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by Andrew Zigmond
Sat May 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

3. People who couldn't care less about ECF Council meetings. The problem perhaps is that they are elected or appointed as local organisations' representatives. I would suspect OMOV advocates have to conduct a long campaign. One starting point being to infiltrate local meetings and get the local rep...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri May 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

The council system isn't perfect and the league bloc certainly has a fair few time servers and rotten boroughs. However I've always rejected the criticism of the congress bloc; these are the people who make chess happen in this country and deserve the strongest voice possible in any system. Yes, the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri May 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

Perhaps, we could put an amendment to the next Council meeting, restricting Council members (Directors, Members Reps included) from representing more than two constituencies (proxies included). This may put the impetus onto local leagues/associations to elected their own delegates, in turn that wou...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

I edited the word conservative before Andrew replied because I thought it might cause confusion in the sense fiscal conservative. I do not understand the relevance of Andrew's comments on Yorkshire chess. My point was that the majority of club/ league stalwarts want things to stay as they have alwa...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

I only mentioned it to point out that it would be wrong to characterise the board as in dispute with a conservative English Chess establishment. Unfortunately there is a conservative English Chess establishment in my view. It doesn't really get to rear its head fully at council very often because c...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
From the minutes of the most recent board meeting, which was held prior to the finance council meeting.
It was noted that comments had been made on the ECF forum
Sic!

ECF Board howler, not Andrew's.
Well spotted. I simply copied and pasted from the minutes themselves.
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

From the minutes of the most recent board meeting, which was held prior to the finance council meeting. It was noted that comments had been made on the ECF forum in relation to membership growth being overestimated for the next two years’ budgets’ and it was expected that this would be raised at the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri May 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

Carl/ Jack - would it be possible to have a special thread for Nick Faulks and J T Melsom to carve bits off each other so we can get back to discussing how ECF membership income could be spent? If expressing my viewpoint gets me a bit of trolling and insults from Paul and Justin it's a price I'm hap...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu May 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

My other point remains valid; we know what bronze and silver members don't want their money spent on but we seem to be no nearer finding out what they might like it spent on. This sentence summarises the unbridgeable gap between the two sides of this argument. Andrew's view, evidently shared by the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5375

Re: National Stages 2019

I was not even commenting on a game of chess dispute a long time ago so why are you raising it again Andrew? you ought to take up your complaints with the Surrey board with them directly. I have seen nobody from the Surrey board posting such matters against you. I assumed that particular incident w...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

I'm starting to think we should mirror Soheil's English Language thread with one for people to patiently explain things to Andrew. Hopefully we will get through this eventually and can get back to the substantive discussion. I might be many things Paul but don't ever have the temerity to suggest I'...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

Following the posts above, in particular the one from Michael Farthing, I will just make one further comment and that is that much of my approach towards Angus derives from a post on this forum directed towards Mike Truran (Jack quickly removed it but I saw it). I've been the subject of Mike's ire a...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent. It's already spoken for to finance the Office and International teams. The proposal was to cap the amount of member's money spent on international teams at a certain amount. The question of how the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent.
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12780

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

Equally, why is an individual gold member so obsessed to keep it secret? I'm sorry, Andrew, but you are getting very angry about a representative expecting to be told about how his constituents money is being spent and more to the point how the executive of the ECF is implementing policies determin...