Notice of Club Advisory Council (CAC) Election – Ring Sport

Notice of Club Advisory Council (CAC) Election – Ring Sport

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 9:00 am

Where: 11320 Kiley Dr. Huntley, IL 60142, USA

Who can vote: every registered WAKO USA athlete member

How can you apply to be a candidate? – Applicants must submit an application request with attached CV to WAKO USA administration at no later than 24 hours before the election

Who is eligible to be a candidate? – Any registered WAKO USA member who meets the qualification criteria of the By-Laws section 3.7 and 6.2.4

How many  AAC members will be voted for? – For this election 4 from ring sport – tatami sport will vote for 3 during a tatami event

Is it important for me to participate in the voting process? – YES!!



Section 6.2 – Club Advisory Council – CAC

Section 6.2.1 Composition. There shall be a CAC composed of and elected by the club Presidents to ensure communication between the corporation and club Presidents, and to serve as a source of opinion and advice to the Board with regard to both current and contemplated policies of the corporation.

The CAC shall consist of three club Presidents from Ring Sport and three club Presidents from Tatami Sport elected by Club Presidents having athletes of their club competed at WAKO USA National and or International tournaments during the last three (3) years preceding election.

Plus one club President altering every 2 years from Ring and Tatami Sport

One CAC member will be appointed to be the chair of this council by the “chair of the board” and will serve in the ACAC as a member.

Section 6.2.2 Term. Election to membership in the CAC shall be made in accordance with provisions of the CAC Bylaws. Elected WAKO USA Club Members shall serve until their successors are elected unless removed for cause or not for cause pursuant to the CAC Bylaws, except as otherwise set forth in the corporation’s Bylaws.

Section 6.2.3 Operations, Duties and Responsibilities:

The Club Advisory Committee shall meet before the National Championships, World Cups and International open tournaments when held in the USA. If necessary, the members initiate other meetings but are requested to meet during said events/tournaments. Otherwise, they communicate by e-mail, mail, and conference call or by telephone/Skype.

Responsibility of the CAC is to address issues and concerns from member Clubs and promoters and provides advice to the Board of Directors.

Club Advisory Council shall:

  1. Represent the rights and interests of club owners and promoters and make necessary recommendations to the Board
  2. Inquire required information and resources as approved by the Board
  3. Assist in developing educational seminars and learning tools to educate athletes and coaches
  4. Maintain as a contact to other clubs and promoters of WAKO IF
  5. Propose initiatives for youth development programs in alliance with the Coaching and Education Task Force.

Section 6.2.4 Qualifications. “WAKO USA Member Club representatives” must directly elect club representatives to the CAC.

Club representatives to the Board shall be recommended to the Nominating and Governance Committee by members of the CAC who meet the standard set forth in Section 6.2.1 of these Bylaws at the time they would take office. Club Presidents having athletes of their club competed at WAKO USA National and or International tournaments during the last three (3) years preceding election.

“WAKO USA Member Club representatives on corporation committees, task forces and other such groups shall be appointed after consultation with the CAC.

Section 6.2.5 of these Bylaws. The CAC may elect or appoint individual members to CAC leadership positions under the terms of the CAC Bylaws; all such leaders are subject to the qualifications criteria and resolution process set out in Section 3.7 of these Bylaws.


Section 3.7 Qualifications for candidates. Candidate must be at least eighteen years old and shall have the highest personal values, judgment, and integrity. Candidate must be an active WAKO member in good standing.

An individual is ineligible for a leadership role if she/he has:

  1. A felony conviction involving harm to a member of a vulnerable population such as children, elderly or individuals with a disability;
  2. A felony conviction for sexual abuse or assault of any kind;
  3. A felony conviction for a hate crime;
  4. Served a period of ineligibility for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) as determined by the World Anti-Doping Code; or
  5. Served a period of ineligibility for a SafeSport Code violation as defined by the U.S. Center for SafeSport or WAKO USA


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