EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS THIS
The USCF Executive Board
will meet this Saturday and Sunday at the Hampton Inn in Newburgh, New
York. This will be the second meeting of the McCrary Board elected this
August, and one which could result in significant changes.
This Board, like others,
held its first meeting immediately after being elected. One major change
resulted, the rollback of the ill advised TLA fee increases that had driven
more than half of all Tournament Life Announcements from Chess Life. The
Board has since, by conference call, substantially reduced spending on US
Chesslive. However, they have learned that the final quarter of the the
previous Board showed a loss of about $150,000, so further measures to reduce
spending or increase revenue are likely at this meeting.
We plan to post a report on
the meeting Saturday night, and again Sunday night.
AGENDA FOR THE USCF EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING OF
OCTOBER 27-28, 2001
The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on October 27, 2001, and again at 8 a.m. on
October 28, 2001. Because of flight schedules, we will try to adjourn by 3:30
p.m. on October 28.
1. Agenda approval.
2. Approval of Minutes. ( Smith, Barry)
3. Financial review.
a) Overview of finances. ( Camaratta)
b) Status of expense reduction plan. ( McCrary)
c) Status of PPHBF. ( Warren)
d) Consistency and accuracy of reporting A/R in monthly
reports/balance sheet. ( Warren)
e) Collection of accounts receivable. ( Camaratta)
f) Policy on A/R and acceptance of ads, TLA's, purchases
without cash up front. ( Warren)
g) Financng issues and related questions. ( McCrary,
h) Supernationals receivable. (Warren)
4) Personnel issues.
6) Legal matters. ( McCrary, Smith)
7) Games Parlor. ( McCrary)
8) Scholastic software. ( Shutt)
9) US Championship qualifying system. ( McCrary)
10) Scholastic Council report and scholastic issues. ( Shutt)
11) Office issues.
a) Frank Brady's visit and
analysis. ( Brady)
b) E-mail marketing and
communications. ( McCrary)
c) Timely posting of TLA's. (
d) Timely ratings, including FIDE
ratings. ( McCrary)
e) Prioritizing projects, including
setting deadlines and accountability. ( Barry)
f) Computerization. ( Barry)
g) Website development. (
12) Book and equipment strategy. ( A major item, some of which may be done in
closed session at different times.)
13) Membership issues and drives. ( McCrary)
14) Guaranteed prizes. ( McCrary)
15) Fischer news item. ( Brady)