JAC-Dan Monthly Update: March 2014

Hello all,

This is the first in a series of monthly email updates to let you know what’s been happening in JAC-DAN recently.
New Committee
Last week we had our Annual General Meeting to decide upon the committee for the 2014/2015 academic year. The new committee is:
President – Samuel Lake
Secretary – Ryan Taylor
Treasurer – Florida Mirza
Social Secretary – Thomas Arthurs
Thank you to everyone who ran, and to everyone who voted. Your participation means that JAC-DAN runs for another year!
Also, thanks to our old committee who saw us through last year. Your contributions are very much appreciated!
Future Meetings
Our next meeting is on the 5th of March, at 6PM, in Room 031 in Lipman Building. We will be watching the Studio Ghibli film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. We will also be watching the next few episodes of Attack on Titan.
The next meeting after that will be on the 12th of March, same time, same place. We will be hosting an origami workshop, where you can try your hand at making your own origami. Our very own Daria Holden will be leading the workshop, and she will be guiding you through the process of this traditional Japanese art form. We will also be watching some more episodes of Attack on Titan.
This Year
The new committee has a lot of fresh and new ideas to bring to the society. We will be bringing a lot more of the culture side of things in with interactive events, so there will be plenty of hands-on things to do. We also hope to stage some more cross-society events.
Unofficially, there will also be a lot more social meetups. We have some things planned outside of the society, for you to get to know your fellow JAC-DAN members better.
Other Things to Mention
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and to join our Facebook page. We hope to keep you updated through these mediums. Also of interest is our MyAnimeList page, which details everything we’ve watched so far. If you’ve got a suggestion as to what we watch next, make sure we’ve not already seen it!  The links for all of those sites are at the bottom of this email.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems, you can contact us either with this email address, or by speaking to one of the committee at the next meeting.
 
Finally, a small reminder for you to please not bring any alcohol to meetings. We are not a drinking society (at least, not officially!) and we’re trying to get away from that image.
Thank you very much for your interest and support. Here’s to another great year of JAC-DAN!
Samuel Lake
JAC-DAN President