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Third Round of Voting!

This is the third and hopefully LAST round of voting to fill all the Council positions.
Please vote and tell your friends too! Let’s not have a fourth round!

Voting begins Thursday February 25th and ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 5th.

Go to http://vote.hajet.org during that time to place your vote. You will need a password that is sent by email.

If you are a JET but did not receive an email, please contact president@hajet.org.

And now for the candidates…

Central Representatives:

Dave Dilling

dave dilling
Where are you from?
I was born in the steel city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania deep in the rust belt of America, but I’ve called Colorado home for most of my adult life and currently keep an address in Durango.

Where are you now?

I live in Nanporo in south-central Sorachi-gun, famous for cabbage, rice and I guess our onsen is quite nice…
What has been your greatest moment in Hokkaido?

The birth of my son this past Fall was pretty epic…so I’ll go with that.

Why would you be a good Central Representative?
If I am elected I promise the trains will run on time, the exchange rate will drop to 50 yen to the dollar, and pot in every chicken…or something like that…or you know, I’ll try to keep my peeps up to date on goings on in the central region and maybe a keg at our welcome party would be nice.
Who is your biggest fictional crush?
Dr. Horrible seems like he’d be a cool guy to hang out with…(If you’re not familiar check out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)

Debbie Walter

debbie

Where are you from?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Where you are now?
Kuriyama-cho, Hokkaido
What has been your greatest moment in Hokkaido?
Every moment that I can spend with my students! Especially at one of my elementary schools, hearing them call out my name or English greetings with such enthusiasm makes any day feel so much better! Also, every moment I’m not slipping on wet ice is the greatest moment in my book.
Why you would be a good Central Rep?
I’ve helped organize quite a few events for my Japanese Culture club back in college, such as culture festivals, food nights, game/movie nights, etc. In addition, my friends have always come to me for advice. Even in situations where I don’t have any practical advice to give, I know how important it is just to have a sympathetic ear! Also, I’m interested in getting to know more about Hokkaido, trying new things, and making new friends! So, with that said, why don’t we explore Hokkaido together?
Who is your biggest fictional crush?
Jon Snow, but only because Kit Harington isn’t fictional.

Southwestern Rep

Dori White

Dori

Where are you from?
The wilds of Kansas.

Where are you now?
The Forest. Literally. My town’s name is Forest. Mori Machi. Forest Town.

What has been your best moment in Hokkaido?

Taking silver in Fukushima’s woman’s only Sumo competition.

Climbing Mt. Yotei.
HEC camp.Why would you be a good Southwestern Rep?
Well, I’ve been in the SW for a long time. I know the towns, people, and area. I’ve also helped past SW reps before.
However, the main reason I think I would be a good rep is that I really enjoy the SW peeps.  Everybody here is super awesome. I want us to try to connect with other regions. I would also like to organize more events to bring the SW family closer together and interact with the rest of HAJET.Biggest Fictional Crush:
Sherlock Holmes.

Grab the password from your email and take 10 seconds to vote now!

http://vote.hajet.org

Thank you! (^v^)

Updated International Funding Application

Are you organizing an international event in your community that you’d like HAJET to consider funding?

 

Head over to the International Event Funding page and download a copy of the application form!

 

 

2015 Elections Round Two

Voting begins Monday February 9th and ends at 11:59pm on Monday, February 23th. Go to http://vote.hajet.org during that time to place your vote. You will need a password that is sent by email. If you are a first year JET but did not receive an email, please contact president@hajet.org. And now for the candidates… (more…)

2015 HAJET Council Election Candidates

Voting begins January 19 and ends at 11:59pm on Monday, February 2nd.

Go to http://vote.hajet.org during that time to place your vote. You will need a password that is sent by email. If you are a first year JET but did not receive an email, please contact president@hajet.org.

And now for the candidates…

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Winter Meeting 2015

Winter Meeting 2015

So I know that March is usually associated with spring, but this is Hokkaido. Winter doesn’t give up so easily here.

This year’s winter meeting will be held in Niseko, known around the world for having some of the best powder. People come in hordes every year just to ski or board, and you lucky ducks get to go, too! We will be staying in the lovely town of Kutchan, just a sneeze away from fresh powder. Those who are not winter sports-inclined, fret not! Niseko is also known for its hot springs and delicious food – there will be plenty to keep everyone busy.

We have some great seminars planned , a fabulous enkai, a concert, and we will be welcoming the new members to the Prefectural Council at the general meeting. I hope to see everyone there!!

Schedule

Friday, March 6th
3:00 pm (onward) – Check-in (For those staying at the Freedom Inn.)
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Workshop I “How to Avoid JET Whiplash” (Damian O’Kane)
8:00 – 9:00pm – Workshop II “Travel Tips and Tricks” (Mike DeLue and Michael Lohr)
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Welcome Kanpai
9:30 – 10:30 pm – PC Meeting

Saturday, March 7th
8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast*
9:00 – 10:00 am – General Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 am – Workshop III “What to Expect at the School Year’s End” (TBD)

- Free Time -

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Enkai (Abucha 2)
8:00 – TBD – Winter Concert (Jam Café Bar)

Sunday, March 8th
8:00 – 9:00 am – Breakfast*
10:00 am – Check-out (For those staying at the Freedom Inn.)

Here’s the 2015 HAJET Winter Meeting Info Pack (PDF)

Here’s the Email Back Form – Winter ’15(English)

Here’s the Japanese Information Pack (PDF)

 

Below is the signup form!

 

RSVP  Deadline:  Friday,  February  6th  to  vp@hajet.org

For  those  needing  accommodation,  please  reply  by  January   9th  or  ASAP! Space  is  limited!

 

No more submissions accepted at this time.
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