2014 Elections Status

Sunday August 24th, 2014


Dear Yudansha Members and Dojo Shus:
As the Chair of the Election Committee, I am reporting to the membership of Judo Ontario that the Election Committee sought to fill the following Board positions in accordance with the by-laws governing their vacancies.

  1. President
  2. Vice-President Finance
  3. Vice-President Technical
  4. Vice-President Operations
  5. Judo Canada Director (Ontario) (a Non-Board position)

In accordance with Section 4.4.2 of the Judo Ontario By-laws, the deadline to submit Declarations of Candidacy was August 11, 2014.  Judo Ontario received Declarations of Candidacy to fill the four Board positions and the Judo Canada Director-Ontario Region position from the following individuals:

  • Aartje Sheffield for President (Acclaimed)
  • Heather West for Vice-President Finance (Acclaimed)
  • Karl Doherty for Vice-President Technical (Acclaimed)
  • Jim Peterkin for Vice-President Operations (Acclaimed)
  • Kevin Doherty for Judo Canada Director (Ontario) (Acclaimed)

Insofar as Judo Ontario received only a single Declaration of Candidacy for the positions of President, Vice-President Finance, Vice-President Technical, Vice-President Operations and Judo Canada Director (Ontario) by the designated deadline, the above named candidates for these five positions will be deemed to have been elected by Acclamation.  Therefore, an election for any of the above positions by the membership will not be required.
Congratulations and good luck to all our new Board members and our Judo Canada Director.
An official announcement of all the results will be made at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday September 21, 2014 and posted on the Judo Ontario website following the AGM.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the Judo Ontario office at: 
416-447-5836 or toll free: 1-866-553-JUDO (5836).
Yours in Judo,
Frank Vossen,
Chair, 2014 Election Committee

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