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.

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