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Agenda for the Annual Meeting

Scheduled for February 14, 2021

3:00 pm MST

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Agenda for the

Annual Business Meeting of the Idaho Chess Association

February 14, 2021

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online Zoom Meeting

Voting members attending meeting:

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance:

Adam Porth, Idaho Chess Association (ICA) President, called the meeting to order at .

Reading of Mission and Values: The mission of the Idaho Chess Association is to provide organized chess play, coordinate chess activities within the state, support and develop local chess clubs, encourage player development, and to enhance appreciation of chess. The Idaho Chess Association values fair play and good sportsmanship, education through sharing and teaching, chess players with diverse abilities and skills, creating a variety of chess activities and opportunities, decisions using sound logic and forethought, and continued growth and learning through chess.

Approval of Minutes

Motion 2021-1 (_____________________): motion to waive minutes of 2020

2nd (____________________________)

Presidents Report: Adam Porth presents

  • 23 Events (628) 5 fewer events

    • 6 Scholastic Events (players 394) 3 fewer events

  • 72 players qualified for State

I want to honor those that worked hard and admire the diversity of winners:

  • Idaho Representatives:

    • Rockafeller Kaustubh Kodahalli

    • Barber: James Wei

    • Denker: Jacob Nathan

    • Senior: Michael Presutti

  • State Champion: Jacob Nathan

  • Open Champion: James Wei

  • State Blitz Champion: Caleb Kircher

  • EIO Kaustubh Kodahalli

  • SIO James Wei

  • Norman Friedman Memorial Arun Dixit

  • WIO Forrest Zeng

  • NIO James Wei

  • Player’s Memorial Seth Machakos and Peter Olstoy

  • Summer Classic Forrest Zeng

Membership Report: Adam Porth

  • Membership is currently 55

  • Premium memberships 18

  • Membership is down by 41 members!

Current Fee Structure and President’s Budget Report: Adam Porth

ICA Regular Membership for all $15.00/year (37)

  • Titled tournaments require (Blitz Championship, Idaho Closed, Idaho Open)

  • $5 Discount to all tournaments (if pre-registered) and others as posted.

ICA Premium Membership $35/year (18)

  • Discount to titled tournaments (if pre-registered) and others as posted.

  • Northwest Chess Magazine

Treasurer's Report: Adam Porth

Thank donors (check with Alise)

  • Joyce Friedman

  • Adam Porth

  • Marc Friedman

  • Anonymous donor $100

  • Any others?

We switched from Idaho Credit Union to USBank in July.

Balance as of 12/14/2021: $2808.23

Old Business: Adam Porth

  • Find pgn player that can be used with our website (ChessBase Viewer)

  • Compile items need accomplished yearly

  • Obtain ICA membership perks

New Business:

Discussion When do we open?

When is it covid safe?

Tournament Discussions:

  • Location of 2020

    • Summer Classic

    • Player’s Memorial

    • Hall of Fame

    • Idaho Closed

    • Idaho Open

    • State Scholastic K-8

    • State Scholastic 9-12

    • Women’s and Girls State Tournament

    • Senior Tournament

    • Scholastic Team Tournament

    • Blitz Championship

    • Scholastic Team Championship


Motion 2019-2 (Adam Porth): Announce candidates for 2021-2023 Officers: (Adam Porth - President, Jeff Roland - Vice President, None - Treasurer, None - Secretary)


2021 Regional Trustees (next cycle is 2022):

  • East Jay Simonson

  • South Central Barry Eacker

  • West Alise Pemsler

  • North Adam Porth

Board Appointments:

  • Membership Coordinator - none

  • Online Coordinator - none (Jef resigned)


  • Social Media Coordinator none

  • Historian Jeff Roland

  • Games Editor Jeff Roland & Adam

Goals for 2021?

Motions from the Floor:


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