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139th DAN SHIM SA – April 29th, Saturday, 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT –


Just a Reminder for everyone in Region 2.  Dan Shim Sa is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2017, to be held at the MDK HQ in Springfield, NJ.

Please contact any of your regional examiners if you have any further questions.

Reminder from email sent 1/9/17:

Dan Shim Sa this Saturday  (April 29th)!
FRIDAYApril 28th:  Ko Dan Ja Candidate Evaluation/Training
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Moo Duk Kwan HQ
Please contact the Regional Examiners in ADVANCE if you are attending this evaluation.
****This is a MANADORY evaluation if you are a 2017 Ko Dan Ja candidate.****
The Regional Examiners have requested that the above information be shared with all Sam Dan and Ko Dan Ja members.
Schedule for the day of the Shim Sa:
SATURDAYApril 29th:
Location: Moo Duk Kwan HQ
7:45 – 8:15 AM Registration & Photos for Ee Dan, Sam Dan and ADULT Cho Dan (15 yrs &  Older) Candidates ONLY
8:15 – 8:30 AM Dan Shim Sa Line Up and Start Time for Ee Dan, Sam Dan & ADULT Cho Dan Candidates ONLY
10:30 – 11:00 AM Registration & Photos for Cho Dan Candidates 14 & Under ONLY
11:00 – 11:15 AM Dan Shim Sa Line Up and Start Time for Cho Dan Candidates 14 & Under ONLY
Immediately following:  Studio Owners/Examiners Meeting
Please Note:  All candidates are required to have their photo taken – PRIOR to the start of their Shim Sa session.
If you have any questions about the above information,  please contact Mullin or Stinehour Sa Bom Nim.
Mary Kate Stinehour
Regional Administrator

On Jan 9, 2017 7:28 PM, “MARY KATE STINEHOUR” <mkstinehour@gmail.com> wrote:

Good Evening, Region 2 Studio Owners,
The Regional Examiners and I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits!
Attached please find the 139th Dan Shim Sa informational packet. (not attached to this announcement)
We ask that you please read this email AND the attachments carefully as there are CHANGES!
CHANGES include:
  • Date change – Shim Sa will be held on Saturday, April 29th.
  • Testing group change – Two sessions (see attached):
    • 1st session:   ALL Ee Dan and Sam Dan candidates and ADULT Cho Dan candidates (15 and older) ONLY.
    • 2nd session: CHILDREN Cho Dan candidates (14 and younger) ONLY.
  • Fee changesTesting fees have increased.  Please submit the correct testing fees on the NEW form (see attached).
  • Submission of paperwork – this change began in October, but not everyone followed it – if packets are not submitted correctly, they will be returned for re-submission (see attached).
Again, the Regional Examiners ask that you read the attached packet carefully.  If you have any questions about the packet or the upcoming Shim Sa, please contact Mullin Sa Bom Nim or Stinehour Sa Bom Nim.
Yours in the Moo Duk Kwan,
Mary Kate Stinehour
Regional Administrator

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