Quorum, 30th December 2018

Present:
Empire of Adammia (Chair)
Amissopian Federation (Supreme Judge)
Kingdom of Ikonia
Gymnasium State
Commonwealth of Uskor
Empire of Iustus
Republic of New Westphalia
Union of Mercia and Lurk
Empire of New Providence
Empire of Austenasia
Principality of Posaf
Aarianian Union of North America

Quorum entered into session at 21:00 UTC. The Chair welcomed Ikonia, Gymnasium State and New Westphalia to their first Quorum session, and commented positively on the high turnout compared to sessions over the prior few months.

24 Hour Quorum
The Chair moved to amend PR017 of the Statutory Code such that the 24 Hour Quorum would commence on the 4th of January 2019 (as opposed to the 5th). The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion passed.

The Chair reminded delegates to sign up for the 24 Hour Quorum. The delegate for Ikonia asked how the 24 Hour Quorum would be held. The Chair stated that he would create a separate channel in the GUM Discord server specifically for the 24 Hour Quorum. The delegate for Posaf asked what the 24 Hour Quorum would be donating for. The Chair stated that the 24 Hour Quorum would support UNICEF via Austenasia’s Facebook fundraising campaign. The delegate for Iustus asked if a plan had been finalised to have multiple acting vice-chairs for the 24 Hour Quorum. The Chair stated that he had not yet looked at the responses to the registration form but that he would sorting out the acting vice-chairs in the coming days. The delegate for Posaf asked if there was a limit to the amount one could donate to the fundraiser. The Chair stated that there should be no limit. The delegate for Uskor stated that her work shifts may change and asked whether it would be acceptable for her presence at the 24 Hour Quorum to be intermittent. The Chair stated that it was acceptable to not stick exactly to the times one had signed up for. The delegate for Posaf asked whether it was fine to share the sign-up sheet in other micronational Discord servers. The Chair confirmed that this was fine.

Membership applications
9 Federation (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 10
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Republic of Polanda (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 2
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 6
The Chair moved to instead offer observer status to Polanda. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Republic of Polanda will be offered observer status.

Commonwealth of Wenonah (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The Commonwealth of Wenonah was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Auvenum (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 3
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Kingdom of Bepistan (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Kingdom of Dragos (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Kingdom of Dragos was accepted as an observer state.

Aenderese Republic (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 1

Parliamentary Republic of Misberia (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1

Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 2
The Chair moved to instead offer observer status to Hrafnarfjall. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall will be offered observer status.

Most Serene Republic of Egan (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 2
The Chair moved to instead offer observer status to Egan. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 2
The Most Serene Republic of Egan will be offered observer status.

PaLsian Federation (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 0
The Chair moved to instead offer observer status to PaLsia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 2
The application was rejected.

Principality of Duke (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 2
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 2
The application was rejected.

Republic of New Rizalia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Republic of New Rizalia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Commonwealth of Essexia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 3
The Commonwealth of Essexia was accepted as a provisional member state.

State of Gradonia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The State of Gradonia was upgraded from an observer state to a provisional member state.

Questions to the Chair

The delegate for Posaf asked whether the new provisional members would be able to vote in the ongoing election. The Chair confirmed that they would not.

The delegate for Iustus asked about the status of the Popular Union of Occitania. The Chair stated that he would move to recognise the dissolution of Occitania during Any Other Business. The Chair further stated that he would be introducing a motion to allow for Executive Proclamations in the new term which would nullify the need for such motions in the future.

The delegate for New Providence asked whether National Reports were still a part of the Quorum. The Chair stated that he did not ask for National Reports but that member states were welcome to present reports during Any Other Business.

Any Other Business
The Chair moved to recognise that the Popular Union of Occitania had dissolved and was no longer a member state of the organisation. The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion was carried.

The Chair moved to recognise that the observership of Sunþrawegaz Kuningadōmas had expired and that it was no longer an observer state of the organisation. The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion was carried.

The delegate for Posaf asked whether he would be allowed to introduce his Diplomatch idea in the GUM Lounge. The Chair stated that he was planning on creating an Events Officer role for such activities, and that he would likely be offering this role to the delegate for Posaf.

The delegate for Posaf asked about the delegate for Austenasia’s suggestion of appointing a second Associate Justice. The Chair stated that he would be doing this at the next session.

