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February 15, 2009 8:00 a.m.
Shilo Inn, Twin Falls, Idaho
ICA President Jay Simonson called the 2009 ICA business meeting to order at 8 a.m.
The eligible voting members attending the meeting were as follows:
Other voting member not present:
The 2008 minutes were read and unanimously accepted as read.
No old business required any action by the membership.
The first order of business was the resignation of Bobby Powers from the ICA Board.
Discussion arose concerning the requirement of only one signature by any ICA officer on the checking account. Jay Simonson and Jim Stark brought attention to this matter and it was decided that an amendment to the current constitution was required in order for the ICA to effectively do business in 2009. The motion to amend the constitution was made by Jim Stark and seconded by Garrett Reynolds. The motion carried unanimously. The amendment will be added to the constitution.
The financial report was submitted by Jay Simonson. In April of 2008, the balance was approximately $6000. After ICA President Jeff Roland resigned in July 2008, new ICA President Jay Simonson opened a new checking account with an initial deposit of $5,315.05; Jay opened the new checking account because the bank had not obtained Jeff Roland's signature acknowledging that he no longer was a principle on the the (old) account and because the bank had failed to obtain signature cards for Garrett Reynolds and Barry Eacker for the OLD account.
Scholastic chess fund outlay exceeded $2,000 for three novice events and the Girls Championship, including trophies and tournament related expenses with approximately $200 in outstanding expenses remaining. The balance at the time of the 2009 Closed was $3,136.27 with outstanding transactions pending. The financial report was accepted unanimously.
New discussion centered around ICA purchases of tournament equipment including boards, sets and clocks. Adam Porth suggested Wholesale Chess for product consideration by ICA for future purchases. The American Foundation 4 Chess First Move program was briefly discussed.
The next order of business was to determine the location for the 2010 Idaho Closed. After brief discussion produced Boise as the overwhelming favorite, Caleb Kircher offered a motion to have the 2010 Idaho Closed in Boise ID. Jim Stark was the second and the motion carried unanimously.
New business discussion centered around the tournaments to consider for the 2009 calendar year. The events that will be considered are as follows:
Idaho Open - Pocatello
Elections commenced by secret ballot for President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and the ICA Board position of Tournament Organization. Jay Simonson was nominated to continue in the presidential capacity by Jim Stark and the second came from Tom Booth. Simonson confirmed. Garrett Reynolds was nominated to continue as Vice President by Larry Parsons with a Kevin Patterson second. Reynolds confirmed. Adam Porth was nominated to fill the Secretary/Tresurer position by Jay Simonson and the second came from Garrett Reynolds. Porth Confirmed. Barry Eacker was nominated to fill the ICA Board position for Tournament Development by Mark Anderson followed by a Tom Booth Second. Eacker confirmed.
As a side note, something happened which, as far as is known, has never happened in the history of the ICA business meeting; because the secret ballot taken for officer and board elections was done so late in the meeting, a motion was brought to the floor by Mark Anderson to suspend the counting of all the ballots until after the first round. This motion was given a hearty second by Garrett Reynolds and carried unanimously.
A motion to close the 2009 ICA Annual Business Meeting submitted by Jim Stark with a quick second by Larry Parsons produced a unanimous YEA which brought the meeting to a close at 8:58 a.m.