EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS THIS WEEKEND

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.
 
OPEN SESSION
 
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, Warren)
    h) Supernationals receivable. (Warren)
 
CLOSED SESSION
 
4) Personnel issues.
 
5) Committees.
 
6) Legal matters. ( McCrary, Smith)
 
7) Games Parlor. ( McCrary)
 
8) Scholastic software. ( Shutt)
 
OPEN SESSION
 
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. ( McCrary)
        d) Timely ratings, including FIDE ratings. ( McCrary)
        e) Prioritizing projects, including setting deadlines and accountability. ( Barry)
         f) Computerization. ( Barry)
         g) Website development. ( Barry)
 
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)
 
16) Board communication. ( Barry)


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