2018 Shufu Elections Request for Nominations

February 26, 2018

To: Shufu Board of Directors


From: Robert Hunt

Nomination Committee Chair


The purpose of this memo is to inform the Shufu Board of Directors of the upcoming 2018 Shufu Elections as well as some of the details of the process.

Article 5 of the Shufu Constitution specifies that all registered black belts with paid yearly membership dues are voting members of the Shufu Board of Directors. Voting members who have not paid the annual membership dues are not permitted to hold active membership in any committee or board, or to make recommendations for promotions. Please renew your Shufu/USJF membership if it has lapsed since individuals with a lapsed membership will be unable to vote in this year’s election.


The nomination committee is currently accepting nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Nominations can come from any member of the Shufu Board of Directors. You are also welcome to nominate yourself for office.

The Shufu Constitution and By-Laws contain the requirements and duties for each elected office. These documents are available for download from the Shufu website http://shufujudo.org/ using the links listed below:



http://shufujudo.org/wp-content/uploads/SHUFU- CONSTITUTION-MASTER.pdf


http://shufujudo.org/wp-content/uploads/SHUFU- BY-LAWS- MASTER1.pdf


Nominations must be received prior to March 25, 2018 to be included on the ballot. Nominations may still be made after March 25, 2018 up to and including at the 2018 Spring Board of Directors Meeting. Nominations received after March 25, 2018 will be write-in candidates.


The nomination committee will be working with the nominees and the USJF office to verify eligibility to hold office. The nomination committee will also work with nominees to put together a short background and statement of purpose for distribution to the Shufu Board of Directors. Any contested office will be decided by secret ballot at the Spring Promotional Meeting.



Please submit nominations via email to Robert Hunt at bh_921@hotmail.com.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this year’s election process.


Thank you,


Robert Hunt

Shufu Nomination Committee Chair

Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USJF registered clubs. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit. For more information or to take the course, please visit www.safesport.org.

Heads Up concussion training, through the CDC's website, is a requirement for all members of your USJF registered club who function as teachers at any time. Please advise all of your instructors and assistant instructors of this requirement. The training can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/