Hi Carina, we have been busy with winter weather etc. but I agree with Henry that similar if not identical problems to what you mentioned occur and it's good to share your information with the rest of us.
About the Aikido Instructors Organization it deals with all phases of running a dojo. My husband is using the computer for work and said that until he can put a link on for AIO people can find it thru Google or similar web browser.... I did. I also found out it is for any aikido dojo not just the U S Aikido Federation.
Good column and comments, I'll keep studying it.