Archived information on the JETAA Midwest Regional Conference
Saturday, March 7th –
7:00 a.m. Breakfast buffet – Trofi Restaurant, hotel lobby
Bus departs for JCCC meeting space at 9:35 (Business Attire)
10:00 Opening Ceremony – Welcome Addresses and first Guest Speaker
11:00 Working with other Japan-related organizations
Guest speaker, Carole Owsley, Moderator, Greater Kansas City Japan Council
45 min. discussion of ways we can and do work with other JRO’s
12:00 National and International Issues – US Country Rep, Ryan Hart
Discussion of issues impacting the Midwest from the Nat. and Int’l Conf.
12:30 New NPO proposal – Explanation and Background
Presentation by Randall Crowder and Warren McAllen on expanded NPO Project
1:00 Lunch (Possible speaker on NPO creation or Q&A on NPO proposal)
1:45 GIA – Explanation of current procedures and self-calculating forms.
Presentation by CLAIR representative Taichi Hanzawa updating GIA procedures
Explanation of self-calculating GIA forms created by HJETAA Treas.
John Drakey and Chapter Rep Warren McAllen
Q&A with CLAIR and HJETAA representatives
3:15 CMS Update (Live with Paul Donovan, technology permitting)
4:00 Membership Issues
Roundtable discussion on developing and maintaining a strong membership, member
database and the Value-added concept
5:00 Sub-Chapter Issues
Open discussion of Sub-chapter problems and solutions led by Sub-chapter Rep’s
6:00 Chapter Activities
Eight min. summary of each chapter’s activities followed by compilation of the best
ideas and how they can be applied to other chapters in the region
7:00 Return to Hotel – Relax, Refresh, Change for dinner (Business Casual)
Hotel Lobby – informal but moderated continuation of session topics
Depart for Westport at 7:35 p.m.
8:00 Dinner, Matsu Japanese Restaurant in Westport Historical District
Seating by topic to facilitate continued discussion
Guest Speaker –
Sunday, March 8th –
7:00 ~ 11:30 a.m. Brunch – Moderated summation of session topics followed by informal discussions
on unresolved issues, seating by topic
Please check out and join us by 10:00 a.m.
11:45 Guest Speaker, Closing remarks by officials and host chapter
12:30 Open discussion – Delegates, Officials and Guests
Discussion of topics not covered but submitted for consideration
Recommendations to Country Rep for future conferences
1:00 ~ Shuttle delegates to KC International Airport
or as necessary Discussions will continue until all delegates have been sent on their way.
Delegates flying with checked baggage should plan to depart one hour and forty-five
minutes before their flight.