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I was a CIR in Shimane from 2005-2008 and have been an active volunteer and participant of JETAANY since I moved to New York in 2009. One of my first tasks was to volunteer as the new JETAANY Twitter manager. Later, I served as Secretary of JETAANY for the 2010 year. While Secretary, I used my interest in social media to make help launch a new website design, a mobile site, and boost our current social media presence. I was part of the planning for JETAANY\’s very successful charity auction after the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami.
Prior to moving to New York, I was a CIR in Shimane Prefecture from 2005-2008. While there, I was an event coordinator for the city and launched over 50 events in my three yearsâ€”including a monthly cooking class and several annual events. I established and maintained the International Exchange Fund which allowed the office to augment the city budget and fund these many projects and events. As a CIR, my events were very popular with both the local Japanese and the JET communityâ€”in fact, despite the long hours, most of my volunteers signed up for the next event with enthusiasm. Perhaps this was because I was also very active in the community and people wanted to help me in returnâ€”I was a co-editor for the monthly magazine, the webmaster of the webpage, volunteer translator for various projects including the JAGS Art Exhibition, theatre productions, fundraising, and part-time cheerleader for other peopleâ€™s events and projects.
As a member of the Board of Directors, I would continue to use social media to our benefit to attract and retain new members, and keep our events and activities well-advertised and promoted. I would tap into my existing networks in the local Japanese artist expat community to help create interesting new events and partnerships. Further, I plan to use my personal interest in tech and emerging technologies to try and find solutions to existing issues facing JETAANY, such as the membership database.
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