Southern California
Kendo Federation


SCKF Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
Saturday, 1/10/15, Chuo Dojo, 7:30pm

FINAL (see note 4 below)
  1. Approval of previous meeting minutes (see note 2 below)
  2. Financial report [T Abe]
  3. Old business
    1. SCKF New Year's Party [J Yamasaki]
      1/18/15, Almansor Court, 11am
    2. FIK Shinpan Seminar [T Yuge]
      1/24-25/15, Las Vegas
    3. Mori Hai Tournament [M Yu]
      2/1/15, Wilson Park
      guest list and special arrangements [M Shikai]
    4. Kanto gakuin university visit [T Yuge]
      2/8/15, Silverado Park
    5. Steveston Tournament [T Yuge]
      2/14/15, Steveston
    6. 16th World Kendo Championships [T Yuge]
      May 29-31/15, Tokyo
  4. New business
    1. Update on Murakami sensei [T Yuge, T Tew]
    2. Introduction of dojo representatives and head instructors
    3. Calendar updates [J Kodama]
      1. SC Women's Seminar 2/22/15 (new event)
      2. Oda sensei iaido tour 3/5-8/15 (new event)
      3. North-South 3/15/15 (date set)
      4. AUSKF iaido education tour 3/22/15 (new event)
      5. SCKF Shinpan Seminar 3/29/15 (need venue)
      6. SCKF Spring Shinsa 4/18/15 Covina (venue set)
      7. SCKF Kata Seminar 7/19/15 (need venue)
      8. Nikkei Games 8/9/15 Pyramid (date and venue set)
      9. Nisei Week 8/23/15? (possible date)
      10. Preliminary 2016 calendar (reserve Wilson Park)
    4. Policies/procedures and bylaws [J Kodama]
      1. existing (see documents page)
        1. Promotion regulations and criteria
        2. Tournament rules and regulations
        3. Bylaws
      2. thoughts for new policy and procedure documents
        1. Guidelines for policies, procedures, and bylaws (see proposal)
        2. other areas: finance, meetings, committees, member dojo, AUSKF
          (note: defer all discussion of "teams" until after WKC)
      3. bylaws updates
        • March'15 goal set at Nov'14 meeting
        • see proposal
    5. Election/approval of officers and committees
      1. Election of Treasurer (S Yoo has declined)
        1. J Yamasaki (plus any nominations from the floor)
      2. Approval of appointed officers
        1. Otsuka Fund: B Harada
        2. Historian: J Kodama
      3. Committees
        1. Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee: S Timbrook (chair)
    6. 2015 AUSKF membership
    7. Venice Iaido Dojo application
  5. Review action items
  6. Adjourn


  1. Please review the draft agenda and send feedback by 1/7/15 to J Kodama so it can be finalized prior to the meeting
  2. Please review the minutes and send feedback by 1/7/15 to J Yamasaki so they can be finalized prior to the meeting
  3. Please pick up October shinsa menjo: Chuo, JCI, Westside
  4. Revisions
    1. 1/2/15 initial draft
    2. 1/3/15 updates
      - III.D correct kanto gakuren (not gakuin)
      - IV.B.7 add preliminary 2016 calendar
      - IV.C.2 add committees
      - IV.C.3.b add "reference PP" (vs bylaws changes for electr attendance, etc)
      - IV.C.3.c change to "clean up and clarification" (vs "minor clean up")
    3. 1/5/15 updates
      - III.D add link to flyer, correct kanto gakuin university (not gakuren)
      - IV.B add Oda sensei and AUSKF iaido tours
      - IV.C.1 add links to existing documents
      - IV.C.2,3 tweak wording to clarify
      - IV.C.3.e add shortened review period
      - add V. review actions items, VI. adjourn
      - insert note 3: menjo pick up
    4. 1/6/15 updates
      - IV.C.2.a add link to proposal
      - IV.C.3 add link to proposal and move bullets there
      - add IV.D approval of appointed officers and committees
      - add IV.E 2015 AUSKF membership
    5. 1/8/15 updates
      - add III.F 16WKC
      - insert IV.A update on Murakami sensei
      - IV.C (calendar) add SC Women's Seminar 2/22/15 (new event)
      - IV.E (officers/committees) add names
    6. 1/9/15 correct title to "final draft" (vs final)
    7. 1/10/15 final approval at meeting
      - add IV.G Venice Iaido Dojo application
      - change heading to "final" (vs "final draft")

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