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  1. 13. Adjournment and Closing Comments of the Chair

    I would like to thank everyone that participated in this meeting. These comments might have been posted earlier but we had at least a brief outage for maintenance. We probably need to shorten...
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    I would like to thank everyone that participated...

    I would like to thank everyone that participated in this meeting. These comments might have been posted earlier but we had at least a brief outage for maintenance. We probably need to shorten...
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    Thank you Victor for your report. The biggest...

    Thank you Victor for your report. The biggest problem we had was with the Indian visa process for Canadians. I think we were a bit slow hoping that Qiyu would be able to resolve all her...
  4. Sticky: Congratulations and thank you to everyone who...

    Congratulations and thank you to everyone who ran, whether they won or lost. For those of you like Egis who will be concentrating on local organizing, thank for your service.

    I am looking forward...
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    Hi Don, We really appreciate what you have...

    Hi Don,

    We really appreciate what you have done for the CFC as without you we probably would have continued to have the chaos that reigned before your arrival as webmaster and tech guru. Don...
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    I think that we concentrate on Facebook and the...

    I think that we concentrate on Facebook and the CFC forums for breaking news such as this. I am very close to personally removing myself from Facebook. I no longer post there aside from CFC...
  7. The first of many such norms, no doubt. He is...

    The first of many such norms, no doubt. He is really on a tear.
  8. Canada has a new world champion: Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux

    Christina Tao, our CFC youth coordinator has informed me that continuing his recent pattern of winning outright or tying for first in every tournament that he plays in, Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux has won...
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    I think it is. We really should not be heavy...

    I think it is. We really should not be heavy handed in such cases as groups like this is likely where we can look for future voting members, organizers and CFC officials. They are our allies (they...
  10. Sticky: Poll: Replying to the thread indicates that you are...

    Replying to the thread indicates that you are here. That poll should last until the end of the meeting.
  11. Our membership numbers seem to be much better...

    Our membership numbers seem to be much better than I expected. Hopefully by next fiscal year we can return to the high of almost 2800 members that we hit May 1st, 2020.
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    I have deleted Ilia Bluvstein's post at his...

    I have deleted Ilia Bluvstein's post at his request. I have also deleted my reply to his post. Ilia made an identical post in the incoming meeting and I copied my reply from this thread into that...
  13. I have deleted an identical post by Ilia and a...

    I have deleted an identical post by Ilia and a reply by myself at Ilia's request in the outgoing AGM.

    Does the OCA not have a separate corporate entity that is registered in Ontario? Identifying...
  14. I second Ilia's nomination.

    I second Ilia's nomination.
  15. That is sufficient. I second your nomination...

    That is sufficient. I second your nomination even though it is not necessary.
  16. This sharply increasing room rates is a...

    This sharply increasing room rates is a Canada-wide and perhaps a world-wide issue. The hotel room that I stayed in when I was getting the Indian visa was $160+. The last time I stayed in it a few...
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    I think it is a good idea to put parents in touch...

    I think it is a good idea to put parents in touch with each other. Many of our parents go on to become voting members or even board members (Victoria Doknjas, Frank Lee and Christina Tao and the...
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    4A President's Report continued

    I thought the FIDE Congress went well and the Olympiad went well though it wasn't without its unpleasant moments. I was sick for the early part of the Olympiad when I let my guard down and consumed...
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    4A President's Report

    I don't want to go too top heavy on the Olympiad but a major frustration this year was the visa procedure for India where the 44th FIDE chess Olympiad was held. In Canada we have to go through the...
  20. Lyle Craver asked for and Bob pointed us to...

    Lyle Craver asked for and Bob pointed us to membership numbers which have recovered nicely after Covid.

    https://www.chess.ca/en/cfc/membership-statistics/

    Overall we are above 2019 membership...
  21. I will second the nomination though seconding is...

    I will second the nomination though seconding is not strictly necessary. Olga has confirmed that she is interested in running.
  22. We greatly appreciate your wise advice when these...

    We greatly appreciate your wise advice when these matters arise. Thank you, Les!
  23. Egis Zeromskis has informed the board that he...

    Egis Zeromskis has informed the board that he will not be seeking another term as Vice President. We would like to thank Egis for his service on the board. He has indicated that he would be...
  24. Covid is very much still with us in less virulent...

    Covid is very much still with us in less virulent forms. I talked to a doctor yesterday and he said that no one was dying from it (even very old people with many complicating health issues), though...
  25. It is my belief (still awaiting last year's...

    It is my belief (still awaiting last year's financials which should be done before the end of the meeting) that we will come back stronger than ever after the end of Covid. The last Olympiad which...
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