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.

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