Jun 7

JETAA Chapter Beat 6.6.11

Jonathan Trace (Fukuoka-ken, 2005-08) takes us on a walk around the JET Alumni community for another edition of JETAA Chapter Beat.

JETAA Chicago

  • JET Alumni Author Panel – Friday, 10th, 6:30 to 8:00 at the Barnes and Thornburg, LLP. JETAA and the Japan American Society of Chicago are hosting a panel featuring Lars Martinson, D.H. Cermeno and Jamese Kennedy.
  • Monthly Executive Board Meeting – Monday, June 13th, 6:30. Drop by for a friendly dinner and talk about the shape of what’s to come for Chicago JETAA.
  • Summer Beach Volleyball – Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 starting June 14th. Chicago JETAA is fielding a beach volleyball team, the Jet Setters, in this year’s Players Sports Group Summer Beach Volleyball Leagues. All skill levels are welcome, so join the team.

JETAA Western Australia

  • Winter Matsuri in Swan Valley – Sunday, June 26th, 10:00 to 5:00, bus departing from Barrack Street Jetty. The trip includes a trip to 2 wineries with tastings, a nougat factory with tasting, a chocolate factory and a brewery.

JETAA Florida

  • Tampa New JET Welcome Party – Saturday, June 18th, 7:00 at Tampa Karaoke. Get to know the new generation over a song or three.

JETAA New York

  • Kyushu Happy Hour – Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30 at Nightengale Lounge. This month’s happy hour has a Kyushu theme, so all those who lived/traveled or enjoyed Kyushu are welcomed to attend and meet alums and members of the Kyushu Battenkai.
  • Book Club – Tuesday, June 14th, 7:00 at the Flatiron Building. This month’s selection is The Woman on the Other Shore by Mitsuko Kakuta.
  • Quarterly Meeting – Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30 at the Japan Local Government Center. Come discussion the upcoming pre-departure orientation and upcoming summer events, as well as other opportunities for those looking to get involved.

JETAA Canberra

  • O-Shaberikai – Wednesday, June 8th, 6:00 at Coo Izakaya in Civic. Join in and meet Japanese people living in Canberra and other locals interested in Japan.

JETAA New England

  • 2011 JET Orientation Happy Hour – Saturday, June 11th, 5:30 at Lucky’s Lounge. Come meet the new crop of JETs over a drink and share your stories and experiences.

JETAA Pacific Northwest

  • Walk for Rice – Saturday, June 18th, 8:00 at Seattle’s Seward Park. Walk for rice is a charity 2.5 mile walk/run to raise money and awareness about hunger in King County. Join the PNW JET Program Alumni team and do your part.

JETAA Portland

  • Tabemashou Dinner – Tuesday, June 14th, 6:00 at UCHU Sushi & Fried Chicken. Tabemashou group is a group that explores, critiques and enjoys Japanese dining in Portland.

What happened at your chapter’s event? If you attend(ed) any of these exciting events, JetWit would love to hear about them. Just contact Jonathan Trace with any info, stories or comments.

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