Perry Araeipour, Sa Bom Nim captured an historical moment through the lens of his camera when for the first time in history, five members were awarded their 8th Dan rank certifications at the same time.
The members came from all across the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and were awarded their Moo Duk Kwan® 8th Dan certificates by H.C. Hwang Kwan Jang Nim on November 21, 2014 in Ramona California at the 2014 Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa.
2014 Election of Board Directors
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 2014 will serve your region for a term of three years from 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2017.
Region 2: Roy McDonald Paul Eng-Wong
Region 3: Keith Wildonger None
Region 6: Board Chairman Appointee To Be Determined
Region 9: Tim Bennett JoAnne Blaauw
Region 10: Charles Holland Andy Arvidson
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 SUBMITTED ONLINE OR POSTMARKED BEFORE DEC 20, 2014.
Or mail ballot to:
Board Director Elections
United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation
P.O. Box 154 Springfield, NJ 07081
BALLOTS POSTMARKED AFTER DECEMBER 20, 2014 WILL BE INVALID.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Sam Dans and above are eligible to attend the Technical Advisory Committee's Moo Duk Kwan® Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa Preparation Seminar at the 2014 United States Soo Bahk Dop Moo Duk Kwan Federation® National Festival and Dan Leadership Convention.
If you are a Dan who has set a personal goal to achieve Ko Dan Ja rank in the future, then this is a great seminar to help you prepare for the seminal experience in your Soo Bahk Do® career which will be the annual Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa.
Check the 2014 Festival agenda for the date and time.