November – important news items

November 11th, 2014 | Posted by judo in News
Dear members,
There are several important items in this post, and it is highly recommended that you read them.
1. Class Scheduling Survey
2. Annual General Meeting (Nov. 15)
3. Joint workout (Nov. 15)
4. Ajax Budokan Annual Shiai (competition, Nov. 22)

1. Class Scheduling Survey
The club executive is planning to consult with Hart House to see if a different class schedule would be both feasible and attractive to club members. This move is borne out from the observation that many club members may have conflicts of classes or other commitments with the current setup of Tues/Sat (Intermediate) and Thurs (Advanced), and consequently do not join for a semester.
Such conflicts are certainly not ideal for continuity of training and development of judo skill and knowledge. Therefore, we have come up with several options for alternative class scheduling, which are not necessarily mutually exclusive. We would like your input through a survey. Please fill it out! It will help us figure out what you collectively would prefer, and give us a clear mandate to approach Hart House and negotiate a more attractive class schedule.
Status quo – nothing changes from the current setup of Tues/Sat (Intermediate) and Thurs (Advanced); members who would like to practice 3 times a week simply join both the Intermediate and Advanced classes.
2 classes/week option – members would have the option of choosing between different classes. For example, Intermediate class “A” would be Tues/Sat, and Intermediate class “B” would be Thurs/Sat.
3 classes/week option – members would have access to 3 classes per week, potentially at a lower price than the status quo @ 3 classes/week.

2. Annual General Meeting (Nov. 15)
The club is mandated by its constitution as well as Ulife and the UTSU to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote on the club constitution (pdf) and elect the club executive. This AGM will occur on Saturday November 15th, from 3-5 PM, after the joint workout (see below item 3). It will be held within Hart House, in the 2nd floor South Dining Room. Please consider coming out! We would love to see engagement of members both on the mat and off. Club business aside, it’s an excellent opportunity to chat with other members over hot delicious pizza. There will also be vegetarian pizza, and we can certainly try to accommodate specific dietary requests—please email judo@utoronto.ca.
Following the AGM, there may or may not be post-AGM drinks in a nearby bar. Moreover, there may or may not be a UFC 180 viewing party. Stay tuned for details!

3. Joint workout (Nov. 15)
There will be a joint workout between the Beginner and Intermediate classes on Saturday November 15th, from 12 to 2:30 PM. As always, don’t be a square and arrive late—arrive early and help put down the mats!
4. Ajax Budokan Annual Shiai (competition, Nov. 22)
Members who are interested in attending the Ajax competition should register soon. This tends to be one of the bigger competitions in terms of turnout and field of skill. Furthermore, there will definitely be some sort of carpooling option for members who are interested in participating in a competition, but lack transportation to Ajax. Please note that only yellow belts and higher, who are registered members of Judo Ontario, may compete. Again, stay tuned for more details!
— UofT Judo

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