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 2016 will serve your region for a term of three years from 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2019.
Region 1: Paul Chiasson None
Region 4: George Broyles None
Region 5: Ron Strong Andrew Whitman
Region 7: Andrea Casselton None
Region 8: Susan Fittanto None
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 SUMBITTED ONLINE OR POSTMARKED BEFORE DEC 10, 2016.
Or mail ballot to: Board Director Elections
U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation
20 Millburn Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081
BALLOTS POSTMARKED AFTER DECEMBER 10, 2016 WILL BE INVALID.
Secretary, Board of Directors