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Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
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Mid-South JETAA is looking for alumni interested in revitalizing the chapter - we need volunteers for everything from one-time events, like organizing a JET Info Session at a local university, to one-year commitments, such as serving as an officer and representing our chapter at the National Conference. We will be holding a JETAA Mid-South Informational Meeting via Zoom to answer your questions about our chapter. See below for details. And, please help spread the word about Mid-South JETAA by forwarding this newsletter to any alumni you know or emailing us their contact information and joining us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
NOLA Japan Fest
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 9:00-5:00pm | New Orleans Museum of Art
We invite all JET alumni, family, and friends to come enjoy the festival and drop by the JETAA Mid-South booth. We will continue our popular JETAA “photo booth”, where festival participants may take photos as a Daruma, Godzilla, or a Pikachu! We'll also help participants engage in other Japan-related games or crafts. We need volunteers to facilitate the fun!What: Japan Fest Volunteers
When: Sat, Oct 14, 2023
Who: JET Alumni, Friends and Family
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park
9:00am - 11:00am (Set-up included)
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Clean up included)
Sign Up: Japan Fest Volunteer Registration Form
BONUS: Volunteers will receive wrist bands for free entry into Japan Fest!
JET Application Info Sessions
Oct 2023 | Volunteers Wanted!
Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining the JET Program next year? The 2023 application will be available at JETProgramUSA.org until November 17.The JET Coordinator for the Consulate General of Japan at Nashville will host two general information sessions via Zoom that are open to any and all potential applicants:
Wednesday, October 4 at 12:00pm: Zoom Link
Tuesday, October 17 at 5:00pm: Zoom Link
In addition, the consulate is also looking for alumni to host in-person JET Information Sessions at universities in our region. For more information, contact the Nashville Consulate JET Coordinator, Tye Ebel.
What: JET Info Sessions
When: Sessions Must Take Place in October
Who: JET Alumni who would like to host and present a JET Info Session
Where: JETAA Mid-South Region: (Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas)
The Consulate General of Japan at Nashville will provide:
- A PowerPoint for use during the presentation
- An informational flyer for use during the presentation
USJETAA: Sign Up For the National Alumni Membership Directory!
USJETAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that furthers U.S.-Japan understanding through the network of 40,000+ alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and the 19 JET alumni associations across the United States. USJETAA's offerings include a job board featuring Japan-related positions, professional development workshops for alumni, webinars, and much more. Visit their website to register for a free membership, or sign up for a sponsored membership to support USJETAA.
Free Japan Society of New Orleans Membership!
All JETAA members in the Greater New Orleans region are eligible for a one-year free membership in the Japan Society of New Orleans. Learn more about JSNO on their website or email their president, Mike Turner, to request your first-year membership fee waiver.
Building our JETAA Community Initiatives
Ongoing | JETAA Mid-South wants YOU for our Steering Committee!
Most of us are finding that we have a bit of spare time these days as we shelter at home and stay socially distant. Why not spend some of that time hanging out and making plans with your JETAA Mid-South friends!
Click Here to learn more about our Steering Committee
Above all, remember that JETAA Mid-South is laid-back - so we're not expecting our Steering Committee to change the world. We're a small community focused on keeping our community healthy and having fun in the process.
Ongoing | US JETAA National Membership Drive
Did you know that there are more than 37,000 JET Alumni from the US?
Did you know our Mid-South Memberlist barely tops 100 JET Alumni?
Help us find our JET Alumni friends by building a National Alumni Database through www.usjetaa.org. Registration is free, and you'll get access to some awesome resources including:
*Searchable alumni directory to track down those long-lost JET friends
* Support network after JET
* Job board listing open positions across the US
* Information about Scholarships & Fellowships
* Monthly webinars on professional development & leadership skills
* Connection with JETAA Chapters in the US
* Email edition of monthly Alumni newsletters
Already a member? Encourage your fellow JET friends to sign up as well!