Quorum, 10th February 2019

Present:
Empire of Adammia (Chair)
Commonwealth of Essexia
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Ikonia
Republic of New Rizalia
Nemkhav Federation
Empire of Austenasia
State of Gradonia
Tsardom of Nolland
Principality of Posaf
Republic of New Westphalia
(votes in advance were also cast by Gymnasium State and Mercia)

Quorum entered into session at 21:02 UTC.

Full membership confirmations
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall was confirmed as a full member state.

Membership applications

The Chair announced that he had dismissed applications by the People’s Grand 9 Federation Republic, the Principality of Duke, the Kingdom of Bepistan, and the Empire of Nilfgaard and Redania; the former three because they had already been recently rejected by the Quorum several times, and the latter because it appeared to have dissolved since submitting its application. There were no objections to these dismissals.

Aspen Empire (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 2
The Aspen Empire was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Baustralia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 3
The Kingdom of Baustralia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Federated States of Transterra (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Federated States of Transterra was accepted as a provisional member state.

Republic of Quebec (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Republic of Quebec was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Atovia (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Kingdom of Atovia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Acedonia People’s Federation (Full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Principality of Oceania (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 4
Abstain: 4
The application was rejected.

Expulsion confirmations
Empire of Paravia
The Chair delivered a report from himself and the Supreme Court, stating that Paravia was liable for expulsion as there had been no contact with the Quorum for well over 45 days. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Empire of Paravia was expelled from the organisation.

Motions for expulsion
Non-Territorial Republic of Flammancia
The Chair moved to suspend the Non-Territorial Republic of Flammancia, pending a vote on expulsion, on the grounds of inactivity. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Non-Territorial Republic of Flammancia was downgraded to a provisional member state.

Mathenia
The Chair moved to suspend Mathenia, pending a vote on expulsion, on the grounds of inactivity. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
Mathenia was downgraded to a provisional member state.

Empire of Mekniy
The Chair moved to suspend the Empire of Mekniy, pending a vote on expulsion, on the grounds of inactivity. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Empire of Mekniy was downgraded to a provisional member state.

Executive appointments
Events Officer
The Chair moved to create a new post of Events Officer, responsible for organising events in the GUM Lounge and for engaging members outside of the Quorum, and nominated Mr. Austin Jaax of Iustus for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
Austin Jaax was duly confirmed as GUM Events Officer.

Outreach Officer
The Chair moved to create a new post of Outreach Officer, responsible for representing and promoting the GUM in other Discord servers and other micronational organisations, and nominated Mr. Nicholas Randouler of Posaf for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Nicholas Randouler was duly confirmed as GUM Outreach Officer.

Executive proclamations
The Chair moved an amendment to Statutory Code motion PD021 which would allow the Chair to make Executive Proclamations recognising the cessation of observership of an observer state after its 3-month observership period had expired. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion was passed.

Executive proclamation – Kingdom of Uberstadt
The Chair recognised the cessation of the observership of the Kingdom of Uberstadt due to the expiry of its observership period.
Objections should be raised before the next session.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for New Westphalia asked whether the Quorum would be able to debate the future of the Lobby channel on the GUM Discord server. The Chair responded that, due to the quietness of the Quorum at that present time, it would be difficult to hold a proper debate at that time, and that the matter would be discussed at the next Quorum. The Chair also stated that if there were any further disturbances in the Lobby channel, he would suspend the channel.

Any Other Business
There was no other business.

Next Quorum
The Chair stated that his schedule for March at this time was unclear, but that the Quorum would likely convene on either the 3rd, 10th or 31st of March.

The Quorum adjourned at 23:11 UTC.