Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 14/10: CJS 2010 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Canada Japan Society’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 14th, 2010 at the National Film Board of Canada.

As always, the AGM features a generous array of Japanese food and drinks, and the event is free for all current CJS members – one of the great perks of membership! Further, we are offering two new enhancements this year:

1. The AGM & reception will be combined with Movie Night for a big, memorable Friday evening; and

2. In response to numerous requests, the AGM will be open to non-members for a $20 admission fee (or even better – become a CJS member and enjoy free admission)

The evening will begin with the AGM, where we will review the CJS’s activities over the past year, as well as discuss goals for the upcoming year and beyond. Also on the agenda is the election of the 2010/11 Board of Directors. Please note that only current CJS members will be able to vote.

The short AGM will be followed by a special screening of Tetsuya Nakashima’s (“Kamikaze Girls”, “Memories of Matsuko”) 1997 directorial debut, “Happy Go Lucky” (夏時間の大人たち). This delightful 73-minute comedy tells the tale of fourth-grader Takashi, who along with four of his classmates cannot succeed in doing a forward pullover around a horizontal bar; his entire future appears to depend upon mastering it! His parents both seem to be acting weird and his cousin won't stop kissing him and beating him up. He's definitely stressed... and he's asking a lot of questions and pondering why things are the way they are.

After the movie, we get to the festive part of the evening. Mingle with your CJS friends at the famous AGM reception featuring Japanese food and a host of beverages!

The AGM is the perfect opportunity to renew your CJS membership, meet your fellow CJS members, and exercise your vote. Let’s celebrate another great CJS year, and share our ideas on how to make the next fiscal year even better.

Friday, May 14, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 11:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond), 2nd Floor

CJS Members: FREE
Non-CJS Members: $20

Please RSVP to: jeff@cjst.org


1. Opening Remarks – Ken Bole, President

2. Highlights of Previous Year –Jeff Harju, Vice-President

3. Presentation of the Financial Statements – Don Waters, Treasurer

4. Departing Directors

Sonia Cardillo

5. Election of the 2010 – 2011 CJS Board of Directors

New Slate:

Don Waters: Treasurer

Jeff Harju: Vice President

Grethe Liverud: Vice President

Linda Adachi: Communications

Fumiko Shiba: Director

Atiq Ahmed: Director

Chi Diep: Director

Toshie Marinov: Director

Ryan Kam: Director

Masayo Toyama: Director

David Simpson: Director

Ken Bole: President

6. New President’s Address - President

7. Other Business – President

8. Adjournment of Annual General Meeting (film followed by reception)

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