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by Chris Fegan
Fri May 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14578

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Even those of us who appoint proxies do not think it is fair. However you have to reform the whole voting system, not just tinker around the edges. Why should people pay a membership fee to the ECF and not have a direct say in what their money is spent on, or at least be able to directly vote for r...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Communication with older pupils
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Communication with older pupils

Andrew Zigmond has said the following on this Forum 'You've got to balance safeguarding with the fact that kids of that age are starting to become more independent and react against being treated like a child." This is most certainly NOT the case and is a very dangerous approach to take as Safeguard...
by Chris Fegan
Mon May 15, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

Any independent review/assessment of the the ECF Council would result in it being put in special measures Dare I ask on what grounds? The ECF council does exactly what it is constitutionally required to do; namely meet twice a year to elect directors, approve budgets and vote on resolutions. It mig...
by Chris Fegan
Mon May 15, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

The Pearce Report recommended that directors should have three year terms. Shouldn't "managers" and "officials" be offered the same? They might not accept as one year terms give volunteers an annual option to walk away. The managers and other officials are appointed by the relevant director, so it ...
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

I don't think my posting can be considered as quite closing the matter, nor as approval for the manner of the posting that preceded it. Justin I was not trying to imply either of these things to your post and my posting to you was intended simply to thank you for taking he time to ascertain the fac...
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

Well perhaps a less, ah, abrasive approach would be appropriate right now, but for the record, the minutes of the 84th Board meeting, held on 11 May 2014, record that "PE moved to change the name of the Strategic Planning Officer post to Strategic Advisor and nominate Chris Fegan to fill it" and th...
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

Michael Farthing wrote:Err .. actually you were imposed by P.E. and they were bullied into ratifying it after the event..
I suggest you cease telling bare faced lies in public
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

NickFaulks wrote:
Chris Fegan wrote:just the hard bitten experience of attending ECF Board meetings for 18 months
Wasn't that a bit controversial in itself?
Nick

Not in the least.

I was appointed by the Board to give them Strategic Advice both at their meetings and in general day to day activity.

Chris
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

Those same people have also being causing unrest and disharmony within the Board for many years. Projection, Chris, projection. No Justin not projection, just the hard bitten experience of attending ECF Board meetings for 18 months and also viewing and reading the e-mail exchanges between Board mem...
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 195
Views: 12182

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

Just out of curiosity, having read the Finance Council thread When you say ECF, do you mean Council, the board, the federation as a whole or another definition? Lawrence A few points from my perspective on this matter: 1.We are ALL (that is those who pay ECF Membership fees) the ECF. The problem is...
by Chris Fegan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20815

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

JustinHorton wrote:I suggest you behave in a less unprincipled and cowardly manner.
I suggest you start to understand the English languague
by Chris Fegan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20815

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

The reactionary individuals inside the ECF Council and Board are still very much alive and kicking. If you're going to refer to people in such terms would you like to have the guts to give them names? The "such terms" to which you refer are defined as "opposing political or social progress or refor...
by Chris Fegan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20815

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Up to a point I agree with Phil Ehr. If direct members are unhappy with the way the ECF is run then they should make their voices heard. Having said that I don't recall either him or his immediate associates being that passionate about voting reform until council delivered a set of board election r...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20815

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Think the plan is that the ECF is going to come up with some fresh proposals for the AGM based on a different percentage increase (10% rather then 25% was bandied about). Not confident a change in percentage will make enough of a difference, but there were some who voted for option 1/ 2 who may vot...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20815

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Looking like there might not be any progress on this. Shock,horror-who would possibly have predicted that outcome!! What a farce- a Finance Council without any accounts and the status quo back to the 18th Century in regard to representation. The ECF Council ploughs on regardless as the complete sic...