Minutes of 1993 Annual Meeting of CJA
August 12, 1993
By Tim Just, CJA Secretary/Treasurer
Adam's Mark Hotel
August 12, 1993
Motion to approve the minutes of the 1992 CJA Business Meeting was
A press release was distributed announcing the award winners for 1993.
Larry Parr, Helen Warren, and Michael Franett shared the Chess Journalist
of the Year for 1993. Of the 13 ballots cast, four went to each winner.
There was one write-in ballot.
- CJA VOTER APATHY
A discussion followed on various methods to encourage participation
in the balloting for the CJA Chess Journalist of the Year award. The
discussion also addressed how to create more interest in the CJA in
- CHANGES IN VOTING
MOTION (Larry Parr, seconded by Mike Nolan): the title of CJA Chess
Journalist of the Year will only be awarded if the candidate(s) receive
affirmative votes from at least 20% of the total regular voting members
at the time the nominations are closed. PASSED unanimously.
- NEW AWARDS CATEGORIES
A total of nine "new" categories were proposed for awards.
Many of these included awards for books. All of these categories for
books did not receive favorable votes. Three categories were renamed
- Best Overall Serial Publication,
- Best State Serial Publication, and
- Best State Serial Publication under 1000 circulation.
- OLD BUSINESS
By-laws changes proposed and passed at the 1992 CJA Business Meeting
that required approval at the 1993 CJA Business Meeting in order to
change the CJA Constitution:
The CJA Constitution will reflect these changes.
- Officers are allowed unlimited terms of office. PASSED 7-6.
- Foreign dues set at $15 per year. PASSED unanimously.
- NEW BUSINESS
By-laws changes proposed during the 1993 CJA BUsiness Meeting::
- Officers do not pay dues during their term of office. FAILED.
- Elections should be by mail ballot. PASSED unanimously (will
be voted upon again at the 1994 Business Meeting before the Constitution
can be changed).
- Terms of office shall be six years. FAILED.
- By-laws changes shall be effective via mail ballot of all members.
- EDITOR OF The Chess Journalist
A discussion of The Chess Journalist content and editorship
resulted in more than one CJA member expressing interest in the job
of editor. The officers will follow up on those offers.
MOVED: No USCF Policy Board member or USCF full-time employee shall
serve as a CJA Officer or editor of The Chess Journalist. (Moved
by Mike Nolan, second by Gerry Bibuld). PASSED unanimously.
MOVED: The CJA would like to thank Don Schultz for his offer to edit
The Chess Journalist. (Moved by Mike Nolan, second by Gerry
Bibuld). PASSED unanimously.
One candidate ran for each office and was elected:
- Pres.: Ira Lee Riddle
- V-P: Sylvester Robes
- S-T: Tim Just
- ENERGIZED CJA
Various methods of creating interest in the CJA were discussed.
MOVED: The 1994 CJA officers be empowered to arrange a one-hour Lincoln-Doublas
type of debate (subject and champions to be announced). PASSED 8-2.
Minutes submitted by Tim Just. Please send any corrections directly
as of August 27, 1993
|Balance on 5/15/93
|WD for TCJ #68
|WD (Awar) 7/08/93
|Deposit: awards 7/11
|Deposit: awards 7/23
|Deposit: awards 8/16
|Deposit: awards 8/20
|Balance on 8/27/93