Welland Wado-Kai Karate Club Committees
The Welland Karate Clubs have seven committees which are responsible for making decisions and setting the standards for the Clubs. ALL students, regardless of their rank, are welcome to join any of the committees other than the Executive Committee and the Grading Committee. Please speak to your Sensei if you are interested. Remember, it is your club too!
5.2 Executive Committee
This committee oversees all of the other committees. The Committee members are Sensei Denis Labbé and Sensei Ron Mattie.
5.3 Grading Committee
This committee sets out the criteria for gradings and evaluations, as well as scheduling and overseeing them. It is also responsible for organizing the Welland Black Belt Workouts, which are held on the first Tuesday of every month. The Chairperson of the Grading Committee is Sensei Anne Readhead and the Committee members are, Sensei Alain Bisier and Sensei Eddy Poulin.
5.4 Tournament Committee
This Committee is responsible for organizing and conducting the Sensei Peter Ciolfi Wado-Kai Championship which is held each year. The Committee members are Sensei Ron Mattie, Sensei Alain Bisier, Sensei Denis Labbé, Sensei Anne Readhead, Sensei Eddy Poulin, Sensei Rick Rodrigue, Sensei Janet Rodrigue,Sensei Rod Sumber, and Sensei Eric Sumbler.
5.4.1 Inter-club Tournament Sub-committee
This sub-committee is responsible for organizing and conducting the quarterly inter-club tournaments. The Chairperson of this Subcommittee is Sensei Anne Readhead and its member is Sensei Rod Sumbler.
5.5 Special Events Committee
This committee is responsible for organizing Karate events such as demonstrations, clinics, guest speakers/instructors, seminars, special workouts, and transportation to and from Tournaments and other events as well as social events such as the Children’s Christmas Party, summer barbecues, trips, dances, and the Christmas Banquet. The Chairperson of the Special Events Committee is Sensei Rod Sumbler and the Committee members are Sylvie Sumbler, and Sensei Dean Brown
5.6 Fund-Raising Committee
This Committee is responsible for fund-raising for the Welland Clubs. The Committee members are Sensei Eddy Poulin, Sensei Rod Sumbler and Sensei Dean Brown
5.7 Advertising Committee
This committee is responsible for any advertising activities required for the Welland Clubs. The Chairperson of this committee is Sensei Mike Tarnawski.