OUMA Annual General Meeting
September 29th, 2019

Agenda

      • Welcome and Opening
      • Review of Previous Meeting Minutes
      • Advocacy and Mandate Review
      • 2017/18/19 Activities
      • Call for Nominations and Membership Voting
        • Director of Advocacy and fund raising
        • Secretary and Communications Director
      • Closing

Welcome and Opening

Welcome, and thank you for attending the OUMA annual general meeting. The meeting and its shared information is confidential to OUMA members and should not be shared outside of the organization’s membership audience.

This is the first annual meeting of the OUMA. As such there are a couple of house-keeping items that are required for us to complete according to the Canada Corporations Act for Not-For-Profit organizations.

1. First Annual General Meeting

a. Vote to proceed without compliance of the current AGM bylaws which establish an agenda that cannot be supported with the current organizational and policy structure.
b. Community vote – yes/no.

2. Members attendance and registration
a. All attendees of annual general meetings must sign in.
a.i. Exception 4.4.2: AGM will be open to Active Members only – currently there are no voting or active members registered with the OUMA.

3. Appointment of General Accountant
a. Given the limited financial complexity of the 2019 account activity, no general accountant has been assigned to the OUMA within its first year. This is in full compliance of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)
a.i. Appointment of a Public Accountant for 2020
a.ii. At this time, there are no voting members of the OUMA (active Members). See bylaw 6.0 regarding details on financial bylaws
a.ii.1. https://ontario-uma.ca/ouma-policies-and-bylaws/
a.iii. A General Accountant will be assigned once the complexity of account activity exceeds the limited abilities of the internal organization. It is expected that a Public Accountant (PA) will be assigned by end of fiscal year 2020.

4. Question and Answer Period
a. 10 minutes

Review of Previous Meeting Minutes

No previous meeting minutes

Advocacy and Mandate Review

The Ontario Union of Martial Artists (OUMA) is a registered not-for-profit organization that promotes non-prescriptive and all inclusive martial arts practice.  OUMA strives to protect our shared values in martial arts and the autonomy of practice for cultural, recreational, spiritual and amateur martial artists and their related organizations.

Our Mission
To unite martial artists and their organizations to have a single voice; to educate and advocate for the autonomy of practice, commerce and cultural development of the martial arts.
Our Vision
To develop a recreational, cultural and commercial preservation policy that respects and maintains the integrity of all individual martial arts, welcomes the participation of cultural activities unique to those arts, and to develop a governance policy that ensures the safety of all participants.

2017/2018/19 Activities

2017:
Creation of firght1087 Website
Meeting of founding martial arts organizations and related stakeholders to discuss counter strategies to the Order In Council 1087.
Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association, The Canadian Jiujitsu Council (CJC) , The World Martial Arts Organization, Canada, SWM Budokan and Cabbagetown Budokan, Magwood Martial Arts, Skill Dojo, Strathroy, ON
Fight1087 Website and Online Petition Created
Fight1087 flyers and advocacy actions
Flyer distribution at WKF Convention 2017, Kai Shin 50th anniversary, multiple tournaments and seminars.

January 2018
Meeting with the Ontario Karate federation to discuss policies, procedures and implementation of the Karate Provincial Sports Organization.
Attendees included members from throughout Ontario, including Haliburton, Toronto, Peterborough, Strathroy, Glencoe, Mississauga, Brampton and other Central Ontario Karate Organizations.

February 2018 – April 2018
Advocacy and awareness efforts from multiple martial arts organizations are expressed to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport with no tangible results.
Letter Campaigns from many Ontario martial arts organizations sent out with no tangible actions achieved.
Magwood Martial Arts, Meetings with MPP Todd Smith (Hastings County)
Fight 1087 website created
Online Petition against Order of Council 1087 created.
Over 600 signatures on fight 1087 obtained
Legal counsel engaged with quotes of up to $120,000+ for phase 1 of legal challenge
Fund raising and collaboration meetings continued.

May 2018
Collaboration with Bernardo Karate, Snow Tiger Martial Arts Association, The Canadian Jiujitsu Council (CJC) , The World Martial Arts Organization, Canada, SWM Budokan and Cabbagetown Budokan, Magwood Martial Arts, Skill Dojo, Strathroy, ON

June 2018
Creation of challenge GoFundMe page to raise money for legal challenge of Order In Council 1087.
Multiple engagement meetings with senior Ontario martial artists and their orgaizations. World Kobudo Federation, Kai Shin, Snow Tigers, Robert Walthers, Caesar Borkowski, Monty Guest, Scott Hogarth, Albert Mady, Robert Krantz
Letter Campaign to the Opposition Minister of Sport = the Honourable Percy Hatfield and Honourable Paul Miller.

July 2018
Closure and refunds of the GoFundMe campaign due to lack of community support
Lack of community engagement from stakeholders
Increased community support for Provincial Sport Organizations. Example: Michael Bernardo becomes chair of the OKF Sanctioning Committee
Related issues of Bernardo tournaments not following sanctioning rules
Advocacy and awareness efforts from multiple martial arts organizations are expressed to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport with no tangible results.

August 2018
Incorporation of the OUMA
Creation of initial OUMA Website
Creation/Refinement of Mandate
Advocacy Meeting with Corrine Allso, from MPP Percy Hatfield’s office
Advocacy Meeting with MPP Paul Miller (NDP Sport Critic) from Hamilton
September 2018 – April 2019
Creation of firght1087 Website
Fight1087 flyers and advocacy actions

May 2019
New OUMA website is launched
Letter to The Ontario Athletics commission
Interpretation of the Combat Sports Act, 2019
OUMA Newsletter – General Membership

June 2019
100 registered letters sent out to every MPP in the province of Ontario
OUMA Newsletter – MPP letters
Counter letters, emails and phone calls received from various organizations. Some very aggressive phone conversations.

July (Summer) 2019
Summer Newsletter
Letter to the Canadian competition bureau regarding Combat sports Act, 2019
Invitation from Ministry of Culture tourism and Sport to complete online survey. Distribution to all OUMA members to also complete the survey
Meetings with Boxing Ontario and The Ontario Boxing Association occurred with influence from the OUMA regarding the new Combat Sports Act, 2019.
Halliburton seminar for Sho No Bo. Funds donated to the OUMA.
Free Online registration for events offered for MA Clubs through the OUMA Website
Free Event registration and promotion/inclusion for MA clubs through the OUMA Website and Newsletter

August 2019 (Summer / Fall)
Summer/Fall Newsletter
Radio Canada Interview – Combat Sports Act and promoting the mandate of OUMA
Meeting with members of the Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Ontario
Opening to collaborate on advocacy issues
Options to assist the transition from traditional martial arts to mma
Recognition that MMA is not the same as a Traditional Martial Art (President of the AMMAA Ontario)The Mike Chapman Memorial fund
Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations
Creation of the Michael Chapman Memorial Fund

September 2019
Annual General Meeting
Announcement of the Michael Chapman Memorial Fund

Call for Nominations and Membership Voting

Director of Advocacy and Fund Raising

__________________________________________

Secretary and Communications Director

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Closing