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This is where you can find all the JASAN news and announcements that will keep you informed and engaged.

2023-24 Newsletters

December 2023 Newsletter

Thankful, grateful, mindful – for all our blessings. That’s what this time of year means to me.


> I am thankful for all the amazing things being part of Junior Achievement has given me over the decades. Amazing friends, my husband (yes, he was a volunteer…), and a chance to make a difference.

January 2024 Newsletter

While it is nearly February, we still want to wish you the happiest – and hopefully healthiest – 2024. It seems that most of us are living in places that have experienced ridiculous cold, snow, rain (or a combination of all!) during the past couple of weeks. I know it’s been record-setting in Dallas!


2024 brings great opportunities for JASAN – and for JA! We will be celebrating Jack Kosakowski’s 50 years of professional service to JA – and his retirement at our annual meeting in Kansas City, in July.

August 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year! I know you remember the days we celebrated New Year’s on July 1 – looking forward to another year of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed through JA programs.  We are still celebrating our new year – 2023-24 for the JA Staff Alumni Network. I feel privileged to lead this organization for the next two years and am grateful to John Weil and the 2022-23 Executive Committee for setting us up for great success.

October 2023 Newsletter

As fall arrives (although here in Texas it’s still in the 90’s) my memories are of school starting, JA Company student recruiting, volunteer training – and making sure program kits get to all those who are ready to get started in the classroom. As we learned at this year’s National Leadership Conference, there are many more ways to make a difference in kids’ lives than ever before. 



2022-23 Newsletters

March 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

We have a lot to share with you in this issue! 


First, I hope you will consider joining us in Louisville, Kentucky for our Annual Meeting at the JA USA National Leadership Conference. Here is a snapshot of our agenda. More details and registration info will be coming soon. 



Second, JASAN is looking for folks to join the JASAN Executive Committee. We meet once a month and ask our members to serve on one additional committee.

The end of the year is just over a month away! With that, the JASAN Executive Committee is busy working on next year's budget, the Program of Work, and our plans for the Annual Meeting in Louisville. 


We're also finishing up our funding campaign (yes, you can still contribute!) providing the ability to deliver our program of work during the 2023-24 year. This issue of our newsletter is focused on the agenda for the annual meeting, and our new regular feature - a spotlight on one of our members.

November 2022 Newsletter

January 2023 Newsletter

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As we end 2022, I hope that you are in good health and have plans to celebrate the Holidays with your family and friends. On behalf of the JASAN group, I wish you the very best Holiday Season.

 

Our committees have been busy making sure that we live up to our mission: to provide a network for staff alumni and to further the mission of JA USA. We have exciting news on both fronts.

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the Holiday season. The older I get, the more I cherish the past and enjoy the memories we are creating with our children and grandchildren. 


Our next newsletter will include detailed information concerning the Annual Meeting at the JA USA National Leadership Conference in Louisville, KY. Our meeting days are not yet set, but they will be sometime during the week of July 24, 2023.

August 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

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WOW – JASAN had our Annual Meeting July 13-14 in conjunction with the JAUSA National Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Both JASAN members and JA area participants said it was the best one ever.


As you may remember, JASAN provided 75 area staff people with scholarships to attend the conference.  With our help, nearly 300 professional staff attended the conference – the most in several years! For meeting highlights, visit the website.  



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I trust this newsletter will find you and your family well. As we move into our second quarter, we have several exciting things taking place for our members.


Please consider joining a committee. Your participation and expertise are vital to JASAN. You should have received a survey last week inviting your participation. You can click here to access that survey. Committee

descriptions can also be found on our website. Most committees meet monthly for about an hour via Zoom.


2021-22 Newsletters

February 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

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Big News – JA Worldwide has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize! This is an incredible honor for the entire JA network, which includes over 340 local offices in 115 countries.


Nominations may only be received from heads of state and certain elected officials, university professors in selected fields, past Nobel laureates, and a few other notable individuals.

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Welcome to spring! Spring means that our annual meeting is not too far in the future! I hope you will join us in Fort Worth, Texas for our Annual Meeting at the JAUSA National Leadership Conference from Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15.


This will be a very special meeting as we will meet the 75 JASAN scholarship recipients at breakfast on Thursday morning! 

August 2021 Newsletter

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Welcome to our first newsletter for 2021-22. I trust this newsletter will find you and your family well.

Over the next year, it is our goal to keep you informed and engaged through newsletters, our new website, our Facebook group, and face-to-face gatherings where possible.

October 2021 Newsletter

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I trust this newsletter will find you and your family well. As we move into our second quarter, we have a number of exciting things taking place for our members.

First, Tami Godsey and her committee are planning some "Connection Calls" via Zoom in November. The purpose is for the members to stay connected.

December 2021 Newsletter

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As we end 2021, I hope that you are in good health and have plans to celebrate the Holidays with your family and friends. On behalf of the JASAN Executive Committee, I wish you the very best Holiday Season.

Our committees have been busy making sure that we live up to our mission: to provide a network for staff alumni and to further the mission of JA USA. We have exciting news on both fronts.

2020-21 Newsletters

October 2020 Newsletter

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After retiring from JA, and moving to Texas to be with family, Joanne Kahl purchased a Home Helpers Home Care franchise.

January 2021 Newsletter

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Welcome to the first newsletter of 2021! We hope that you are in good health and have found strategies to cope with our limited access to friends and family.

April 2021 Newsletter

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Read how our members are helping JA as volunteers and are supporting JA staff through the SOS campaign.

July 2020 Newsletter

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The Annual Meeting of the JA Staff Alumni

Network held via Zoom on Wednesday,

July 15th was a big success!


We had 68 attendees. Read their

their comments.



2019-20 Newsletters

May Issue

April Special Issue

March Special Issue

February Issue

2018-19 Newsletters

October Issue

September Issue

January Issue