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Commitee Officers

 Provide support for the committee 

Below we list the current officers. You can always indicate your interest in serving in a position.

Indicate interest in being chair
Indicate interest in being a vice-chair
Indicate interest in being secretary
Indicate interest in being treasurer

 

Single events - organize / lead an event

Note: if you just want to sign up to attend an event, do that from the committee home page. This page is intended for people who will be working these events. Below we list the current events and who is signed up to work them.

 

 

Trip related events / activities

Every trip involves a lot of work, and we try and share this work with many people.
Note that trip assignments are only open to official DSCI / DTSCC members.

 

 2019 Ski Japan Trip 

Indicate interest in being a trip co-planner

 

 2019 Spring, Introduction to Japan trip 
  • Co-ordinator / planner - Wendy Barile
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader - Wendy Barile
  • Trip leader - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan
  • Trip committee - Charles St. John
  • Trip committee - Lauren Zelek [interest in leading trip]
    Tasks: Trip plan or promote or 'other'

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader
Indicate interest in being on trip committee

 

 Summer 2019 Host visiting high school students from Takayama 
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner - Lauren Zelek
    Tasks: Oversee: site selection; host family arrangements; welcome and or farewell parties
  • Itinerary leader - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: choose locations to visit, arrange tickets / passes, organize drivers
  • Host family organizer - Lauren Zelek
    Tasks: find hosts for students, hold orientation session, organize background checks
  • Party organizier - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: find venue, send invitations, monitor responses, organize the event
  • Host family - host one or two students in your home - Lauren Zelek
    Tasks: pick up student on arrival, drop off and pick up on week days, engage student on weekend, take to airport for departure
  • Entertain chaperones - no volunteers yet
    Tasks: Help entertain chaperones during weekend that students are with host families
  • Driver - need 5-7 drivers total
    Tasks: perform carpool tasks during visit

Note: there can be multiple people in all these roles.

Note: we run background checks on all drivers and host families.

Indicate interest in being visit co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being itinerary leader
Indicate interest in being host family organizer
Indicate interest in being party organizer
Indicate interest in hosting a student or chaperone
Indicate interest in entertaining the chaperones
Indicate interest in being a driver

 

 2019 Fall: Japan in Depth trip 
  • Co-ordinator / planner - Kevin Lance
  • Co-ordinator / planner - no volunteer yet
  • Trip leader - to be determined
  • Trip leader - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan
  • Trip committee: - Lauren Zelek [interested in lead]
  • Trip committee: - Susan Weller
    Tasks: Trip plan or promote or 'other'

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader
Indicate interest in being on trip committee

 

 2020 High School Student Trip to Japan, June 
  • Committee lead - Lauren Zelek [interested in trip lead]
    Tasks: plan itinerary; work with travel agency; oversee all phases
  • Trip leader - to be determined
  • Trip leader - to be determined
    Tasks for both leaders: lead students to and from Japan and within Japan; handle emergencies and problems
  • Run student orientations: - Lauren Zelek
    Tasks: ensure students are prepared and that all paperwork and monies are in in a timely fashion
  • Manage trip site: Steve Comstock
    Task: keep trip site up to date as events change
  • Organize fund raising event: - not set yet
  • Note: details here
  • Organize Welcome back party, ??: - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in being committee lead
Indicate interest in being a trip leader
Indicate interest in leading student orientation
Indicate interest in managing the trip site

 

 2020 Visiting Delegation from Takayama for 60th Anniversary Party 
  • Visit leader - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Arrange local itinerary
  • Visit co-planner(s) - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Help plan visit and make arrangements
  • Celebration organizer - Susan Weller
    Tasks: Arrange celebration party
  • Visit co-organizer(s) - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Help organize the celebration event

Indicate interest in being a visit leader
Indicate interest in being a visit co-planner
Indicate interest in being the celebration organizer
Indicate interest in being a celebration co-organizer

 

 2020 Summer, Introduction to Japan + Olympics trip 
  • Co-ordinator / planner - to be determined
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader - to be determined
  • Trip leader - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan
  • Trip committee - Lauren Zelek [interest in leading]
  • Trip committee - Kevin Lance [interest in leading]
  • Trip committee - Paul Noguera [interest in leading]
  • Trip committee - Jenny Mae Samson
    Tasks: Trip plan or promote or 'other'

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader
Indicate interest in being on trip committee

 

 2020 Fall, Visit to Takayama to celebrate 60th Anniversary 
  • Co-ordinator / planner - to be determined
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader - to be determined
  • Trip leader - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan
  • Trip committee - Paul Noguera [interest in leading]
    Tasks: Trip plan or promote or 'other'

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader
Indicate interest in being on trip committee

 

Year 'round support

 Year round tasks and activities 

Host monthly meetings in home

Indicate willing to host a monthly meeting

 

International ski pass project

Indicate interest in heading project
Indicate interest in supporting the project

 

Long term high school student exchange

Indicate interest in heading project
Indicate interest in working on the project

 

City-in-a-suitcase program (artifacts in a suitcase form the basis for presentations to schools and other organizations)

Indicate interest in organizing suitcase
Indicate interest in making presentations

 

Social media manager (establish / maintain committee presence on facebook, twitter, linked-in, etc.)

Indicate interest in maintaining social media.
     Indicate which media you will help with:

 

Promotional materials developer (create fliers, posters, bookmarks, etc.)

Indicate interest in creating promotional materials

 

Maintain Takayama display case in City and County Building (annual clean, occasionally redo contents)

Indicate interest in managing the display case
Indicate interest in helping with the display case

 

Youth programs (connect with national Sister Cities Young Artists and Authors Showcase and High School Homestay Exchange programs, look for local connection possibilities)

  • Youth program leader - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in leading youth program
Indicate interest in working on the youth program

 

Impact recorder (keep track of economic impact and hours worked doing committee activities)

Indicate interest in keeping track of econmic impact of committee

 

Caller - contact members who do not have email

  • Caller - Rose Tanaka

Indicate interest in calling members with no email

 

Trip alumni coordinator (keep in touch with past travelers)

  • Trip alumni coordinator - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in maintaining contact with trip alumni

 

 

Thinking outside the box

 Ideas / events / activities not shown 

Think outside the box

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