On behalf of Master Sensei Robert J. Campbell and myself, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Master Instructor Steve DiOrio 7th dan to the position of Vice President with in the Uechi Ryu International Karate Association. This appointment reflects Steve’s outstanding leadership and performance over many years, in a number of critical roles he has worked on and personally helped me with. Steve has a clear understanding of the global nature of our organization, along with sound judgment, exceptional knowledge and understanding of how to interact and affiliate with all Master Sensei’s, in and out of our association. Steve brings to the table a wealth of business knowledge and skills that are needed for us as an association to grow and prosper. I am looking forward to working with Steve on a high level on a number of future projects. Please join me in congratulating Steve Sensei on his appointment to Vice President.