Charity Akita 2016-2017
The following is a summary of the events of Charity Akita (CA) (チャリティ秋田) for the JET year August 2016 to July 2017.
Board of Directors
|Executive Director||Deputy Director||Director of Finance||Secretary||Community Liaison||Admin. Assistant|
|Michael Aubrey||Maeleen Arce||Jessica Fareri||Domonique Owens||Mihoko Kakuta||Joey Griggs|
Board of Directors selection process
On June 14, 2016 a new charter was adopted. In this charter the selection process is outlined as follows: The executive director is selected from the previous years board of directors. The new executive director then chooses a deputy director and director of finance, and any other positions required.
Donations and Finances
|Akita Orientation Sushi Dinner||- ¥20,690||n/a|
|Welcome Party||¥73,959||Akita Family House||¥73,960||2016, Sept 9|
|SDC Taco Dinner||¥15,640||Akita Frog||¥19,540||2016, Nov 8|
|Halloween Dance Party||¥3,900|
|¥381,124||Blue for Tohoku||¥381,124||2016, Dec 7|
|Christmas Caroling||¥37,593||Misonotenshien Orphanage||¥37,593 (in books & toys)||2016, Dec 10|
|Appi Ski Trip||¥0||n/a|
|St. Patrick's Day Party||¥60,000||Japan Association for Refugees||¥60,000||2017, Mar 22|
|Akita International Sumo Basho||¥79,014||Mirai no Mori||¥79,014||2017, Jun 16|
|Goodbye Party||¥53,692||Charity Akita reserve fund||n/a|
Akita Orientation Sushi Dinner
The SDC Charity Dinner was held at the Prefectural Education Center in on August 16. There were 22 attendees. The cost of the dinner was ¥1,000 each. In total -¥20,690 was lost on this event. The ¥20,690 was taken from the Charity Akita Reserve Fund to cover the loss.
|Sushi dinners (from Kappa sushi)||43,146|
|Utensils and dinnerware||648|
The Welcome Party was held at Orange House, Shimohama Beach on September 3. There were 61 attendees. In total ¥73,959 was raised for Akita Family House
Proceeds from the event were donated by bank transfer to Akita Family House on Sept 9, 2016.
|Orange House (¥500 per person)||30,500|
|Ticket and drink sales||137,300|
SDC Charity Dinner
The SDC Charity Dinner was held at the Prefectural Education Center in on October 24. There were 17 attendees. The cost of the dinner was and soft drinks was ¥1,500. Remains stocks of soft drinks/cups etc from the Welcome Party were used, so no money on these was incurred. In total ¥15,640 was raised for Akita Frog (あきた冒険遊びfrog).
Proceeds from the event were combined with the proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle at the Halloween Party (5 days later) and donated by bank transfer to Akita Frog on November 8, 2016.
|Taco rice dinners (from Mi-Go)||9,860|
|Drinks & snacks||0|
Halloween Dance Party
The Halloween Dance Party was held at Jamhouse in Akita City on October 29. There were 221 attendees. ¥381,124 was raised for Blue for Tohoku from ticket sales, and ¥3,900 was raised for Akita Frog (あきた冒険遊びfrog) from a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the 50/50 Raffle was Jessica Ford.
Proceeds of ¥381,124 was donated by bank transfer to Blue for Tohoku on December 7, 2016', while proceeds of ¥3,900 were added to the proceeds from the SDC Charity Dinner (¥15,640) and a total of ¥19,540 was donated by bank transfer to Akita Frog on November 8, 2016.
|Jamhouse wall damage *||¥0|
|Decoration & supplies||19,406|
|Costume Contest prizes||4,970|
|Ticket and drink sales||475,500|
* During the party there was an incident where someone tried to enter the party without paying. When turned away, he punched a hole into Jamhouse's cutter hallway wall. Later Jamhouse received compensation without needing Charity Akita's contribution. This delayed the donation until December 7th.
The Christmas Caroling was held at Akita Station in on December 10. There were 20 attendees. Participation was free. In total ¥37,593 was raised for Misonotenshien Orphanage.
This money was used to buy books (¥10,999) and toys (¥26,594) for the orphans. These gifts were delivered on December 19.
|Caroling permission fee||2,250|
Appi Ski & Snowboard Trip
The Appi Ski & Snowboard Trip was held at the Appi All Seasons Resort in Iwate Prefecture on February 25th and 26th, 2017. There were 17 attendees. This event was not for charity so all of the money AAJ handled went directly towards covering the costs of the event.
It cost ¥8,500 per person to stay at the Pension Mutti (lodging and food). Lift pass prices varied. CA collected ￥144,500 from the 17 attendees in order to pay for lodging. This payment was also used to reserve a space on the trip. The lift passes were paid for individually by the attendees on the days of the trip.
St. Patrick's Day Party
The St. Patrick's Day Party was held at Live Space (四階) Studio London (スタジオロンドン) in Akita City on March 18. There were 66 attendees. ¥60,000 was raised for Japan Association for Refugees from ticket sales.
The proceeds were donated by bank transfer to Japan Association for Refugees on March 22, 2017.
|Venue rental (¥500 p/p)||33,000|
12 × volunteers @ ¥1,000
54 × attendees @ ¥1,500
Akita International Sumo Basho
The 13th annual Akita International Sumo Basho was held at the Akita Kenritsu Budokan on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. Total attendance was about 97 persons, including volunteers and wrestlers. 14 individuals participated in the men's bracket, while 5 participated in the women's bracket. Admission was ￥1000 for adult spectators, ￥500 for high school students, junior high school students, volunteers, and wrestlers, and free for elementary school students or younger children. Between admissions and the bake sale that was run simultaneously at the event, ¥79,014 was raised for Mirai no Mori.
|Food & drinks for wrestlers||7,747|
|Posters & supplies||4,365|
19 × wrestlers @ ¥500
17 × volunteers @ ¥500
59 × attendees @ ¥1,000
2 × ES students @ free
The Farewell Party (aka Goodbye Party) was held at Orange House, Shimohama Beach on July 8. There were 39 attendees. In total ¥53,692 was raised. It was decided that the money raised from this event would be added to the Charity Akita reserve fund to cover operating costs throughout the year.
|Assorted Party Supplies||5,106|
39 × attendees @ ¥1,500
Sale of drinks
|Akita Wiki hosting (Hostigation)||4,334||Jan 21, 2017||Nov 22, 2016 to Nov 21, 2017|
|Group History||ALT Charity Groups • Room to Read (2006-2011) • Akita Association of JETs (2011-2015) • Charity Akita (2016- )|
by JET Year
|RtR: 2010 • AAJ: 2014 • 2015|
CA: 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020• 2021• 2022• 2023
|Monthly Events||English Cafe|
|Annual Events||Welcome Party • Orientation/SDC Tatami Parties • Lake Tazawa Camping • Halloween Party • Christmas Caroling • Appi Ski Trip • St. Patrick's Day Party • International Sumo Basho • Goodbye Party|
|Event Procedures||Charity Akita Event Equipment • Halloween Party • St. Patrick's Day Party • Goodbye Party • International Sumo Basho|
|Venues||Sanbōen • Orange House • Dreamworld • Club AK • Jamhouse • Live space 「四階」 • CLUB GEL • Appi Kōgen Ski Resort|
|One-time Events||Spring Carnival • Summer/80s Dance Parties • Pub Quiz & Soup Curry Night • Black Hearts Masquerade Cocktail Party • Hanami Tea Party|