Dear JASM community:
In light of the continuing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to reach out to you to detail JASM’s response to date, as well as share some thoughts on what will be done going forward.
Thus far, we have taken the following steps to keep you safe and informed:
Our mission has not changed: we strive to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japanese and US citizens and further an appreciation of cultural, educational, economic, public, and other affairs of interest to both peoples. Our goals for the next few months will be identifying and implementing new ways to connect with you, and ways for you to connect with one another. For now, find and follow JASM on any of these platforms for the latest on our activities:
Lastly, as a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on you, our members, for support on many levels, including [your time] and financially. The JASM board and staff have conducted a review of our assets, and because of your generosity, we have sufficient resources to operate for the next 2-3 months. However, this pandemic introduces new difficulties for all of us, and we will need your continued support in the upcoming months to weather the storm. Late last year, we introduced an online membership management system that allows members and supporters to renew their memberships and make online donations. No need to lick stamps! If you are able, please consider helping JASM in one or more of the following ways:
Thank you all for your continued engagement. Please stay safe!
Regards, Elizabeth Fehrmann JASM President
We recently added a number of enhancements to our web site. The content of the site has not changed, but visitors can now log in with a unique username and password. Once logged in, you can update your profile and preferences, join JASM or renew your membership, sign up and pay for events or donate to JASM via a secure system. Back copies of the Tsushin will be online, and the current version of the Tsushin will be readable straight from your screen—no need to download it. Members will be able to access an online membership directory, and to take advantage of member-only events. All visitors, even those who do not log in, will be able to browse our web site to learn about events and programs, and will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn feeds.
Here are instructions to access and log into the new web site:
1. Go to the JASM web site: http://www.mn-japan.org
2. Click on <Log in> on the upper right of the screen:
3. Type in your email address in the email box and click <Forgot password>
4. A box will appear, asking you to retype your email address, enter a Captcha code, and then click <SUBMIT>
5. After clicking the <SUBMIT> button, you should see the following:
6. Check your email inbox and you should see a link that allows you reset your password. Click the link, reset your password, and then log in. Now you should see your name in the upper right hand corner:
7. Click on your name, and you will see a menu that allows you to log out, change your password, or view your profile. Click on <View profile> and you will be able to review and edit your information.
Feel free to explore the site, and sign up for events! An article will be coming out in this month's Tsushin, explaining more about the web site. We are planning more upgrades in the coming months to improve functionality and design. If you have any questions, please call our office, or email us at mailto:email@example.com
Japan America Society of Minnesota
Riverplace EH-131, 43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414