Quorum: 25/09/16

This was the first Quorum chaired by Duke Bradley of Dullahan (Wyvern) since his appointment as Vice-Chair.

Present (listed in order of declaration of presence, with Vice-Chair’s nation listed first):

1. Wyvern
2. Abelden
3. Paravia
4. Beacon City
5. Roseland
6. Lundenwic
7. Mercia
8. Koss
9. Breckland


1. Welcome
2. Update on Diplomabear:
The King of Uberstadt was not present to update the Quorum on the subject of Diplomabear, but Quorum has been prior informed of the receipt of Diplomabear by the government of Uberstadt.
3. Update on Micronationalism Guides: The King of Uberstadt was not present to update Quorum as far as the constitution guide currently under production. The Chief Minister of Beacon City advised Quorum as to the progress of the legislation guide currently being produced by him.
4. Work of the Statistics Secretary: The Statistics Secretary was not present.
5. Workgroups: A debate was had on the subject of “workgroups”, in response to a discussion regarding the revival of the GUM Security Council. It was suggested that workgroups, small groups focused on specific aspects of GUM policy and directly accountable to Quorum, be established. A motion will be brought next session.
6. National Reports: The Abeldane Empire, the Empire of Paravia, Breckland, Zealandia (report provided by the Vice-Chair) and Koss gave reports this Quorum.
7. AOB: In response to an apparent request, the Media Secretary advised Quorum as to the analytics of the GUM News website.
Subsequently, a motion was brought that “the GUM hold one Quorum once a month in a time that is both conducive to the AEST/AEDT timezones and the BST/GMT timezones to facilitate more potential participation from micronations in the Australasian and south East Asia regions”. Rejected by Quorum on grounds of logistical concerns and lack of demand.
Subsequently, a suggestion that votes in Quorum be given separately – i.e., that delegations voting “Support” all vote at once, followed by “Oppose”, and so on – was brought, but withdrawn amid concerns that it would be a waste of time.
8. Final points: Quorum was closed. No date was set for the next session.

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