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Video & comments on EBM in Osaka on Feb. 1~2


Check out this great 4 min. video of pics from the JALT EBM (executive board meeting) held in Osaka on Feb. 1-2.

Well done and Thanks to Kim Horne of Gifu JALT!


Comments on EBM by OJ President Bob Sanderson:

Big thanks to OJ officers Emi, Ray, Laura, and of course Steve (Cornwell, JALT Director of Programs & OJ officer) and everyone else who came out and participated in various parts of the JALT EBM (Executive Board Meeting) in Osaka.

It ran the gamut of emotions, especially as we remembered and paid tribute to Kevin Cleary (obituary here) at the beginning of the EBM and at the Saturday evening party where there was an open mic for people who wanted to share stories of Kevin to do so.

Be sure to watch the video of the EBM weekend that was made by the amazing Kim Horne, who lives in Gifu and who you may remember came and led the square-dancing at last April's Back to School event.

The main items of business at the Saturday meetings were these:

1. In accordance with our Bylaws, Vice President Nathan Furuya was recognized as having automatically become our Acting President as a result of President Kevin Cleary's incapacitation and subsequent death. (Regular elections for the whole Board of Directors will take place online sometime in the summer or fall in time for the new Board to take office at the end of the OGM (Ordinary General Meeting) at the end of the national conference in November.

2. Nominations were opened for someone to assume the role of Acting Vice President to take over from Nathan. JALT's Business Manager, Richmond Stroupe, was the only nominee and he was subsequently voted in unanimously. Richmond will continue on as JALT's Business Manager as well, at least until the conference. He is an excellent person for our Board, being very well educated, talented, and a really down to earth guy with a very mild mannered temperament.

3. The national budget was very tough to balance this year, so our grant is going to be a fair bit less (about 20% less than in recent years?), but combined with our reserves it should still be plenty to do most anything.

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