Welcome to JAC!
To our past members, welcome back! And for those of you who aren’t part of JAC yet, whether you’re a first-year, a staffer, or an alumna, we hope you can join us this year!
Don’t know what JAC is all about?
JAC (Japanese Animation Club) at UCLA is the one, the only and the official Anime Club of UCLA! We are a diverse group of anime fans, video gamers, cosplayers, artists, consumers and aficionados of Japanese animation, art, and culture, who’ve come together to share and revel in that aforesaid passion. Besides the regular weekly screenings and meetings, we also host a range of activities, including weekend and special events. Likewise, you should be pumped up for this weekend too as we have the Welcome Picnic to start your weekend off right!
Without further ado, here's this week's announcements!
[Week 1]: Introductory Meeting || Kinsey Pavillion 1240B || Thr. 9/29 || 7:00 PM-9:00 PM || ╰(✧∇✧╰)
Get ready for JAC's first meeting of the school year. The night will be packed with special screenings, raffles, and time to meet other anime fanatics!
Our very own screener will be showing a series of short screenings, so dont miss out!
Become a Donation Member of JAC on Week 1 and enter a chance to win some great prizes from the JAC prize stash!
See details on how to become a Donation Member further down on this newsletter.
Want updates or want to let your friends know about our first meeting? Check out our FB Event Page!
JAC strives to create a space where Japanese anime fanatics, video gamers, cosplayers, cosplayers and others can interract with one another and share new experiences through the many activities and socials JAC hosts such as this weekend's Welcome Picnic!
Week 1 || Welcome Picnic || Bunche Hall || Sat. Oct.01 || 11:00 AM-3:00 PM || ╰(✧∇✧╰)
After coming to the first meeting, you may have met some really cool people.
And what better way to get to know them even better than going to our annualWelcome Picnic!
This is a chance to relax, play games, and get to know other JAC members. There will be food, specifically onigiri (rice balls), and some very cool kids to hang with for the afternoon.
This is a FREE EVENT for PAID MEMBERS!
But don't fret!
You can still join us if you're not a paid member for only $5!
There will be a group walking down to Bunche from the Hill. Look at our FB Event Page for more details and updates.
So take advantage of the donation member registration and all its perks!
JAC T-Shirts (n˘v˘•)¬
Do you want to wear a cool shirt with designs that represent your new anime club? Well here is your chance to buy some of our JAC T-shirts! Grab your 2016-17 JAC T-shirt for $18 during the club meeting. You can also purchase some of our previous year T-shirts for $15! Don't miss out on your opportunity to get some cool shirts.
Week 2: Voting for Screening (n˘v˘•)¬
Traditionally, the members of JAC get to vote on the anime we will be watching for the season. Our Screener will show a few shows and you all get a chance to pick what we watch at the end of the screenings!
[Weeks 2&3] Mentor-Mentee Program (n˘v˘•)¬
Looking for a Senpai to help you navigate the harsh waters of UCLA? Someone to hang out with or simply to have that upperclassman to admire?
Well JAC is the place where you can get yourself a senpai that notices you! Make sure to apply to this program to get the chance to get all the benefits of a mentor who shares many of your interests, especially those in anime!
Get to know your future senpai by attending our fun weekend events led by your trusty senpai. There will be two(2) mentor-mentee events:
Event #1: Santa Monica Trip: Sat. Oct.8 Meet at Bruin Bear @10am
Event #2: Dessert Night! Time/Location: TBA
2 day con Oct. 15-16 Enjoy some anime, activities, and merchandise brought to you at Akiba Fest. Get a 2-day pass for only $25!
Find more information in the following link: What IS Akiba Fest?
You can also view their event on their facebook page: Akiba Fest FB Event Page
Fresh Produce meets from 8-10 pm in the Ackerman 2412
FP is an artist group that sprang up, uniting the club's creative talents in hopes of spreading ideas, sharing stories, and making art. Even if you're not very artistically talented or skilled, everyone is welcome to join and just hang out.
Pick up a New Skill!
Support Our Artists!
Special membership available during the first meeting! Help support the arts and receive access to professional supplies by purchasing membership during FP or contributing donations during JAC to become a patreon of the arts!
Become A Donation Member! ＼（＾∀＾）メ（＾∀＾）ノ
Being a member of JAC allows you many perks, including member only events, such as the End of the Quarter Raffle, and other perks to be later announced.
Donation Memberships are one of the ways JAC funds all the amazing events and prizes given out during the raffles. By being a donation member you are contributing to JAC and making the club's events possible!
And don't forget about:
The JAC Stamp Card!
While this isn't a physical stamp card, the idea is the same! Come to the meeting, sign in with one of our officers, and rack up points for every JAC meeting you attend during each quarter!
What do you get?
If you sign in at least 4 times in the quarter, in addition to entering the End of the Quarter Raffle, you get to enter the Exclusive "Grand Prize" raffle!
As you can see, there’s plenty of reasons to become a paid member! Just bring $15 to club and it shall be done!
Join Us This Thursday!
Thanks again for coming to the general meeting last week. For those who came for the first time, we welcome you and hope you join us this week too, from 7-9:00 PM at Kinsey 1240B for some more screenings and fun!
And have a fantastic week!
See you at the meeting!
Alex Castellanos Secretary, JAC 2016-17 University of California, Los Angeles