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Daily Chess Puzzle
Idaho State University, Student Union Building 3rd Floor, Pocatello, Idaho February 19, 2006
Meeting was called to order at 08:02 A.M.
Dispensed with Reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting (February 21, 2005) since Secretary/Treasurer, Robert Giffords resigned effective February 17, 2006 due to his move to Tacoma Washington. We will need to elect a new Secretary/Treasurer later in the meeting.
This last year has been an interesting year. The transition began April 1, 2005 and took longer than usual. Four tournaments have been held in addition to the State Scholastic Championship Tournament and smaller scholastic tournaments.
The Idaho Open was held in late April, in conjunction with the Idaho State University President's Chess Challenge which awarded a total of $3000 in prizes. IM John Donaldson won the tournament and the top prize of $1000. Igor Ivanoff, who had recently discovered he had met the Grand Master norms, won second place prize of $500. Both John Donaldson and Igor Ivanoff presented lectures prior to the tournament. We have sadly learned that Igor died of Cancer in the fall (November 17) of 2005.
The Tri-State match in Jackson Wyoming was held in October, and gave us a chance to re-gain the title which we lost the prior year.
The Eastern Idaho Open was held in September in Pocatello, and was successful. We ended up loosing about $30. It would have been more, but Jay donated one day as TD, so that saved us $40.
The Southern Idaho Open was in Jackpot in November.
The Idaho State Girl's Championships will be held next weekend (February 25, 2006) in Boise, and the State Scholastic Finals will be held March 11, 2006, also in Boise.
There was a discussion about having a 2 day scholastic final like we have done in the past.
The Ted Hartwell Memorial Tournament will be held Memorial Day weekend in Twin Falls. This is a money tournament.
The Northern Idaho Open will be held in Coeur d' Alene July 22 and 23, possibly at Northern Idaho College. The site is a little more expensive, but really convenient.
There are several more tournaments planned: The Eastern Idaho Open in September, The Idaho Open, (which we were planning to have in conjunction with the ISU President's Chess Challenge again, but they advertised it separately this year and Barry Eacker wants to put in a bid for the tourney). The Western Idaho Open in Boise, The Southern Idaho Open, possibly in Jackpot or Twin Falls.
Stewart Sutton has stepped forward to be the webmaster for ICA. We want to put some links to other state associations etc.
One of the goals of ICA is to have more tournaments in the Boise area. That and the web sites are the top goals.
Financial Report: There is about $3100 in the bank. That is about the same amount we had when the current administration took office. We have written only about 16 checks since last year. We have been very frugal. When the scholastic program makes money, we keep it in the scholastic program.
A discussion ensued about holding the Idaho Closed in Pocatello in the future and about possibly changing the time for the Closed. The consensus was that other tournaments, such as the Idaho Open, and the Eastern Idaho Open, may be held in Pocatello, but because of the weather at this time in February, probably not in Pocatello again. The time for the Closed should remain the same because of tradition and other good reasons.
There was a discussion about filling the Trustee positions and the Secretary/Treasurer position. The current holders of the Trustee positions say they will run again. Jeff Roland told the ICA members and Bill Mabry that he (Jeff) hoped that Bill would be willing to serve as Trustee for Tournament Development again. Bill responded that he does not have time and does not want to be a Trustee.
New Member Don Yeaman suggested we look for a site to play at the Eagles or other fraternal organizations. Jeff told him it was a good idea and we should look into it.
It is time for the elections. To be an elected Officer or Trustee of ICA, you must be a voting member and also be at least 18 years old, as defined in the ICA Constitution passed in 2005.
Mark Anderson was nominated to be a Trustee for Tournament Development. The nomination was seconded.
Glen Buckendorf was nominated and seconded.
A point of order was made that there was a current nomination and call for the question. The question had been called, but there was not yet a second to the call for the question of Mark Anderson becoming a Trustee.
Mark Anderson Withdrew as a candidate in favor of Glen Buckendorf.
Nominations for new Trustee ceased.
Shane Kennedy was nominated and there was a second to the nomination for the position of Secretary/Treasurer.
There was a motion to accept the slate of officers as presented and nominated. The motion carried.
There was a motion that the requirement for secret ballots be waived. The motion passed unanimously.
The question was called to elect the slate of officers and trustees as presented and nominated. The vote was unanimous in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 09:05 A.M.
Minutes taken by:
Jay L. Simonson