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by John Reyes
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 24
Views: 1134

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

This is what i have sent out to the silver members and so far i have received quite a few email asking how to vote as at the end of the day, that is what i have been told by the membership ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by John Reyes
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Some comments on the two of the motions: Director terms in office 14. I’m not too concerned about Director terms in office – I can see the argument for limiting terms to encourage new people to stand for office. I can also see the argument for wanting to retain someone if they’re perceived to be do...
by John Reyes
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

I thought I read somewhere that there might be another incentive to join the ECF offered by Chess & Bridge. Isn't the best incentive that the ECF encourages some OTB chess to actually take place? Even better that it takes place unrestricted by rules inspired by risk aversion. Hopefully a congress s...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:55 am
Support by Members is Essential for the ECF
...........How soon can you renew your Membership for 2021-2022?
maybe in june/july time but we need to agreed on the membership fees 1st
by John Reyes
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Have you looked at the financials at all, John? Also, presumably there are documents still to be published. here is the link and i have seen it https://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/ecf-council-and-board/ Adam has done a great job and looking at the Figures and after seeing how many members we have...
by John Reyes
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

I will be sending out my Report to the Silver Members tomorrow to the Office asking for views from the silver members Have you looked at the financials at all, John? Also, presumably there are documents still to be published. here is the link and i have seen it https://www.englishchess.org.uk/about...
by John Reyes
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Dear Silver Members, I am writing to you all to ask to canvass your opinions and views in advance of the ECF finance meeting too be held on 24th April 2021 via Zoom. This will contribute towards any votes that take place at the meeting by helping to inform me on your wishes. The Main Talking Points ...
by John Reyes
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

I will be sending out my Report to the Silver Members tomorrow to the Office asking for views from the silver members
by John Reyes
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Hi all it's is the wonderful time of year for the ECF Finance meeting on the 24th April 2021 at 1:30pm on Zoom the main talking points are this Council is asked to consider, and if thought fit, approve a resolution setting membership and other fees for 2021-22: THAT ECF membership fees for direct me...
by John Reyes
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2018
Views: 119536

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Ronnie Burton wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Excellent news from Torbay Chess Congress being held again in November (12th - 14th) Well run tournament by Ken Alexander and team

might asked my wife to spent some time in torquay for my birthday weekend :)
by John Reyes
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11998

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:46 pm
Is this back on the main Council agenda?
I hope so, but i think that people will try to forced other issues for their own gain
by John Reyes
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: Ancestry

The name Plunkett has a rich history See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plunkett Apparently Variants of the name Plunkett include Plunket, Plucknett and Plunkitt. This name is of French origin, being a corruption of the word 'blanchet', meaning 'white', and was introduced to Ireland at the time of t...
by John Reyes
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 153
Views: 13666

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I thought they had already done this. You aren't allowed to play in ECF online graded events unless a "supporter" of the ECF which is charged at £ 10 a year. ECF- and 4NCL-organised online events which are ECF-rated require participants to be ECF Supporters or ECF Members but I think it's possible ...
by John Reyes
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 153
Views: 13666

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:19 pm
are they looking at online only offer as it may be a hard sell for members?
you have to speak to the membership officer, but robert is doing a good job
by John Reyes
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2018
Views: 119536

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

ECF newsletter: Given current circumstances it seems highly unlikely that we will be able to run an OTB British in Torquay this August, and we are looking at carrying the venue booking forward to 2022. We will confirm the postponement/deferral in the next couple of weeks. good to hear and people sa...