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    CFC AGM Incoming Meeting Agenda Sun Aug 22 to Sun Aug 29

    Chess Federation of Canada - Annual General Meeting - Incoming Voting Members
    (Note to voting members: all votes open at 9pm ET, all votes and nominations close at 6pm ET, the meeting ends at 10pm ET on August 29th)

    Part 1 - Agenda and Sign-in
    1. Agenda & Opening Comments of Chair
    2. voting member Sign-in


    Part 2 - Election of voting members from Non-Affiliated Provinces / Territories

    3. Election of voting members from Non-Affiliated Provinces/Territories (nominations close on day 3, if elections are required this will take place on days 4-5)


    Part 3 - Elections of Federation Executive Members, Officers and other positions

    4. Nomination of Candidates for Election (nominations close at 6pm ET - day 3, elections continue through 6pm ET - day 7)


    DIRECTORS

    4.1 President
    4.2 Vice-President
    4.3 Secretary
    4.4 Treasurer
    4.5 Youth Coordinator
    4.6 FIDE Representative
    4.7 Director at Large
    4.8 Director at Large


    OFFICERS

    4.8 Rating Auditor
    4.9 Women's Chess Coordinator

    5.A Elections of the above positions

    5.B Election of Directors and Officers

    6. Appointment of CFC Committee members: (nominations close at 6pm ET - day 3, elections for contested positions continue through 6pm ET - day 7)

    * 6.1 Chess Foundation of Canada Trustees - Four year term:
    * 6.2 Chess Foundation of Canada Trustees - One year term:
    * 6.3 Kalev Pugi Fund Committee:
    * 6.4 National Appeals Committee:

    7. Election of CFC Committee members (see sections 4.1 - 4.11 - in sections 4.1 - 6.4 all positions where an election is being held is marked with *)

    8.Discussion of agenda items

    Voting on all items excluding voting members, Executive and Officers will begin on day 4 and continue to day 7 (Saturday)



    9. Voting on all items excluding voting members, Executive and Officers will begin on day 4 and continue to day 7 (Saturday)

    10. Bids for 2021/2022 Events and beyond
    10 A. Any other Bids / Business

    New Agenda Items for discussion only.

    11 (A) Chess for life and Chess for Freedom initiatives in rehabilitation
    11 (B) Online cheating, controlling and detecting it in CFC events. Lessons from online CYCC.
    11 (C) CFC regular rating an online tournament
    11 (D) Setting up an associated chess charity
    11 (E) Straw poll on changing the name of the Executive Director position per request of Michael Barron
    11 (F) Straw poll on increasing the number of directors to nine per request of Michael Barron
    11 (G) Other business

    12. A. Straw poll on changing the name of the Executive Director position
    12. B. Straw poll on increasing the size of the board of directors to nine

    13. Adjournment & Closing Comments by Chair
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    I would like to welcome the incoming voting members to this CFC AGM. This has been a tough year for the CFC and organized chess in general aside from online chess which has been thriving like never before. Most of you were with us last year and are also part of the outgoing meeting. Some of you are new or are just starting out as voting members. The most significant thing affecting the CFC, FIDE and life in general has been the COVID pandemic. We were doing quite well before this illness hit us and the rest of the world. The disease is likely to continue to affect us for years to come. It is becoming increasingly clear that with the rise of new variants and new treatments and vaccines that we are going to be hearing from health authorities for an extended period of time. Having the vaccinations while lessening the severity of the disease will not prevent you from getting the disease so we have to continue to be diligent and vigilant. People are playing chess and hockey and soccer and many other sports but they are also getting sick with COVID. We are going to have to continue to address this virus and the disease that it brings. The vulnerable are going to have to continue to be extremely careful. The healthy are going to also have to be careful but they should be able to return to a semblance of normal life.

    I do believe that we will have to return to rated CFC play but only with extremely careful vetting for fair play. The model for how we can have rated online play will be seen in the online CYCC which we held to refresh the youth fund. Two cameras on every player, strong support from an online platform and strong support from a tournament platform and strong support from a team of arbiters and robust fair play monitoring. We will need to put ourselves back into operating mode. The alternative is not attractive. When times were good, we put ourselves into a good financial situation but that won't last without making adjustments. If Covid were to disappear tomorrow, we would get very healthy, very quickly. We can't count on that happening and so need to plan for continued covid presence.

