ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:01 pm

You're not missing much.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by John Reyes » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:03 pm

20 members and 10 board members in the meeting
Any postings on here represent my personal views only

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:42 pm

The proposal regarding getting rid of game fee has been modified but passed. Now the fee for anyone playing more then 3 games is the same as Bronze membership.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:43 pm

The proposal from the BCF meeting about the JRYT passed. 14 for, 8 against.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:44 pm

Chess Trust to receive big bequest from Richard Haddrell (apologies if I've mis-spelt his surname).

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:46 pm

No real progress with the proposed London Mindsports centre. Go group concerned about lack of ECF enthusiasm.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Lots of discussion about the relocation of Office/ Chess Library.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by IanCalvert » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:48 pm

Benedgell, thanks very much for your posts: chess24 is down! :)

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:53 pm

Accounts should be brought up to date in next couple of months.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by Chris Fegan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:04 pm

benedgell wrote:Accounts should be brought up to date in next couple of months.
So what is the point of the Finance Council meeting then?
You couldn't really make this up-new Director of Finance please asap

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:05 pm

benedgell wrote:The proposal from the BCF meeting about the JRYT passed. 14 for, 8 against.
This is what it said
The British Chess Federation Council recommends to the Trustees of the John Robinson Youth Trust that:
(a) The Trustees give due consideration to requests for funding for junior chess made by the English Chess Federation; and
(b) When determining whether such requests should be accepted, they are prepared to make payments by way of grant out of the capital of the Trust Fund and do not limit the acceptance of such requests to such amounts as can be funded out of the income received by the Trust Fund.
The argument advanced by David Sedgwick and others that John Robinson himself both in his lifetime and his will didn't voice any restrictions on the use of his legacy other than supporting the British Championships appears to have been accepted.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:38 pm

"The British Chess Federation Council recommends to the Trustees of the John Robinson Youth Trust that:
(a) The Trustees give due consideration to requests for funding for junior chess made by the English Chess Federation; and
(b) When determining whether such requests should be accepted, they are prepared to make payments by way of grant out of the capital of the Trust Fund and do not limit the acceptance of such requests to such amounts as can be funded out of the income received by the Trust Fund."

And the trustees can just say "no". It is their job to decide, of course.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote: And the trustees can just say "no". It is their job to decide, of course.
They can, but with a suitable majority the BCF Council comprising Union and County representatives can dismiss them and replace them with candidates more in tune with the wishes of the ECF.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Budget & membership fees passed, 4 against.

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Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Post by benedgell » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:14 pm

OMOV discussed. Now card vote being counted.

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