During my two-year commitment to serve as president of our chapter, I would like to have us work toward making our SFV JACL chapter more attractive and beneficial to young adults especially.
The use of an email blast of miscellaneous news items is a means for young and old members to share ideas. It will be sent out on an as needed basis. It would complement our bi-monthly newsletter, and include articles of a time-critical nature, articles too lengthy for our newsletter, and links to interesting news items on the internet.
Members are encouraged to send articles or news items of interest to the general membership to me, or to Nancy Gohata, our newsletter editor.
Today, we all suffer from information overload. With dozens of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and news blogs appearing daily, we often are not aware of important information, or have time to read them. But imagine life having many sets of eyes looking for such articles! Your eyes can help us all!
Articles of general interest to our chapter members may include the following:
- Links to important or interesting civil rights, educational and cultural articles in the Rafu Shimpo, LA Times, etc.
- Links to significant news items culled from weekly emails, such as from 'NPR Top emailed stories of the Week' or Time magazine's 'Times Top 10 news stories of the Week', Densho, Discover Nikkei, etc.
- Writer’s corner to showcase works of members such as Patty Takayama, Kristel Yoneda, etc. - Food reviews of places of interest to young adults, especially.
- New trends or items in technology, such as the Fit Bit devices to improve health awareness.
For those seniors without internet access today: Computer tablets provide a somewhat painless method to access information and entertainment. Computer tablets allow people to download library books (including audio books), watch movies, hear TED Talks, explore the unlimited boundaries of youtube, and much more!
At some point in the future, we might all lose the ability to drive, or we might be confined to a wheelchair or bed. The computer tablet will then become a primary window to the world!
Costco has a 7" Samsung computer tablet ($160) that provides access to the internet without having to learn strange new things on personal computers, such as CTL-ALT-DEL.