American Go E-Journal

2022 AGA Board Meetings and Updates

Friday May 13, 2022

The AGA Board has recently posted the agendas and approved minutes for their recent Board Meetings (held on January 9, February 27, and May 1).  The schedule of meetings for the 2021-2022 term can be found at the end of each posted agenda and minutes.

Summary of May 1, 2022 Board Meeting
During the May meeting, the board received the annual report of the VP of International Affairs.  The Board spent much of the remainder of the meeting discussing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the US Go Congress, scheduled to be held in-person in Estes Park, CO, July 31 – August 7, 2022.  The Directors of the 2022 US Go Congress presented on the high number of registrations and their enthusiastic plans for the Congress.  The Board also received an update from the Presidential Search Committee on the progress of the search.  The Board will meet again on May 29 at 8pm EDT for the purposes of electing the next AGA President before the June 1 by-laws deadline.

Summary of February 27, 2022 Board Meeting
During the February meeting, the board discussed whether or not to hold an in-person US Go Congress in 2022. After reviewing the results of the member survey, input from the local organizing team, and advice from the VP of Events, the board gave authorization to proceed with planning and registration for an in-person congress. Consequently, Lisa Scott resigned as VP of Events. Other topics discussed included routine reappointments and notification of vacancies, as well as status updates on ongoing projects.

Summary of January 9, 2022 Board Meeting
The January meeting of the AGA Board had as its main topic of discussion developments of the COVID pandemic and their effects on go, particularly the US Go Congress.  The Board authorized proceeding with the development of an in-person US Go Congress, and authorized a deficit of up to $35,000.