JETAA Portland Elections Platforms 2011

By President

JETAA Officer Elections – Vote Online

Hear ye, hear ye! The online voting polls are now open! Polls are open from March 16th to March 31st. The officer platforms are listed below and the online voting is ready for you to cast your vote for this year’s JETAA officers.

Here’s what you need to do:

1) Review the platforms for the candidates running for officer positions (scroll down to see below).

2) Vote for the candidate of your choosing. Here is the link to quickly vote online (Important: Make sure to enter your e-mail address, or your vote will not count): Vote Now!  –  JETAA Portland Officer Elections

*** We encourage you to take 5 minutes for the future direction of our chapter. ***

Questions? Need more information? If you have any questions or would like more information regarding officer/committee head positions, or if you are interested in learning about any of the positions, check out our JETAA Elections page for previous platforms, bylaws, and a list of positions.

Candidates for President:

Brooke Muetzel

My name is Brooke Muetzel and I’m excited to be your Presidential candidate for JETAA Portland.  I was an ALT in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto-ken from 2004 to 2007. 

I enjoy jumping right in and taking an active role in the JETAA community.  I’m fairly new to Portland, and within 24 hours of arriving here last October I was helping recruit JET applicants at local universities. I’ve been serving as Secretary since October and have had the opportunity to be involved in several events over the past five months.

My goals for the year include:

  • increase member involvement
  • provide professional, social, and cultural opportunities to members
  • partner with other local Japan-affiliated organizations to increase community engagement
  • support future JETs before their departure to Japan

I truly believe in the transformative power of JET and would be proud to represent the JETAA Portland chapter.

Thanks for your vote!

Brooke Muetzel

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Candidates for Vice-President:

Open Position

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Candidates for Treasurer:

Veronica Adversalo

My name is Veronica Adversalo and I was an ALT in Hyogo Prefecture.  I enjoy being involved with JETAA because of the opportunities it gives me to meet other people interested in Japan and to participate in Japan-related events. 

In the past I have served JETAA Portland as both Secretary and Vice President.  During this time I had the chance to help coordinate events and meet JETAA members from all over the U.S. at the 2010 National JETAA Conference.  Now I hope to serve our chapter as Treasurer.  As JETAA Portland’s Treasurer, I hope to work closely with the Japanese Consulate in Portland in regards to our funding and budget, while managing our finances in order to support and advance our chapter.  In addition, I hope to continue to be involved with the planning of future JETAA events.

Thank you and yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

Veronica Adversalo

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Candidates for Secretary:


Matt Turner

My name is Matt Turner and I was an ALT in Kyoto-fu back in the dark days of the previous millennium (1996-1998) and I am also the JET Program coordinator at the Portland Japanese Consulate. 

I would like to be secretary and help bridge the gap between JETAA and the Consulate. I hope that my official involvement with JETAA will serve to ease communication and create a better understanding between the chapter and the Consulate and, in so doing, create a mutually supportive relationship to meet and expand the goals of the JET alumni community in Oregon.

Thanks and yoroshiku!

Matt Turner

Vote Now!  –  JETAA Portland Officer Elections

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.