2013 Elections Candidates Announcement

Monday May 13th, 2013


Dear Yudansha Members and Dojo Shus:


On behalf of the 2013 Election Committee, I am reporting to the membership of Judo Ontario that the Committee sought to fill the following four Board positions in accordance with the by-laws governing their vacancies.

1.    First Vice-President (2013 – 2015)

2.    Vice-President, Administration (2013 – 2015)

3.    Vice-President, Competitions (2013 – 2015)

4.    Vice-President, Marketing & Promotions (2013 – 2015)


In accordance with Section 4.4.2 of the Judo Ontario By-laws, the deadline to submit Declarations of Candidacy was May 5, 2013.  Judo Ontario received Declarations of Candidacy to fill three of the four Board positions from the following individuals:

Kevin Doherty               for      First Vice-President

C. E. (Ed) Spike            for      First Vice-President

Ronald Desormeaux       for      Vice-President, Administration

Mitchell Kawasaki           for      Vice-President, Administration

Chris Brown                  for      Vice-President, Marketing & Promotions

Allan Pollett                  for      Vice-President, Marketing & Promotions


Insofar as Judo Ontario did not receive any Candidate declarations for the position of Vice-President - Competitions by the designated deadline date of May 5, 2013, this position will remain vacant. A vote by the membership will be required for the positions of First Vice-President, Vice-President - Administration and Vice-President - Marketing & Promotions.


Ballots for the three contested positions are being mailed this week. The ballots can be mailed in using the stamped, self-addressed envelopes but if you wish to vote in person, you can attend the AGM & Elections on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 where you will be issued a new set of ballots.


An official announcement of the election results will be made at the Annual General Meeting on 15 June, 2013 following the voting. The results will also be sent electronically to all Yudansha members and posted on the Judo Ontario website following the Annual General Meeting.


If you have any questions please feel free to call the Judo Ontario office at: 

416-447-JUDO (5836) or toll free: 1-866-553-JUDO (5836).



Yours in Judo,

Frank J. Vossen

Chair, 2013 Election Committee

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