Dear Caterans, mentors and students of the Cateran Society, fans, friends and collagues,
This is propably going to come a bit of a surprise, but with relatively immedietly effect, I will step down from my position as president of the Cateran Society. The reasons are many, but most of all my recent private occupations with family and a new home give me less time for takeing care of all as good as it would be necessary for the position of president. And as I held this position since 2016, so I find it is time for a new president.
Chris Thompson and I discussed about it and agreed, that we both like to move to an arrangement where the president is elected. Until this future election is prepare properly, we are proud and happy to annunce, that Mathew Park agreed to fill the role of president and Head-instructor. He will be the third president of the Cateran Society. He has my full support and hopefully yours too.
This means he will run things from now on, he will take over the Cateran Online Program and homepage, but of course I will go on supporting him in his work as well as taking care of my online students as a mentor. Of course I still run the Broadsword Academy Germany as Part of the Cateran Society and all, so not too many things change. So no worries, I still train and teach Broadsword and all
For the position as vice-president, which was held by Mathew before, Seth Robinson volunteered to fill it. Thanks a lot for his commitment and dedication.
So please give Mathew and Seth a warm welcome and support them as good as you all can in their work as the third president and VP of the Cateran Society.
With that said, I would like to thank all of you for your constant support, dedication to the Cateran Society and friendship. Special thanks to Chris Thompson for his trust and support of me as the second president of the Cateran Societys. It was a great honor to me and I hope I served you all with my best knowledge and skills.
Most of you I never met outside of the online world, but I feel a connection and brotherhood beyond this online world. We all are connected by the same passion and focus and it is great that all of you contribute as much as you can to the Cateran Society being alive and growing. Especially in this fragile world it is good that people connect globaly over all borders with the same love and passion.
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Thank you Heiko for your dedication and hard work!