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I have a question for our trusty parliamentarian, Big Mike:

I have just been reading the minutes of the meeting of July 20, 2005.
That was the meeting at which the vote was taken to borrow $561,000
from the bank and build the new building in Crossville.

However, this vote was taken on a telephone conference call, not a
physical meeting, and only three voted. These were Beatriz Marinello,
Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt.

Don Schultz may have been on the line but did not vote. He may have
been in the restroom or his line may have disconnected.

Is three a quorum?

In a telephone conference call, as opposed to a physical meeting, does
a person who does not vote count as part of the quorum?

I believe that for this and several other reasons the construction of
the building was not done legally. Another reason was that two weeks
later Bill Hall certified that an emergency existed and construction
had to start immediately.

There was no such emergency. The only emergency was that two board
members, Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt, had lost the election
and were lame ducks and the incoming board was opposed to the
construction.

Here are the minutes:

http://www.uschess.org/org/govern/US...uly20-2005.pdf

Sam Sloan
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Sam Sloan wrote:
I have a question for our trusty parliamentarian, Big Mike:

I have just been reading the minutes of the meeting of July 20, 2005.
That was the meeting at which the vote was taken to borrow $561,000
from the bank and build the new building in Crossville.

However, this vote was taken on a telephone conference call, not a
physical meeting, and only three voted. These were Beatriz Marinello,
Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt.

Don Schultz may have been on the line but did not vote. He may have
been in the restroom or his line may have disconnected.

Is three a quorum?

In a telephone conference call, as opposed to a physical meeting, does
a person who does not vote count as part of the quorum?

I believe that for this and several other reasons the construction of
the building was not done legally. Another reason was that two weeks
later Bill Hall certified that an emergency existed and construction
had to start immediately.

There was no such emergency. The only emergency was that two board
members, Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt, had lost the election
and were lame ducks and the incoming board was opposed to the
construction.

Here are the minutes:

http://www.uschess.org/org/govern/US...uly20-2005.pdf

Sam Sloan


According to Coleridge, no vote was necessary; all that was required
was to issue a decree. Financing was provided by Charles Foster Kane.

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I believe they'll have to give away the building and move to
Crossville, Arkansas.

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Default Was a Vote Legally Taken to Build in Crossville??

One can always tell when it's election time at USCF. Sam Sloan
comes out of hibernation with the mud flying all over the place. Grow
up Sam, your smear techniques are pathetic and I'm tempted to vote
for anyone you oppose, just on principle.


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I have a question for our trusty parliamentarian, Big Mike:

I have just been reading the minutes of the meeting of July 20, 2005.
That was the meeting at which the vote was taken to borrow $561,000
from the bank and build the new building in Crossville.

However, this vote was taken on a telephone conference call, not a
physical meeting, and only three voted. These were Beatriz Marinello,
Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt.

Don Schultz may have been on the line but did not vote. He may have
been in the restroom or his line may have disconnected.

Is three a quorum?

In a telephone conference call, as opposed to a physical meeting, does
a person who does not vote count as part of the quorum?

I believe that for this and several other reasons the construction of
the building was not done legally. Another reason was that two weeks
later Bill Hall certified that an emergency existed and construction
had to start immediately.

There was no such emergency. The only emergency was that two board
members, Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Steve Shutt, had lost the election
and were lame ducks and the incoming board was opposed to the
construction.

Here are the minutes:

http://www.uschess.org/org/govern/US...uly20-2005.pdf

Sam Sloan



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