August Oshaberikai, Wed, 5th August

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Our August Oshaberikai and get together will be at King O’Malley’s, on Wednesday, 5th August from 6:30pm.

If you can’t speak Japanese come along anyway, we all speak English too!

“The Castle” room is at the back, turn left at the bar :D

For those who haven’t been before here’s how it works: You only pay for what you eat/drink. JETAA Canberra provides the bar snacks

Where King O’Malley’s, “The Castle” room, 31 City Walk, Canberra
Date Wednesday, August 5th
Time From 6:30pm
Why Oshaberikai and meet up
RSVP social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (if you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.  Any last minute changes will be posted to the Facebook Group.)
Menus King O’Malley’s Menu

 

Hope to see you there!

Annual General Meeting, Sun, 2nd Aug

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2015 AGMSunday 2nd August, 3:00pm
@ King O’Malley’s, The Snug Room


It is time again for our Annual General Meeting.  It’s been a great year with a lot of fun events but we are also wanting to hear about what works for members and what doesn’t.  Our AGM is the first part of that plan, so please come along and let us know your thoughts and suggestions of what you’d like to see more of.

Please note: All committee positions are open for nomination at theAGM.
If you would like to get more involved and nominate yourself to be part of the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer) or the GeneralCommittee (Webmaster/Social Media Person, Social Coordinator), please send your nomination and a brief blurb about yourself and why you would be good for the position to our current Vice President/Secretary, Amanda Wanda at:vice.president@jetaacanberra.org .Nominations must be received no less than 7 days before the AGM, so that would be Saturday, 26th July 2015.

If you can’t make make it and would like to appoint someone as your proxy for voting purposes please send Amanda an email at the above VP email address, stating your name, whether you are a full member (ie, ex-JET) or associate member, the date of the AGM (2nd August 2015) and who you want to nominate as your proxy.

Hopefully we can wrap it up reasonably quickly and grab some food and drinks together afterwards.

Where King O’Malleys, “The Snug” room (head left of the bar and up the small set of stairs.  The room is directly behind the bar)
Date Sunday 2nd August
Time 3:00pm5:00pm
RSVP vice.president@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.jetaacaberra.org

We look forward to see you at the meeting.

 

JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project

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Applications are now open for the 2015 Satogaeri Project!

This November CLAIR Sydney will be sending two JETAA Oceania members to Japan to participate in the 2015 Satogaeri Project. Over ten JET Alumni (JETA) from all over the world will take part in this project, which will consist of a one day International JETAA meeting, followed by a two day visit to your hometown (where you JETed).

The JETAA meeting will bear resemblance to our Oceania conference – sharing ideas, presenting activities, networking with others. This one will however also see participants discussing how to improve ties between JETAs and their hometowns, as well as sharing ideas on how to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the JET Programme.

The two day visit to your hometown will mainly consist of returning to your former workplace, re-exploring places, and meeting the locals whom you developed close ties with, as well as, among others, the current JET. It should be noted that during this visit the local media might be present, and it is strongly encouraged that you broadcast your experience via social media.

Please find below the application form you will need to fill out in order to apply. The application form itself is rather straightforward, however the project plan might be tricky to complete. We have thus included a template to guide you through this part, so please have a look at it before filling anything in.

Flights to Japan, transportation within Japan, as well as accommodation in Japan will be paid by CLAIR, although transportation costs to your nearest airport will not be paid for. For more details on what is covered and what is not, please read through the Application Guidelines.

Should you have a question that you can not find an answer for in the documents below, please feel free to get in touch with us. Once you have everything filled in please send it to mailbox@jlgc.org.au by 13 of July.

We look forward to receiving many applications!

Please download files regarding this project below;

・JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project Application Guidelines
・Application forms
・Project Plan template

July Oshaberikai, Wed, 1 July

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Our July Oshaberikai and get together will be at King O’Malley’s, on Wednesday, 1st July from 6:30pm.

If you can’t speak Japanese come along anyway, we all speak English too!

For those who haven’t been before here’s how it works: You only pay for what you eat/drink. JETAA Canberra provides the bar snacks

Where King O’Malley’s, 31 City Walk, Canberra
Date Wednesday, July 1
Time From 6:30pm
Why Oshaberikai and meet up
RSVP social.coordinator@jetaacanberra.org
Web www.facebook.com/groups/JETAACanberra/events/    (if you aren’t a member, just ask for an invite.  Any last minute changes will be posted to the Facebook Group.)
Menus King O’Malley’s Menu

 

Hope to see you there!

The Friends of Canberra Nara Peace Park

We need your help to keep Canberra Nara Peace Park looking beautiful!

Why not join 友, ‘The Friends of Canberra Nara Peace Park’?

  • Induction programme offered
  • BYO tools (or we can share)
  • Learn Japanese-style pruning techniques
  • Improve your English/Japanese
  • Enjoy a friendly morning tea or barbecue

If you can spare a few Saturday mornings,

‘many hands make light work’!

Contact:

Chris Braddick

Canberra-Nara Sister City Committee

Email: braddick@grapevine.com.au

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