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Recognizing Extraordinary Achievement, Contribution and Hard-Work.

About the Program

SWKKF REACH Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Each year, the Shintani Culture of Recognition Program recognizes some of the organization’s leaders, contributors, ambassadors, scholars and karate-ka for their contributions and achievements over the past year.

  • Nomination period is generally – Feb 1 through May 1.

  • Nominations – nominees must be SWKKF member.

  • Must be a SWKKF registered member to nominate

To nominate a leader, contributor, ambassador, scholar or karate-ka for their contributions, scan the QR Code or click on the Nomination Form

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SELECTION COMMITTEE

Each club is asked to submit a person’s name to be a part of a selection pool to review the nominations for each of the awards.

Qualifications (preferred):

  • Yudansha and not be part of another SWKKF committee

  • Generally, be available early May via email

  • Be willing to spend time reviewing the nominations

The selection committee is structured from the pool of volunteers, taking into consideration any potential conflicts of interest.

 

A communication will be sent out each year to the SWKKF membership asking for volunteers and providing pertinent dates and details.

AWARDS

Selection Committee
Leadership Award

CONTRIBUTOR AWARD

 

Recognition of

This award recognizes an individual who has truly made a difference to the SWKKF through their contribution to committees, governance, policy development, or financial sustainability within the SWKKF.

Key Associated Values

Excellence, Community, Humility

Nominated by

Shintani Membership

Nomination Eligibility

Yudansha only, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years.

Selected by

The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee.

Example

Someone who contributes to committees, policy development, fundraising.

Contributor Award

AMBASSADOR AWARD

 

Recognition of

This award recognizes an individual with a strong, positive voices, who advocates, raises awareness or enhances the image of the SWKKF in the greater community.

Key Associated Values

Community, Kindness

Nominated by

Shintani Membership

Nomination Eligibility

Shintani members, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years.

Selected by

The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection Committee.

 

Example

Someone who travels and supports both inside and outside their club. Member recruitment. Raises funds for charitable Organizations. Brings the SWKKF to community activities. Promotes the activities of the SWKKF

Ambassador Award

LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

Recognition of

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and effective mentorship within the SWKKF.

Key Associated Values

Honour, Humility, Community

Nominated by

Shintani Membership

Nomination Eligibility

Yudansha only, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years.

Selected by

The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection committee.

 

Example

Someone who demonstrates leadership and mentorship within a dojo, the SWKKF, with all students, peers, ranking yudansha.

Athletes Award

ATHLETES AWARD

 

Recognition of

This award recognizes an individual who excels as a karateka through their dedication to training, attending tournament and clinic opportunities and achieving excellence as a result of this dedication.

Key Associated Values

Community, Kindness

Nominated by

Shintani Membership

Nomination Eligibility

Shintani members, excluding senate members. Not eligible in consecutive years.

Selected by

The selection is at the full discretion of the Selection Committee.

Example

Someone who trains karate over and above the usual karate-ka, attends everything possible in their area, contributes to their dojo and the greater SWKKF.

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