The OUMA is currently seeking nominations from its membership for the following roles:

Director of Advocacy and Fund Raising

Position: Open
Term: 1 year
Expected Hours / Month: 10
Type: Volunteer
Responsibilities:

  • Promote the mandate of the OUMA.
  • Co-develop (with the Executive Director and other Board and non-board members) an advocacy and fund-raising strategy.
  • Attend monthly (or as needed) board meetings via conference call or in-person, and provide updates on advocacy and fundraising programs.
  • Promote awareness of issues and impacts related to advocacy activities.
  • Active voting on board and membership issues.
  • Other responsibilities as the role evolves.

Secretary and Communications Director

Position: Open
Term: 1 year
Expected Hours / Month: 10
Type: Volunteer
Responsibilities:

  • Promote the mandate of the OUMA.
  • Attend monthly board meetings (or more frequently as required) via conference call or in-person.
  • Ensure internal meetings are well communicated with proper notice.
  • Ensure meeting minutes are well documented and board meetings follow parliamentary procedures.
  • Provide review of previous minutes and chair acceptance of previous meeting’s minutes.
  • Facilitate communications between board members and OUMA membership.
  • Active voting on board and membership issues.
  • Other responsibilities as the role evolves.

Executive Director

Position: Filled, Sensei Randy Horton
Term: N/A
Expected Hours / Month: 30
Type: Volunteer
Responsibilities:

  • Promote the mandate of the OUMA.
  • Provide governance leadership.
  • Represent OUMA at events and act as the main contact for the OUMA.
  • Active voting on board and membership issues.
  • Attend monthly board meetings (or more frequently as required) via conference call or in-person.
  • Facilitate the role of Treasurer (under the advisory view of other Board members) until such time a Treasurer position on the Board is filled.
  • Other responsibilities as the role evolves.

Biography:
Currently the governance of the OUMA is facilitated by its founder, Mr. Randy Horton.  Mr. Horton is the Executive Director of the OUMA.  His past experience in non-profit governance includes being a board member for the Cabbagetown Community Arts Center and Board member of the Traditional Martial Arts Alliance. Mr. Horton is a Project Management Professional, recognized by the Project Management Institute and holds multiple certifications in Service Delivery and Leadership for Canadian and Internationally recognized Information Technology companies.

As a martial arts intructor and practitioner, Sensei Randy Horton started training in Karate and Kung Fu under the guidance of his father in 1974. He also trained as an amateur boxer for several years under the tutelage of Mel Trentholm from the Belleville and Cannifton Boxing Clubs. In 1996 Sensei Randy began training with Shihan Ric Cameron in Goshin Aikijujitsu, Kendo, Iaido and Chitoryu Karate. He currently holds a 7th degree blackbelt in Goshin Aikijujitsu, a 7th degree black belt in Chito Ryu Karate, a 4th degree black belt in Kendo, Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, and a 5th degree black belt in Takeda Ryu Ha Kenjutsu. Sensei Randy teaches children and adult classes at the SWM Budokan in Glencoe, Ontario and travels throughout Canada and the United States instructing martial arts seminars in Goshin Aikijujitsu and Kobudo (weapons).