Venue: Homewood Suites, Ashburn, VA 3/30/19
1. Meeting called to order by Chairman Nishioka at 5:05.
2. Moment of silence for those who have passed since our last meeting.
3. Members Present: Mitch Palacio-Central Coast, Kuniko Takeuchi-Daiheigan, Harry Kaneakua- Hawaii, Boris Munoz-Hudson, Mac Takeda-Hokka, Tom Sheehan-Konan, Janet Johnson-Niagara, Miki Takemori-Shufu, Eiko Shepherd-Chicago, Bill Caldwell-Pacific Southwest, Karen Nagai-Northwest, Bob Brink-Ex offico
4. Observer: Bret Gertje-Intermountain, Teri Waibel-National Office, John Floyd-Shufu, Larry Tsutsui-San Joaquin, Gene Nakashima-50th State, Julie Koyama-Northwest, John Kindlberger-Intermountain.
5. Comments from the Chair: When Nishioka Sensei started judo he told us what it was like back then. Judo has some great values. It’s all about the values of judo, what make judo different from other sports. It’s about the prize and values of our system.
6. Minutes: The following corrections in spelling were made: Mitch Palacio-Central Coast, Bill Caldwell-PSJA, Bob Schab-Northwest, Tom Jay-Chuka, and Bret Gertje-Intermountain. Motion by Harry Kaneakua second by Bill Caldwell. Motion passed.
7. Survey questionnaire: Discussion with no motion.
8. Ad-hoc committee report on rank guidelines: Addition to put TIG reduction for special projects on the form 20. Motion passed.
9. National Promotion Committee Candidate List
- Ray Imada — 50th State
- Mitchell Palacio — Central Coast
- Kuniko Takeuchi — Daiheigen
- Harry Kaneakua — Hawaii
- Shintaro Higashi — Hudson
- Hayward Nishioka — Nanka
- Karen Nagai — Northwest
- Miki Takemori — Shufu
- Eiko Shepherd — Chicago
- Matsuo Takeda — Hokka
- Janet Johnson — Niagara
- William Caldwell
- Tom Sheehan — Konan
|Rank||Candidate||Yudanshakai||Motion / 2nd||Pass||Fail||Reason Tabled/Failed|
|Rokudan||Akioka, Sam||Nanka||4 / 3||X|
|Hatanaka, Joyce||Chuka||9 / 4||X|
|Honda, Craig||Chuka||10 / 9||X|
|Knight, Bruce||PSJA||4 / 9||X|
|Ono, Warren||50th State||10 / 9||X|
|Weinmann, Thomas||Southern Pacific||10 / 4||X|
|Hachidan||Takeda, Mac||Hokka||3 / 4||X|
|Maikmoto, Haruo||Daiheigen||13 / 4||X|
|Ichinoe, Toshio||Northwest||9 / 4||X|
|Judan||Sharp, Hal||3 / 4||X||Tabled didn’t get 100% of the promotion committee vote|
10. Motion to follow the rules of the committee by Janet Johnson seconded by Harry Kaneakua not to accept form 20 from the floor. They must go through to the National Office to be brought up at the committee meeting, unless there is an extraordinary circumstance. Motion passed.
11. Motion by Janet Johnson seconded by Harry Kaneakua that when a candidate is withdrawn they must resubmit their form 20 to National Office by the deadline date for the committee meeting at which they will be reviewed for promotion. Motion passed.
12. Motion to adjourn at 7:28 by Tom Sheehan seconded by Eiko Shepherd. Motion passed