The 2006 Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Chess Union
Date – Thursday 15th June 2006 Starting at 7:30pm
Venue – Vale of Glamorgan Hotel, near Llantrisant (Lakeside Suite)
1) Apologies for Absence
2) Minutes of the 2005 Annual General Meeting
3) Officer’s annual reports.
- a) Treasurer Accounts Download
- b) International
- c) Grading
- d) Media
- e) Junior
- f) Planning and Development
- g) Selection
- h) Home
- i) Ladies
4)Proposed amendments to the constitution (pp 55-59 2005-2006 Yearbook)
1)(a) The term `Treasurer` be replaced by the term `Finance Director` wherever it occurs.
(b) All references to the Director of `Ladies Chess` be replaced by references to Director of `Women’s Chess`
(c) All references to `Media` and `Planning and Development` or `Publicity and Development` be changed to read `Publicity` (in the cases referring to `Media`), and `Development` (in cases referring to `Planning and Development` or `Publicity and Development`)
(d) A new officer’s post be created, and added to those listed in 6(i)(f), that of `Rapid Play Grading Officer`. This officer will not have a position on the Welsh Chess Union’s Management Board.
(e) Change 9(i)(e) to `Residence in Wales for at least two years immediately before the event in question.`
Change the first sentence of 9(iii)(d) to `Residence in Wales throughout the three years ending immediately prior to the selection meeting for the event.`
That the Management Board may make minor drafting changes without significant, substantive effect to the constitution, in order to ensure clarity and consistency of wording.
Proposed by – The Management Board
2) That `9(i) Closed Championships` (regarding eligibility/qualification) be changed to the following :
In order for a person to participate in a closed championship organised by the Welsh Chess Union, that person must be eligible in one or more of the following ways :-
To have been born in Wales
To have one or more natural parents that were born in Wales
To be the current spouse of a person that was born in Wales
For the `Welsh Championship` (Henry Golding Trophy) and the `Welsh Ladies Championship`, to have been a previous winner of the corresponding event at any time.
For the `Welsh Championship` (Henry Golding Trophy) and the `Welsh Ladies Championship`, to have competed in the corresponding event at any time in the previous two years.
To have current residence in Wales, and to also have been resident in Wales for a continuous period of at least two years immediately prior to the starting date of the event in question.
To have been resident in Wales for a period of at least five consecutive years during the twenty year period immediately prior to the starting date of the event in question.
To have been resident in Wales for a period of at least ten consecutive years at any point in time.
To be eligible under (d) (e) (f) (g) or (h) a person must also have played at least fourteen gradable games in Wales (a tournament bye counts as one graded game. Games from `Quick-Play` events do not count) during the three year period immediately prior to the starting date of the event in question.
(ii) Any person wanting to enter a `Closed Championship` organised by the Welsh Chess Union must be a fully registered member of the Welsh Chess Union before any entry can be accepted.
(iii)Any person wanting to enter a `Closed Championship` organised by the Welsh Chess Union must also comply with any specific rules and/or restrictions laid down by the organising committee of the event in question.
Proposed by – Leighton Williams Seconded by – Glyn Sinnett
3) That the registration fees for annual membership to the Welsh Chess Union are changed with effect from 2006/2007 to the following :-
Adults - ?100
Juniors - ?70
Proposed by - The Management Board
5) Election of Officers
- Executive Director
- Deputy Executive Director
- Treasurer / Finance Director (depending upon proposal 1 above)
- Director of Home Chess
- Director of Junior Chess
- Director of International Chess
- Director of Media / Publicity (depending upon 1 above)
- Grading Officer
- Director of Planning and Development / Development (depending upon 1 above)
- Director of Ladies / Women’s Chess (depending upon 1 above)
- Chairman of Selectors
- FIDE Delegate
- Chief Arbiter
- Rapid Play Grading Officer (not a member of the Management Board)
6) Appointment of two Auditors
7) Appointment of Honorary members
9) Any Other Business