Call for Nominations for the Nominating and Governance Committee

Oct. 20, 2019, 12 a.m. (ET)

USA Karate is formally announcing the call for nominations to serve on the USA National Karate-Do Federation’s Nominating and Governance Committee. In accordance with the Bylaws of the USA National Karate-do Federation, Inc Section 8.17 there are three positions that will be elected by select member categories. One person from the Coaches/Officials combined Member Categories will be elected by the Coach and Officials Members, one person from the Approved Sports Organization Member Category will be elected by the Approved Sports Organization Members, one person from the Athlete Category as defined by the USOPC bylaws section 8.8.2 will be elected by the eligible Athletes as defined by the USOPC bylaws 8.8.2. USOPC Bylaws section 8.8.2 essentially limits the athletes eligible to serve on a committee or to vote on the representative to that committee to the athletes who in the ten (10) years prior to the vote has competed in a WKF World Championship (adult division) or Pan American Games; or in the past two (2) years finished in the top half of the Senior Team Trial division at the National Championships.
The responsibility of the Nominating and Governance Committee is 

  1. identify and evaluate prospective candidates for the Board;
  2. recommend individuals to serve on the Board as provided in these Bylaws;
  3. recommend as requested by the Board individuals to serve on various committees;
  4. consult as needed with the Ethics Committee with respect to vetting all nominations for potential conflict of interest or other problematic background issues;
  5. develop and recommend to the Board for its consideration an annual self-evaluation process of the Board and its committees;
  6. oversee the election for the Board, including supervising preparation of a list of members eligible to vote, supervising the issuance of ballots and supervising the counting of ballots to determine the election vote;
  7. perform such other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

For additional information on the Nominating and Governance Committee please consult Section 8.17 of the Bylaws of USA National Karate-do Federation, Inc. which can be found on the website 
Should you wish to submit a nomination for an individual to be a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, please email the nominees full name, address, phone number, email, and the category for which you wish to nominate them to Individuals can self-nominate.   In addition, the candidate will need to be a member in good standing, complete a background check if not completed as a condition of membership, and accept the nomination for the committee to review prior to being accepted for consideration on the ballot. Information will be sent to the nominee directly after receipt of nomination and verification of membership standing. The deadline for submission of nominations will be 5:00 pm MST on November 15, 2019.  

Ballots will be emailed on November 25, 2019 and the election will close at 5:00 pm MST on December 20, 2019.