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AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:24 am

Anyone able to live report today?

John?
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Re: AGM

Post by Rob Thompson » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:47 am

I'll be there, and will try to report where possible. Other sources would also be useful, for the sake of completion.
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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:42 pm

I will see what I can do. As I have already reported on the ECF Forum, the Board will be proposing to Council that next year's meetings are held on 18 April in Birmingham (Finance) and 17 October in London (AGM).

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Re: AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:42 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:Anyone able to live report today?

John?
Could be at the other place with nobody watching here:

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/Forum/vi ... ?f=4&t=171
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Re: AGM

Post by benedgell » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:41 pm

Just starting. About 50 people here.

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Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:03 pm

Are Dominic Lawson and None of the Above in attendance?

I assume DL is flanked by members of the S&B blog collective eager to collect an autograph.
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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:15 pm

Julie Denning was confirmed as chairman and Chris Majer and Andrew Leadbetter appointed as tellers. Through minutes and matters arising in good time. Phil Ehr has just mentioned as part of his report that the Office will remain in Battle for the foreseeable future and not be relocated. Comments are currently being made about the non-appearance of the minutes of certain Board meetings.

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Re: AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:18 pm

John Philpott wrote:Comments are currently being made about the non-appearance of the minutes of certain Board meetings.
I am not surprised there is still a snapshot for June 12th?
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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:27 pm

One set of minutes was approved by the Board this morning, and there is a cunning plan in place for individual directors to take responsibility for getting the others over the finishing line.

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Re: AGM

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Bob Kane's comment that the "ECF Forum is interactive" when answering why official stuff went their first (rather than on the official website) raised significant laughter!

Phil Ehr blamed 'other forums which have the veneer of officialdom' as one of the reasons for the failure of the ECF Forum!

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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:56 pm

Executive directors' reports all accepted on a show of hands, a couple with one vote against. We are now onto NEDs' reports, where there is going to be a verbal report by Sean Hewitt. There is now a procedural question as to the order in which the NEDs' reports should be taken. After some discussion, the agenda running order (Clissold, French, Hewitt) is being adhered to.

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Re: AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:58 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:Bob Kane's comment that the "ECF Forum is interactive" when answering why official stuff went their first (rather than on the official website) raised significant laughter!

Phil Ehr blamed 'other forums which have the veneer of officialdom' as one of the reasons for the failure of the ECF Forum!
Both comments are nonsense so no wonder there was some amusement.
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Re: AGM

Post by John Reyes » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:01 pm

1st time at the ECF agm and can't wait to see what Sean Hewitt has to said!
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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:11 pm

You must have been expecting something more controversial than that!

Sean spoke quite briefly, commenting on the Paulson Presidency, the ongoing issue with the minutes and the circumstances surrounding his resignation. His report was approved nem con, as were those of the other NEDs.

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Re: AGM

Post by Rob Thompson » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:12 pm

Julian Clissold had one against.
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