The Board of Directors stayed busy until December debating several issues and voting on proposals. The updated Bylaws are now available at this website and also will be published in the next newsletter.
In September two proposals were passed. One was the decision to raise the membership dues one dollar to $10.00 per year. The other proposal set the priority of the events for qualifying into the State Closed.
In October, many issues were debated by the Board members and eight proposals were put up for vote. Six proposals passed.
One proposal dealt with time controls for MCA tournaments, other proposals addressed details about the Montana Invitational, and several proposals dealt with the Junior Championship, an event taking place concurrently with the State Open.
November and December was quieter, but the Board did come up with a membership discount for families, Juniors and regular members.
The Board is now preparing for a membership drive beginning in February. Promotion of the Junior Championship to many of the schools is also on the current agenda for the early months of 2001.