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IASCA Membership Meeting, July 17, 1 pm

The annual membership meeting of the Iowa State Chess Association will be held on Saturday, July 17, 1 pm at the location of the Iowa Class Championships, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 325 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246.

Members may join via Zoom at the following link:

In accordance with the IASCA bylaws, the annual meeting rules and agenda are as follows.


Section 1. Annual Membership Meeting. An annual meeting of the Iowa Chess membership shall be held at the time and place of the primary Iowa State Championship chess tournament. Written notice of the place, date, and time of the meeting shall be given to all members at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Publication in the Iowa Chess newsletter or magazine satisfies the notice requirement. If mailed, the notice shall be deemed delivered when deposited in the United States mail at the member’s address as it appears in the records of the association with postage paid.

Section 2. Quorum. Fifteen members, and a majority of the Board, shall constitute a quorum.

Section 3. Order of Business. The order of business at the annual membership meeting shall be:

  1. Introduction of Board members, other elected members, and recognition of honored members.

  2. Minutes of the prior meeting.

  3. President’s Report (including input from committees).

  4. Treasurer’s Report.

  5. Election of Officers and At Large Directors.

  6. Election or Appointment of other positions, which may include delegates, voting members, and alternates to the United States Chess Federation.

  7. Unfinished Business.

  8. New Business.

Section 4. Elections. The order for elections at the annual membership meeting shall be Officers, At Large Directors, and any other positions in the order specified by the Board. Nominations for all elected positions may be made from the membership at the meeting. Nominations may also be made, in writing, to the Secretary at least 7 days before the annual meeting. Discussion shall be permitted before the vote on any position.

All elections to the Board shall be by secret ballot, unless a motion to allow a voice vote is passed by a unanimous vote. All other elections shall be by show of hands unless the membership votes otherwise. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.

A member of the Board, selected by the President, and at least two other members of Iowa Chess, one selected by each candidate, shall tally the results and report the winner. If no candidate has a majority, the members shall vote again to decide between the two candidates receiving the most votes. If this results in a tie, the election shall be determined by a coin toss by the President.


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