Quorum, 14th March 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)
Empire of Aenopia
Gymnasium State
Federation of Orientia
Principality of New Eiffel
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Lytera
Principality of Posaf
Principality of Ledilia
Union of Nova-Occitania
Empire of Adammia
Republic of New Rizalia
Grand Republic of Cycoldia

The Quorum entered into session at 18:05 UTC.

Membership applications

Despotate of Vlasynia (observership) 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Vlasynia was accepted as an observer state.

Republic of Farlands 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 1
The Chair moved that Farlands be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 1
Farlands was not accepted as a provisional member.

Bailiwick of Hak’hanna 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Hak’hanna was accepted as a provisional member.

Confederation of Patchogue 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 1
The Chair moved that Patchogue be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 3

24 Hour Quorum

The Chair suggested the 24 Hour Quorum become an “eSummit” hosted on Discord due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The delegate of Iustus suggested co-organising the event alongside the delegate of Orentia. The Chair suggested having a schedule of events for the eSummit, similar to an in-person summit, and advised delegates to think of activities, discussion topics, and other ideas they would like to see.

Sister Cities Project

The Chair invited the delegate for Posaf to talk about the Sister Cities Project. The delegate for Posaf stated that Phase 2 has been slow due to him being busy, but that Phase 3 would be out this week and it will work differently, giving participants an option to randomise or pick cities.

Responses to COVID-19

The Chair invited delegates to make statements on the recent 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. The delegate for Posaf stated that Posaf is taking a calm approach, and declared a national state of caution with the advise of the Ohio Department if Health. The delegate of Lytera stated that the government is pondering declaring a national state of emergency, and that one of their citizens is experiencing similar symptoms to that of COVID-19, however it had not yet been confirmed wither or not it was COVID-19.

Closing business

The delegate for Orentia stated that weekly GUM-related trivia questions would be starting this week, an idea which had been proposed by the delegate of New Eiffel.

Quorum was adjourned at 19:19 UTC

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