2015 JETAASC Elections – Call for Candidates

Have great ideas for JETAASC? Want to boost your leadership skills and help lead one of the largest JETAA chapters in the US? 

JETAASC is opening up nominations for officer positions for the 2015-2016 term (November 2015 – December 2016). Becoming a JETAASC officer is a great way to stay connected to JET, Japan and JET alumni from all over the U.S. We’re looking for people with big ideas and a positive attitude to help our chapter better serve our fantastic – and growing! -Southern California/Arizona alumni community.
All officer positions are open to interested candidates. Please note that all positions are volunteer roles. 


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10/10/15 – JETAASC Westside Block Party! (NDD/October SWS)

Hey everyone! We’re super excited to invite you all to our Block Party on October 10!!  We’ve got an lineup of great events – an NDD/SWS, and a nijikai on Sawtelle. Come join us for one or for all!

RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/JGqXeygsl0

2 – 3:30 pm: NDD (Nihongo Dake Dinner) in the Park (Holmby Park)
Get your Japanese on with the rockingest ringleader of Japanese knowledge this side of the American coastline, Nisia (who has a degree in Awesome-ology, bestowed on her by none other than the Empress of Japan)! There will be Japanese language exercises along with many occasions for conversate-ing. As usual, this is a POTLUCK, so please bring something to share with the group

4 – 5:30pm: Japanese Variety Show Competition? (Holmby Park)
Jeremy and Jonathan, also known as Japan’s greatest gaijin Manzai troop, are leading a series of team-based Japanese Variety Show-style games and trivia.

6:30 – : After-party dinner on Sawtelle (TBD)
Allergic to grass but wanting to join in on the fun? Don’t worry, the fun’s just getting started. After the close of our Block Party, Nisia will be joining Manzai heroes Jeremy and Jonathan for dinner, followed by an autograph-signing and photo-op in Little Osaka.


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6/26/15 – Cheer on Team Nippon with JETAASC

JETAASC, FOJ’s (“Friends of JET”), and Pasona will be forming an official Fans in the Stands volunteer group to cheer on Team Nippon at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games 2015! With 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – which will take place from July 25 to August 2 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. This is a GREAT opportunity to give back to the Japanese community and support a really wonderful global event.

Our official date for cheering is Sunday, July 26th. We are still awaiting release of Team Nippon’s competition schedule that day for several events like soccer, gymnastics and judo, but plan to meet in front of the Bruin Bear at UCLA’s Bruin Plaza at 11 AM. We will be there for the majority of the afternoon until about 6pm, taking in the Olympic Village festival as well. We’ll be making “Go Nippon” signs and getting decked out in face paint to give us the look of a coordinated cheerleading team. Official JETAASC hats will be provided to all participants. Please come out and help us shout Ganbatte!

RSVP with your name and phone number if you are able to make the 26th by e-mailing Valerie Hwang at vhwang129@gmail.com. Thank You!

For more info, please check out: http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/fans-in-the-stands

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5/29/2015 – JETAASC Angels Game Outing

Join JETAASC in Anaheim as we watch the Angels play the Detroit Tigers on Friday, May 29. Tickets are limited to the first 20 who RSVP and pay through PayPal. As always, Friends of JETs are welcome!!

When: Friday, May 29, 2015. Game starts at 7:05 pm.Meet at Angel Stadium at 6-6:30 pm.
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim
Cost: $20/ticket for right field pavilion seats (outfield, on field level) before 5/20, $25 after. Angels pitcher bobblehead (Matt Shoemaker) included.
RSVP: Send PayPal payment to Mark Juloya at markjuloya@gmail.com.

See you then!

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5/16/15 – SGV Dim Sum with JETAASC!

Spend a Saturday morning on the Eastside with dim sum and JETs! Thanks to our resident 626 foodie Christine Chow, we’ll have space reserved for us at Shi Hai – one of the newer (and fancier) additions to the San Gabriel Valley. We plan to cap the event at 16. As always, friends of JETs are welcome!

M-3Date: Saturday, May 16
 Location: Shi Hai
1412 S. Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801
Time: 11:00 am –
Parking: Private lot, street.
Cost: Dim sum is served family style, so plan on sharing plates and splitting costs. Bring cash!
RSVPhttp://goo.gl/forms/FsSBVkfccl or email treasurer@jetaasc.org by May 13.

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