    We have some elections to take care of. We also have two straw polls on questions of how we should name our executive director and a question of adding a ninth member of the board.

    On the question of renaming our executive director I will oppose it.

    Bob Gillanders does not want us to change his title. We have called this position the executive director for fifty years or more and it corresponds with the title of the similar position in other non-profits. Changing the name in the midst of a pandemic is not useful. Bob does a very good job and we should try to keep him happy.

    On expanding the board, I would be open to it in the event we could find someone who would be active and constructive. We don't need someone who is not willing to work and work effectively to advance the interests of the CFC and chess in Canada and the world.

    Without further fanfare we can move on and begin the meeting.

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    There shall be two additional threads for the poll items.
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    Egis can you elaborate (either here or in private e-mail) SPECIFICALLY which posts you have in mind?

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    Default Report on nominations

    REPORT ON NOMINATIONS:

    3. VMs from Non-affiliated provinces (Quebec)

    There are 3 positions to be filled with 3 nominees received.

    These are Richard Bérubé, Éric Bopala and Vadim Tsypin

    I hereby declare all three elected by acclamation

    4. (CFC Executive) The following nominations have been received:

    For president: Vladimir Drkulec ACCLAIMED

    For vice-president: Egidijus Zeromskis ACCLAIMED

    For secretary: Lyle Craver, Danny Goldenberg.

    For treasurer: Fred McKim ACCLAIMED

    For Youth Coordinator: Christina Tao ACCLAIMED

    For FIDE Representative: Victor Plotkin ACCLAIMED

    For Director(s) at Large: Pierre Dénommée,Mark Dutton, Patricia Gamliel

    At the suggestion of the president a single Voting Booth will be created. VMs may vote for at most two positions but are not required to cast two voted.

    Members are reminded that given our software you may only vote once meaning if you vote for one candidate you cannot subsequently come back and add a vote for another.


    5. (CFC Officers)

    For Ratings Auditor: Pierre Dénommée, Tony Li, Brendan Woodroff

    For Women’s Coordinator: Pierre Dénommée, Oksana Golubeva

    For Chess Foundation Trustee (4 year): Ian Findlay ACCLAIMED
    For Chess Foundation Trustee (1 year):Les Bunning ACCLAIMED

    Thus the Chess Foundation Trustees for 2021-2022 will be:

    2018-2022 Hugh Brodie
    2019-2023 Lloyd Lombard
    2020-2024 Paul Leblanc
    2021-2025 Ian Findlay
    2021-2022 Les Bunning


    For Kalev Pugi Fund Trustee: Felix Dumont, Michael Lo, Christina Tao

    Lo and Tao are ACCLAIMED, Dumont is acclaimed subject to renewing his CFC membership

    National Appeals Committee (5 seats) Ilia Bluvshtein, Pierre Dénommée, Mark Dutton, Aris Marghetis, Stephen Wright

    All 5 elected by Acclamation.

    Congratulations to all those elected and good luck to those facing off in elections.

    Voting Members are advised that campaigning is NOT permitted other than in designated areas and will be removed without notice when posted in other locations.

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    ADDENDUM - Report on Voting

    Elections of Executive and Officers

    Election of Secretary: Craver 32, Goldenberg 4 - Lyle Craver is elected CFC Secretary

    Election of Directors at Large: Mark Dutton 30, Patricia Gamliel 24, Pierre Dénommée 15 - Dutton and Gamliel are elected Directors at Large

    Election of Ratings Auditor: Tony Li 18, Brendan Woodroff 13, Pierre Dénommée 3 - Tony Li is elected CFC Ratings Auditor

    Election of Womens' Coordinator - Oksana Golubeva 32, Pierre Dénommée 5 - Oksana Golubeva is elected CFC Womens' Coordinator

    Straw Votes: (note to directors - straw votes are non-binding votes taken in many VM Assembly meetings to give the Board a better idea of VM views on particular subjects)

