Chapter Events – October 2021
**Page will be updated as new events are created**
We welcome corrections or omissions! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Links to events in private/closed Facebook groups may not be available unless you are in the group.
JETAANY Members ONLY – Land a Job Through the JETAANY Linkedin Premium Subsidy Program!
September to November
Details: (We have updated the link for those who may have had trouble accessing the form in the prior newsletter) For all JET participants who are going to return to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania: We’re excited to help you land a job or transition into a different career field in the States. With the subsidy program, we’ll reimburse up to $60 per person for your LinkedIn Premium account. You can get access to 15,000+ expert-led courses and see sample interview questions and answers contributed by professionals, along with many other features. We’ll also be working with you personally to set up career goals and achieve milestones. A total of 20 recent returnees (in the past 5 years) will be selected for this program.
RSVP: Sign up using this form.
Questions: Contact Cara via email.
JETAANY Nihongo Dake Conversation Hour
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Details: Join us virtually Mondays on Zoom to keep your Japanese language skills sharp. This chat is for Japanese speakers at the intermediate level or higher. Come join in on the fun! There’s no fee to participate.
For upcoming events check out the JETAANY Facebook Events Page.
RSVP & Questions: contact Ashley via email
JETAA Southern California: Water Cooler – Every Tuesday at 12:00 PM PST via Zoom (passcode: 018586)
WFH blues got you down? Not being productive anyway? Just need a place to eat lunch? Take a break at the JETAASC Water Cooler!
This is a casual drop-in type hang out where you can say hi, stick around for some lunchtime conversation, or just tune in to some ambient social interaction we’ve all been missing away from the office. Bring your favorite drink or a full meal, pop in for a few minutes or an hour. We’re continuing to make this a weekly event to start your week off right.
JETAA Great Lakes Netflix Watch Party – Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM PST. Join Facebook group for details.
Every Wednesday at 8 we’ll be hosting a watch party! See the posts for specific details on what is currently being viewed, and how to join. We hope to see you there! We will still use teleparty due to size limitations on Hulu’s watch party service. Please remember that the teleparty app will need to be installed into your browser ahead of time and can be found at netflixparty.com ! In addition, you will need an account with Hulu to be able to join. The first watch party link will be posted at 8 and the video will begin playing at 8:30. We will watch four episodes per week so if you miss this week, you can always watch them in your own time before next week! Register by Email
JETAA Radio Taiso – Every Friday morning at 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET
NEW Registration link
Fill out this quick Zoom registration once to get access to Radio Taiso that will work for every week you are able to join. Join your fellow JET alumni for Radio Taiso every Friday morning! It’s a 3-6 min stretch followed by a quick social check-in if you have time to chat. Join the virtual stretch via zoom:
11:30am EDT (New York); 10:30am CDT (Kansas City); 9:30am MDT (Denver), 8:30am PST (Los Angeles)
JETAA Washington DC Japanese Script Reading Club – Every Sunday at 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Sign up form
Join your fellow Japanese language learners and read through a Japanese short play script! The first read-through is for language study, the second read-through is for putting emotion into your Japanese. There will be three language levels available (easy, medium, hard), and a native-speaking Japanese Pronunciation Coach in every zoom breakout room. Email email@example.com with any questions. To sign up : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl3pMd4reYVdHdyo_iqkjKubOKrL2m_ejc_KEKJFjBl1lzMg/viewform
6:30 pm – 8 pm CST
Online – In the Comfort of Your Own Home
What is an Open Board Meeting?Previously known as Monthly Member Meetings, Open Board Meetings are where we get together to discuss events from the past month, any upcoming events in the near future, and news relevant to JETAA.Meetings are also a chance for non-board members to share ideas, get involved in JETAA Chicago activities, and make connections in the alumni community.Who can attend?Meetings are open to all members of JETAA Chicago! For RSVPs, in the interest of including those that do not use Facebook and other social media platforms, a Guestlist event will be made for each open board meeting. All alumni interested in attending are required to RSVP through that event. Facebook event pages will still be posted to promote the monthly open board meeting in the JETAA Chicago Facebook group, and questions can still be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.When are they?Open Board Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month unless it falls on a holiday. A full schedule for the year will be posted on our website.What if I can’t make it in person?For those unable to attend in person (EVERYONE FOR NOW!), but still interested in being involved in the discussion, simply register through Guestlist. There are conference details to dial in and they will be shared with you automatically once you have RSVP’d. Otherwise, email email@example.com and we can work on another way to make sure you can participate!
