Florida JETAA
14Oct/17Off

Orlando Event! 10.28 | JET Campout at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

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Hey Central Florida folks and beyond!

We are having a group campout at the Kissimmee Prairie preserve. It's located about halfway between Orlando and Miami, this state park is one of Florida's premier locations for stargazing. We'll hike 2.5 miles to the primitive campsite, so all participants will need to bring their own tent. Maximum of 12 people can sign up for this event. RSVP Required.
When: 10/28, 12pm
Where: 33104 NW 192nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Contact: Tom Gregorich (Orlando@floridajetaa.org)

7Oct/17Off

11.5 | Orlando Japan Festival

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Come enjoy one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida, and help us spread the word about JETAA. We're currently looking for Volunteers to help with tabling!

Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/5, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park (69 Lakeshore bl, Kissimmee, FL)
Contact: Lauren (President@floridajetaa.org) or Dolly (webmaster@floridajetaa.org)

The festival is hosted by the Japan Association of Orlando. For more information about the schedule of performances, vendors and more, visit http://jorlando.org/orlando-japan-festival-2017/. Please note: this is a new location from previous years.

16Sep/17Off

Volunteer Registration Form

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JETAA FL is completely run by Volunteers -- but you don't need to be an officer to hold an event or volunteer in your community!

Check out this form for options on how to volunteer - let us know your interests, and we'll contact you when we have opportunities. The best part? No pressure or commitment!

14Aug/17Off

JET30 + NatCon 2017, Washington D.C.

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This early August, alumni from JETAA Chapters from across the nation converged in Washington D.C. at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel for two special events, NatCon and the JET30 Reunion. Starting on Wednesday, August 2, JETAA delegates attended NatCon sessions which focused on chapter leadership, management and alumni engagement. Then on Friday, August 4, additional alumni arrived, totaling over 200 in attendance, to Natsukashii Hall and adjacent ballroom and patio for events for the following two days. Speakers and panel discussions covered a variety of topics related to JET alumni and our love of Japan, including pop culture, film, education, the Japan and U.S. relationship, the importance of the JET Program and how it has grown and influenced so many over the last 30 years.

Highlights of the weekend included a dinner celebration Friday evening at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence and a Natsumatsuri on Saturday evening where many attended in yukata, jinbei and happi coats.

Thank you to Joy and Paul Champaloux, Bahia Simons-Lane and Lauren Sorondo for sharing these photos with us. 

 

31Jul/17Off

NatCon & JET30 | Washington D.C.

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We wish everyone traveling to Washington D. C. this week for the NatCon and JET30 Reunion to have a safe and exciting time!

5Jun/17Off

JET30 Reunion, Washington DC, August 4-6, Early Bird Registration

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Please join us for the JET30 Reunion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program, in Washington, D.C., August 4 - 6, 2017!

Visit www.usjetaa.org/reunion for more information and to reserve your spot! Sign up NOW for EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH JUNE 30. Families & children are welcome to attend. There are many exciting events planned, including cultural activities, discussions with prominent JET alums, hosted receptions including a natsu-matsuri (don't forget your yukata!), professional networking, and relaxed gatherings to meet with old friends and new. Saturday meals are included with registration. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate, reconnect, & reminisce on the 30th Anniversary of the JET Program!

Please share this information with your JET friends!
#JET30 #USJETAA

1Oct/16Off

Sayonara, Bahia!

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This summer we said goodbye to Bahia, who's served as our chapter president for many years. Goodbye, Bahia! We know this is a good move for you -- we'll miss you!

Bahia's Goodbye Letter:

Hello, Florida JET alumni and friends of JET!

I have had a wonderful experience as president of Florida JETAA for the past five and a half years, but now it’s time to move on. I’m relocating back to the Washington, DC region, near my hometown. Thank you all for your support, especially those of you who ran for office and volunteered at our events. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many prospective JETs and welcoming back JET returnees. Meeting members of the local Japanese community and fans of Japanese culture at our events has helped keep my love of Japan alive.

I’m excited that the community will continue to be in good hands after I’m gone. As per our by-laws, the officers are able to appoint someone to fill the remainder of a term if it’s vacated mid-term. Therefore, our current Vice President Jennifer Hwang (ジェニファー ホワン) will be taking over the position of President for the remainder of the term. Tom Gregorich , who has formerly held the positions of President and Treasurer, will be coming on to complete the term of Vice President. Between these dedicated individuals and the rest of our elected officers, Florida JETAA will continue to serve the community well.

