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 Osaka JALT Journal Volume 4 is now available.

 

 

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Thursday
Dec012016

Dinner party with JALT2016 Balsamo Asian Scholar

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker:
Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Kalyan Chattopadhyay is Associate Professor and Director of the English Language Centre at Bankim Sardar College, Calcutta University, and this year's Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar at JALT2016. A University of Leeds and Hornby Trust alumnus, he has spoken and published on language skills development and the use of new technologies in language teaching. He is an IELTS research awardee and Cambridge University Press author, the outgoing Coordinator of IATEFL YLTSIG (UK), and the current Vice President of AsiaCALL.

Come join us for casual conversation over dinner and drinks starting from 6:00 at the Blarney Stone Irish pub. Join us whenever you can make it for as long as you like. All are very welcome.

Fee for JALT members:
Free
Fee for one-day members:
Free
Monday
Nov072016

Osaka JALT Chapter Officer Nominations -- deadline November 18  

Osaka JALT Chapter Officer Nominations -- deadline November 18
 
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 just before JALT2016 begining on November 19-24. 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, Program Chair, Membership 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 Sunday, November 18, if you’d like to nominate or be an officer in the coming year.