Proposed Bylaw Change

Oct. 26, 2017, 5:58 p.m. (ET)

USA Judo Board of Directors, during their conference call on October 23, 2017 passed the following Motion:

Motion by Mark Hill that the following Bylaw amendment be made. Proposed Bylaw change notice to be placed on the USA Judo website for 30 days and vote by board after the 30 day posting. Seconded by Serge Bouyssou, all in favor, no opposed, motion passes.

             PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGE:

             Section 6.5 Nomination and Election,:

The Board of Directors shall be nominated and elected in the following manner:
b. The Group A Organizational Directors will come from nominations made by Group A organizational members of USA Judo that are in good standing. At an appropriate time that is sufficiently in advance of the annual USA Judo Assembly, the Nominating Committee will solicit nominations of individuals from current USA Judo Group A members in accordance with procedures to be established by the Nominating Committee. The nominees will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee to determine that they each qualify to serve if elected. The Nominating Committee will then timely present the names of at least 3 qualified nominees to the Group A members (or, in the event there are fewer than 3 qualified nominees, the names of all qualified nominees), and such nominees will then stand for election by the Group A organizational members at the annual USA Judo Assembly. Group A organizational members having a verified active and current membership base of 3,000 or more members will be entitled to cast 10 votes. All other Group A organizational member will be entitled to cast 5 votes in the election of Group A Organizational Directors. The individual with the highest vote total is elected.


CURRENT BYLAW PROVISION states:

Section 6.5 Nomination and Election,:

The Board of Directors shall be nominated and elected in the following manner:
b. The Group A Organizational Directors will come form nominations made by Group A organizational members of USA Judo that are in good standing. At an appropriate time that is sufficiently in advance of the annual USA Judo Assembly, the Nominating Committee will solicit nominations of individuals from current USA Judo Group A members in accordance with procedures to be established by the Nominating Committee. The nominees will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee to determine that they each qualify to serve if elected. The Nominating Committee will then timely present the names of at least 3 qualified nominees to the Group A members (or, in the event there are fewer than 3 qualified nominees, the names of all qualified nominees), and such nominees will then stand for election by the Group A organizational members at the annual USA Judo Assembly. Each Group A organizational member will be entitled to cast 5 votes int he election of Group A Organizational Directors. The individual with the highest vote total is elected.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed changes, please contact Keith Bryant, CEO, USA Judo at Keith.Bryant@usajudo.us.