Quorum, 25th August 2019

  • Aariania
  • Adammia
  • Atovia
  • Essexia
  • Hrafnarfjall
  • Ikonia
  • Lundenwic
  • Mercia-Lurk
  • Misberia (provisional)
  • New Eiffel
  • New Westphalia
  • Posaf
  • Quebec
  • Sonderan (provisional)
  • Wyvern
  • Zenrax

Membership applications:

Full membership of provisional members

Third Kingdom of Misberia
Motion passes: 5 support, 3 oppose, 2 retain and 2 abstain.

Plushunia
Motion passes: 7 support, 3 oppose, 1 retain and 1 abstain.

Triumvirate of Sonderan
Motion passes: 7 support, 2 oppose, 1 retain and 3 abstain.

Rejected:

  • Iblusigonian Empire – Observership – Insufficient information on the wiki and too new.
  • Grand Duchy of Klitzbürg – Observership – Showing some promise, but too new.
  • Ponderosa Hills – Full – Too new for full membership and if it reapplies for observership after developing a bit more than they too would be promising members of this organisation.
  • Florin Kingdom – Full – Too new, underdeveloped and insufficient information on the wiki.
  • Kingdom of Wegmat – Full – Unprofessional conduct.

Full membership:

Kingdom of Lytera
Motion fails: 3 support, 4 oppose and 6 abstain.

Empire of Aenopia
Motion fails: 1 support, 8 oppose and 0 abstain.

Nomination of the Supreme Justice

The Chair issued a statement of regret that Mr. Eden would stepping down from the Supreme Justice role and the loss of Amissopia from the GUM altogether. The Chair announced his intention to nominate Shiro of Zenrax as the new Supreme Justice.

The Chair moves to confirm the nomination of Shiro of Zenrax as Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court of the Grand Unified Micronational and to honourably dismiss Horatio Eden as Supreme Justice and thank him for his contribution to this organisation.

Motion passes: 8 support, 0 oppose and 2 abstain.

Ad-interim Secretary for Public Relations and Press

The Chair announced that the current Secretary for Public Relations and Press has been having trouble with his internet connection meaning he is temporarily unable to fulfil his duties. The Chair wishes to appoint Lord Lewis of Lundenwic as an ad-interim Secretary for Public Relations and Press for four weeks or until the situation is resolved.

The Chair moves that Lord Lewis of Lundenwic is named ad-interim Secretary for Public Relations and Press for the duration of four weeks starting the 25th of august 2019.

Motion passes: 9 support, 0 oppose and 1 abstain.

Powers of the Chair – Ad-interim secretaries

The Chair wishes to be granted the power to appoint ad-interim secretaries for a month should he need to. Quorum would be notified of any such appointment and they have the right to reverse the decision of the Chair should they see fit. The Essexian delegation wishes that it be known that they vehemently opposed this motion.

The Chair moves that the Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational can appoint a ad-interim Secretary for the duration of four weeks to replace an incapacitated Secretary. The Chairman must report this to Quorum who may undo this by two delegates objecting to the appointment, in which case a vote shall be held whether or not to accept the appointment.

Motion passes: 9 Support, 1 Oppose and 0 abstain.

Powers of the Chair – The Chair’s right to dismiss staff

The Chair wishes to be given the power to suspend staff before motioning for their dismissal at Quorum. After several attempts to amend the motion and find a compromise within Quorum the motion was withdrawn.

Fixed terms of the Secretaries

The Chair wishes for the secretaries to serve fixed terms the same as the Chair and Vice-Chair.

The Chair motions that the term of a secretary is set at six months equal to the Chairman and ends after the election of a new Chairman. Until new secretaries are confirmed or the current secretaries are reconfirmed the sitting secretaries shall continue their position as demissionary secretaries for the duration of one month, after that the function becomes vacant.

Motion passes: 7 support, 0 oppose and 0 abstain.

Ambassadors

The Chair wishes for Ambassadors to be established to serve under the Secretary for Diplomacy and Recruitment. The ambassadors would help the work of the GUM Outreach Project.

The Chair motions that the position of Ambassador is created within the Secretariat of Diplomacy and Recruitment. The Ambassador shall not be part of the regular staff and shall serve under the Secretary for Diplomacy and Recruitment. The ambassadors shall be nominated by the Secretary for Diplomacy and Recruitment, with the approval of the Chairman and confirmed by Quorum for a term fixed to the election cycle of the Chairmanship.

Motion passes: 8 support, 0 oppose and 1 abstain.

Mediation between the Kingdom of Wyvern and the State of Sandus

The Chair wishes to get the consent of Quorum for the mediation of the Kingdom of Wyvern and the State of Sandus conflict. Members voiced the opinion that a motion was not needed for the mediation to commence.

Creation of Events Chamber

The Secretary for Events requested a special chamber be created for discussions on events, summits and meets.

The Chairs motions that an Events channel is made for the discussion and the planning of events, meet-ups and summits.

Motion passes: 8 support, 0 oppose and 0 abstain.

The Chair adjourned the Quorum and announced the 8th September as the next date for the Quorum of Delegates.

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