“Ymosodiad Dewr; Amddyffyniad Sicr”


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)

Minutes

Agenda

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.

 

Additional.

 

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

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • 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

8) Honoraria

9) Any Other Business