2018 Florida JETAA Board Election Results

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.

Volunteer Opportunity 4/22 – Morikami Hatsume Fair

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)

2018-2020 JETAA FL Board Elections

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

Submit Your Nomination Here!

For more information about the position descriptions, please visit our Florida JETAA Board page.

JET30th Reunion & Networker – Thanks for joining us!

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.

JETAA FL 30th Reunion & Networker | Join us Feb. 24 in Orlando!

Register here!

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 jaskew@wgtresort.com and include that you will be attending the Florida JETAA 30th Reunion.

Help us celebrate and make our network stronger than ever!

Help with 2018 JET Interviews!

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.