OkiAJET Elections 2019 – 2020 [Upcoming]

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In early June, OkiAJET will be holding elections for the 2019-2020 year. Start thinking about running if you are interested! You can learn more about the different roles and responsibilities you can check it out on this website. Also, if you know someone would be a good candidate for a position, think about nominating them! Nominations will begin in mid-May. Nominations and voting for the Representative positions are open to all!

Election Structures and Timelines

OkiAJET elections are held in May/June for the forthcoming OkiAJET year. The Representatives are responsible for overseeing both the internal and external election.

The elected positions of Chairperson, Treasurer and Event Coordinators are held internally within the OkiAJET council. Interested candidates must write a short statement stating how they would best fill the role of the position they are running for.

The election for the Representative positions is open to all OkiJETs. Prior experience volunteering with OkiAJET is not required. Candidates are required to write a short bio about themselves and what they hope to bring to OkiAJET if they are elected. All current JETS are encouraged to vote for two Representatives from the pool of candidates they feel would best serve the community. This year we are hoping to include more outer island representation so we encourage outer islanders to apply.

Gumball Rally 2019!!! [Finished]

With the Gumball finished, we are pleased to announce the winners this year!

Gumball Winners 2019

1st place: The Juicy Fruit Detectives
Charity of choice: Hearts for Okinawa

In first place this year, with two defending champions on the team, The Juicy Fruit Detectives have secured their place in OkiAJET history!

GUmball 2nd place 2019

2nd place: Gumbi Gumbos

With amazing efforts and spirit, the Gumbi Gumbos came in close!

Gumball 3rd place 2019

3rd place: Ryukyu Park

And finally, in third place are the amazing Ryukyu Park!

Thank you for coming out and making this event successful!!

 

When: 09:45 – 17:00, Saturday (土), April 13th, 2019
Where (start): Starbucks in American Village
Who: groups of 2-4 people (min. 2/ max. 4) [registration information coming soon]
Cost: ¥1000/ person
*All proceeds from this rally will be donated to charity of winner’s choice*

Looking for teams? Check out the official OkiJETs Facebook Page

 

Sakura Viewing & Cabin Retreat [Finished]

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Haisai OkiJETs!

Cherry blossom season is upon us and in Okinawa, they bloom the earliest in January. Every year, Nago kicks off the season with the Nago Cherry Blossom Festival. Normally, we gather a group of y’all for a day trip to the festival but this year, we are doing a cabin retreat.

When: Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – Sunday January 27th, 2019
Where: Nakijin, Okinawa
Cost (SPECIAL OkiAJET DISCOUNT): ¥700 for Cabin/ per person

Itoman Peace Illumination [Finished]

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Hello OkiFam! Winter is here, and what better way to celebrate the season than by going to see illuminations!

Important Information about venue

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Time: Opens at 17:30; illumination 18:00-22:00 (until 24:30 on Dec. 31)
Place: Uchina Farm (1018 Mabuni, Itoman City)
Admission: 500 yen for high school students and over; free for junior high school students and under

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Instagram OkiAJET Pin Giveaway [Finished]

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Congratulations to our winner ReBekha at lulu.lullabies!

OkiAJET PinThe rules are simple:
1. Make sure you are following the OkiAJET Instagram page
2. Like the pin photo
3. Tag 2 friends in the comments to increase your chances to win

Winners will be announced Friday, December 21st, 5pm JST

Thank you to all those who have followed and liked our photos!!