May 12, 2018 | Yukata Bar Crawl | Winter Garden, FL (Near Orlando)

Let’s explore the craft breweries of Winter Garden. Japanese summer festival wear is highly encouraged, so grab your yukata and go!

When: Saturday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.

Where: A selection of bars in downtown Winter Garden starting with Crooked Can Brewing Company. Please see below for full lineup.

Contact/RSVP: Dolly Sanborn (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

Pub Crawl Lineup:
1) Crooked Can Brewery – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
2) The Attic Door (on plant street) – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
3) Moon Cricket Grill (right next door) – 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
4) Tony’s Liquors (this place is a straight dive bar, so only the serious pub crawlers will be left at this point!) 6:30 -7:00 p.m.

For tips on how to put on your yukata, see here!

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)

We are now accepting applications from US high schools for the 2018-19 Global Classmates program, our grant-covered 6-month virtual cultural and language exchange for high school students in the US and Japan.

Move beyond the textbook and provide an opportunity for your upper level Japanese language students to practically learn Japanese in a fun and exciting way, while making friends with Japanese teens in Japan, all from your classroom!

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this simple form (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfkVleOHZntflcrJn…/viewform) and we will follow up with an application and further details. Applications must be received by April 18th, so be sure to get in touch with us right away!

Do you want to be in the middle of the the excitement during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020? Visit here for volunteer information!

Your new life awaits! Results of the final screening stage for the 2018 JET Program are being announced all across the United States this week and next! A big お疲れ様でした (otsukaresama deshita, “thank you for your hard work”) to everyone. For those applicants still waiting to hear the results, we appreciate your patience! And for all those who were selected, congratulations! We look forward to working with you in Japan!

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.