Dear Florida JETAA Members,
This is your South Florida representative, Wendy Lo, I would like to hold a JETAA Tanabata get together at my new place on Saturday, July 6th at 2pm.
Hopefully my small backyard will be done by then (-_-)’. If not, oh well it’s too hot to go outside anyways. 🙂
My new place is located in Coral Springs, Florida in the Broward County area. It will be convenient for those in Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach to attend. We also welcome JETAA members outside the S. Florida area.
In the tradition of a Japanese summer festival I am suggesting that people attending to wear a yukata or jinbei. I have a few ladies yukatas with obi that I can lend out for the party and three men’s jinbei and one men’s yukata (but no obi).
I will also have some tanzaku slips in which you can write your wishes for Tanabata. I have no bamboo in my house, but I will bring them over to the Morikami on Monday to tie to our Tanabata Bamboo in the lobby.
Kakigori (Japanese shaved ice), watermelon, and cold soumen noodles will be served. Summer foods often eaten in Japan.
This is a potluck so please feel free to bring a food item or drink.
My place is a townhouse, so its small and has very very limited parking so car pooling is encouraged. Some of you might have to park in the apartment complex behind me and walk over.
Please RSVP me at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st, so that I know how much food and drinks to get. If you are bringing a guest please include that in your RSVP.
If you plan to bring a food item, please let me know and I will place that on a list. Those who RSVPed will get the instructions to my place and where you can park on July 1st.
This is a great way to meet new and old JET alumni and to reconnect to our time in Japan. I hope to see you there!
JETAA-FL, South Florida Rep.