MACA Board Meeting Minutes
American International College, Springfield
Minutes prepared by Bob Messenger
The meeting was called to order by President George Mirijanian
at 2:22 p.m.. In attendance were Treasurer Bob Messenger (acting as
clerk) and directors John Dould, Stephen Dann, and Ken Ballou. Robert King
arrived at 3:45 p.m. Guests present were Parker Montgomery, Ed Kostreba and
Bob Messenger presented minutes of the January meeting.
MOVED to approve the minutes of the January board
meeting (Ballou/Dann). PASSED without dissent.
Messenger presented the January treasurer report, with net
income of $1,124.74
MOVED to approve the treasurer's report (Dould/Ballou).
PASSED without dissent.
Scholastic Committee Report
Messenger presented financial reports on Scholastic Qualifier
#4, which had net income of $994.79, and the Holiday Team Challenge, which had net
income of $118.47.
MOVED to approve the scholastic financial reports
(Dould/Ballou). PASSED without dissent.
Mirijanian reported on the Spiegel Cup, which was held on
February 11th. A financial report will be presented at the next meeting.
The Gus Gosselin Grade Championship will be held at Natick
High School on March 4th. Mirijanian mailed out 550 flyers for the event.
The Hurvitz Cup scholastic team championship will be held
on April 1st at Natick High School.
Membership Secretary Report
Messenger reported the following database totals:
Adult clubs: 1
Scholastic clubs: 1
Total: 1151, of which 901 were members of MACA.
MOVED to approve Richard W. Cohen, 66, of Casper,
WY be approved as a senior life member of MACA (Messenger/Dould). PASSED
Tournament Coordinator's Report
MOVED that MACA cover up to $500 in net expenses
for the New England [FIDE] Masters tournament, so-called, scheduled for August 2007
(Ballou/Dann). REFERRED to the tournament committee on a motion by
Dann, seconded by Messenger.
Messenger reported that the Massachusetts Game/60 Championship
would be held on April 22nd at the Kennedy Senior Center in Natick (also
reported at the January meeting.) There was some discussion about whether
April 22nd was the correct date. [April 22nd is indeed
Messenger reported that the Massachusetts Open would be
held on Memorial Day weekend at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlboro. There
is a verbal agreement with the hotel but no contract has been signed yet.
Messenger reported that the New England Open, organized
by the New Hampshire Chess Association, would be held at the Radisson Hotel at the
Center of New Hampshire in Manchester on Labor Day weekend.
MOVED that MACA will donate up to a page and a half
of free advertising in the July-September issue of Chess Horizons for the New England
Open (Mirijanian/Dould). PASSED without dissent.
Ken Ballou presented a sample election ballot to the board.
President: Robert King, Maryanne Reilly
Vice President: Donna Alarie, Kenneth Ballou
Treasurer: Robert Messenger
Clerk: Steve Frymer
Director: Donna Alarie, Kenneth Belt, Stephen Dann, John
Dould, Gilbert Gosselin, Kenneth Kaye, George Mirijanian, Maryanne Reilly
Ballou resigned from the election commission since he is
running for an officer position. Ballots will be returned to George Mirijanian,
who is the new election chairman.
Election ballots will be mailed with Massachusetts Open
and Massachusetts Game/60 flyers, plus a ballot, and candidate statements for president
and vice president.
MOVED to approve the election commission report (Messenger/King).
PASSED without dissent.
MOVED to appoint Parker Montgomery to fill a vacancy
as a director on the MACA executive board (Dann/Mirijanian). PASSED
MOVED that MACA give a grant of $500 to Matthew Klegon of Newton, the 2007 Spiegel Cup high school division co-champion, to help defray his expenses of representing the state of Massachusetts in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, July 29-Aug. 3, 2007 in Cherry Hill, NJ (Mirijanian/Ballou). PASSED without dissent.
MOVED that MACA give a grant of $500 to Michelle
Chen of Concord, the 2007 Spiegel Cup elementary division co-champion, to help defray
her expenses of representing the state of Massachusetts in the Polgar Invitational
for Girls, July 29-Aug. 3, 2007 in Cherry Hill, NJ. (Mirijanian/Messenger).
PASSED without dissent.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:24 p.m.
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