Camp Zama Middle School’s Parent Teacher Organization needs to fill four board vacancies and two School Advisory Committee slots for 2007-09.

The PTO is a committee of parents and teachers who organize events to promote quality education, encourage community involvement and work for a healthy environment for all stakeholders. The board serves as a forum for discussion between parents, teachers and the community and helps organize financial and volunteer assistance.

The School Advisory Committee is a council of parents, teachers and students who field concerns from the Zama and Atsugi communities and make recommendations to the administration.

The deadline for nominations is March 29. For more details, call Denise Leach, principal, or Debbie Alcazar, school counselor, at DSN 263-4040.

Motorcycle season slated to open FridayMISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The motorcycle riding season is tentatively set to open Friday, weather permitting.

All motorcycle riders must attend a motorcycle safety briefing March 31, at a location to be announced. Call the safety office at DSN 226-2072 for more information.

The 35th Fighter Wing safety office will alert riders via the Commander’s Access Channel and radio if weather conditions push back the opening day.

Joint Chiefs chairman Pace visits TokyoMarine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was expected to meet Wednesday with several high-ranking U.S. and Japanese officials during a brief stop in Tokyo, according to Marine Maj. Neil Murphy, a U.S. Forces Japan spokesman.

Pace’s itinerary was to include meetings with J. Thomas Schieffer, the U.S. ambassador to Japan; representatives from the Japanese foreign affairs and defense ministries; and Joint Staff Office personnel. He also was scheduled to attend USFJ briefings.

Pace also planned to make a courtesy call to Japan Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma, according to the ministry’s Web site.

Michael Boyle, a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Tokyo, said Pace was expected to sit down with Japanese media for a 30-minute roundtable discussion.

Student to attend citizenship programCAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Emma Elaine Roberts, a 16-year- old junior at Kubasaki High School, has been picked to attend the Texas Bluebonnet Girls State summer program this June at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.

The daughter of Marine Lt. Col. Mark and Shizue Roberts, Emma Roberts is the first student from an Okinawa Department of Defense Dependents School to attend the American Legion-sponsored program in the United States.

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