Author: Lily Sun

Wild Lights Detroit!

Happy holiday season everyone!
Snow may or may not be already falling in your area, but for those ready to be enlightened with good company, the Zoo Lights event is here! On Saturday, December 7th, we will be touring the beautiful displays at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Tickets are currently selling for $13 online or $19 at the gate and there is an $8 parking fee, so we recommend getting your tickets before prices start to rise. We also recommend carpooling if possible. We will be trying to enter at 7, so please try to arrive by 6:45. If you think you will be running late, contact Kyle Belanger on Facebook. He will be meeting everyone in front of the ticket gates. Feel free to direct any questions to him or another JETAA board member. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Let’s イルミネーション!

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Detroit Zoo (Map)
Tickets: Detroit Zoo website (click on Wild Lights Admission)
Price: 21$

Monthly Online Membership Meeting

Please join us for our monthly online meeting!

Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Google Hangout

Join us as we discuss the following topics:

1. Job Fair updates
2. Fall events
3. Swag
4. NatCon Notes
5. Outline/re-estabilsh roles (Secretary and Event Coordinator).

Cat Cafes! Ohio and Michigan

Location: Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: AffoGATO Cat Cafe
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Let’s visiting cat cafés! Japan isn’t the only one with cat (and other animals) cafés! In fact, there are at least seven between Ohio and Michigan. Who’s up for visiting some kitties?! (Sorry, everyone. The cat pictured will not be available, as she currently lives with our Ohio Vice President.)

GLJETAA board members will be in Tiny Lions in Ann Arbor, and the Affogato Cat Cafe in Cleveland, and we would love for you to join us! However, we want to make sure this event is available to more people. We are trying to get more geosynchronous events going, so the below list also has two more cat cafes in the Buckeye and Wolverine State that have been proposed.

Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center (Ann Arbor)

Catfe Lounge (Ferndale)

Happy Cat Cafe (Grand Rapids)

Affogato Cat Cafe (Cleveland)

Eat Purr Love Cat Café (Columbus)

Gem City Catfé (Dayton)

Here is a map of kitty cafes across Michigan and Ohio:

Important things to note are that each location has different policies, but they all strongly recommend reservations. They do allow walk-ins, though. They all have different fees, but they have one-hour options, which is what we remember from my days visiting nekos in Nihon. 

See you there!

Online Membership Meeting

Join us this Sunday for our monthly Online Membership Meeting! We will be discussing transferring our Slack workspace from a free one to a professional one. We will also be discussing steps to open up our Slack workspace to regular members.

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Google Hangouts

See you there!

Pokémon Go! Community Day Meetup

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Round1 @ Great Lakes Crossing (Google Maps)
Meet at the giant bowling pin outside the entrance! That’s a PokéStop! 🙂

Join us for an afternoon of raiding and catching Pokémon next Sunday at Great Lakes Crossing during Pokémon Go’s community day. This community will feature Mudkip! Plenty of JETAA members are Pokémon trainers so please come out and play PoGo with us! Friends and family welcome!