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Ordinary Congress 2019

The Barbados Judo Association held its 2019 Ordinary Congress on Saturday July 27, 2019 at the Barbados Olympic Association.
In accordance with the resolution made at the 2015 Ordinary Congress with respect to the tenure of the President, only two posts were being contested - General Secretary and General Treasurer.
Ms Inga Augustus , the incumbent General Secretary, was returned to the post unopposed. Newcomer Ms. Sandra Blackman, who was appointed to post following the passing of former General Treasurer, Ms. Annette Greene, was elected unopposed to the post of General Treasusrer.
The appointments of Mr. Tony Latchman and Mr. Ryan Miller to the posts of Marketing Director and Media Director respectively were ratified by the Congress.
The Executive Committee elected to serve until the Ordinary Congress in 2021 is as follows:
Mr. Hoskins Caddle – President
Ms. Inga Augustus – General Secretary
Ms. Sandra Blackman – General Treasurer
Mr. Ian Weithers – Training & Coaching Director
Mr. Glenroy Murray – Equipment Director
Mr. Keith Weithers – Refereeing Director
Mr. Ryan Miller – Media Director
Mr. Tony Latchman – Marketing Director
Mr. Andrew Payne – Education Director



In the report of the Executive Committee, the President outlined the achievements of the Association during the 2016  - 2019 period. Information on the Association's participation and performance in regional and international competitions,  the local tournaments, courses and semniars held,  was presented to the assembly.
The membership figures presented showed moderate growth over the period from 177 registered members in January 2016 to 211 registered members in January 2019.
At the conclusion of the report ,  the President  expressed gratitude to the International Judo Federation  (IJF) for the donation of two areas of official tatami to the Association. He further encouraged members to "identify a specific area [of interest to the Association] and work consitently at it".