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by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

£72,000? I don’t think so.

Please have another look at the numbers.
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I thought 2018.
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Revised Papers
Replies: 39
Views: 4003

Re: Revised Papers

PS Many thanks to all Council members who attended and contributed so constructively to the various debates.
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Revised Papers
Replies: 39
Views: 4003

Re: Revised Papers

Sorry they’re not out yet. 😱
by Mike Truran
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide

Careful there. You might find the ECF wanting to sell you its library.
£150,000.

Plus or minus.
by Mike Truran
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

The proposal is to only consolidate Bronze and Silver (at a higher cost for Bronze members and a lower cost for Silver members). Gold and Platinum would remain at different levels, so there is no proposal for a single membership rate across the whole membership body. As regards your last sentence - ...
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

The £26.5k in the 2017/18 budget was for the European Teams, not the Olympiad. The figure for the Olympiad in the 2016/17 budget was £36k, the same figure as in the proposed 2018/19 budget.
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I'm afraid you've lost me. Membership fees are not being raised in the budget. Any increases later on in the budget cycle are intended to cover things like inflation, not to fund international teams - and in any event are subject to review and approval by Council. We said last time round that any ex...
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I said a while back that it’s entirely within Council’s gift to strike out some or indeed all of the international spend, or to put member contributions to international teams on a voluntary rather than a compulsory basis, or to make whatever arrangements it likes for international chess. If you and...
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Oops. :oops:

£36k (Olympiad) + £28k (European Teams) every two years, 10,000 or so members (per last page of budget papers), so just over £3 per member.

Still not unreasonable......
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

The ECF's contribution to the European Team and the Olympiad works out, if my maths is correct, at a little less than £2 per member per annum. That doesn't seem like an excessive amount to me. The budget assumes that anything over and above the core run rate for junior and international chess is fun...
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3164
Views: 143202

Re: The English Language

That's what it means.
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Because if I was an ECF member, you'd be telling me that I obviously appreciated the ECF's services or I wouldn't be paying for them. But you're not an ECF member. You don't pay for the ECF's services, and you clearly don't appreciate those services. That's entirely your choice, but it doesn't make...
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

You're just so angry. I don't understand why, given that (as I said earlier) you don't even pay anything towards the ECF.
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26309

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

It is entirely within the gift of Council to strike a line through the spend on international teams at the forthcoming Council meeting if that is Council's will. Your comment that we would be "put into a state of complete panic" about finding other ways of spending the money is just insulting. A num...