JAPAN CLUB                   

Generally meets every other Monday at 2:40pm; meetings last about 45 minutes to an hour usually.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 9th --- 12th meeting

Note that this meeting will be on the second Monday after Spring Break.  We will conduct our club elections at this meeting.  If you are a member and would like to run for a club officer position (and missed the 3/12 meeting), please contact Sensei before the break.  No additional nominations will be a accepted after 3/23.  Here are our current nominees:

President (-elect): Veema Jhagru (the only member qualified as per our by-laws)

Vice President: Leila Plummer & Ilene Reyes

Secretary: Aayushi Kini

Treasurer: Bradley Vincent

Historian: William Collazo

If you would like to have your name on the ballot for consideration, please contact Sensei as soon as possible.

General Minutes from 3/12/2018 - We conducted our business meeting, where we discussed the election of officers for next year and nominated current members to run for office (See names above).  We met in committees to plan our Japan Showcase event scheduled for the April 23rd meeting.  Get involved in a committee and be an active member in this very busy time of the year for the club. ONLY THREE MORE CLUB MEETINGS LEFT!!!

For more information about the club and a list of meeting dates, you can email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information about activities.

General Agenda for business meetings:

- Administrative business - Calendar of events discussion, Membership status

Learn about Japanese Culture - Hands-on Craft Activities, Cultural Presentations, Videos & Stories

- Field Trip planning (i.e. the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens) or Event planning (Japanese Cultural Showcase)

- Committee task meetings



List of Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11 (Bounenkai)

2nd Semester - 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23, 5/21 (Gakunenkai)



2017-2018 JAPAN CLUB OFFICERS --- For more info about meetings, please contact the officers via email at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com

Co-Presidents:  Logan Luczek & Gabe Wesley

Secretary:  Veema Jhagru

Treasurer:  Ananda Espinal

Historian: Maria Romero



Generally meets every week on Wednesdays to offer tutoring for Japanese students; one hour meetings from 2:40-3:40pm.

NEXT MEETING: March 14th (Wed) --- TUTORING

Please sign up with Sensei to inform him of your intentions to tutor or to receive tutoring!

WE WILL BE PLANNING AN HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY IN THE 4th QUARTER.  Qualified students in Levels 2, 3 & 4 will be notified in advance.  More information to come.



Last year, and for 3 previous years, our Level 3 & 4 students participated in the 2016-2017 Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We were paired up with Misaki High School in Ehime Prefecture (on Shikoku Island) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for exchange.  We exchanged gifts by mail and discussed topics online, ranging from school and community events to slang/buzzword expressions.  The students learned a lot from their peers across the ocean!

Although we will not be participating in this program in 2017-2018, we hope to reapply for 2018-2019, once we've fully transitioned to our new schedule system.