|Dec 12||Directors Meeting||2010 Board of directors report is now available. Board of Directors Report.|
||As part of our
education and training program,
board granted special travel bursaries to 12 members from Quebec,
Ontario, Manitoba and Saskachewan in order to assist them in attending
the FIK Americas Zone Shimpan Seminar in Vancouver.
limited number of travel bursaries has been established to encourage
wider participation in the FIK Americas Zone Kendo Shimpan
Seminar March 27 & 28, Vancouver BC Information has
been emailed to eligible members.
||Shodan to nidan is
now one year, in line with
AJKF and FIK
Other changes made to grading guidelines.
||Mindy Choe appointed
financial internal reviewer,
duties to include review of the annual financial report.
materials from retiring
identification of ongoing
||Discussion of future
directions for the CKF
sensei moves that the directors thank the retiring Executive,
President Roy Asa, Treasurer Gary Nakashima and Secretary Stephen
Cruise, for their long, dedicated and beneficial efforts on behalf of
the CKF. From their efforts it is expected that the CKF will move
forward and continue to grow. The motion is unanimously accepted
||Motion: that Kiyoshi
Hao be elected as a new
director, effective immediately. The motion
Taylor as secretary.
we add a second VP from the East and that Christian D'Orangeville be
elected to this position. passed.
||Online Payment System
Cigliutti gave a presentation on the online payment and grading system.
Discussion on controls that could be put in place to allow
sensei/student discussion before applying for gradings.
||Bryan Asa gave a
presentation on the WKC for 2009
and recommendations for the future.
||Online financial report system
gave a demonstration of the
online financial reporting system for the directors.
||Okusa s. thanks the
Team Canada officials and
team on behalf of the board for their
excellent efforts and hard work at the WKC.
a Team Canada Committee be created with Ray Murao, Kiyoshi Hao and
Christian D'Orangeville. This committee is to begin the selection
process for a team coach and manager immediately and to give a
timeline to the board for such other activities such as a team
fundraising program. Passed
the Financial Committee
be continued with John Maisonneuve, Pam Morgan, Gary Nakashima,
Eduardo Cigliutti and Natan Cheifetz.
will ensure that an internal review system will be created with an
independent, internal inspector who will review the year end financial
report after it is produced.
- The grading
structure was discussed and it was noted that Okusa s. had consulted
with Tsumura s. (Chief Examiner) who advised that three Chief
Examiners be created, one for each of the existing arts in the CKF,
specifically one each for kendo, iaido and jodo. This Chief Examiner
would be responsible for the grading of 6 and 7 dan candidates.
Further, a western and an eastern examiner should be created with
responsiblity for gradings up to 5 dan in the respective regions.
- The board notes that
a name change from "Central Grading Committee" to "National
Grading Committee" would be appropriate to emphasize the nature
of this committee as a non-geographic national entity.
- Motion: that this system be adopted
with the following members:
- Kendo chief
examiner: Tsumura s. Kendo western examiner: Ray Murao Kendo eastern
examiner to be determined on consultation with Tsumura s.
- Iaido chief
examiner: Ohmi s. western examiner: Asaoka s. eastern examiner:
- Jodo chief examiner:
Kim Taylor. No East and west examiners to be named.
- These terms are
until the general meeting in 2011.
a budget and event
committee be constituted with John
Maisonneuve, Hiro Okusa, Ray Murao and Tom Yamashita to set up a
budget from the present to 2011. This was accepted. Taguchi sensei was
later added as chair of this committee.
we hold annual director's
form a committee to gather
information on the history of
the CKF with the aim of producing a book. Members to include Professor
Wakabayashi, Christian D'Orangeville, Hiro Okusa, and Roy
||Forms Received and Reviewed
- Dojo Application form
- BCKF activities report
- Development fund requests
- America Zone Shimpan seminar
- Grading Protocol Guide
- CKF business cards for directors
- WKC report
for the CKF in general and
for Team Canada will come under the Budget and Events committee.
- A CKF event calendar will be added to the
- Meeting reports will be added to the website
- A list of motions and an action list will be
created for the directors.
we pay the airfare for Roy
Asa to attend several
regional thank you events to reflect his 30 years of service as CKF
meeting to be held in Vancouver in
the fall of 2010
D'Orangeville is named Kendo Eastern
Brisson has resigned as a director due to business reasons. Okusa
sensei thanks him for his services to the CKF and the board.
is elected to the
board to replace Claude Brisson.