Quorums: 28/1/17 – 12/5/17

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 28th of January, 2017

Nations present (in order of declaration with Chair’s nation listed first)
1: Uberstadt (with Chair King Adam I)
2: Coria
3: Eniarku
4: Mcarthia
5: Danube
6: Wings (as Esse)
7: Shorewell
8: Austenasia
9: Zenrax
10: Koss
11: Paravia
12: Edenopolis
13: Mercia
14: Breckland

Proceedings:
1: Welcome
2: Membership application by Juclandia:
Quorum approved the application for provisional membership.
3: Membership application by Jupiter: Quorum rejected the application for provisional membership.
4: Membership application by Duaktoserija: Quorum rejected the application for provisional membership.
5: Membership application by the Herbatrean Federation: Quorum rejected the application for provisional membership.
6: Exhibitions: The Chair proposed a motion to share artistic, scientific, architectural, literary and other accomplishments between delegate nations. The full motion is as follows:

“That the Chair shall quarterly solicit from the GUM’s members and observers media showcasing each nation’s cultural activities and achievements, including art, literature, science, construction, and events; that the Chair shall publish these submissions on the organization’s WordPress site to showcase the members’ accomplishments and thereby encourage nation-building; and that these quarterly undertakings shall be known as the Grand Unified Micronational International Exhibitions.”

The motion was approved by Quorum.
7: Update on Micronationalism Guides: All authors of micronationalism guides were obliged by Quorum motion to publish for GUM editing links to their guides. Additionally, a motion “that the writing of Micronationalism Guides to be published by the organization be permitted not only on political topics, but on any matter of general interest to the leaders of micronations.”
8: Update on Diplomabear: No update was had.
9: Update on the Micronational Relations Diagram: The survey for the Micronational Relations Diagram will be re-published.
10: Questions to the Chair: A question regarding a potential GUM currency was asked. The Chair rejected the idea of a unified GUM currency, citing the fact that a symbolic currency would have no function. An additional question regarding the potential for a debate on the GUMSC was heard; it was felt that such a debate would be better heard in the audience of the Supreme Justice.
11: National Reports: Austenasia, Koss, Shorewell, Esse, Breckland and Uberstadt gave National Reports at this session.
12: AOB: The Sultan of Shorewell requested to be confirmed by Quorum as a GUM Peace Envoy. The motion was rejected. An additional motion was suggested, though not voted on, giving the Press Secretary authority to hold press conferences. Questions over whether the motion was legally necessary were heard.
13: Session closed: The Chair did not set the date or time for the next meeting.

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 5th of February, 2017

Nations present (in order of declaration with Chair’s nation listed first)
1: Zenrax (with Vice-Chair Emperor Thomas I)
2: Shorewell
3: Coria
4: Campinia
5: Mcarthia
6: Paravia
7: Edenic Compact
8: Wyvern
9: Wings, later Esse
10: Lundenwic
11: Austenasia

Proceedings:
1: Welcome
2: Esse succession question:
Quorum voted to recognise Esse as the successor state to the United States of Wings after a short debate.
3: Observership application by United Republic of Farrar and Duaktoserija: Quorum rejected the application for observership.
4: Observership application by the Danube: Quorum approved the application for observership.
5: Discussion on press conferences: Quorum motioned that “Quorum recognizes the right of the Press Secretary to hold press conferences regarding its meetings and accomplishments” successfully.
6: Membership application by Custosia: Custosia’s application was rejected by Quorum.
7: Project Updates: Micronationalism guides were published in the Lounge for Quorum scrutiny.
8: Questions to the Chair: No questions were asked.
9: National Reports: The Edenic Compact, Shorewell, Zenrax and Austenasia gave National Reports this session.
10: Session closed: The Chair set the next meeting date and time for 11th of February at 20:00 UTC.

Quorum of the Grand Unified Micronational for the 12th of February

Nations present (in order of declaration of attendance with Chair’s nation listed first)
1: Zenrax
2: Mcarthia
3: Eniarku
4: Edenic Compact
5: Paravia
6: Adammia
7: Koss
8: Coria

Proceedings:
1: Welcome
2: Membership application from the Farrar Republic:
Quorum rejected the membership application.
3: Kossian Time Zone Research: The delegate from Koss was not present to report.
4: Project updates: None were had.
5: National Reports: None were had.
6: GUMSC Associate Justices Motion: A motion:

That two Associate Justices shall be nominated by the Chair and approved by Quorum to have a permanent position on the Supreme Court, as well as to fulfill the functions mandated by Article III, chapter VI.m of the Charter. The Associate Justices must be delegates of a full member state and may not be either the Chair or Vice-Chair; they will be subject to the same provisions of office as the Supreme Justice.

was passed by Quorum.
7: Additional GUMSC Motion: A motion “that cases brought to the Supreme Court may be heard by any of the three Justices, or the Supreme Judge may order that a case be heard in front of all three Justices, but the Associate Justices have no power to veto legislation on their own accord” was passed by Quorum.
8: GUMSC Appeals Motion: A motion “that decisions of the Supreme Court, including judicial vetoes, or lack thereof, may be appealed through the filing of a petition for review to the court. The court, by majority vote of the three Justices, shall decide whether to hear said appeal, and if so the final decision shall be made by a majority verdict of the three Justices. The court shall additionally be obliged to hear appeals by order of the Supreme Justice or Chair.” was passed by Quorum.
9: Session closed: The Chair set the meeting time and date for the next session to the 18th of February, 2017, at 20:00 UTC.

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