At a luncheon on 10 November 2018 in Seattle, Washington, Joon Chi and Frank Morales, both IJF A Referees, were recognized for their years of dedication to Judo by the referee commisssion. Many were there to celebrate Mr Chi and Mr Morales.
Frank Morales and Joon Chi with honors
Frank Morales and Mark Hirota, IJF A Referee
Frank Morales and Robert Fukuda, IJF A Referee and Chairperson USA Judo Referee Commission
Joon Chi and Brian Toth, IJF A Referee
Hector Estevez, IJF A Refereee. Mr Estevez indicated that Mr Chi and Mr Morales inspired and encouraged him to referee after he stopped competing many years ago.
Barbara Shimizu, IJF A Referee, speaking, Hector Estevez and Frank Morales
Frank Morales, Calvin Terada, IFJ A Referee and Chair of USJF Referee Development and Certification Committee, speaking and Joon Chi
Sheldon Konno, IJF A Referee and Referee Chair, 50th State Judo Association
Doug Graham and Ed Hanashiro, IJF B Referee and USJF First Vice President speaking
Neil Simon, IJF B Referee, Joan Miller, IJF B Referee, speaking and Doug Graham
Frank Morales, Gary Goltz, National Referee, and Joon Chi
Frank Morales, Hector Estevez and Joon Chi
The plaque presented to Frank Morales