GAJET Elections: We Want YOU!
Gunma AJET is a group dedicated to the ALT community in Gunma (JETs and Private ALTs alike). We organise events and activities that bring the ALT community together and provide support. If Japan is the engine and you are the pistons, GAJET is the oil that keeps things running smoothly.
It is time to elect a new council to take the torch forward into the new year. All positions are open for nomination so If you think you can do a good job of it nominate yourself.
I have stood for re-election as Gunmania designer (but of course If you can/want to do better, feel free to nominate yourselves) I have had a blast this last year. Admittedly now that the blog is running well any monkey with a PC could keep it going so I am not doing too much right now. The job also does involve the design of the print edition that all the new JET ALTs get at orientation so I am itching to get that one going again. For me personally, this task has been a chance for me to use my skills (well a tiny fraction of them at least) which I would probably not have used had I not nominated myself.
If you feel drawn to a position, you will likely enjoy the task. After the pic is the official posting off the GAJET site. Peruse the contents and se what suits you…
The following is courtesy of the GAJET site:
The time has come around for nominations for the GAJET council elections. The election will vote in the council members for the 2010 – 2011 JET year. ALL positions are up for grabs so if you feel running for council please nominate yourself for ONLY ONE of the positions below. (Recontracting people only.)
The nomination period is from now untill Friday March 26th. If you intend to run in the GAJET council election please e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know which position you intend to run for.
The voting period will be between Monday March 29th – Friday April 30th 12.00 noon.
The main responsibilities of the GAJET council is to organise all of the GAJET events that run through out the year ie. Sumo trip, Christmas enkai, beer garden events, Halloween party etc. Other responsibilities include organising local community activities such as visiting the orphanage, charity coin drive and blood donation event.
1 – President:
Basically you make sure things get done.(GAJET EVENTS ) A lot of emailing and finding people to make phone calls in Japanese (if you don’t speak Japanese). You are also the liaison for National AJET. You also get first dibs on helping out with all the orientations.
2 – Vice-President:
Similar to president. Less emailing though. Pres and VP are buddies.
3 – Secretary:
Take notes at meetings. This is actually very important as the Pres delegates duties and can’t remember who is doing what.
4 – Treasure: Keeps the money and receipts in order.
5 – Gunmania Editor
6 – Gunmania Design:
Web type stuff to keep the gunmania site up and running
7 – Web master:
Control of Gunmajet.net
8 – Chubu Region:
Maebashi, Ikaho, Tamamura, Miyagi, Kasukawa, Ogo, Akabori, Sakai, Takasaki.
9 – Tone Region:
Minakami, Katashina, Numata, Showa, Kawaba.
10 – Tobu Region:
Azuma, Kurohone, Omama, Nissato, Tatabayashi, Kiryu, Ota, Kasakake, Yabuzukahonmachi, Nitta, Ojima, Oizumi, Oura, Chiyoda, Meiwa, Akagi, Itakura, Isesaki.
10 – Seibu Region:
Fujioka, Kanna, Ueno, Yoshii, Tomioka, Shimonita, Haruna, Kurabuchi, Shinmachi, Gunmamachi, Misato, Nanmoku, Matsuida, Annaka, Shimonita, Myogi, Nakazato, Manba.
11 – Agatsuma Region:
Higashiagatsuma, Kuni, Kusatsu, Naganohara, Nakanojo, Takayama, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma, Kitatachibana, Shinto, Yoshioka, Shibukawa.