean Beckwith
Secretary – Kyle Litow
Information Officer – Hartley Haft
Current Officers who will be up for re-election in 2019:
President – Lauren Sorondo
Vice President – Allan Mordetsky
Webmaster – Dolly Sanborn
Read bios of our officers, view contact information, and find out more about JETAA-FL here.
Have you heard of the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens? It’s the only public museum dedicated solely to Japanese Culture, and it’s here in Boca Raton, FL!
Florida JETAA needs volunteers to help with tabling on SUNDAY, APR. 22 at the annual Hatsume Fair. At their table, they will be talking about JET, JETAA, and also raising money for a Japanese Scholarship Fund with a photo booth. Although you’re still quite a ways away from departure, this is a good opportunity to start getting involved with the JET community and meet some JET sempai!
TO VOLUNTEER: Please send a private message to Allan Mordetsky (FL-JETAA Vice President)
Please take a moment to vote for the 2018 FLJETAA Board Elections through this Google Form link!
The positions up for election are Treasurer, Secretary, and Information Officer. All terms are 2 year terms. Descriptions of the positions are available here.
Voting closes April 6th at 11:55 p.m. Any votes received after this date will be discounted.
Thank you for your time.
JETAA-FL will hold elections in March for members of our board. The following positions are open for nominations. Positions are elected for terms of 2 years. Please send in your nominations by March 22 with the election to be held March 23-30.
Secretary: Maintains organization records and meeting minutes
Treasurer: Maintains organization budget
Information Officer: Disseminates information to members through newsletter and social media
For more information about the position descriptions, please visit our Florida JETAA Board page.
3.9.18 | Miami JETAA Happy Hour | 6-9 p.m. | Books & Books Cafe in Coral Gables
Join us Friday, 3/9 at the Books & Books Cafe in Coral Gables from 6pm-9pm. Happy Hour specials end at 7pm, but you’re welcome to come any time that we’re there!
Please RSVP so that we know whether we need to save chairs. Hope to see you there!
JETAA Florida would like to thank everyone who joined us for the JET30th Reunion & Networker this Saturday. We send a special appreciation to our panelists Matthew Gillam and Laurel Lukaszewskiwho discussed the history of the JET Program, USJETAA, and the relationship between Japan and the U.S. Also we thank our career panelists Eboni Staton, Kyle Litow, Hilary Brown and Michael Maloney, as well as our special guests Takemasa Ishikura, the president of the Japan Association of Orlando, and his daughter, Mayuko Ishikura.
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What? Florida JET30th Reunion & Networker
When? Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where? Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center, Kissimmee, FL
How much? Alumni can register for just $10, and can take advantage of a special, low-cost hotel rate at the Park Inn by Radisson in Orlando!
How did the JET Program impact your work and life path? Share your experiences at the JET30th Florida Reunion and Networker, a celebration of the JET Program’s 30th anniversary and alumna’s continuing contributions to the U.S.-Japan relationship. This event will be an opportunity to meet old and new friends in Florida with ties to Japan and various life and work experiences.
The program will include a panel discussion of JET and the US-Japan relationship, Career Development, and a networking hour. Brunch will be included!
Park Inn Hotel Special Rate Information: The rate is $74.00 per night + 13.5% occupancy tax. This will come with the waived resort fee. If you are interested in reserving a room, please contact Jesse Askew (with Park Inn) by email at email@example.com and include that you will be attending the Florida JETAA 30th Reunion.
Help us celebrate and make our network stronger than ever!
Jan. 29-Feb. 6
The Consulate General of Japan in Miami needs JET Alumni volunteers to help as greeters for the 2018 Interview season. Greeters meet and speak with interviewing candidates in the Culture Lobby, answering questions and giving advice about life in Japan.
Interviews will be held between January 29-February 6 (weekdays only) at the Consulate General of Japan in Brickell (Downtown Miami). Lunch and parking will be provided.
JETAA Greeters should be able to commit to at least 1 full day (9am-5pm). If you can volunteer for 1 or more days, please email the JET Coordinator: JET@mi.mofa.go.jp.
Join us for our annual event to welcome in the new year!
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Contact: Please R.S.V.P. to Michael Maloney (Toyama-ken AET ’92-’94) at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Download details here.
JETAANY alum Alexis Agliano Sanborn just launched a Kickstarter campaign today for her new film project “Nourishing Japan”. The film is about food education in Japan. To follow and support her campaign, you can go to https://www.kickstarter.com/pro…/1233213217/nourishing-japan.
Nourishing Japan https://nourishingjapan.com/