ECF Council/AGM in numbers

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David Robertson
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ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by David Robertson » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:25 pm

Yesterday's meeting in numbers. My take on a first visit (caution: may contain guesses :wink: )

75 number of men
3 number of women
0 number of ethnic minorities (not counting Alec MacFarlane)
2 number with observable disability
4 number from North
4 number under age 50
64 average age (70 not counting Alex Holowczak)
0.1 speed in mph at which matters proceed to a conclusion
10 speed in mph at which delegates proceed to a cup of tea
0 biscuits available thereupon
2 consecutive Saturdays starved all day for my sins (Yom Kippur & ECF Council)
100 speed in mph at which delegates depart at close of play
40 number remaining silent throughout
0 votes granted to this member
14 votes granted to member in next seat
240 votes granted to the Grim Reaper by 2030
5 actual duration of meeting, in hours
5 perceived duration of meeting, in days
0 number of agenda items addressing medium- or long-term future of chess

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:03 pm

David Robertson wrote:Yesterday's meeting in numbers. My take on a first visit (caution: may contain guesses :wink: )

75 number of men
3 number of women
0 number of ethnic minorities (not counting Alec MacFarlane)
2 number with observable disability
4 number from North
4 number under age 50
64 average age (70 not counting Alex Holowczak)
0.1 speed in mph at which matters proceed to a conclusion
10 speed in mph at which delegates proceed to a cup of tea
0 biscuits available thereupon
2 consecutive Saturdays starved all day for my sins (Yom Kippur & ECF Council)
100 speed in mph at which delegates depart at close of play
40 number remaining silent throughout
0 votes granted to this member
14 votes granted to member in next seat
240 votes granted to the Grim Reaper by 2030
5 actual duration of meeting, in hours
5 perceived duration of meeting, in days
0 number of agenda items addressing medium- or long-term future of chess
I suppose the proponents, in particular, would argue that the the adjudication motion had something to do with the medium/long-term future of chess...

Are you sure you didn't get your numbers on average age the wrong way round? :lol:

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by John Reyes » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:15 pm

0 number of ethnic minorities

I beg to differ mate as I'm Chiliean origin

4 number from North (what do you class as the North?)

4 number under age 50 (i'm 33 and it was my 1st time at a ECF Meeting as I was the Lancashire Rep)
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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by David Robertson » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:31 pm

OK :)

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by Rob Thompson » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:18 pm

fwiw, I'm actually younger than Alex, so presumably my removal would affect that average even more.
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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:36 pm

Rather than spending your time posting here, shouldn't you be writing up the minutes? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:23 am

Mike Truran wrote:Rather than spending your time posting here, shouldn't you be writing up the minutes? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Rob writing up the minutes was never the issue, it was the board agreeing them :roll:

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by John Philpott » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:48 pm

David Robertson wrote
3 number of women
I am reasonably confident it was 4, only one of whom held any votes. Their relative significance on the day should not underestimated, given that a woman chaired the meeting, a woman was elected as the Junior Director and a woman was a recipient of the President's Award

David Robertson wrote
75 number of men
That would have meant standing room only at the back. Unless I overlooked somebody, I believe that the number was 51.

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:03 pm

David Robertson wrote:100 speed in mph at which delegates depart at close of play
To be fair, I had a long way to travel... :lol:

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by David Robertson » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Only 51? Really? Well, you should know. I counted about 15 at or around the tables at the front (Board mob). Hard to believe there were only 36 in the rest of the seats. And four women, yes indeed; but one hidden to me until she spoke

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Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

Post by Andrew Martin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:59 am

It is the last item on your list that is concerning.

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