Our Vice President Allan just returned from the JETAA Regional Conference that was held in Boston last week. Please enjoy the following message about his experience:
Let me start by saying it was both a great honor and humbling to attend the conference in Boston. I met JETAA alumni from around North America, enjoyed many great discussions, and the camaraderie was refreshing and fun. NEJETAA did a great job hosting and they have lots of good people in their group.
The conference had a wide range of workshops and discussions that centered on acquiring and maintaining membership. One important discussion was the “JETAA Initiative” which is to create a national 501(c)3 JETAA organization. Here is the URL for the “prezi” presentation:
Additional discussions were on how to structure your chapter to meet your needs, delegating duties, creating of sub-chapters for wide geographical areas, tools for chapter/member communications, how to bring in alumni, how to maintain and encourage present alumni, how to hold a professional event, fostering relations with Japan-focused organizations, and a senpai/kohai program for alumni and present JETs.
Thank you again for allowing me to represent FLJETAA and please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like copies of the conference notes. Thank you and have a nice day/evening.
Vice President Florida JETAA