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NEWS

Important Updates from OkiJALT

CHAPTER OFFICERS 2020-2021

  • President: Norman Fewell​

  • Publicity Chair: Rab Paterson

    • Publicity Team: Dan Ferreira, Gary Ross,
      Kaori Hakone, Max Diaz

  • Membership Chair: Grant Osterman

    • Assistant Membership Chair: Max Diaz

  • Program Chair: George MacLean

  • Assistant Program Chair: Anne Hendler

  • Treasurer: Katherine Song

  • Assistant Treasurer: Madoka Nagado

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  • Communications Chair: Barry Keith

  • Ombudsperson: David Kluge​

 
 
 
 
 
 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2020-2021

  • Norman Fewell

  • Barry Keith

  • George MacLean

NEW CHAPTER CONSITUTIONAL BYLAW

A new bylaw setting term limitations was amended on November 27, 2020 in the administration's first meeting. See details below:

Term Limitations of National Officer Positions of the Okinawa Chapter

A. Length of Term. All members elected as national officers of the Okinawa Chapter shall serve no longer than three (3) consecutive years in one position, with the exception of Treasurer. No other member can serve as an officer, regardless of position, for more than 6 years total. The national officers of the Okinawa Chapter include the following positions: President, Membership Chair, Program Chair, and Publicity Chair. 

B. Commencement of Term. The term of office for all elected national officers of the Okinawa Chapter shall begin immediately following the election results at the Annual General Meeting. 
 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ESTABLISHED

In December of 2020, a new "Executive Council" was established with membership consisting of the current chapter president and the past two presidents. This will be an advisory group for the president to seek counsel. It may assist in a smooth transition from one administration to the next. Additionally, it ensures a means of input between the current and former chapter presidents.

Past Officers

OKINAWA JALT OFFICERS 2020-2019

  • President: Barry Keith

  • Treasurer: Katherine Song

  • Membership: Grant Osterman

  • Programs: George MacLean

  • Publicity: Adam Murray 

  • Members-At-Large: David Kluge,
    Nadine Richard, Princess Limos

OKINAWA JALT OFFICERS 2019-2018

  • President: George MacLean 

  • Treasurer: Adam Murray 

  • Program Chair: Princess Limos 

  • Membership Chair: Grant Ostermann

  • Publicity Chair: Barry Keith

  • Publicity Co-chair: Nadine Richard