Dear JAT members,

Here is the membership report for the second quarter of 2009.

For the second quarter of 2009 (April, May, and June), we signed up 26 new members, processed 120 renewals, and had 37 members let their membership lapse without renewing. Compare this with Q1, when we signed up 32 new members, processed 100 renewals, and had 22 members let their membership lapse.

As of the end of the quarter on June 30, we had 445 members, 299 based in Japan, 81 in the US, 30 in Australia, 13 in Canada, 8 in the United Kingdom, 4 in Singapore, 3 in New Zealand, and 2 each in Ireland and France. We also had 1 member each in Argentina, Indonesia (Bali), Taiwan, China, and Malaysia. This may not be an exhaustive list, but the lister (me) is exhausted, since I don’t have a database engine, and thus have to do this manually off of the Website. So, if you are in a country that I missed, please write to the mailing list and tell us about yourself, and what made you go move to a country that didn’t occur to me at almost midnight Colorado time.

For a quick look back: here are the new member signups versus permanent expirations (members who left and have never returned, which is all I am able to track at this point) every year since 2001, as well as for June, 2009 year to date, and the last 12 months.

Last month (June)812–4
Year to date (2009)5859–1
Last 12 months1108228

Chris Blakeslee
JAT Membership Secretary