ECF Finance Meeting

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John Reyes
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ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:20 am

I know the ECF Finance meeting should have been this month and i know that the chair of the Council has email people

i know there are some ideas going around about when the next meeting is etc, but i do think maybe we should look at Zoom and for the council to really look at this.

also i know with the voting rights, any ideas would be great etc

just wonder what people views were?
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by David Blower » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 pm

Is ECF membership free for ALL juniors at the moment. (I know that you can get free junior silver membership if you have never been a member of the ECF before anyway.)

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:20 pm

it is free for the 1st year

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-membership/

Junior Silver membership is available FREE to junior players who have not previously been members of the Federation in any category. When you log in as a new member at https://ecf.azolve.com, choose Free Junior Silver

Annual membership subscriptions for the year 1/9/19 – 31/8/20

ECF Supporter – £5.00
Bronze – £18.00, Junior Bronze – £6.00
Silver – £27.00, Junior Silver – £6.00 †
Gold – £39.00, Junior Gold – £19.50
Platinum – £75.00


any other issues just message me as i'm one half of the ecf silver rep at the meeting
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:23 pm

The Question I had was that How should the ECF have a meeting online with Zoom or something like that as I think that would be good for the rep and also good to get your points

look at what the MP's are doing and the Cobra meetings etc
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:53 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:23 pm
look at what the MP's are doing and the Cobra meetings etc
... with an allowance of £10,000 per MP to cover the extra costs. I doubt the ECF could afford 10,000 pence per delegate.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:05 pm

lol I know

it just that an e-mail came from the council and I think that it is a possible as I think the council does meet over the phone
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:06 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:53 pm
... with an allowance of £10,000 per MP to cover the extra costs.
"The money can be used to buy additional equipment such as laptops and printers for staff having to work from home."

They must be buying some serious kit!

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by David Blower » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:43 pm

I would hope that the ECF continue their free junior silver membership for any junior that has not been a previous member of the ECF when chess resumes, however hard the finances of the ECF will be hit. It is a useful initiative (one that I have used myself in the past) and obviously can lead to long term gain as regarding the finance anyway.

That is the only thing I suggest anyone at the meeting says.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed May 06, 2020 7:59 pm

I completely agree with David Blower, it is a great initiative. Long may it continue. As a result it has encouraged Juniors to join our club and play for us in the local league.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Fri May 08, 2020 12:56 pm

i hope that the ECF will do some Finance meeting online.

Also wonder if the Finances will changed due to the Coronavirus as i have had a few Silver members messaged me asked what the ecf is doing about this?
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John McKenna » Fri May 08, 2020 1:38 pm

Finance Council Chair, Statement -

In light of the current coronavirus situation it is clear that it would have been inappropriate to hold Finance Council in April. The Board and myself, with the advice of the Chair of Governance, will continue to monitor the position. By the end of August 2020 we will either (a) have held Finance Council if circumstances allow or (b) have proposed to Council a written resolution dealing with approval of the budget, the setting of membership fees and the other matters that require to be dealt with. In the coming months I shall use the new forum to keep members of Council updated and the forum will also continue to be a means for Council Members to raise and discuss matters of interest.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 08, 2020 7:55 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:38 pm
[quote="Finance Council Chair, Statement -( as posted by John McKenna)]"
In the coming months I shall use the new forum to keep members of Council updated and the forum will also continue to be a means for Council Members to raise and discuss matters of interest.
Another ECF forum !

It can be found at present at
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/phpbb/

It isn't open for public viewing, 47 hidden posts so far. At least it means factions in the ECF can tear one another to pieces in private.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri May 08, 2020 8:05 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:55 pm
John McKenna wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:38 pm
[quote="Finance Council Chair, Statement -( as posted by John McKenna)]"
In the coming months I shall use the new forum to keep members of Council updated and the forum will also continue to be a means for Council Members to raise and discuss matters of interest.
Another ECF forum !

It can be found at present at
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/phpbb/

It isn't open for public viewing, 47 hidden posts so far. At least it means factions in the ECF can tear one another to pieces in private.
I see, wonder if "Sue Dunham" makes a (re)appearance?
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri May 08, 2020 8:21 pm

It is meant purely for internal use so probably should not have such an obvious link.
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat May 09, 2020 12:34 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:55 pm
It isn't open for public viewing, 47 hidden posts so far. At least it means factions in the ECF can tear one another to pieces in private.
Speculation as to when the BCF had a meeting in Peterborough is more typical.

I'm a member, because I decided I had to be to represent Berkshire competently. But I very much dislike being dragged into the secretive approach the board takes to running the ECF.

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