PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as a quorum shall be present, the Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Bylaws, will call to order a meeting of the general membership of Democrats Abroad Japan. The meeting will take place in Kyoto at 職員会館かもがわ (Shokuinkaikan Kamogawa) http://www.kyotocity-kouseikai.jp/kamogawa/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aGqGKSLsjT22
Address: 〒604-0901 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Suemarucho 284 (土手町 通夷川上る末丸町284)

Online participation will be available via WebEx video link.  A link to the online meeting will also be distributed to the membership in advance of the meeting via email.  If you are attending, either in person or virtually, please go to the bottom of this event page and RSVP. This helps us establish a quorum for the meeting.
Event Page: http://www.democratsabroad.org/glcasia/daj_general_membership_meeting


For Virtual Participants

  1. WebEx (virtual participation) via audio and/or video conference 
    Link: https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?AT=SI&MK=859987704
    WebEx application download may be necessary depending on the platform/browser/device you are using.

  2. Date and Time: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 1:30 - 4:30 JST
    (Meeting starts at 1:30PM, please log-in early between 1:00-1:30PM to avoid connection difficulties.) 
    Meeting Number: 859987704 
    Meeting Password: dems 

  3. Direct Participation
    For participation via phone (US number) and detailed log-in info [Providing phone support can be costly as Democrats Abroad pays for each dial-in user, please only use dial-in options if you do not have access to the internet. Dialing rates to a US phone number will also apply to the caller.]: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TJJqxvKGVph2fsfKe53kAB1y6tdheqCCerUmHGvzJ-o/edit?usp=sharing

  4. For general information on using WebEx, please visit:  http://www.democratsabroad.org/tomschmid/general_instructions_on_joining_daj_web_conferences

  5. Please note that although basic technical support will be provided, the meeting cannot be postponed or delayed to deal with individual technical issues. Please join as early as possible to 13:00 to ensure your connection works.


Members who wish to receive the e-mail notices should login to their accounts to ensure that their email address is current and that they have not unsubscribed to DAJ's email list.


If you are planning to attend the meeting, either in person or via WebEx, please go to the Doodle link below and indicate your planned attendance.  It helps DAJ know if a quorum will be met.


Doodle Link: https://doodle.com/poll/c4kdwa87w4qpwkrq


In addition to officers’ reports and updates from chapters, committees and other working groups, there will be a report regarding the Annual Global Meeting to be held in Japan in May 2018.


Following the General Meeting, which is expected to last one hour, the Executive Committee will host a town hall discussion that will give our members an opportunity to share their desires and expectations for the future direction of the Democratic Party. The discussion will also consider how we can support that vision as members of Democrats Abroad Japan.  Speaking time per person will be limited, and members may not address one another directly. The highest standards of decorum are required and will be strictly enforced.  The General Meeting and town hall discussion will be held in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.


There is no fee to attend the meeting, although donations are requested and appreciated to help cover the cost of the venue and equipment. To donate via bank transfer, please contact  amanda_dajtreasurer@democratsabroad.org 

Donations may also be made at the venue.


Questions regarding this notice may be directed to any DAJ officer.  


Date issued: November 1, 2017 (Updated on November 6)


Democrats Abroad Japan Executive Committee

Alexander Gonzalez, Chair

Kiyoko Ayukawa, Vice Chair

Gordon Gaul, Secretary

Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, Treasurer

Patrick Shumaker, Counsel


November 18, 2017 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Shokuinkaikan KAMOGAWA (職員会館かもがわ )
土手町 通夷川上る末丸町284
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-0901
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