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Daily Chess Puzzle
Horizon Elementary School, Boise, Idaho February 18, 2007
Meeting convened at 8:30 A.M., 20 present. The number of voting members present at the beginning of the meeting had not yet been determined.
Minutes of 2006 meeting were read.
President Jeff Roland discussed the possibility of a Northern Idaho Open. We may not hold one this year due to a TD holding a tournament under the ICA banner without authority or permission. USCF withdrew sanction of that tournament.
A discussion then ensued about other tournaments:
One possible tournament would be the President's Cup.
A member asked about a 2nd T. C. Hartwell Memorial Tournament. It was decided we probably would not have a 2nd one as a one time memorial for each ICA person who dies is probably enough and it could get difficult to hold more and more tournaments each year.
A question was asked if the Southern Idaho Open will be held in Jackpot, Nev. Answer is yes. Barry Eacker will set it up. It will probably be in November as it usually is.
The Tri-State Championships was discussed. Montana is having some organizational issues which makes it hard to plan. Wyoming usually comes across the state to play in a central location. Maybe the Tri-State tournament will be held in October this year.
The Idaho Open will be held in Pocatello, March 31 & April 1, 2007. It is being held in conjunction with the ISU Chess Challenge. The ICA is the co-sponsor along with the Idaho State University Chess Club.
The Idaho Closed next year may be in Twin Falls so that we don't wear out our welcome here at Horizon Elementary School. This is a very good site. Larry Parsons asked if we could hold the Idaho Closed at Boise State University (as we have done in the past) if there were a chess club there. The answer is yes, but it is hard to find BSU students and faculty willing to organize a chess club.
Tom Booth made a comment about prison chess, in which he is quite involved.
Next Jeff Roland discussed the Idaho Chess Association Logo which he had an artist (student) design. It is very good. Thanks to all who contributed to the design, discussion and approval of the logo. Hugh Myers made it wavy. This is a classy logo.
Financial Report: Jeff said he thought we are about the same as we were last year.
The members then discussed whether to decide on a site for next year's Closed tournament. We will postpone that decision. Larry Parsons stated that alternating between Twin Falls and Boise is good.
The trophies this year were made by Daniel Velotti. Thanks to him they are great and they are tall. Because the Idaho Championship is the most important tournament in the state the trophies are tall. (As a side note, the championship trophy was too tall to fit in Champion Hans Morrow's car. It was dissembled into 2 halves so he could transport it to Utah where he is moving.)
There was a discussion about the elections about to take place. Jeff stated he would like to be re-elected as President. Jay Simonson sought re-election as Vice President, and Shane Kennedy sought re-election as Secretary/Treasurer. Bobby Powers needed a confirmation vote as a Board member since he was appointed to fill the vacancy created when Jay Simonson resigned as Trustee for Tournament Direction/Organization to be appointed as Vice President to replace David Eacker who moved out of state. It was moved and seconded that the slate of officers as presented be affirmed by acclamation. The motion carried.
The officers elected were: Jeff Roland, President; Jay Simonson, Vice President; Shane Kennedy, Secretary/Treasurer; and Bobby Powers, Trustee (and Board Member) for Tournament Direction/Organization.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 A.M.
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