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JALT is offering three research grants of 100,000 yen for research to be carried out over the period of 2011-2012. The three JALT research grants are available for JALT members who do not already have access to institutional assistance and research grant funding from their place(s) of employment. The grants are specifically designed for part-time teachers working from the kindergarten to tertiary levels, as well as individual teachers working for themselves, companies, or language schools. If you are a full-time teacher but do not have access to institutional assistance and research grant funding from your place of employment, you may also apply. If you are doing graduate work on a part-time basis AND working as a teacher, you may also apply. However, the grants are NOT available for JALT members doing full-time graduate studies.
See http://jalt.org/researchgrants for full details.
The call for presentations for JALT2011, JALT's annual conference is now open.
Full details can be found at http://jalt.org/conference/jalt2011/jalt2011-call-presentations
Pan-SIG 2011: Call for Papers - Deadline: Feb 15, 2011 (for May 21-22, 2011)
The organizing committee of the JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2011 invites interested teacher researchers to submit presentation proposals for the 10th Annual Pan-SIG Conference, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd, 2011 at Shinshu University, Faculty of Arts, Matsumoto, Nagano. Full details: http://pansig.org/2011
Announcement of the 2nd Ordinary General Meeting of 2010
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Place: Aichi Industry and Labor Center in Nagoya, Room 1003
Item 1: Appointment of the Chair
Item 2: Approval of elected Directors and Auditor
Item 3: Amendment of Article 24-3 of the Constitution
(Convening the General Meeting)
Item 4: Amendment of Article 28-2 of the Constitution
(Voting at General Meeting)
Item 5: Amendment of Article 29(1)2 of the Constitution
(Minutes of General Meeting)
Item 6: Amendment of Article 33-3 of the Constitution
(Convening the Executive Board Meeting)
Item 7: Amendment of Article 36 (2) of the Constitution
(Voting at Executive Board Meeting)
Item 8: Amendment of Article 37-1(2) of the Constitution
(Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting)
We are glad to announce that we have reached the required number of proxies. Also, the OGM voted unamimously to adopt the constitutional changes. Thank you very much for your support!
As we hope you are aware, JALT is in the midst of a very important project to collect proxy forms from all JALT members. If we get these proxies we can make important changes to the JALT Constitution. These changes will allow us to collect future proxies by email.
The proxy is a substitute for your attendance at the upcoming Ordinary General Meeting, which will be held at the JALT conference in Nagoya.
To help ensure that JALT can get enough proxies, it would be great if _every_ JALT member turned in his or her proxy.
If you have not yet turned in your proxy, here are a few ways for you to turn it in:
Explanatory letters, which were included in the September/October TLT, and which will not be distributed in the November/December TLT, are available below in Japanese and in English. A printable proxy form is also available for download.
In addition, the below FAQ may be helpful.
Thank you again for your support, and if you have any questions at all, please let us know by sending an email message to jco (at) jalt.org.
JALT Board of Directors
== Questions and Answers about the Proxy Collection Project ==
Thank you very much for your support.
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Under a week to go now until the MIDNIGHT 31ST JULY DEADLINE
for applying for this year's Research Grants!
Details at: http://jalt.org/researchgrants
Research Grants Committee Chair
All those who submitted presentation proposals for JALT2010 should be getting the results of their presentation proposals soon. Please contact us if you have not heard anything about the status of your presentation by July 31st.
Please look for the Sakura Pink Ballot forms in your July TLT. Candidate Statements, Bios and photos can be found on pages 69-76 or on-line here: http://jalt.org/general/2010-national-elections-candidate-statements-and...
The agenda and reports for the June 27 Ordinary General Meeting are now on the JALT website. Choose "OGM" from the Information menu. The OGM will be held at the Tokyo Memorial Youth Center, Room 416, Sunday June 27, 14:00-15:30. All JALT members may attend.