Committee (OC) [formerly known as the Board of
Managers or BOM] is responsible for the business aspects of running the
AJJF, under the direction of the Board of Directors (BOD).
The Operations Committee shall be the administrative body of the AJJF.
A. Responsibilities of the Operations Committee
responsible for the day-to-day operation of the AJJF.
shall include, but not be limited to:
a Central Office.
and sponsoring tournaments, clinics, and an annual National Convention.
coordinating and administrating Blackbelt examinations.
of a quarterly newsletter.
of the AJJF and fundraising.
of the Regions.
of the AJJF's finances and records in conjunction with the BOD Treasurer.
the business and financial matters of the AJJF under the direction and
guidance of the Board of Directors.
vacant Committee Chair positions on the Operations Committee to complete a
for cause any Committee Chair specified by Section F, Recall of Operations
decisions by the Operations Committee to the Board of Directors within two
weeks of the meeting.
have power to administer the business and financial matters of the AJJF
under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors. The direct
contact is the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
by majority vote, an individual to serve the term of a vacated Committee
Chair position until next national School Heads' meeting.
committees to further the goals of the AJJF.
newly elected Division Managers.
remove for cause a member of the Operations Committee according to Section
F, Recall of Operations Committee Members.
remove an elected Division Manager and request another election.
C. Operations Committee Members
Operations Committee is made up of four National Managers, one Operations
Chair and Committee Chairs. The Committee Chairs report to the National
National Managers have voting rights and the Operations Chair has tie
breaking voting rights only. Committee Chairs are non-voting positions.
Board of Directors (BOD) appoints the Operations Committee Chair.
National Managers are recommended by the Operations Committee Chair and
are appointed by the BOD.
order to be a National Manager, one must have first held a Committee Chair
position or be otherwise deemed qualified by the BOD.
Committee Chairs are elected by the School Heads. Some Committee Chairs
are appointed positions. (See organization chart.)
Operations Committee member may serve the AJJF in any other capacity, and may
receive compensation for such as set by the Operations Committee and/or
the Board of Directors.
Committee members shall serve a three-year term.
Manager of Finance
Development Committee Chair
Manager of Communication
Manager of Divisions
Echo Committee Chair
Manager of Events
1 Manager, Western U.S.
2 Manager, Central U.S.
3 Manager, Eastern U.S.
4 Manager, International
E. Election of Committee Chairs
- To be
eligible for service as a Committee Chair an individual must meet the
the AJJF rank of Yonkyu or above, except in the case of Exams Committee
Chair, which requires a rank of Nidan or higher.
a current registration in the AJJF.
a written recommendation by an AJJF School Head.
an interview by the Operations Committee
for the Committee Chair positions apply to the National Manager responsible
for that committee.
are reviewed and approved by voting members of the Operations Committee
and then by the BOD.
applicant’s names and supporting information are placed on a ballot and
sent to School Heads for voting. The ballot will be sent to the School
Heads prior to National Convention so all School Heads will have a chance
to vote. School Heads planning to attend the annual School Heads’
meeting should not vote ahead of time, as their vote will be taken at the
- The vote
is tallied at the School Head’s meeting at convention. The Committee
Chairs shall be elected by a simple majority of the eligible school votes.
National Manager can appoint a replacement Committee Chair if the position
becomes vacant before the Committee Chair’s term is over.
Chairs will hold office for 3 years and be elected on a rotating basis.
Managers are elected by the School Heads within their division and undergo
the same selection process as the Committee Chairs.
of Committee Chairs shall be held at the School Heads meeting at the AJJF
of Committee Chairs will be rotated on the following basis.
Development Committee Chair
Echo Committee Chair
/ Contests Committee Chair
/ Sanctions Committee Chair
F. Non-elected Positions
Positions - The following positions are appointed by the Board of
Directors. Candidates for
appointed positions shall be reviewed and recommended to the BOD by the
Operations Chair and the National Managers. These positions have responsibility
for information and legal documents that must be maintained for the Internal
Revenue Service and the California Secretary of State.
Positions – The following position is filled by a qualified contractor as
recommended by the National Manager of Finance and approved by the BOD.
G. Recall of Operations Committee Members
Committee Members in appointed positions may be removed by the BOD.
National Managers may recommend to the BOD that a Committee Chair in an
appointed position be removed.
Committee Chair in an elected position may be recalled and removed for
cause, by a three-quarters vote of the National Managers.
Operations Committee Member must be removed by the OC for any of the
of a felony.
membership in an organization or group having for its purpose the
overthrow of the government of the United States, or any state thereof,
by force or violence.
to uphold the Constitution of the United States, the purposes or
principles of the AJJF, or any rule adopted by the BOD or OC.
from three consecutive board meetings or more than two board meetings per
recalled by a two-thirds vote of the School Heads.
to maintain his/her AJJF registration.
members of the Operations Committee