Previous life membership reports (last updated 18 Nov 2018)

Life Membership Year End Report 2016–2017

We received 178 new Regular Life Members. This was three less than the record high from last year. So we had a .2% decrease in regular memberships. As for the President Life Memberships, we received six upgrades to President Club Life Member and one full charter member. This was a 600% increase from last year.

As a result, the income to the USJF Endowment Fund after the expense of paying for plaques, engraving, cards, lapel pins, patches and postage was $30,053.98

2016-2017 Life Membership awards go to:

Yudanshakai:

1st  50th State

2nd  Hawaii

3rd  Central Coast

Club:

1st  Aiea Hongwanji – 50th State

2nd  Mililani Seidokan – 50th State

3rd  Wailuku Hongwanji – Hawaii

Respectfully submitted,
Tom Sheehan

Life Membership Year End Report 2015-2016

We received 181 new Regular Life Members. This was thirty six more than the record high for the year 2013-2014. We had a 29% increase in regular memberships. As for the President Life Memberships, we received one upgrade to President Club Life Member. This was a decrease of 66% from the previous year.

As a result, the income to the USJF Endowment Fund after the expense of paying for plaques, engraving, cards, lapel pins, patches and postage was $27,469.71

There will be motion to the Board of Directors to raise the Regular Life Member fee to $400 and the President Life Membership to $600. Previous approval was given to increase the fees for Dan promotions by 278%. With the new promotion fees it became very advantageous to become a new Life Member rather than pay the increased promotion fees.

2015-2016 Life Membership awards go to:

Yudanshakai

  • 1st Nanka
  • 2nd 50th State
  • 3rd Central Coast

Club

  • 1st
  • Honolulu Pal – 50th State
  • Tohoku – Rokushu
  • 2nd
    • College Park – Shufu
    • Palo Alto – Central Coast
    • Peal City – 50th State
    • West Covina – Nanka
  • 3rd
    • Guerreos – Nanka
    • Soko Joshi – Central Coast
    • West Covina – Nanka
    • Vallejo – Hokka

    Respectfully submitted,
    Tom Sheehan

    Life Membership Year End Report 2014–2015

    We received 140 new regular Life Members. This was five less than the record high number that we had last year resulting in a 3% decrease for regular membership. We received an additional two upgrades to President Club Life Member. This was a decrease of 33% from the previous year.

    As a result, the income to the USJF Endowment Fund after the expense of paying for plaques, engraving, cards, lapel pins, patches and postage was $21,893.10.

    In conversations with Mr. Robert Fukuda, we both feel that we should raise the Life Member fee in conjunction with the previously approved increase in fees for Dan promotions. The new fees are very advantageous for our new Life Members but not to USJF when we increase the promotion fees by over 100% and don’t raise the Life Membership fee.

    2014-2015 Life Membership awards go to:

    Yudanshakai

    1. Hawaii
    2. Central Coast
    3. Nanka

    Club

    1. San Jose State – Central Coast
      Hilo Hongwanji – Hawaii
    2. Tohkan – Chicago
    3. College Park – Shufu
      Mililani YMCA – Hawaii
      West Covina – Nanka
      Western Idaho – Daiheigan

    Respectfully submitted,
    Tom Sheehan

    Life Membership Year End Report 2013–2014

    We received 145 new regular Life Members. A record high number of members since I became chair with a little over 100% increase. We received an additional three upgrades to President Club Life Member. This was a decrease of 43% from the previous year.

    I believe this increase is mainly due to our new fees for Dan promotions. Before we increased the promotion fees breakeven for an Ikkyu would not be achieved until they reached the Godan level. Now the breakeven point is at Nidan level. So this becomes very advantageous for our new Life Members and to USJF to promote this USJF program.

    As a result, the income to the USJF Endowment Fund after the expense of paying for plaques, engraving, cards, lapel pins, patches and postage was $24,644.

    2013-2014 Life Membership awards go to:

    Yudanshakai

      1. Hawaii
      2. 50th State
      3. Cenco
        Konan
        Nanka

    Club

      1. Hilo Hongwanji   Hawaii
      2. Mililani Seidokan   Hawaii
        Paladin Martial Arts   Rokushu
        Renshinkan   Niagra
      3. Budokan   Northwest
        Bunasawa Kai   Nanka
        City College of San Francisco   Central Coast
        Hawaii Boys & Girls Club   Hawaii
        Saito Dojo   Konan

    Respectfully submitted,
    Tom Sheehan