Constitution of the Ohio State Modern Kendo Club
Article 1: Name
The official name of the organization will be the Ohio State Modern Kendo Club.
The official crest/seal of the Ohio State Modern Kendo Club has not be finalized.
Article 2: Purpose
Physical fitness, competition, and teamwork are vital to the overall health of the
individual. The Ohio State Modern Kendo Club is formed to teach the fundamentals of
Kendo, Sportsmanship, and good health. This is achieved through traditional Kendo
training and modern Kendo Competition.
Article 3: Organization Overview
The Ohio State Modern Kendo Club will be the administrative body for the
All members of the Ohio State Modern Kendo Club must abide by the rules of the
constitution or any rules deemed necessary by the Executive Board.
Section 1. Club
The Club is run by the Executive Board, which consists of the elected
officers, dues-paying club members, and the faculty advisor. The Club will have
the responsibility to provide for its members the following: funding (through due,
sports club allotment, and fund raising) coaching, equipment, transportation, new
members, status with the university, relationship with alumni, and other duties as
Section 2. Faculty Advisor
The Faculty Advisor will have the role of primary advisor to the Executive
Board and specifically the club president.
Section 3. Team(s)
Team(s) for competition will be formed through two-thirds majority vote
of the executive officers.
Section 4. Head Coach and Assistant Coaches
The Ohio State Modern Kendo Club is responsible for hiring a Head
Coach and Assistant Coaches for the training of members and management of
competitive teams. Selected members of the Club (i.e. Captains) will have
responsibility to the Head Coach to fulfill obligations to the team.
Section 5. Club Hierarchy.
The Club Government is as follows (indescending order)
A. The Executive Board
2. Vice President
4. Senior Members and Captains
Article 4. Club Membership.
Anyone can be a member of the Ohio State Modern Kendo Club, who has access
through the RPAC and has paid the quarterly dues. Dues will be split according to the
needs set by the Executive Board, but will include equipment and travel. Tournament
fees will not be taken out of the budget and must be provided by individual members.
Article 5. Executive Board.
All Executive Board members will be chosen through a majority vote by all
present members of the club on the day of the election.
1. President: Oversees all administrative duties, including: establishing and
continuing a firm relationship with the RPAC and Sport Clubs officials;
registering teams for tournaments and helping to arrange travel needs; keeping
in contact with surrounding clubs for future events. Qualifications include
good communication skills, leadership qualities, and overall a strong sense of
2. Vice President: Assisting the President in administrative duties. Qualifications
are the same as with the President
3. Treasurer: Handle all financial matters, including percentages of the budget
that will be allotted towards travel and equipment; creating a yearly budget.
Must have a good sense of accounting and reliability with money.
4. Senior members and Captains: Lead in training of new members; decide the
allotment of limited equipment (i.e, bogu) either through a rotation or a test
process. Qualifications must be that they have been with the club for two
years and consistent with their attendance.
Article 6. Non-Profit.
We are a non profit. Funds raised will be used as for the club as voted for by the
Article 7. University Government and Regulations
We will abide by all regulations of the Ohio State university pertaining to the
Article 8. Amendments.
Any amendments to the constitution must be approved by a two thirds majority
vote of active members.