May 10, 2015

ATA 2014: Minutes of JLD Annual Meeting

The minutes of our Annual Meeting at the ATA conference are now available.
(More after the break....)

Minutes of the JLD Annual Meeting 2014
American Translators Association, 55th Annual Conference
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers,
Chicago, IL

Thursday November 6th, 16:45. – 17:45
Division Officers present: James Patrick, Nadine Edwards (Rec.)
Division members present: 60 (?) including 25 newcomers

·     Meeting called to order at 16:48 by Division Administrator
·     2014 Meeting agenda read and accepted
·     2013 Annual Meeting minutes accepted
·     Overview
o   JLD activities for the rest of ATA55
o   JLD committees’ activities in 2014
·     Welcome first time attendees, and new members
·     There will be elections for JLD officers (Division Administrator, Assistant Administrator) in 2015.
o   Call for volunteers for the Nominating Committee (see separate sheet)
·     Conference Planning
o   Thank you to last year’s volunteers! We were able to put together 8 strong sessions despite our recommendation for a DS being waitlisted.
o   Request for volunteers
o   Discussion – can we try again for sessions that were rejected?
o   Ideas (see separate sheet)
·     Networking Committee (“Entertainment Committee”)
o   Thank you to last year’s volunteers! This year we continued with the Newcomer’s Lunch (about 30 attendees) and project to have 75 attendees at dinner.
o   Ideas for next year? Morikawa Park and Museum
o   Does the style work? Let’s do a buffet style deal where people can move around and mingle (done this year at SUSHI TAIYO).
o   DA/ADA asks: We have had a surplus accumulating since the New York conference. What should we do?
§  Keep a surplus. Budget the event to produce a surplus, cap it and use the extra the following year for the additional event (Cliff Bender, H. Tsuchiya, S. Suloway).
·     Editorial Committee
o   Thank you to last year’s volunteers! Special thanks to Jim Davis on the Words and Kotoba series (our first).
o   New volunteers? (see separate sheet)
·     Comments /Announcements
o   JATINT – InterpretJAPAN - Interpreting for Tomorrow (29 November, Tokyo)
o   IJET26, York, England, June 2015
o   JAT 2014 Anthologies Available
o   The Japan Association of Translators has been working on
§  JAT Patent Translators workshop
§  JAT Patent SIG (you do not have to be a member of JAT), JATPAT SIG Wiki 0 questions to Cliff Bender in the mean time.

Meeting adjourned at 17:48.

JLD Annual Meeting 2014
Volunteer and Ideas List

·     Conference Planning – 2015 Miami Ideas
·       How to read engineering diagrams? (Tanya Pound先生)
·       Auto industry jargon, in house emails
·       KEIGO
o   Handling polite Japanese
o   Business Japanese (modern)
o   なんちゃった敬語
·       How is the Japanese language changing? Trends in Modern Japanese Usage
·       Hard to decipher documents
o   Tips and tricks to decipher handwriting/ hand written documents (MOCHIZUKI)
o   Handling Legalese, legal concepts, approach from the Meiji period and before??
o   Handling older documents, techniques (Ajani O., Masae)
§  Who did you use as resources?
·       Drug development and launching in the USA (by Japanese companies)
·       Interpreting for the Aged and Demented (Shivani N.)
·       Sight translation as a means of improving skills (TANYA先生)
·       Making Good Choices (Jim Davis)

·     Conference Planning – Volunteers
o   Nathan Takase, Stephen Suloway, Shivani Nandi, Nicholas Sturtevant

·     Networking Committee (“Entertainment Committee”)
o   Ajani Oloye, Michael Yocum
o   Nicholas Sturtevant (2016, San Francisco)

·     Editorial Committee
o   Sarah Lindholm
o   Paul Koehler
o   Celine Browning

1 comment:

  1. I apologize for not posting this earlier, but here are the minutes for the JLD Annual Meeting last November in Chicago.