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Membership and Fund-Raising

Memberships are important for AJA to operate.

Many people who attend AJA meetings are tertiary students or on working holiday visas and so we have set our annual membership fee at a very low rate in order to encourage financial membership.  Membership is $20.00 pa (but only $10.00 for students and other concession card holders).  By becoming a financial member you can help us to pay for the Public Liability insurance we have to take out to protect you at events we organise or run.

Member benefits and other information are listed below:
  • Members receive our AJA bulletin before every AJA meeting to keep them up with our coming activities.
  • All who attend on meeting nights can get 10% off the normal menu and all other non-alcoholic purchases at our meeting venue, the Caffé Amore.  
  • Adelaide University usually offers our members 5% off Japanese courses in their Professional and continuing Education (PCE) courses.
  • AJA's financial year begins from July 1st and ends on June 30th the following year; all memberships now fall due at the end of June each year, and people joining will pay a pro rata $10.00 from January. Get your membership form at a conversation meeting, from our website (Online-Membership-Web in the sidebar) or contact Jim via email. 
  • Other fundraising efforts include special functions, the occasional raffle, okonomiyaki dog making at Mobara and other festivals, and donations from well-wishers and supporters.  Apart from these, our only source of income is the interest on the Roy Tirrell Trust Fund which we have invested to safeguard our future.  All that the AJA committee and members do is voluntary and the AJA of SA has only occasional Government or other funding to support us in our activities.