*Junior Treasurer Announcement*

JETAA Chicago will fill its Junior Treasurer position this October to work alongside Senior Treasurer, Steven Sundstrom. Please let us know if you are interested, or have questions about the role. The Treasurer controls funds we receive through annual Grant-in-Aid from the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) (see this link that explains why). As the Junior Treasurer, you would support the Senior Treasurer to determine funding for our local activities, keep records up-to-date, and correspond with CLAIR New York on use of grant funds.

This is a volunteer position, and there is no requirement for previous financial training, but any previous experience with budgets and holding a bank account will be a benefit. JETAA Chicago operates as a charitable organization and is now applying for non-profit status, so the Senior Treasurer will focus on that endeavor. The Junior position is a wonderful opportunity for someone to gain financial experience in a dynamic organization with a modest budget.

Please contact treasurer@jetaachicago.com with questions or information about why you might be selected as our next Junior Treasurer.

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Employment Opportunities (as of 8/13)

JET Program Coordinator, Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

Social Media Coordinator, Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.

Customer Service Representative, ANA Airlines in Chicago

The Japanese department at Oak Park River Forest High School is looking for a part-time teacher who can teach one section of 2nd year Japanese or 4th year Japanese. No teacher certification necessary. The class time is from 2:16-3:04.
Please contact Yoko Schmadeke at yschmadeke@oprfhs.org or 708-434-3386 if interested.

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JETAA Chicago September Board Meeting (9/7)


On Monday, September 7, JETAA Chicago will hold its monthly board meeting. We would like to welcome all the recent returnees and invite you to come say hello. We are planning to have a lot of events aimed at returnees this Fall, and will discuss them at the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Japan Information Center (737 N Michigan Ave, 10th floor) and last about 90 minutes. The building may require a photo ID so be sure to bring one.

Our meetings are open to any and all JET Alumni. Dinner is provided to all who attend. Let us know if you have any food allergies or avoidances.

Email info@jetaachicago.com with any questions or any items you would like to add to the agenda and please RSVP on our Facebook Page!

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Bingo @ Heiwa Terrace (8/20)


Bingo at Heiwa Terrace, be there or be square from 7:00 – 8:00 PM!

It is located at 920 West Lawrence Avenue #1 near the Red Line so really easy to visit. Come along and help out with some calling and entertaining the residents.

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