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Dear TAIP Members,

I hope the New Year has started off smooth for you all.  On January 25th from 18:00~20:00 will be our Annual AGM.  The event will be held at Aoba-Japan International School.  Light refreshments will be served.
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6G8FhM7dzLL2
RSVP: https://tokyopreschools.org/event-registration/

In 2015 there was an additional position added to the Board as well as an issue with the President-Elect Position.

  • The position added was Technology Director.  This position was filled by Christopher Holland from Columbia International School.  This position works closely with the Webmaster to manage, design, maintenance and assist members in utilizing the website.
  • As you know, Royce Jacobs is the President-Elect.  He is supposed to assume the duties of President on January 25th.  The dilemma is that last year Royce left his position at a TAIP member school.  He is currently in the process of becoming the Head of Academics at a new school, which will be opening April 1, 2016.  The new school is planning to become a TAIP member.

This is where we need to hear your voice.  We may need to revise the constitution to add text about the new position.  Do you agree for Royce to assume the responsibility of President or should he remain President-Elect for another year?  Meaning I would remain President for an additional year. This needs to be put up for a vote at the AGM meeting.

Additionally, if the decision is for Royce to remain as President-Elect for another year, should we hold a possible election for President-Elect if here are any individuals at other member schools interested in running for the position?
We have a lot to discuss on the 25th.  I hope you are able to attend.

Please check this link to review last year’s minutes so the topic may be expedited during the meeting.

Best regards,

Bruce Gomez, President