Hello Texoma JETAA,

Hi! I’m Ryan Pauley and I’m excited to be the newsletter editor this year. I am starting on the 2011 Spring Newsletter, and I need your input.

I need articles and photographs, I need stories, recipes, cartoons, advertisements, weblinks to ridiculous things, and anything else you feel would make our newsletter great!

With that in mind, I have two things I want:

First – and maybe this should be mandatory for everyone – I want ideas for articles. Favorite foods that should be researched and written about, cities that have amazing things, people who deserve to be frozen in the carbonite of a newsletter, whatever. Ideas.

Second, I want to reach out to anyone who wants to write, or has already written an article that they’d like to have in the newsletter. Articles can be about any topic. Maybe you have a unique story from your experience in Japan, coming back to America, or about some weird trip to Bali where your friends left you without your wallet and passport? Whatever. 500+ words if you can, 200 words if you can’t.

While the future is uncertain, the Spring Newsletter will be printed and distributed to JETAA membership (any easy clip for those looking to expand into a career in letters) and my goal is to have it published in March.

The deadline for material is February 11th – A month from now. If you haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution yet, make your resolution to write for the newsletter!

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you,

Ryan Pauley