Hi all –
Welcome to the year of the rabbit!
Our first news update will be short but sweet. Your no. 1 priority is RSVPing to the picnic and nominating for the 2011-12 committee!
1. FAMILY PICNIC
We are holding our annual picnic again at Kings Park’s Synergy Parkland, which is closest to the Saw Avenue entrance to the park.
The picnic will be from around 11:00 on Sunday 27 February 2011.
We aim to have an Aussie BBQ; a Japanese okonomiyaki fry-up; an Aussie footy/cricket clinic; a Japanese melon-bashing; etc. etc. (including music and stilts!)
It will be a celebration of both cultures and a family-friendly event. Food and drink are provided but we need to know RSVPs soon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who have been before will know it is lots of fun, so come and down and feel free to bring along friends interested in Japanese or Australian culture. No wasters though!
2. QUIZ NIGHT
We are trying to set a date in March to hold the gala Quiz Night and will update you ASAP.
The date of the AGM will depend on the date for the Quiz Night, so stay tuned – it will likely be a Friday night in March.
As always, we will hold elections for all positions on the committee, and for General Member positions.
Being a General Member of the committee is a great way to stay involved in JETAAWA while not having the responsibility (or enjoyment!) of an official role.
This year, Richard Southern, Karen Carter, Paula Bonetti, Tim Hoff, Natalie Garmony and Andrew Paterson have gone over and above what is expected of General Members, which has made things much easier for the entire committee, especially with the Regional Conference.
To all JETAAWA members, please let us know ASAP at email@example.com if you are interested in any of the following positions, which are all open, as always.
We would love to have a good mix of recent returnees and grizzled veterans!
4. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Some little birds have told us about the following employment opportunities.
We’ve missed the deadline for the first one but you could always give it a try anyway!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT * * *
Employment: Position Available
Australian Embassy: Events Manager
The Australian Embassy is seeking a motivated and outgoing bilingual person to manage all aspects of events and functions held in the Embassy. The person will coordinate and plan events, and liaise with organisations using the Embassy as a venue for events. Duties will include: logistics (including catering and venue set-up), budget management, sponsorship planning and contingency planning. The position is available in March 2011.
For more information, view the job description and the selection criteria.
Applications addressing the selection criteria and a current CV should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday, 17 JAN 2011.
Download Application Cover Sheet
A Japanese mother is also looking for an English tutor for her and her pre-primary son. They live in South Perth and Monday or Wednesday mornings for 60-90 minutes are best. Please let us know if you are interested with your rates: email@example.com.
Japanite is on again this Saturday 22 January. The promo runs like so and the flyer is attached:
Japanite is ON again in 2011 @ new venue which is Bar 138 on Barrack street
on Saturday 22nd January from 8pm.
This time Japanite features Japanese Oishi- (Yammy) Taste which is
Edamame (boiled soy beans), Japanese Sake & Shochu.
Japanese DJs, performance, Cute yukata girls are of course on the list.
To all friends, I would like to offer a discounted entry($7p/p) including a welcome drink.
Please just say the password “Akeome” which is a short form of Happy new year in Japanese.
We’re always looking for performers such as singer,dancers etc.
So if you know anyone who’s got a talent, please contact me.
At last, I would like to thank you all for your warm support to Japanite
and hope we can have more FUN this year !
Please don’t forget to bring a photo ID such as a passport or Australian
drivers license and pass this invite to all your friends. Arigato !!!
kaiWA for Jan-Feb is 27 January, 10 February, 27 February.
It’s the perfect way to keep in touch with Japanese and Japan in a casual atmosphere, so come down to 43 Below from 5:30-late and have a chat!