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  1. Sticky: Poll: I deny that I had anything (from an admin point...

    I deny that I had anything (from an admin point of view) had anything to do either with the vote to overturn the chair - which under parliamentary procedure prevents voting on the motion - or on...
  2. Sticky: Poll: 8. "THE VOTING BOOTH" Election for FIDE Representative / Zone President

    VMs should note that the person elected to this position shall serve until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting
  3. Sticky: Poll: 6. "THE VOTING BOOTH" Motion to enlarge the Executive

    It is moved by the president to enlarge the Executive by the addition of Patricia Gamliel as Director At Large

    Please vote either to
    - approve the president's motion
    - reject the president's...
  4. I note the section titled Appointment of Officers...

    I note the section titled Appointment of Officers cited above does NOT represent current CFC procedure and if an Assembly vote were called to adopt this model I personally would vote against as I...
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    Actually I'm completely unimpressed with Diana's...

    Actually I'm completely unimpressed with Diana's letter since it cites several people some but not all of whom are International Arbiters (which as an International Arbiter I can tell you does NOT...
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    Actually that's not quite true. In...

    Actually that's not quite true.

    In parliamentary procedure if there are an even number of votes cast and they're equal on both sides (with no tiebreaker possible as the president has already...
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    I concur with Egis' view - that these "votes"...

    I concur with Egis' view - that these "votes" were expression of preference.

    Apparently it is exceptionally dangerous these days to express an opinion as it will be interpreted as a vote even...
  8. I'm NOT a fan of "if appointed" and don't see it...

    I'm NOT a fan of "if appointed" and don't see it adds anything.

    Obviously someone not appoints can't hold any posting.

    In general I prefer the present system where each role is elected by the...
  9. Please don't use green in your postings - it's...

    Please don't use green in your postings - it's invisible on many screens though becomes visible when highlighted.
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    I'm not entirely clear what Vlad is saying with...

    I'm not entirely clear what Vlad is saying with his last post but absolutely the board is a working group with little room for passengers. (Which I don't think we've had for several years)

    All of...
  11. Incidentally we have all run far from the...

    Incidentally we have all run far from the original proposal which in my opinion

    (a) was a slam dunk proposition BUT

    (b) not implementable at this meeting as there was no motion or resolution...
  12. Perhaps you could enlarge on that Pierre as this...

    Perhaps you could enlarge on that Pierre as this is something most of us are either uninformed or less informed than we might be. (In my case I've heard of it but know little about it and would be...
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    I have said numerous times both within the...

    I have said numerous times both within the executive and here that while I >prefer< a 7 member board as I do think it's the most effective number in terms of actually getting things done, if we MUST...
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    Checkmate my heehaw. The Assembly has the...

    Checkmate my heehaw.

    The Assembly has the right to elect one new board member and may or may not choose to elect a second - which in any case is only until the AGM scheduled for August. By no...
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    Given that quite a few of us including myself had...

    Given that quite a few of us including myself had no knowledge that your show even existed until 10 days ago I am prepared to cut any candidate who got such an invite out of the blue a bit of slack....
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    No Vlad, the most democratic scenario is that we...

    No Vlad, the most democratic scenario is that we (meaning the Voting Member assembly and the Executive which very definitely includes YOU) should follow our rules exactly as they stand and if it is...
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    Could you explain in more detail what...

    Could you explain in more detail what specifically what you mean by that comment?
  18. I agree with Pierre on this and would add we have...

    I agree with Pierre on this and would add we have never formally discussed and CERTAINLY have never voted on a formal Canadian Olympic Committee link. On the other hand they do have some useful...
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    To Sasha - I very much agree that the FIDE Rep...

    To Sasha - I very much agree that the FIDE Rep position is definitely important as are the other CFC Executive roles.

    That said we do have rules on how these positions are elected and they are...
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    Obviously I'm well aware it does not require a...

    Obviously I'm well aware it does not require a super-majority to remove someone.

    That said there is no mandate to require ALL Assembly members to constantly monitor ALL forums to ensure there's no...
  21. OK I now see the link - which I was familiar with...

    OK I now see the link - which I was familiar with but had not seen the change as previously it had ONLY been "the old Handbook"

    These are currently on a Google drive - when will these be ported to...
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    My personal view is that a chair challenge on an...

    My personal view is that a chair challenge on an agenda item is emphatically NOT new business but rather a questioning of whether a particular agenda item should actually proceed to a vote.

    And...
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    I was joking when I said that. Logically the...

    I was joking when I said that.

    Logically the very idea of actually doing that is completely laughable. Sorry if my jest was not obvious to all.
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    ok that would be 5 VMs. So what you're...

    ok that would be 5 VMs.

    So what you're basically saying is that 5 VMs can overthrow 7 (or 6) executives.

    Please explain to me how precisely we can go from having an unadvertised online straw...
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    Hmm seems the post I was responding to (by one of...

    Hmm seems the post I was responding to (by one of the new VMs) has been deleted.

    As for Vlad's point about reaching consensus before calling a vote Vlad knows there WAS a consensus on the FIDE rep...
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