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501(c)(4) Federation Board Director

Chair Sa Bom Nim Susan Fittanto


Purusant to the Federation's Charter & Bylaws, Board Directors of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®, an IRS approved 501(c)(4) non profit entity, are elected by voting age Dan members to serve 3 year terms representing the members in each of the Federation's geographical regions as defined in its bylaws.

As a Federation Board Director  you will be working to set Federation's goals and generate financial support for its causes, programs and initiatives.

If you think you have what it takes to help the Federation succeed and are willing to contribute your time, energy and expertise, then volunteer to serve as a director  so that your interest will be on record for fellow members to see before the next Director nomination and election cycle begins in your region.

Thank You!

Board of Directors

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, (Board).

SECTION 2 Composition: The Board shall consist of 14 to 30 members. Two-thirds of the
Board shall be elected by the voting membership. One-third shall be appointed by Grand
Master Hwang Kee, or his successor.

A. Voting: Each Director shall have one vote.

B. Actions: Actions presented for Board approval shall require a simple majority of
votes cast unless specified otherwise in the Charter or Bylaws.

C. Quorum: A quorum shall consist of ten (10) Directors.

SECTION 4 Term of Office: Directors shall hold a term of office as provided in the

SECTION 5 Officers: The Board shall have a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and
Treasurer. Officers shall be elected subsequent to the election of Directors to serve a one (1)
year term. No person may hold more than one office at any one time. No one person may
hold the same office more than two (2) terms consecutively. There shall be no limit as to the
number of terms in office for any individual.

SECTION 6 Non-discrimination: Officers of the Federation shall be elected or appointed
without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex or place of national origin.

SECTION 7 Compensation: The Board shall serve without compensation except for
expenses incurred in execution of their responsibilities. Such expenses shall be reviewed for
approval by the Chairman and/or Treasurer. The Treasurer will furnish each Director with a
copy of all approved budgetary guidelines and reimbursement procedures adopted by the

SECTION 8 Removal from Office: A Director may be removed from office for failure to
perform his/her duties, discrediting his/her office, or charter violations. Any member of the
Federation shall have the right to petition the Board for inquiry or possible re-election. In
case of such misconduct or neglect of duty in office by an elected Director a due hearing
must be held before a Director can be dismissed. A 2/3 majority of the board must approve
the removal of an elected director from their position on the board. Appointed Directors may
be removed at any time at the discretion of the President.

SECTION 9 Meetings: The Board shall meet at least once annually. Additional
meetings may be held by any method which insures all Directors present may hear and
communicate with all other Directors present.

SECTION 10 Elections: Elections for members of the Board from each Region shall be
held as often as required by the established rotation of directors specified in the Charter. A
simple majority of all persons voting will elect. Elections shall be conducted by mail,
addressed to all currently active voting members and must be completed prior to the annual
meeting of the Board. Nominations should be conducted prior to elections and voting
members supplied with a brief background and statement of qualifications of each candidate.
The two persons with the most nominations in a region will be submitted to the voting
membership in the final election.

SECTION 11 Duties and Responsibilities of Directors
A Director:

A. Shall attend all meetings of the Board and shall participate in all matters brought to a
vote at Board meetings via telephone, teleconference or other method necessary to
facilitate the business of the Federation.

B. Should suggest ideas or changes and elevate grievances communicated by any of
their Region's members to the Chairman of the Board, the T.A.C., and the Board

C. Shall act in the best interest of the Federation, scrupulously avoiding sit

F. Shall move for the removal of any Director if given just cause and supported by
sufficient documentation and a fair hearing for serious violations and infractions of
the Charter and by-laws or disregard for established administrative procedures,
certification or promotional standards and procedures as set forth by the Technical
Advisory Committee or the Board.

G. Shall familiarize himself/herself with the Charter, bylaws and operating procedures
of the Federation, the history of the Soo Bahk Do, Moo Duk Kwan, the history of the
Federation and the organizational structure of the Federation.

H. Shall act as a liaison and information officer between the Board and the local
Certified Studios, Certified Instructors and all other Federation members within
his/her assigned Region, and shall assist Headquarters in maintaining a listing of all
Certified Studios, Instructors and Dan members within his/her region.

I. Shall attempt to locate and recruit potential certifiable studios and former students
and members of Tang Soo Do or Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

J. Shall notify the Regional Examiner of any Charter violations in his/her Region of any
non-certified studios or individuals using the Moo Duk Kwan or Soo Bahk Do
names, the "fist'' emblem, any other Federation trademark, any Federation
copyrighted material, any unauthorized use of the technical or philosophical content
of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan system, representing a false association with the
Federation or otherwise misrepresenting or maligning the Federation and/or its

K. Shall assist the Certified Studios, Certified Instructors and all other Federation
members within his/her Region in any way possible and as appropriate in the
furtherance of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan and the Federation. Shall arrange for
and encourage local Instructors and members to sponsor charitable activities for the
socially and economically disadvantaged and shall insure their Region's members are
properly informed of any such Federation programs available for them.

L. Shall have no rank promotion authority as a Director.

M. Shall attempt to visit as many Certified Studios as possible within his/her Region and
present an annual report to the Board of Directors on the results of such visits.

N. Shall conduct or participate in at least one meeting annually of all the voting
members in their region for the purpose of sharing information, and to ensure that
they understand and represent the concerns and issues of a majority of their region's
members at the annual Board of Directors' meetings.

O. Shall not issue any order, command, or directive, nor try to exert any improper
influence on any member, Instructor, or Certified Studio owner unless given specific
written instructions to do so by the T.A.C. or Chairman. A Director shall not
improperly interfere with the business operations or practices of any Certified Studio.

Board Governance (BG) Policy Directives
General Principles of Board Governance Policy Directives

1. Purpose is to describe how the Board of Directors will instruct and discipline itself including
but not limited to individual directors, officers, committees, and task forces.

2. Provides an explicit description of the standards of group and individual behavior (i.e.
governance) and conduct to which the board collectively agrees to hold itself accountable
and in compliance.

3. Establishes responsibility for the board's development, job design, discipline and

4. Requires ongoing self-examination and self-evaluation of performance.

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PositionStart Time End TimeInfo
Region 1 Director N/A N/A
Region 2 Director N/A N/A
Region 3 Director N/A N/A
Region 4 Director N/A N/A
Region 5 Director N/A N/A
Region 6 Director N/A N/A
Region 7 Director N/A N/A
Region 8 Director N/A N/A
Region 9 Director N/A N/A
Region 10 Director N/A N/A
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