GUM Quorums: 11/12/16 – 2/1/17

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 11th of December, 2016

Nations present (in order of declaration of attendance with Chair’s nation listed first):
1) Wyvern (with Vice-Chair Bradley of Dullahan)
2) Zenrax
3) Edenopolis
4) Paravia
5) Lundenwic
6) Shorewell
7) Koss

1. Welcome
2. Vote on full membership of Zenrax:
Motion passed without debate. Zenrax was elevated to the status of full member.
3. Membership applications: Nossia and Eniarku (provisional), Kermadecia (observer): Nossia was granted provisional membership. Eniarku was granted provisional membership. Kermadecia was rejected.
4. Membership application: United States of Wings (provisional): The United States of Wings was granted provisional membership.
5. Update on Chair election: Three candidates nominated themselves: Horatio Eden of Edenopolis, Emperor Thomas of Zenrax, and King Adam of Uberstadt.
6. Update on Diplomabear: The Diplomabear has yet to leave the possession of Delegate Greiner.
7. Update on micronationalism guides: No update was had.
8. Antarctic micronationalism discussion: A discussion was had on whether the GUM should recognise micronational claims to Antarctica. No vote was taken.
9. AOB: A motion to allow the Secretary of International Development of Koss to investigate what time for Quorum would be most apt passed. An offer made by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports of Shorewell to analyse the different cultures of the various GUM states on the GUM’s behalf was rejected.
10. Session closed: Quorum was scheduled to reconvene on the 17th December, 2016, at 20:00 UTC.

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 19th December, 2016

Nations present (in order of declaration of attendance with Chair’s nation listed first):
1. Austenasia (with Acting Chair Jonathan I)
2. Campinia
3. Mcarthia
4. Paravia
5. Adammia
6. Wings
7. Lundenwic
8. Wyvern
9. Coria
10. Mercia
11. Nossia
12. Shorewell

1. Welcome
2. Update on Kingdom of Shorewell:
The Kingdom of Shorewell became the Shorewellese Empire. Solely a change of name, not a succession of membership. No debate had.
3. Update on Kingdom of Matai’s observership: The Kingdom of Matai had failed to update the Chair of the GUM that they wished to retain observership. They were divested of their observership by motion.
4. Membership applications: Farrar Republic and Legatia (provisional), Kermadecia (observer): Farrar’s application was rejected. Kermadecia’s application was approved. Legatia’s application was missed.
5. Nemkhavia inactivity: The Nemkhav Federation was demoted to provisional membership for continuing to be inactive within the GUM for a period of one hundred days.
6. Update on Chair election: King Adam I (Uberstadt) leading with six votes, followed by Mr. Eden (Edenopolis) with five and Emperor Thomas (Zenrax) with one.
7. Update on Diplomabear: The Diplomabear is yet to leave the possession of Delegate Greiner.
8. Update on micronationalism guides: No author was present.
9. Update on the work of the Statistics Secretary: The official GUM Statistical Survey was released.
10. National Reports: Adammia, Wings, Campinia, Shorewell, Coria, Lundenwic and Zenrax gave National Reports.
11. AOB: There was a brief discussion about the apparent need for an intermicronational legal system.
12. Reminder on provisional member votes on 25 December: The Quorum was reminded that votes on the membership of Eniarku, Nossia and Wings would be held on the MicroWiki on the 25th of December.
13. Address by the outgoing Chairman of the GUM: Chair Jonathan I gave a short address to the Quorum in an official capacity, this being the last session he would chair before the election on the 25th of December.
14. Session closed: Next session provisionally set for the 1st of January, 2016, at 20:00 UTC.

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 2nd of January, 2017

Nations present (in order of declaration of attendance with Chair’s nation listed first):
1. Uberstadt (with Chair Adam I)
2. Campinia
3. Adammia
4. Abelden
5. Austenasia
6. Wings
7. Eniarku
8. Wyvern
9. Mercia
10. Shorewell
11. Mcarthia
12. Edenopolis

1. Welcome
2. Nomination of Adam I, Emperor of Adammia, as Vice Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational:
The nomination was rejected by Quorum.
3. Nomination of Emperor Thomas of Zenrax as Vice Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational: The nomination was confirmed by Quorum, and Emperor Thomas became Vice Chair of the GUM at 20:36 UTC.
4. Nomination of Jonathan I of Austenasia as GUM Archivist: The nomination was confirmed by Quorum, and Jonathan I became Archivist of the GUM at 20:39 UTC.
5. Cessation of observer membership by Monovia: Monovia’s cession of sovereignty to Nedland meant legally Monovia could no longer hold observer membership of the GUM. This was confirmed by motion.
6. Expulsion of Nemkhav Federation from the GUM: The Nemkhav Federation had its membership of the GUM revoked by Quorum for inactivity.
7. Membership applications: Farrar’s application for provisional membership was rejected. Its subsequent application for observership was approved.
Imvrassia’s application for observership was approved.
Duaktoserija’s application for provisional membership was rejected. Its subsequent application for observership was also rejected.
Jupiter’s application for observership was approved.
Sabia and Verona’s application for observership was approved.
The Grand Principality of the Danube’s application for provisional membership was approved.
8. Micronational Relations Map:
A discussion was had on the Micronational Relations Map, formerly a project of the now defunct Nollandish Confederacy. The map lists the official and unofficial relations between various micronational states. A motion “that the Micronational Relations Diagram be adopted as an official project of the Grand Unified Micronational, and that it be managed by a committee of volunteer delegates” was passed by Quorum.
9. Micronationalism guides: The skeleton of the guide on Constitutions has nearly exited the drafting stage and will be made available for delegates to edit soon.
10. National Reports: Campinia, Wyvern and Austenasia gave National Reports this session.
11. AOB: A motion “that, should Quorum reject an application for provisional membership in pursuit of full membership, Quorum may then vote on whether observership should be offered to that nation, and if the motion is successful, observership may be offered to such nation and be granted immediately upon its consent” was passed.
A motion “that the Chair shall create an additional social chatroom for delegates and observers to the GUM. While civility shall be required, the rules on discussion topics and formality shall not apply” was rejected.
12. Nomination of Bradley of Dullahan as Supreme Justice of the Grand Unified Micronational: Following the resignation of Taeglan I Nihilus as Supreme Justice, Quorum confirmed the nomination of Bradley of Dullahan and he became Supreme Justice of the GUM at 22:19 UTC.
13. Session closed: Next session tentatively set for the 8th of January, 2017 at 20:00 UTC, to be led by the Vice Chair.

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