Nevada Chess, Inc. - Annual Members
Minutes of the Meeting Held March 27th, 2004
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Bird at 3:05 pm.
Chris Bird opened the meeting by asking for a moments silence to recognize the
passing of Norm Harvey who had done so much for Nevada Chess and chess in the
Las Vegas area. Chris passed thanks to John Currell for his work done as
Clearinghouse Coordinator and also to outgoing Directors John Trivett and Ron
Minutes from 2003 Meeting
The minutes of the 2003 minute were read and Allen Magruder proposed and John
Trivett seconded the motion that "the minutes were a true and accurate
record of the meeting". The motion passed unanimously.
Increase in Membership Dues
An item from last year's meeting was the motion that a subcommittee be arranged
to discuss a proposed increase in membership dues. The subcommittee proposed a
recommendation to the Annual Meeting that "the dues be increased to $12
for an adult, $6 for juniors and $15 for family memberships (no increase)".
The motion passed unanimously. An additional motion was made that "multiple
year memberships be offered for adults, e.g. $30 for 3 years, $40 for 4 years
and $50 for 5 years". The motion passed.
Chris Bird noted that the Bylaws had been amended at a Special Member's Meeting
on May 31, 2003.
A discussion took place over whether Nevada Chess should contribute something to
a Nevada representative to attend the Polgar Tournament for girls (similar to
the Denker Tournament for boys). After the discussion Allen Magruder proposed
and John Brown seconded the motion that "Nevada Chess contribute $100 to
the Nevada Polgar Tournament representative". The motion passed
Chris Bird brought up a case where someone had gone into a library to ask about
local chess and the library had no information to provide. A proposal was made
by Kim Patraw, seconded by Dan Conver that "Nevada Chess commit $300 to
putting a chess set and board in Nevada libraries, along with a flyer
advertising Nevada Chess and where to find information about local activities"
(e.g. the website and a contact for information). The motion passed with 10
people in favor and 1 against.
State Scholastic Tournament
Allen Magruder mentioned that he thought the early entry date should be
eliminated from the State Scholastic Tournament as he felt it was putting some
people off entering late for the event. The issue of trophies for the State
Scholastic tournament was also brought up at the same time. In the end it was
decided that these matters should be left to the organizer of the State
Scholastic tournament, who in the end has responsibility for ensuring a
The ballots for Election 2004 were opened, verified, and counted. 10 Ballots
were received. Votes tallied were as follows, Charles Hatherill 8 and Richard
Risley 6. Since three positions were open both members were appointed.
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.