    Increasing CFC Board to 9 by adding Womens' Coordniator

    Yes (26) Anna Burtasova Christina Tao Christopher Field Christopher Mallon Corinna Wan David Gordon Don Hack Don Parakin Fred McKim Garvin Nunes ian findlay Jason Manley Lee Hendon Michael Barron Morgon Mills Oksana Golubeva Patricia Gamliel Patrick McDonald Paul Leblanc Pierre Dénommée Sasha Starr Stephen Wright Victor Itkin Victor Plotkin Vladimir Drkulec Vladimir Semyonov

    No (8) Aris Marghetis David Ludwig Frank Lee Les Bunning Lyle Craver Mark S. Dutton, I.A. Richard Bérubé Richard Bowes

    Abstain (2) Egidijus Zeromskis Ilia Bluvshtein

    Changing the name of the Executive Director position

    No (18) Christopher Mallon David Gordon Don Parakin Fred McKim Garvin Nunes ian findlay Jason Manley Les Bunning Mark S. Dutton, I.A. Morgon Mills Patricia Gamliel Patrick McDonald Paul Leblanc Pierre Dénommée Richard Bowes Stephen Wright Victoria Doknjas Vladimir Drkulec

    Yes (6) Aris Marghetis Christopher Field Egidijus Zeromskis Michael Barron Sasha Starr Vladimir Semyonov

    Abstain (2) Don Hack Ilia Bluvshtein Victor Itkin

    Voting on Bids: Calgary 2023 for Canadian Open and CYCC

    Yes (29) Anna Burtasova Aris Marghetis Christina Tao Christopher Field Christopher Mallon Corinna Wan David Gordon David Ludwig Don Hack Don Parakin Egidijus Zeromskis Fred McKim Ilia Bluvshtein Jason Manley Lee Hendon Les Bunning Mark S. Dutton, I.A. Michael Barron Michael Lo Morgon Mills Paul Leblanc Sasha Starr Stephen Wright Vadim Tsypin Victor Itkin Victor Plotkin Victoria Doknjas Vladimir Drkulec Vladimir Semyonov

    No (0)
    Abstain (0)
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    For the future meetings, I propose that candidates for director / officer positions (who are not VMs) will get temporary posting privilege. It's not convenient for them and also not fair if they have to post on CT or on regular chess.ca forum and waiting for somebody to repost here, in meeting room area. The entire procedure should be something like this:

    1. Candidate for director/officer position sends a request to CFC secretary for temporary posting privilege.
    2. Candidate should not participate in any other threads except the nomination thread for the position he (she) is interested.
    3. The posting privilege expires with the end of the meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Plotkin View Post
    For the future meetings, I propose that candidates for director / officer positions (who are not VMs) will get temporary posting privilege. It's not convenient for them and also not fair if they have to post on CT or on regular chess.ca forum and waiting for somebody to repost here, in meeting room area. The entire procedure should be something like this:

    1. Candidate for director/officer position sends a request to CFC secretary for temporary posting privilege.
    2. Candidate should not participate in any other threads except the nomination thread for the position he (she) is interested.
    3. The posting privilege expires with the end of the meeting.
    Victor's suggestion is very good.

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    I would also support this.

    THIS and no other is the official CFC forum and should be where matters relating to our voting should be taking place.

    If I do not remember, would someone make a motion to that effect at the next quarterly meeting? As a practical matter this requires the candidate to have a forum account but generally speaking if someone registers a new account and wants / needs VM-level access the fastest way to get it is to e-mail me at lcraver@shaw.ca. (I'm not very good at doing this automatically without a reminder and hope I do twelve months hence)

    [All forum accounts are verified by either Chris Mallon or myself before posting access is given particuarly to the VM Chat area and these meetings. While I have occasionally mentioned this elsewhere, the CFC Forum does get requests from spammers for access and many of you would be surprised at some of the accounts that exist on our user base since Chris does not delete accounts but disables them instead. Some of these (such as the ones with 'viagra' in the user name) are obvious spammer attempts, some are less obvious and I have for years admired Chris' tenacity in rooting these out.]

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