Next Quorum
The Chair reminded delegates that the 24 Hour Quorum would begin at 16:00 UTC on Friday 4th of January. The Chair stated that the next regular session of the Quorum of Delegates would likely take place on Sunday 20th January 2019.

The Quorum was adjourned at 23:11 UTC.

Announcement of the 24 Hour Quorum for the GUM’s 10th Anniversary

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Unified Micronational will be holding its third 24 Hour Quorum on 4th-5th January 2019, to celebrate the organisation’s 10th birthday. This event will raise money for UNICEF via the Austenasian charitable organisation, the Order of St. Constantine.

The goal of this event is to maintain a continuous presence of at least 5 delegates throughout the entire 24 hours. The event will take place on the GUM Discord server and will be an open discussion about topics micronational and otherwise. The event will begin at 16:00 UTC on the 4th of January.

For this event, we will allow any number of delegates per micronation (within reason), and we will also allow delegates from non-member states to apply to take part. In particular, we are looking for a spread of attendees from time zones around the world, so that the Quorum can remain active throughout the whole 24 hours. You can apply to take part in the 24 Hour Quorum here. Remember that all the times given are in UTC to be sure to make the necessary conversion from your local time zone. Further note that, although this is not a regular session of the Quorum of Delegates, the standard rules of decorum will be enforced by the GUM Staff and they reserve the right to remove any attendee who does not behave in a reasonable and diplomatic manner. We of course ask that all attendees contribute towards the Order of St. Contantine’s UNICEF fundraiser (a link will be provided to that in due course). All approved delegates will be invited to the GUM Discord server if you are not already in there.

We hope to see attendees from all corners of the micronational community as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the GUM’s establishment!

-HIM Adam I, Emperor of Adammia
Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational

Quorum, 8th December 2018

Present:
Empire of Adammia (Chair)
Kingdom of Jupiter (Vice-Chair)
Republic of Iustus
Nemkhav Federation
Principality of Posaf
Aarianian Union of North America

Quorum entered into session at 22:12 UTC. The Chair welcomed delegates to the very first session of the Quorum of Delegates on Discord.

Membership applications
United States of Tieba (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Democratic Republic of Seybold (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Democratic Republic Seybold was accepted as an observer state.

State of Sandus (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The State of Sandus was accepted as an observer state.

Republic of Kaion (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 4
Abstain: 2
The application was rejected.
The Chair moved to instead offer observer status to Kaion.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Republic of Kaion will be offered observership.

Federation of Dukian Emirates (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Gymnasium State (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
Gymnasium State was accepted as a provisional member state.

9 Federation (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Republic of Wikonga (Observer)
The Chair noted that the applicant nation had provided only a link to a Google Sites page which resulted in a 403 Forbidden error.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Republic of New Westphalia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Republic of New Westphalia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Ikonia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Kingdom of Ikonia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Commonwealth of Essexia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected. The Chair stated that he would contact the Essexian leaders to discuss their land claims.

Empire of Houlameir (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

10th Anniversary 24 Hour Quorum
The Chair stated that a 24 Hour Quorum would be held on Saturday 5th January 2019 to celebrate the GUM’s 10th anniversary. It was decided to discuss potential charities to be supported by the event in the GUM Lounge. The Chair moved to hold a 24 Hour Quorum, not operating under the standard procedures of the Quorum of Delegates, on the given date, and to authorise the Chair to plan and promote the event. The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion passed.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Posaf asked when the next election for Chair would be taking place. The Chair reiterated his announcement on the 16th of November, stating that nominations for Chair shall open on the 11th of December and close on the 18th of December; voting shall open on the 25th of December and the victor will take office on the 1st of January 2019. The Chair further stated that he would be running for re-election as Chair.

The delegate for Aariania stated that he believed that in future the GUM would have to be more exclusive with membership applications, in light of the large number of applications received at this Quorum. The Chair responded that he believed that the large number of applications was due to the interest caused by the GUM’s move from Skype to Discord, and that the rate of applications would now quieten down to its usual level.

Any Other Business
The Chair recognised that the Popular Union of Occitania had dissolved and was no longer a member state.

Next Quorum
The timing of the next Quorum will be announced by the victor of the Chair election once they take office.