February 10th Tuesday, 2009
Date/Time: February 10th Tuesday, 19:30-21:00
Venue: AIJ Office
Attendee: Trevor, Nick, Chris, Chika, Christroria, Takemi (Minutes taker)
(1)Membership: About 25 members currently.
(2)Treasury: Our policy now is to keep minimum necessary money and the rest goes straight away to AIJ.
(3)Freedom Toast Café: Feb.8th @Ben’s Café. A session organized by the Youth Network held for young Japanese people to learn about AI and HR issues and improve English ability. The topic was “Torture”. About 10 people participated.
(4)Movie night: “Standard Procedure”. The venue owner gave us an extra incentive. (Wine and Cheese for a fixed price.)
(1)A PSC (people for social change) event in support of several NGOs @Fujimama, 5,000yen for drink and food, Saturday February 28th.
(2)Movie night: Sunday February 22nd, “Punishment Park”
(3)“Freedom Toast Café”: Sunday March 8th: Anyone who wants to make presentation is welcome. 18:00-20:00. Theme to be dicided.
(4)Tuesday March 10th, Next AITEN meeting. We will talk about the resolutions to be made at the AGM.
(5)A documentary “Sour Strawberries” (working/living conditions of immigrant workers in Japan) will be shown, with Arudo Debito’s talk followed by a discussion session. Tuesday March 24th @Ben’s Café. \500 donation will be collected at the door.
(6)AIJ AGM: Saturday/Sunday April 4 and 5.
(1)Member renewals: Sending appeal to our mailing list to join AIJ. àApplication/renewal procedure should be highly visible on AITEN website. Send an appeal (with information on a successful case) and credit card application or other payment methods. àWe should think about a good way to appeal to non-native speakers.
(2)New website: Almost ready to go. Just have to transfer “aiten.info” domain name registration.
(3)Letter-writing marathon: Sunday April 19th @Dickens. We will discuss at the next meeting.
(4)AGM (Next month): We will discuss issues, elect delegates @next AITEN meeting.
(5)Next gig on Sunday June 14th @Dickens. Nick will take care of bands.
4.Next meeting: March 10th, Tuesday