USCF Executive Board member Helen Warren has announced her resignation
from the Board, effective January 1, 2002.  USCF President John McCrary issued the following statement today:

On December 22, 2001, the signed resignation of Helen Warren from the USCF Executive Board was received. The resignation, which takes effect on January 1, 2002, is received and accepted with  thanks for her many outstanding contributions to chess in her long career of service. Those contributions have benefited thousands of players, and she is wished the best in her future endeavors. The Bylaws Committee is being consulted regarding the procedure for filling the vacancy, and an announcement will be made when that procedure is determined. (signed) John McCrary, USCF President  

I believe that The Executive Board vacancy created should be filled by a special election in 2002, with the winner serving the final year of Helen Warren's term.  Only USCF Delegates and Alternate Delegates will be eligible to vote, as OMOV does not take effect until January 1, 2003.  After this special election, EB elections will be held under a One Member One Vote system.   

Following is the email sent by Warren to McCrary on December 16, announcing her resignation: 

December 16, 2001

Dear President McCrary, 

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the USCF Executive 
Board effective January 1, 2002. Personal health considerations and 
non-personal issues render my decision prudent and timely.

The Board majority's reluctance to formulate, articulate, and implement a 
viable business plan in its four months in office, in the face of a mounting 
financial crisis, has contributed to my decision.

I am grateful for the opportunity to have served our game for over four 
decades in many and varied capacities. My love for chess, my continuing work 
in its behalf, and my deep concern for the very existence of the federation 
remain undiminished.


Helen Warren
(Hard copy with signature to follow.)

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