JETAANY Book Club: Where the Wild Ladies Are
Tuesday, October 5
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EDT
Details: Join us in the spookiest of months for Where the Wild Ladies Are, Aoko Matsuda’s “delightfully uncanny collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales.” The JETAANY Book Club is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and a love of reading. Please join us for a casual, nonjudgmental discussion! While we used to meet in person over pizza, we’ll be gathering virtually for the time being.
Register for the Zoom link: Zoom Registration.
Let others know you are going on Facebook: Event page.
Questions: Contact Christy via email.
Virtual Sake Tasting with Kenshin Sake
October 8 at 7 PM PT
Host: 2021 JETAA Northern California
JETAA Minnesota Wine Tasting
October 9th: Wine tasting at Rustic Roots Winery (Tentatively set for 1pm, we will keep a close eye on Covid guidelines)
Late October: Virtual Halloween Game Night
Stay turned to the newsletter and our facebook page for more updates!
October 10 at 2 PM – JETAARM Book Club – Echo on the Bay by Masatsugu OnoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/290185356243432
Until October 11th – JETAA Chicago Virtual 3K Walk/5K Run and Happy Hour on Oct 11thJoin JETAA Chicago for our virtual 3K walk/5K run! Complete the distance anytime before October 11th and share via Instagram! Tickets are free with the option to purchase a custom-designed JETAA Chicago t-shirt (details to come later).First, join our pre-run training event on September 20th for the chance to listen to Coach Lori from Chicago Endurance Sports! Lori is a veteran runner of all distances and will share her knowledge and love of the sport of running. We will discuss tips, tricks and best practices to run your best race — for beginners and veteran runners alike!Finally, celebrate your run and learn some facts about Sports Day in Japan at our post-run Happy Hour on October 11th! We’ll also be giving away a gift certificate to Fleet Feet (ships nationwide) so you can stock up on your favorite gear for your next race.
Friday, October 15th, 7-9 pm CST- JETAA Chicago Disney Trivia – Rescheduled!
We have rescheduled our Disney Trivia night to Friday, October 15th, 7-9 pm CST! Thank you for your patience with the date change.For this event, we’re keeping it simple with the classic game format: twenty players head-to-head. We will also be focusing on animated movies, rather than the full catalogue. May the biggest nerd triumph!We are limiting the number of competitors, so only the first 20 RSVPs for the Trivia Participant ticket will be able to officially compete.Questions? Contact our Activities Coordinator, Cassie Conrad, at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s fall, and our returners are back from Japan! Join us for the JETAA Hawaii Networking Pau Hana and meet, mingle, and talk-story with people from various professions. Share insight into your industry with our recently returned JET alums and others in the JETAA community. Come for the food, fun, and good conversation.
𝙋𝙇𝙐𝙎!! Get $15 when you submit an original, itemized receipt from any of the Japanese restaurants on the pre-approved list below. 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘱𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘈𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘩𝘰𝘭, 𝘵𝘢𝘹, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥.
𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗝𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱? Suggest the name below and we will work on getting it approved!
**𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗦𝗩𝗣: 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟱 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟭:𝟱𝟵 𝗽𝗺 𝗛𝗦𝗧**
Due to the current situation, all events are to be held virtually. Meeting link will be sent at least 1 hour before the event.
Tuesday, October 19th from 7-8 pm CST – JETAA Chicago Japanese Language Series: Spooky Fun and Game Night!Join us Tuesday, October 19th from 7-8 pm CST, for the next JETAA Chicago Japanese Language Series event! Prepare for a spooky night of Kaidan (怪談, ghost stories) and Taboo!If you wish to share a spooky story, that you know or experienced, in Japanese, let us know! Or, if you aren’t ready to tell a whole ghost story in Japanese but have a spooky event that happened to you in Japan that you want to recount in English, let us know that too!After the ghost stories are over, we’ll be playing a Japanese-language version of Taboo!
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