2019 AGM & A New Executive Committee

The AGM, or Annual General Meeting, is a key event for any JETAA chapter. It’s where members get together over dinner to review the past year, plan for the next, and decide on a new executive committee to lead the group.

This year’s JETAA Wellington AGM was held on Tuesday, 5th March at Japanese restaurant Tatsushi‘s new expanded location (we can finally all fit!). We had a great turnout, enjoyed an enkai-style dinner, and discussed the year to come.

We wound up taking over most of Tatsushi!

After discussion, nominations, and voting, the 2019-2020 executive committee members were decided! Here’s the 9 lovely volunteers who are stepping up to help JETAA Wellington continue its activities into next year:

  • President: Seamus Brady
  • Vice-President: Steven Thompson
  • Secretary: Chris Mulholland 
  • Country Rep: Rosa Finkle-Vern
  • Treasurer: Andreas Birzer 
  • JkaiWa Rep: Chloe Doole
  • Embassy+JKaiWa Rep: Xan Wetherall
  • Communications: Martin Wabnitz-Williams
  • Matua: Michael Roberts

We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to Mark Dittmer for his two years serving as President, and to everyone who’s support and hard work have made JETAA Wellington what it is. お疲れ様です!

New President Seamus and Treasurer Andreas looking stoked for the coming year

On the first Tuesday in April, the new committee had its first meeting. Everyone confirmed and officially accepted their positions, and goals were discussed for the year to come.

Looking professional in black & white

We’ll be talking about our first event and upcoming plans soon, so keep an eye on the site, or you can also sign up for our newsletter or request to join the Facebook group if you haven’t already.

We hope to see you soon and look forward to a productive and successful year here in Wellington with you all.


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