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February 14, 2010 8:00 a.m.
Boise State University Student Union Building, Boise, Idaho
ICA President Jay Simonson called the 2010 ICA business meeting to order at 8 a.m.
The eligible voting members attending the meeting were as follows:
Other voting members not present:
A Welcome was offered to the attending membership and a special welcome was presented to Dick Vandenburg.
Dick made some announcements for the upcoming Idaho Scholastic Girls Championship. Jeff Roland reminded all that the tournament names are formally the Southern Idaho Open and the Western Idaho Open.
The 2009 minutes were read by Adam Porth. There was no unfinished business or actions and the minutes were unanimously accepted as read (motion to accept - Garrett Reynolds, second - Kevin Patterson).
The financial report was submitted by Jay Simonson. Jay did not bring the formal report but did get us coffee and a thumbnail sketch of the report. There was a financial loss at one tournament, and the Eastern, Southwest, and Northern Idaho Scholastic Novice Championships "lost bunches." There was speculation on total incomes and expenditures (don't quote me on the accounting), but roughly $9,800 was paid out and $11,000 taken in. The balance in the bank account is $1,984. Dick Vandenburg said Jay should receive appreciation for all of the tournaments and indicated that deficits will be made up with scholastics expected to be over 400. Jeff Roland asked about novices and Jay indicated "believe you me, we lost bunches." Jay indicated that with scholarships available, the ICA "bends over backwards to work with people." Motion to accept financial report - Dick Vandenburg, second - Jeff Roland, motion accepted.
Jim Stark introduced new discussion about 5013c Corporation. Jeff Roland indicated this would require quarterly financial reports. Dick Vandenburg indicated that this would require donations or sponsorship. Garrett Reynolds asked what the benefit would be? Jay Simonson stated that sponsors would be able to write off donations. Kevin Patterson asked if an accountant would be needed and whether this would be an added expense? Jay asked the body to consider if they desire this. Dick said this was not worth doing if sponsorship wasn't sought after. Jim Stark said this sounds like it is not worth the trouble. Motion to close discussion was denied by Jim Stark because no motion was required. Discussion died.
New discussion was introduced by Jay Simonson regarding tournaments. Jeff Roland emphasized the importance of getting the official names correct. The correct names should be:
Barry Eacker asked of Dick Vandenburg, "Do you have recommendations to get scholastic players to play as adults? We don't get as many kids sticking with it." Dick responded that they have not focused on this because "2/3 are not playing in high school." Tom Booth suggested more events, publications, and advertisement. Jay Simonson said e-mails are ignored. Adam Porth said we should track each section over past years. Garrett Reynolds said people playing scholastics nationally are not playing as adults and this is a trend across America. Angie Abderhalden pointed out that "education and structure" [of chess] is not understood by parents. Dick Vandenburg said "we will target USCF kids directly by starting with the Girl's Scholastic." Garrett said we need some major volunteers and Adam said we need to educate parents at events. Discussion was ended for voting and elections.
Ballots were passed out by Jeff Roland. During this time, Jay Simonson presented a very nice looking plaque to Glen Buckendorf, Jr. as a lifelong supporter of ICA and Emeritus Trustee of the ICA. Glen attended fifty-three consecutive Idaho Closed tournaments [it was actually fifty-two, from 1959 through 2010] and was ten time State Champion. (Lots of applause.) Glen was not present. Jay then presented Dick Vandenburg a very nice looking plaque as Scholastic Trustee Emeritus of the ICA. Dick is six time champion, and he was the first ICA member to have a life membership. Dick accepted award with lots of applause. The ICA thanked their dedication and devotion to their organization.
The election commenced. For Tournament Development, Jay nominated Glen Buckendorf, Jr. - unknown second. Angie Abderhalden nominated Kevin Patterson - Caleb Kircher seconded. Motion to end nomination - Jim Stark, Angie Abderhalden seconded. Ballots filled out and collected by Adam Porth. Elections completed by 9:00 a.m.
Results were as follows: Trustee for Scholastic Development - Dick Vandenburg, Trustee for Web Development and Maintenance - Jeff Roland, Trustee for Tournament Organization - Kevin Patterson.
Tom Booth made announcement and indicated that he is involved in a chess program at a prison in Ontario, Oregon. He requested help to develop prison chess in the Boise area. Dick Vandenburg said the Correspondence Chess League of America might be a possibility.
Jay Simonson made an announcement about Colorado Chess Correspondence and asked if Idaho would want to do tournament in correspondence team chess. There were nods and Jay said he would check into it.
Jay Simonson also announced that Glen Buckendorf, Jr. donated two books from his personal library to the 2010 Idaho Closed State Championship as prizes.
Garrett Reynolds moved to close the 2010 Annual Business Meeting, Barry Eacker seconded. Motion unanimous (except for one unknown "Nay" which everyone ignored!).
Submitted by Adam Porth, March 31, 2010
Amended February 20, 2011 to reflect that the "actual bank balance on January 31, 2010 was $1,963.28".