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by Chris Majer
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

John wrote We never got any kind of acknowledgement from the ECF Office and so have suspended trials of CoM until further notice. I received a message from Chris Majer informing me that the Office were too busy to deal with it as the AGM took precedence. J. John It would appear from the following em...
by Chris Majer
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

The office also have a function to add new schools to the CoM database as and when they sign-up to the support package. We tried to obtain the full list of ~9,000 schools but had to settle for 35 instead. The Office now need to add them one at a time so they will help to slow things down also. I tr...
by Chris Majer
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes

Sean wrote: I think the fact that, at the meeting, AM made no mention of investing the CCL money with the advice of the PIF trustees is pretty important, yes. Considering that the minutes were originally silent on the matter of his response it's now odd that they suggest that he said something which...
by Chris Majer
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes

Chris Majer wrote: In the meantime perhaps the ECF should be investing in a recorder if it essential to record the exact text of statements at the meeting. Carl wrote Slightly beneath you Chris (a rare occurrence...) but if "something" was said by Alan then it should have been included - well at th...
by Chris Majer
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes

Martin wrote: Chris, You are nearly right (or rather Mr Anderton is) but you miss the point entirely. Council did not agree to what you now say is the reality.You have moved the goalposts. Council told the management board in 04 that: Council believes in principle that the BCF should become a Compan...
by Chris Majer
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes

Sean wrote: Carl - the draft minutes were changed at my insistence as they previously made no mention of Alan Martin's response to my question. I am pleased that they now appear to reflect his current position, although they don't actually reflect what he actually said at the meeting. Actually there...
by Chris Majer
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: 18 April 2009 - Finance Council Minutes

Martin Regan wrote: AM appears not have read the Articles of the company of which he is a director - the ECF. Which say the ECF's role is: 3.9. To maintain and increase a fund, known as the “Permanent Invested Fund”, to be permanently invested in the name of trustees in accordance with an approv...
by Chris Majer
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Wilson's School Launch
Replies: 62
Views: 15537

Re: Wilson's School Launch

I feel so stupid sending my money off now. I was concerned that the ECF was based in Lagos, that E-mail was headed the English Cheese Company and that I hadn't actually applied for any sets. However, it was only after I put my cheque in the post that I realised that the total value of Holloid Plast...
by Chris Majer
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 24516

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

Matthew wrote However, I think we need to have some benchmarks to evaluate the success of the Wilson's launch and I propose these 30 schools receiving 300 free sets - Amazing, brilliant achievement 20 schools receiving 200 free sets - Very good 15 schools receiving 150 free sets - slightly disappoin...
by Chris Majer
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Peter Wilson's election address
Replies: 35
Views: 10636

Re: Peter Wilson's election address

Matthew wrote It seems that the Guernsey Chess Federation has severed its links with Peter Wilson and I believe it would be helpful to understand why Peter and the Guernsey Chess Federation have felt it necessary to part company before Welcoming Peter into the ECF organisation with open arms. I hope...
by Chris Majer
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

Matthew wrote Perhaps you could supply us some details of Friday's 'first launch' to enable us all to be a bit more 'sensible'? Caroline wanted to do this “event” alone so there was no ECF presence. Caroline visited the school and delivered ten sets. The teacher was very pleased and is excited a...
by Chris Majer
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

Matthew wrote If Friday's launch saw only one School receive sets then it isn't really a trial launch. There is no way that giving sets to one school can in any way be seen as a template to handing out set to 10,000. Chris Majer is not answering questions about Friday's launch, so I can only assumed...
by Chris Majer
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 24516

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

There will be a small event (involving about 30 schools) at Wilson's School in Surrey the afternoon of Saturday 27th June
by Chris Majer
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

John wrote So do I, but the ECF promised more than the physical delivery of free chess sets. The press release on the ECF website starts: "As part of a new Chess for Schools initiative...". It then goes on to define the parameters of the project: "an endeavour to put chess sets in every school in En...
by Chris Majer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46865

Re: Certificate of Merit

Stewart wrote
Would anybody be experienced in organising a Treasure Hunt?


How about a Treasurer (FD) hunt?