We’ve accomplished a lot since I was first elected president! The dedicated work of our officers has resulted in expanding the reach of Florida JETAA. Each year we offer more events than every before in Tampa, Orlando, and Miami, including Japanese language events, movie screenings, and yukata bar crawls. I’m very proud that we are now able to better serve JET alumni across the state through increasing our Facebook presence. Our membership on Facebook has increased from 19 to 223 members over the past five and half years! We also now use MailChimp to manage our membership and connect with you all by email. We’ve overhauled our website, making floridajetaa.org a go to resource for JET alumni and friends. I know the team will continue to improve and grow our chapter.

Thank you and sayonara,
Bahia Simons-Lane

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9Sep/14Off

WELCOME BACK TO FLORIDA JETs!

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To all JET Programme participants returning to Florida this year:
On behalf of the Florida Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (FLJETAA) we would like to welcome you back to the USA and hope you had a great experience while on JET!
We received news from CLAIR that you have returned and we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our community. Below are our links and we hope to hear from you soon. And our "Welcome Back Party" is in the works so if you have time we would love to have you! Take care and if you have any questions feel free to ask!
Florida JETAA Website
http://www.floridajetaa.org
JET Alumni Association of Florida (JETAA FL) and Friends
http://www.facebook.com/groups/fljetaa/
JETAA 2013 Bonenkai
http://www.facebook.com/events/1433986693484452/?ref=4Consulate General of Japan in Miami

Twitter
http://twitter.com/floridajetaa

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3914569


Sincerely,
Florida JETAA

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3Sep/14Off

2014 JET Program Information Sessions

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The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and the members of the FLJETAA will be hosting info sessions about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program across the State of Florida.

***The schedule is subject to change, so please double check with the University to verify dates and times.***

SCHEDULE UPDATED: Sept 20th, 2014

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and the members of the FLJETAA will be hosting info sessions about the Japan Exchange and Teaching(JET) Program across the State of Florida. The schedule is subject to change, so please double check with the University to verify dates and times.

9/11/2014 University of Tampa 5:00P.M.~5:55 P.M. (Riverside Building)

9/15/2014 Florida State University 6:00 P.M~7:30 P.M. (Diffenbaugh 009)

9/16/2014 University of Florida 1:00 P.M~2:30 P.M. (CSE E220)

9/16/2014 University of Central Florida 5:30 P.M.~6:30 P.M. (CSEL Bldg. #140, Room 115)

9/16/2014 Rollins College 5:30 P.M.~6:30 P.M. (Cornell Campus Center, Bieberbach-Reed Room)

9/17/2014 Florida Gulf Coast University 11:00 A.M.~12:00 P.M.

9/17/2014 New College of Florida 12:00 P.M.~1:00 P.M. (Library, 156)

9/17/2014 University of South Florida 3:30 P.M.~5:00 P.M. (CGS 140)

9/22/2014 Florida Atlantic University 11:00 A.M.~12:30 P.M. (GS214B)

9/22/2014 University of Miami 4:00 P.M.~5:30 P.M. (Whitten Learning Center, 140)

9/24/2014 Florida International University 1:30 P.M.~3:00 P.M (GC140).

9/25/2014 Eckerd College 5:00 P.M.~6:00 P.M. (Seibert 106)

9/25/2014 Ringling College 6:30 P.M.~7:30 P.M. (Location)

9/29/2014 University of North Florida 10:30 A.M.~11:30 A.M. (58W/3804)

9/29/2014 Barry University(Miami) 1:00 P.M.~2:30 P.M. (Landon Student Union Conference Room 204)

9/30/2014 University of West Florida 11:00 A.M.~2:00 P.M. (Career Services Building 19)

 

The Consulate is attempting to set up information sessions at the following schools: New College, and Florida Gulf Coast University, Ringling College, Saint Leo University, Florida Southern College, and Saint Thomas University. Please contact the Consulate for questions regarding these sessions. Depending on availability, we may or may not be able to visit these schools.

Contact jet@mi.mofa.go.jp for questions or concerns

 

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5Dec/13Off

New Trailer for Tohoku Tomo

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JET alum Wesley Julian just released a trailer for the documentary he is working on about those who went to help in Tohoku after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The documentary is a story of true friendship and commitment to Japan's recovery by the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tohoku Tomo is expected to be released in early 2014.

Please check out the trailer!

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