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Osaka JALT Chapter Officer Nominations -- deadline Sept. 22


Osaka JALT Chapter Officer Nominations -- deadline Sept. 22
 
It’s almost that time of year again when we are required to hold chapter officer elections. Officers serve from the end of one national JALT conference to the next, so we plan to hold elections in early October before JALT2012 begins on Oct. 12. Our current officers would like to cordially invite you to throw your hat into the ring as a way of actively participating in running the chapter.
 
We’re required to have at least four but preferably five members fill the positions of Chapter President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Publicity Chair, and Publicity Chair. (According to JALT rules it’s possible for one person to fill two of these positions, except that the President and Treasurer must be different people who are unrelated.) The past several years we have also had several Officers at Large that help in various ways, and it’s also possible to have other specific officers, such as Web-editor, Facilities Chair, Recording Secretary, Disaster Relief Chair, and so on. The possibilities are fairly limitless.

Duties of the required “Executive” Officers ideally are roughly as follows:
 
The Chapter President coordinates and oversees the running of the chapter, recruits and liaises with and assists other officers as necessary, represents the Chapter at JALT’s 3 annual national Executive Board meetings and in ongoing online JALT-wide discussions, and submits an annual report to the Executive Board.

The Treasurer manages the chapter’s money and maintains and submits monthly and annual financial reports.
 
The Program Chair oversees the organizing of our events, in collaboration with other officers and volunteers.
 
The Membership Chair focuses on our regular members by signing up and welcoming new members, sending reminders to those whose membership dues are coming or have come due, and maintains our membership records.

The Publicity Chair primarily focuses on spreading the word about what we’re doing to non-JALT members via our email list, facebook group, and any other way that is deemed appropriate.
 
I hope you’ll consider volunteering as an officer in the coming year, though of course you don’t need to be an officer to be actively involved.
 
Please let us know by Saturday, September 22, if you’d like to be an officer in the coming year by emailing us at osakajalt@yahoo.com . Hopefully we’ll have an ample number of officers so as to spread the workload and so that no one is overly burdened. You can also email Chapter President Bob Sanderson directly with any questions or concerns you may have.

Reader Comments (1)

Here are our officers for the new JALT year (until the JALT2013 Conference in Kobe in Nov. 2013):

President: Bob Sanderson
Program Chair: Robert Sheridan
Membership: Saya Ike
Treasurer: Chris Johnston
Publicity: Ray Franklin
Webmaster: Bill Hogue
Officers-at-Large: Steve Cornwell, Stella Maxwell, Junko Omotedani, Steve Silsbee, Miyuki Kakuta, and Emi Rowan.

October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob Sanderrson

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