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Ratification of Osaka JALT Constitution: Voting Deadline June 21

Dear Osaka JALT members,

Osaka JALT needs a few minutes of your time.

In order to comply with Japan’s laws governing NPOs, Osaka JALT (and all other chapters and SIGs) must adopt a bilingual constitution. Rather than go to the trouble of writing and translating a lengthy constitution as some chapters and SIGs have done, our chapter officers decided to approve the very short and simple template (below), as was advised as one viable option by a special committee of national officers that was working on this issue. We now submit it to you, our membership, for official ratification, which, with your cooperation, we hope to be able to do by midnight on June 21.

Please read the proposed constitution (which simply states that Osaka JALT will comply with the JALT National Constitution and Bylaws) and then click on the link in your email titled Osaka JALT Constitution to go to the voting site.

Voting will take 2 clicks and less than one minute. (If you take care of this now, you will be spared reminders from our new high-tech on-line ballot system, once your vote is registered!)

Even if you want to “abstain”, we hope that you’ll register your vote. Your officers appreciate your participation!

The proposed constitution, along with links to the JALT national documents, is posted at . Ratified constitutions of other Chapters and SIGs can be found here, in case you're interested in comparing them: .

Thank you for your time, and for your membership and participation in Osaka JALT!

The officers of Osaka JALT




This short document comprises the proposed OSAKA JALT CONSTITUTION:

Osaka JALT is a chapter of the nationwide “NPO The Japan Association for Language Teaching,” hereinafter referred to as JALT. In the conduct of its activities, Osaka JALT shall comply with the policies and directives of the JALT National Executive Board and act in accordance with the provisions of the National Constitution and Bylaws.

大阪JALTは、全国規模の「特定非営利活動法人全国語学教育学会」(以下JALTと略称)の1(支部 / 研究部会)である。大阪JALTは、その活動の実施に当たって、JALT全国執行役員会の方針と指示を守り、全国語学教育学会定款及び細則の規定に従って行動しなければならない。

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Final Voting Results on ratification of our chapter constitution...

Cast ballots: 112 out of 198 (56%)

Yes: 105 (53% of all members)
No: 2
Abstain: 5

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