Niigata Chapter

Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:44am

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2016/7 Executive committee:

President - Carmen Hannah
Treasurer - Mike Ruddick
Program Chair - Melodie Cook
Membership Chair - Cynthia Smith
PR Chair - Nathaniel Reed
Secretary - Matthew Diaz
Hospitality - Ayako Ooiwa
NEAR conference chair - Clare Kaneko

A review of the Japan Writers Conference”…and Kids’ Xmas Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 December 2008 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sue Sullivan

For our third JALT meeting, Sue Sullivan, who works in Keiwa College, is going to present to us about the best presentations she saw at the Japan Writers Conference being held in Na-goya this month. This should be a good chance for us to discover some new, practical and creative ways of bringing writing into our teaching. After this, we would like to propose a small Christmas party in the assembly room, especially for the children of our members. They can spend the first hour in David Coulson’s apartment on the fourth floor and come downstairs to enjoy a Christmas tree, some treats and… Santa Claus will be making an appearance to give a goody bag to each child. If you would like to attend with your child or children, please reply to this email as soon as possible. After the meeting, there will also be a group of us going on for dinner to continue the fes-tive spirit. If you would like to join us, please also reply to this email in good time.

The meeting will be held in the assembly room (2F) of EIR Manshon, less than 10 minutes walk from Niigata station. Come out on the south side of the station (not the bandai side) and walk past the Plaka buildings. Within 5 minutes you will come to a large intersection, where you can see Don Quixote on the other side, which has a large videoscreen. Cross the road and walk on the other side of the road from Don Quixote. After a couple of minutes you will come to a restaurant called Rococo. EIR Manshon is directly next to Rococo. This is a private building, so if there is no one there to let you in when you arrive, just call David Coulson on 09065040192.

Check the map here. (Look for a restaurant called Rococo just south of the station.)

EIR Mansion (South of Niigata Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

The Best of JALT International Conference

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 November 2008 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Our chapter will be holding its second meeting on November 15th 2008, after our very successful first meeting. This time, we will give the floor to anyone who is going to the JALT International Conference to give a summary report of their favourite presentation. The national conference is the main focus of the JALT year, and is jam-packed with great ideas and discussions.

Assembly room (2F) of EIR Manshon, less than 10 minutes walk from Niigata station
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
  • Chapter President: Hannah, Carmen
  • Membership Chair: Smith, Cynthia
  • Program Chair: Cook, Melodie
  • Publicity Chair: Reed, Nathaniel
  • Treasurer: Ruddick, Mike


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