2014 Election of Board Directors
Dear Dan Member,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As the secretary of the Board of Directors, the Federation’s By–laws charge me with overseeing distribution of and tallying responses for all Board Director nominations and election ballots.
In each region where Board Director terms are expiring, nomination forms were mailed to all Dan members eligible to vote and who had current membership.
The top two nominees (or 3 if a tie between any two) from each region are listed below and each has accepted their nomination and agreed to run in this election. Board Directors elected in 2014 will serve your region for a term of three years from 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2017.
Region 2: Roy McDonald Paul Eng-Wong
Region 3: Keith Wildonger None
Region 6: Board Chairman Appointee To Be Determined
Region 9: Tim Bennett JoAnne Blaauw
Region 10: Charles Holland Andy Arvidson
As a Federation member you have the right to vote for your regional representative to the Board of Directors. All active Dan members over the age of 18 are eligible to vote. All voting members over the age of 18 are eligible to serve as a Board Director. This process is outlined in and conducted under the authority of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Inc.’s Charter and By-laws which state:
By-laws Article 1
Section 1 Eligibility: Any currently active voting member of the Federation over 18 years of age may be a member of the Board of Directors.
By-laws Article 3
Section 3-A Individuals holding Dan rank shall enjoy all rights and privileges as determined by the Board, plus the right to vote in Federation matters if they are over the age of 18 years.
Please vote online or complete the enclosed Election Ballot and return it today. Service on the Board of Directors is a serious responsibility and requires Board Directors to dedicate a substantial amount of time to conducting Federation business. A brief outline of the duties and responsibilities of Board Directors is available at www.soobahkdo.com.
YOUR VOTE MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE OR POSTMARKED BEFORE DEC 20, 2014.
Or mail ballot to:
Board Director Elections
United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation
P.O. Box 154 Springfield, NJ 07081
BALLOTS POSTMARKED AFTER DECEMBER 20, 2014 WILL BE INVALID.
Secretary, Board of Directors
69 Years of Moo Do Excellence, celebrate this
important milestone, by paying a special tribute to our
Founder, Hwang Kee, and Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang
on November 9th 2014 by performing Ki Cho Hyung Il
Bu in Do Bok, and post your video on facebook to share
with the world.
Next year be sure to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the
Moo Duk Kwan® in Korea. Start making your plans today.
Soo Bahk ! And Happy Anniversary Moo Duk Kwan®
Advanced Leadership Program for High Achievers
Region 2 ALPHA Team
Dear Region 2 Studio Owner:
We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit.
You and members of your studio are eligible to join the Region 2 Advanced Leadership Program for High Achievers Team (R2 ALPHA Team).
Region 2 Members who meet the criteria below have a new opportunity to be nominated and apply to join an exciting new team charged by Kwan Jang Nim with enhancing leadership effectiveness in Region 2.
Qualified R2 ALPHA Team member applicants will meet the following criteria:
- Current USSBDMDK Federation membership
- Active member of Region 2
- Minimum Sam Dan rank (E Dan with instructor recommendation)
- Minimum of 21 years of age
- Instructor approval
- R2 Senior Ko Dan Ja approval
R2 ALPHA Team members will be provided with opportunities to train quarterly with R2 Senior Ko Dan Ja in special high level training sessions. During these advanced learning sessions, Senior Ko Dan Ja will share valuable personal training experiences, teaching methodology and other information geared for high achievers.
Advanced R2 ALPHA Team training sessions will also include workshops in which R2 ALPHA Team members can share ideas, propose initiatives or activities and discuss concerns.
These immersive and interactive workshops will serve as project incubators in which R2 ALPHA Team members will conceive and develop activities that can be deployed in Region 2 to improve Region 2 members’ unity, cohesiveness and Region 2’s overall leadership role in growing our Federation.
The Region 2 ALPHA Team program embodies the concepts and aspirations of the Personal Vision Tour 2 (PVT2) as expressed by Kwan Jang Nim H. C. Hwang and is endorsed by him and has the full support of the Region 2 Examiners.
A launch teleconference is scheduled for R2 Studio Owners on Wednesday November 19th at 8:30 pm to discuss the program objectives and answer questions.
Please save the date and make plans to participate so you can convey this exciting opportunity to your qualified students and parents.
- Conference Dial-in Number:
- Access Code:
- Join the ALPHA Team Updates list: Text ALPHA to 70000
All Region 2 Ko Dan Ja and Sam Dans will receive the official announcement letter and an application form in mid December 2014.
The official “Kick Off” training session is scheduled for January 2015.
On behalf of the R2 Senior Ko Dan Ja, we thank each of you in advance for your service, commitment, and support in taking part in this initiative for developing Region 2 and its leadership.
William Ginyard, Sa Bom
Linda Morey, Sa Bom
Michael Garaguso, Sa Bom
Russell Colston, Sa Bom