At last some word from Okinawa!!
Hi all, sorry for the lack of communication. Things have been hectic over here to say the least. Settling down a little now hence the newsletter.
Taira san has just returned from a very successful seminar in Italy. Thanks to Andrea Sensei for organizing and running the seminar. Australia is getting close and Taira san is looking forward to getting back to the Gold Coast and Melborne. Thanks again to Pete Keogh and Damien Martin for the hard work they have put into to getting everything organized.
We have some house keeping notes for this newsletter. It has now been a little over a year since we launched the new site and the subscription option. Please be aware that PayPal will automatically debit your account for your yearly Kenkyukai membership fee. There have been a number of skipped payments recently due to expired cards etc. Please check your paypal account and make sure your account details are up to date. If PayPal suspends your subscription, the system automatically cancels your site account meaning that you need to rejoin the organisation and the site and all the posts etc linked to your account are not accessible via your new account.
Lastly, October is fast appraoching. We are working on agenda points for the Shibu head meetings. Shibu heads will be emailed details as soon as they are available.
Accommodation for October is not going to last long. I spoke to the apartment company today and they are holding the apartments for us for now but told me we need to have bookings (even if they are tentative and a changed or cancelled later) in to them by the middle of April or they can't gaurantee availability. October is a busy time of the year here and with other organisations having seminars around the same time, accommodation will fill up incredibly fast.
Once again, sorry about the long gap between newsletters.