Minutes of the MACA Board Meeting
Held October 4th 1998 at the IBM facility in Waltham

  President Chris Chase called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m. Present were C. Chase, Stephen Dann, Peter Sherwood, Mark Kaprielian, Bob Messenger, Michael Gosselin, Todd Chase, and Steve Frymer.
  The minutes of the July meeting were approved without changes.
  President Chase spoke to the board about the need to avoid personal attacks and inaccurate statements in electronic mail messages.
  Messenger presented the report of the budget committee.
  Dann agreed to find national distributor for Chess Horizons to replace Ubiquity, and to provide use of his folding machine to reduce election costs
99-26 Move to accept the budget as amended. (C. Chase) PASSED without dissent.
  Messenger presented the July-August treasurer report to the board. This was a preliminary report that is subject to change after the books are closed for the previous fiscal year
  C. Chase provided a progress report from the editor search committee. He said that the committee was interviewing candidates and was not yet ready to recommend the appointment of a new editor or the adoption of guidelines for the editor. He presented a preliminary draft of the editor guidelines document to the board.
99-27 Move to hold the next board meeting on November 8th at 11:00 a.m. with the selection of a new Chess Horizons editor as a special order for the meeting. The meeting will be held at the IBM facility in Waltham if it is available, or else at the Natick Senior Center. (C. Chase) PASSED without dissent.
  C. Chase reported that the Fall Foliage would be held November 15th at the Midtown Mall in Worcester and at Medford High School.

C. Chase also reported that he and Kaprielian were planning to organize a scholastic tournament in October as a  replacement for the Greater Boston Open scholastic sections. Frymer said he would look into the possibility of using an extra room for the scholastic sections at the Pillsbury Memorial.
  Frymer presented a Tournament Life announcement for the Pillsbury Memorial to the board.
99-28 Move to approve Michael Eldridge of Sutton as a life member. (Dann) PASSED without dissent.
99-29 Move to award S. Gerzadowicz a plaque for significant contribution to the Massachusetts chess  community. This plaque should cost no more than $100 and as H. Lyman will contribute half of the cost for the plaque, it should cost MACA no more than $50. (C. Chase) PASSED without dissent.
  The meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Robert Messenger, Clerk.