JETAA Chicago April 2016 Board Meeting


On Monday, April 4, JETAA Chicago will have its monthly board meeting. We will be focusing on our upcoming events. We will also discuss past event, current projects, and welcome new ideas.

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.

The meeting’s location is at 325 North LaSalle and will last about 90 minutes. The building requires a list of names early (so please RSVP by 4 PM) and a photo ID so be sure to bring one.

For those unable to attend in person, please email if you would like to call or video into the meeting. We have successfully had call-ins, Google Hangouts, and Skype-ins in past meetings. Don’t hesitate to let us know you’d like to do that.

Email with any questions or any items you would like to add to the agenda. RSVP on our Facebook page today!

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Job Opening: Hello English

Job Position:

ESL Tutors needed for Japanese learners on Skype

Job Details:

My name is Scarlett and I live in Wilmington, NC. I own a small business that is growing quite rapidly called Hello I give English conversation classes to people in Japan on Skype. Currently, I have around 230 students. I have about 15 current tutors but it is not near enough. I have over 700 classes that are prepaid.

I am in need of teachers or tutors who would like to earn extra money. One of my teachers has just been accepted into the JET program. He found it invaluable to work here in a small way to prepare for what was coming in Japan. I also think that this might be very helpful for Jet Alumni’s re-acclimating themselves to America. Or like me, an older woman who looks back affectionately on my time in Japan and see my conversations as a way to re-connect with the culture I know and appreciate so well.

This job pays $12 per 55 minute class completed paid through Paypal weekly. The tutors make their own schedule of when they would like to give classes. The job is located on Skype ~ a free computer application.

Here is more information about the positions:

(Particularly looking for people that have come through the JET programme)

Thank you for your time,

Scarlett Orork
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White Day Yakinuku and Karaoke (3/25)



There’s a very special holiday coming up, and JETAA would like to celebrate it with you. St. Patrick’s Day? No, why White Day of course! One month after Valentines’ Day, March 14th, is the day in Japan for men to give gifts (typically white chocolate or marshmallows) to their counterparts to show appreciation for the Valentine’s Day gifts given that year.

Come celebrate White Day at San Soo Gab San, a delicious Korean-style yakiniku restaurant in Lincoln Square. After dinner, we will go to karaoke at Karaoke Restaurant.

Friday, March 25th
Yakiniku: 7:00 PM, San Soo Gab San (5247 N. Western Ave)
Karaoke: 9:30 PM, SingSing Karaoke Restaurant (6248 N. California Ave)

The cost* is $25 for dinner and $10 for karaoke.

Looking forward to celebrating with you!

*The cost does not include alcohol or other beverages – attendees are responsible for covering that cost individually.

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JETAA USA Announcment: Country Representative Nominations and Voting

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2016-17 CR Platforms Deadline: 3/9/2016
A reminder that the deadline for platform submissions for 2016-17 JETAA USA CR candidacy is Wednesday March 9th. It’s going to be a big year with a great support network, so jump in with both feet and be a part of it all! Late and/ or incomplete platforms will not be considered. You can see examples of platforms here (select a CR to see their platform) and download the CR endorsement forms here

Chapter Voting for CRs Opens 3/16/2016
The 2-week voting period for JETAA USA Country Rep will be open from Wednesday, March 16 through midnight, Wednesday, March 30th. Please plan any meetings/ discussions with your membership and respective boards/ officers accordingly so that you can submit your collective online voting for these national leadership positions within the 2-week time frame given. It would be great to have an active voting session where all 19 chapter voices are heard!
You will receive information on where to access the platforms, how to submit votes, etc. on March 16th.

If you have any questions, please send them to


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