Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:39 PM
It's been a month or so since a few new assistant organizers were added to the group and just wanted to introduce ourselves as well as remind everyone the rules of conduct:
Bunta Mike: My area of expertise is on Japanese music, television dramas and films. If the song is Japanese and it's on the top 20 Oricon chart then I'm listening to it. I help with movie night where I screen 20 Japanese movies a month to chose the best possible movie for the group. Weed out anything that is bad, too offensive, too adult oriented and so forth. Meanwhile always making sure the movie is never older then 3 weeks old so that the experience is new to everyone.
Eve AKA Kuniko: Kuniko is also very up to date with Japanese music and films. She is our Wednesday Meetup assistant and helps the other organizers with the 40 plus attendees each week.
You'll see the both of us at the weekly Wednesday meetup, so don't feel shy and come up to say hello. We'll do our best to get you into a conversation with the rest of the group. If you have any problems, suggestions please feel free to e-mail us through meetup or you can always tell us in person...and with that a reminder to all members that there is a code of conduct that needs to be followed if you attend any of the group events:
"There have been incidents in the past, such as aggressive pick up attempts, which have caused a couple of members in our group to feel very uncomfortable. This has been slowly and steadily draining away the health of the group. Needless to say, the organizers of this group consider this behavior unacceptable.
There is a lot of personal time and effort being put in to flourish our community. Our goal is to provide a safe, social environment with a lot of great events, to give everyone interested in Japanese culture a chance to come together and enjoy each other's company. Overall, I'm very proud to be part of a group that is full of dependable, friendly, and genuine people. To keep this positive dynamic, we all need to be aware of how we treat one another, both at our events and outside of them as well.
So, in short, please use your head. We're a social meetup, not a dating meetup. If someone abuses the privileges of our group, they will be removed.
And, on the other hand, if you are made to feel uncomfortable in any way, please contact any of the organizers of this group - we are listening.
Thanks for reading and understanding."
I must also add that we please ask the male members to refrain from asking the female members for their phone numbers, e-mail or other contact info. ...and once again I can't stress this enough, that if you have a problem with a member or situation, please contact any of the organizers. We're here to make your experience in the group comfortable and fun.