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Here you will find opportunities:
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   * you can sign up for new opportunities
   * you can see who has already signed up

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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.

 

 Women's chorale, Alito, concert at Simpson, August 11th, 4:30-5:15  

Indicate interest in helping with the concert

 

 Women's chorale, Alito, concert and reception at First Baptist, August 12th, 5:00-9:00  
  • Organize set-up: no volunteer yet
  • Organize reception: no volunteer yet
  • Create promotional materials: Kevin Lance
  • Set up: no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in organizing Alito reception
Indicate interest in setting up for Alito concert and reception
Indicate interest in working at the Alito concert and reception

 

 Movie fund raising event, 2017 

Indicate willingness to organize the event
Indicate willingness to plan and promote the event

 

 Tanabata celebration, July 23, 2017 
  • Host - Kent and Rolayne Sellers
  • Organize - Steve
    Tasks: organize refreshments, tanabata wish papers and pens, supplies
  • Provide program - Emily Bloedel - koto
  • Traditional food - Hiromi Mochizuki - somen
  • Additional food - Charlene Thai - mango mousse
  • Additional food - Robin Post - fruit plate
  • Help with - Robin Post - set up
  • Help with: Marie Verrett - photograph event
  • Help with:
    Tasks: help with set up, bring refreshments, supplies, etc.

Indicate willingness to organize the Tanabata event
Indicate interest in providing the program for the Tanabata event
Indicate interest in helping with the Tanabata event

 

 

 

Trip related events / activities

Every trip involves a lot of work, and we try and share this work with many people

 

 August 8-14, 2017 Host visiting high school students from Takayama 
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner - no volunteer yet
    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 - no volunteer yet
    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 - 5 hosts so far; families not vetted nor selected yet
    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 - Charlene Thai - will take to dinner
  • Entertain chaperones - Linda Matarrese - will take to dinner
    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.

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

 

 2017 Fall Japan trip 

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

 

 2018 High School Student Trip to Japan, June ?? 
  • Committee lead - Steve Comstock
    Tasks: plan itinerary; work with travel agency; oversee all phases
  • Trip leader - no volunteer yet
  • Trip leader - no volunteer yet
    Tasks for both leaders: lead students to and from Japan and within Japan; handle emergencies and problems
  • Run student orientations: - no volunteer yet
    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 luncheon: - not set yet

  • Note: details here
  • Organize Welcome back party, ??: no volunteer yet
    Note: see details (and volunteer) here

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

 

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)

  • Impact recorder - no volunteer yet

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

 

 

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