MACA Board Meeting Minutes of January 3, 2001

Note:This document was prepared by Board member Robert King, with additional comments by Treasurer Robert Messenger and Board member Steven Frymer.

The meeting was called to order at 7:44 p.m. by President Harvey Reed at the Kennedy Senior Center (Natick).In attendance were Harvey Reed, Mark Kaprielian, Robert Messenger, Steven Frymer, Gilbert Gosselin, Michael Hoffpauir and Robert King.Peter Lee joined the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

Treasurer Robert Messenger presented a preliminary report.The Board authorized Bob to open an account at Citizens Bank in Nashua, NH.He said that he would like to create a separate fund for prison chess for accounting purposes.Bob presented Motion 0142(seconded by Gosselin) to establish a Prison Chess Fund, based on a charge of $4. per year for each prison chess subscription (Chess Horizons), and to rescind Motion 137(passed on November 27, 2000),regarding prison chess funding.The new motion was passed with 6 in favor (Reed, Kaprielian, Messenger, Gosselin, Hoffpauir, King) and 2 abstaining (Frymer, Lee).

Michael Hoffpauir presented his report on Scholastics.

The Board approved Steve Frymerís TLA for the Mass. Game/60 championship tournament to be held at the Kennedy Senior Center on April 1, 2001.At the Boardís request the TLA was changed to include half-point byes and to allow unrated players to play in any section but to be ineligible for first prize, except in the Open section.

There was an informal vote on whether the bylaws shouild be amended so that the parents of Junior members should vote for them.The majority felt that the bylaws should not be changed, i.e. Juniors should be treated the same as adults for voting purposes.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 p.m.The next Board meeting was scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Senior Center.

    William R. Gennert
    Clerk