I’m sure most of you would be familiar with going through a certain period of probation when you start a new job. Some companies enforce a three months probation, while others may decide on six months or even a year.
It has been slightly past three months since the 2012-2013 Board took over the running of JETAA Singapore. Did this new Board pass your version of “probation”? It’s really up to you to decide. So you ask, “What has been done so far?”
Gotcha! You haven’t been following our Facebook account, have you? No worries, here is a snapshot of our recent events… just for you!
- EOJ-JETAA Japanese Class – We continued facilitating the Japanese language class every last Thursday of the month. 練習しています！
- Let’s Karaoke! (20 May 2012) – An informal singing session, just to get everyone warmed up.
- Oshaberi-KITE (23 June 2012) – For the first time, Oshaberi-kai was held outdoors and coupled with a physical activity – Kite-flying. Hey it was no mean feat, you know!
- Pre-departure Orientation (11 July 2012) – To prepare the 2012 JET participants for their stay in Japan, three members volunteered to provide practical advice on living and teaching in Japan.
- Farewell Reception for 2012 JETs (1 Aug 2102) – We bade farewell to our juniors and wish them all the best in Japan!
- Buddy System (11 July – 5 Aug) – Members volunteered to act as buddies to the 2012 JET participants, to dish out personal advice or lend a listening ear to ease pre-departure jitters.
It has been a busy yet fulfilling three-months. We are still in the process of learning new things, fine-tuning processes, trying out new ideas, incorporating your feedback into events and making it a point to knowing you a little better.
We appreciate your continued support. Looking forward to seeing more of you at our future events. Check our Facebook for updates!
Perhaps some of you already know that our current Facebook page has some problems. Thus the new Board has decided to create a brand new one! It’s very bare now but we’ll be using the page to publicise our upcoming activities. Pls show your support by joining or liking our page.
Public Relations Officer
JETAA Singapore 2012-13
Dear JETAASG members,
JETAA SG Election Day is just 2 weeks away!
Before you cast your vote for the nominees of the new 2012-2012 JETAA SG Board,(on 3 March 2012 for attendees of AGM, between 22-26 Feb 2012 for absentee voters), you might be wondering “Do I know enough about the nominees to help me cast an informed vote?”.
Thanks to the cooperation and diligence of all the nominees (who prepared the following write-ups for you!),
JETAA SG Election Committee 2012 is proud to present to you the self-introductions of all our 8 nominees!
Beyond the different personalities, interests and aspirations these 8 nominees may have, one thing is common -
all have bravely come forward to run the board to serve our members (YOU!) and JETAA SG!
Please support them through your votes!
(To view each write-up, please click the picture icon.)
Date: 3 March 2012, Saturday
Venue: Meeting Room of CLAIR, Singapore. 6 Battery Road #31 – 02 Singapore 049909
We’re going to have our next Oshaberi Cafe at Once Upon A Milkshake (OUAM) this time, so you can be assured of quality indulgence on top of endless laughter and fun!
Details as follows:
Date: Sunday, 12 Feb 2012
Time: 2-5pm (Registration starts at 2 and your punctuality would be very much appreciated.)
Venue: Once Upon A Milkshake (Maxwell Chambers branch)
32 maxwell road #01-08 S(069115)
See map here http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_9798/travel_site_3095/)
3min walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station
Fee: $5, includes a milkshake of your desired choice and mini ice-cream waffle!
We will be collecting payment and taking orders for the shake and waffle during registration, so you might want to make that very tough decision of your choice of flavour beforehand here:
http://www.onceuponamilkshake.com/shopmenu.html (Note that you are only entitled to the Premium flavours)
As part of the objectives of the Oshaberi Cafe are to foster interaction between JETAA members and the Japanese/Japanese-speaking community in Singapore and to provide an opportunity for JETAA members to use Japanese, we strongly encourage you to bring along any Japanese friends who would be keen on language exchange in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We will be doing conversation mainly through games using both English and Japanese.
You have up till tomorrow Monday 6 Feb 2012, 10pm, to RSVP to Jamie (9820 email@example.com) with the following information:
No. of friends?
Please also indicate your level of Japanese (level of English for Japanese friends): Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Quick RSVP. We really hope to chat with you over milkshakes!
Jamie, Melissa and Yen Ling