Election Notice

NOTICE OF USJA BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION – 2021                                       

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an election is to be held for the United States Judo Association Board of Directors.  The election shall be for five (5) Directors.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, To be eligible to be on the ballot for election as a Director, or to be appointed as a Director to fill a vacancy, or to serve as a Director, an individual must, throughout his or her term of office: (i) be a current, primary, USJA Active Annual or Active Sustaining Life Member in good standing, (ii) have been an USJA Active Annual or Active Sustaining Life Member of the Corporation for not less than five (5) consecutive years prior to election or appointment to the Board of Directors, (iii) be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, (iv) be a citizen of the United States, (v) complete a successful background screening, (vi) not be an employee of USJA, and, (vii) if a previous Director, not have been removed from the Board of Directors for cause within the previous ten (10) years.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that eligible individuals may have their names placed on the ballot for election to the Board of Directors by submitting to the National Office a petition signed by at least one hundred (100) current Senior Annual Members and/or Senior Life Members of the Corporation. All such petitions must be received at the USJA National Office no later than July 31st of the election year for which they are intended. No employee of the Corporation is eligible to submit a petition to the Board of Directors to seek election as a Director of the Corporation. The petition requesting placement on the ballot must include or be accompanied by a statement signed by the prospective Board Member stating that he or she desires to become a Board member and that he or she will attend meetings of the Board of Directors as required in these Bylaws. All such petitions shall be examined by the USJA National Office for verification of the validity of the required signatures, names, and membership status. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that all original petitions for nomination must be received by the USJA by July 31, 2021.  All ballots must be postmarked by September 30, 2021 and sent to:

USJA Elections
2059 Merrick Road #313
Merrick, NY 11566

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the New Directors are to take office by October 15, 2021.

NOTICE IF FURTHER GIVEN, that sample form petitions, elections procedures, and notices will be available on the official USJA website.

Dated:  July 26, 2020

United States Board of Directors

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