Quorum, 28th July 2019

Present:
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
Principality of Montescano
Empire of Adammia
Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic
Kingdom of Appalachia
State of Gradonia
Principality of New Eiffel
Commonwealth of Essexia
Principality of Zenrax
Union of Mercia and Lurk
Amissopian Federation

The Quorum entered into session at 20:03 UTC.

Membership applications
Jusin Republic (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Jusin Republic was accepted as an observer state.

Other Business

Diplomabear Rota
The Vice-Chair addressed the next item of business being the updates on the Diploma Bear rota. The Vice-Chair then asked the Iustian delegate on any progress. The Iustian delegate responded that Diplomabear had arrived in Iustus and had been passed on to Jupiter.

North American GUM summit
The Vice-Chair addressed the next item of business being the proposal of a North American GUM summit. The Vice-Chair then addressed that since the Secretary of Events and Summits was not present that the Quorum would move the the next order of business.

Further GCP development
The Vice-Chair addressed the next item of business being the continuation of the Greater Community Project (GCP). The Vice-Chair then brought to the Quorum the possibility of a different approach of the GCP. This proposal would be for a “… project run by the Secretary of Diplomacy and Recruitment, specifically for recruiting members of different communities and becoming a bridge between them.” The proposal was met with no objections and the Vice-Chair continued, ” I motion that the GUM Outreach Project be created as a GUM project led by the Secretary for Diplomacy & Recruitment with the following mission: recruiting members of different communities, making the GUM the bridge between different communities, and opening dialogue between community leaders on cooperation.”
The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The motion passed.

Update to Executive Proclamations
The Vice-Chair then brought the motion: ” that from henceforth, Executive Proclamations can be used to recognize the expiration of observership should an observer state be in breach of Article IV.I.F.i of the Charter, and that those times they have been used in the past for this purpose (i.e., Executive Proclamations II, IV, and VI) be recognized as retrospectively valid.” The Vice-Chair then brought to attention that the issue was already addressed and dismissed the motion.

Executive Proclamation
The Vice-Chair recognized that the observership period of the Republic of Agelonia has expired, and that it are no longer an observer state of the Grand Unified Micronational.

The Quorum adjourned at 20:43 UTC.

Quorum, 7th July 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
Republic of New Rizalia
State of Gradonia
Nemkhav Federation
Republic of New Westphalia
Aarianian Union of North America
Empire of Austenasia
Empire of Adammia
Commonwealth of Uskor
Principality of Posaf
Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic
Kingdom of Atovia
Empire of Iustus
Princiaplity of Zenrax
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Principality of New Eiffel
Republic of Slavistonia
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Amissopian Federation
Sovereign San Doverian Order

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC

Membership applications
Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic was accept as a full member state.

Princiaplity of Zenrax (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Princiaplity of Zenrax was accepted as a full member state.

Motions:

Abolition of Archivist
The Chair presented a motion to abolish the position of Archivist and to merge the powers and responsibilities of the position with those of the Vice-Chair. Concerns were brought up that the position of Vice-Chair was to be a “deputy of the Chairman, and to take on whatever duties and responsibilities are delegated. To give the position powers or duties which are independent of the Chair itself seems to me to be inconsistent with the customary understanding of the position.” The motion was later amended: “I motion that the office of GUM Archivist is hereby abolished, and its duties transferred to the remit of the Chair and be delegated to the Vice-Chair.”
The Quorum divided:
Support: 12
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The motion was carried.

Creation of an informal Lounge
The Chair presented a motion to create an informal Lounge where the standard rules of decourum are not present, but regulations may be set b the Chair and the Vice-Chair.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 13
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The motion was carried.

Nominations
The Chair nominated HIM Jonathan Augustus as Vice-Chair.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 18
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
HIM was admitted as Vice-Chair.

The Chair nominated President Horatio Eden as Supreme Justice. Some concerns were brought up concerning Mr. Eden’s demeanor.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 12
Mr. Eden was admitted as Supreme Justice.

The Chair nominated HIM Adam I as Secretary for Micronational Development.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 14
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
HIM was admitted as Secretary for Micronational Development.

The Chair nominated President Aaron Green as Secretary for Diplomacy & Recruitment.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 14
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
Mr. Green was admitted as Secretary for Diplomacy & Recruitment.

The Chair nominated President Tomáš Falešník as Secretary for Statistical Research.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 13
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
Mr. Falešník was admitted as Secretary for Statistical Research.

The Chair nominated President Daniel Morris as Secretary for Events & Summits.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 12
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Mr. Morris was admitted as Secretary for Events & Summits.

The Chair nominated President William Wilson as Secretary for Public Relations & Press.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 13
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
Mr. Wlson was admitted as Secretary for Public Relations & Press.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Adammia asked when the Quorum would be dealing with membership applications since the prior Quorum. The Chair responded that the Quorum shall handle all applications at next Quorum, which will be next week.

The delegate for Sand Dover asked which Secretary shall be responsible for the GUM’s participation in the Greater Community Project. The Chair responded that the Secretary for Diplomacy & Recruitment would handle those affairs.

The delegate for New Westphalia asked about if the policy requiring formal language and decorum in the GUM lobby and lounge could be changed though a vote. The Chair responded that it was within his power to change the policy within the Lobby and Lounge.

The delegate for Posaf asked if there would be a United States based summit, or another in Canada or Australia. The Secretary for Events & Summits answered that he will endeavor to ask the GUM’s US-based colleagues about the subject.

The Chair announced the next Quorum would be held on the 14th of July, 20:00 UTC.

The Quorum adjourned at 23:27 UTC.

 

Result of the Chair election, June 2019

As acting returning officer I hereby give notice that the results of the election of the twenty-ninth Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational are as follows:

That a total of 26 valid ballots were cast, 0 spoilt ballots were cast, and that 26 ballots were cast in total, out of 30 full member states, giving a turnout of 86.7%;

That the total number of ballots cast for each candidate was as follows:

BAINBRIDGE, Thomas: His Royal Majesty King Thomas I (Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall) – 5 (19.2%);
DULLAHAN, Bradley: His Grace Bradley, Duke of Dullahan (Kingdom of Wyvern) – 13 (50.0%);
JAAX, Austin: His Royal Majesty Austin, Emperor of Iustus (Empire of Iustus) – 8 (30.8%)
None of the above – 0 (0.0%)

I therefore declare that His Grace Bradley, Duke of Dullahan is duly elected as Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Adamus Primus Imperator
1st July 2019