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The 2015 Bonenkai is next week!

Hope everyone is ready for the holiday season, because we have just the year-ending celebration for you! We cordially invite you to attend this year’s official PNWJETAA Bonenkai: **A Bow-Nen-Tie Affair**. Attendees will be able to enjoy a delicious spread of familiar and new izakaya favorites as well as be eligible for some nice goodies …

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Orientation Materials Online!

The members of PNWJETAA are excited to be sending off another promising group of new JETs! Materials from the orientation/training are available here: 2015 New Jet Orientation Materials   We’d also like to thank all the volunteers and presenters who helped make the event such a success. SPECIAL THANKS to HANA for providing delicious food and …

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June Happy Hour: KARAOKE TIME (& General Meeting!)

Our next PNWJETAA happy hour will be a karaoke session at Venus Karaoke! You can RSVP at the Facebook group. The basics are: Friday 6/5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. $15 per person (please bring cash!), BYO Drinks, and like all of our happy hours this is a 21+ event. It should be a great time! …

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Walk for Rice 2014

  Every year, the PNW Jet Alumni Association makes a team for the annual Walk for Rice. The money raised goes to purchase rice and other food for the ACRS food bank, a local nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services targeted at Asian Pacific American communities. Please join us! The event itself is …

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Update*** General Meeting: Thursday, May 8

The next general meeting has been moved to Thursday, May 8 instead of the usual Wednesday due to scheduling conflicts. We have lots of business to discuss! As always, our monthly meetings are open to the public, and we welcome new attendees (although it’s mostly business). If there’s a specific event, project, or idea you’d …

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Help Research ALT Job Satisfaction

Takahiro Yokoyama, a PhD student in Australia is doing a project that involves researching the experiences of ALTs (whether they were on the JET program OR worked for a different company!). If you have time, please consider taking a survey to provide some data for him – and please feel free to forward it to …

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The PNWJETAA Book Club Surges Forward!

The PNWJETAA Book Club continues to be a extremely fun and popular, and is perfect for a low-key weekend afternoon in Seattle, our most-literate state in the union! (Washington DC is technically not a state) If you haven’t been keeping up, it’s easy – all you have to do is drop in. Each month we …

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