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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 1.2017.1
**Motion number:** 1.2019.1
**Subject:** Spirit
**Intent:** Definition of the Spirit of the World Cube Association
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 1, 2017
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

1. The World Cube Association (WCA) is the world governing body for the sport of Speedcubing.
2. The Mission of the World Cube Association is to have more competitions in more countries with more people and more fun, under fair and equal conditions.
3. The Spirit of the World Cube Association is that people from all over the world have fun together in a friendly atmosphere, help each other, and behave in a sportsmanlike fashion.
4. The World Cube Association exists for its Registered Speedcubers and thus the key value of WCA Staff and External Staff is to serve the Registered Speedcubers of the WCA, see [WCA Motion : Registered Speedcubers](wca{documents/motions/01.2017.1 - Spirit.pdf}).
4. The World Cube Association exists for its Registered Speedcubers and thus the key value of WCA Staff is to serve the Registered Speedcubers of the WCA, see [WCA Motion : Registered Speedcubers](wca{documents/motions/01.2017.1 - Spirit.pdf}).
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 2.2018.1
**Motion number:** 2.2019.1
**Subject:** Definitions
**Intent:** Define WCA terminology
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 31, 2018
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

@@ -20,27 +20,35 @@ Within WCA we use the following definitions for terminology.
<tbody>
<tr>
<td>Board Member</td>
<td>A Member of the WCA Board of Directors.</td>
<td>A Member of the WCA Board of Directors. Board Members are WCA Staff Members with Voting Rights.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Bylaws</td>
<td>The Bylaws of the WCA.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Candidate Delegate</td>
<td>An External Staff Member of the WCA who has been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member without Voting Rights who has been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Committee</td>
<td>A committee of the WCA that has been appointed by the WCA under the terms of the WCA Bylaws or any of the Motions. Leaders of committees are WCA Staff and rest of committees members are WCA External Staff.</td>
<td>Committee/Team</td>
<td>A Committee/Team of the WCA that has been appointed by the WCA under the terms of the WCA Bylaws or any of the Motions. Leaders of Committees/Teams are WCA Staff with Voting Rights and rest of Committees/Teams members are WCA Staff without Voting Rights.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Committee Leader</td>
<td>A Staff Member of the WCA who leads a WCA Committee.</td>
<td>Committee/Team Leader</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member with Voting Rights who leads a WCA Committee/Teams.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Committee/Team Member</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member without Voting Rights who performs activities for the WCA in a WCA Committee/Team.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Committee/Team Senior Member</td>
<td>A Committee/Team Member who has been promoted to a Senior Member by its Leader. Committee/Team Senior Members are WCA Staff Members with Voting Rights.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Community</td>
<td>The Community of the WCA as formed by all Staff, External Staff, Registered Speedcubers, and Partners.</td>
<td>The Community of the WCA as formed by all Staff, Registered Speedcubers, and Partners.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Competition Organizer</td>
@@ -58,6 +66,18 @@ Within WCA we use the following definitions for terminology.
<td>Continent</td>
<td>A geographical area consisting of a group of countries, limited to: <br> Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Council</td>
<td>A council of the WCA that has been appointed by the WCA under the terms of the WCA Bylaws or any of the Motions.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Council Leader</td>
<td>A Community Member of the WCA who leads a WCA Council.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Council Member</td>
<td>A Community Member of the WCA who performs activities for the WCA in a WCA Council.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Country</td>
<td>A self-governing geographical area of the world recognized as an independent state by international law and international governmental bodies. <br> The Regulations contain the accepted list of countries.</td>
@@ -70,26 +90,45 @@ Within WCA we use the following definitions for terminology.
<td>Code of Ethics</td>
<td>The code of the WCA containing principles of ethical conduct.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>External Staff</td>
<td>An appointed External Staff Member of the WCA who performs activities for the WCA.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Full Delegate</td>
<td>A Staff Member of the WCA who has been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member with Voting Rights who has been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Majority</td>
<td>More than half of the valid votes.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Member with Voting Rights</td>
<td>An appointed WCA Staff Member.</td>
<td>
<p>An appointed WCA Staff Member with Voting Rights.</p>
<ul>
<li>Director</li>
<li>Officer</li>
<li>Committee/Team Leader</li>
<li>Committee/Team Senior Member</li>
<li>Senior Delegate</li>
<li>Full Delegate</li>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Officer</td>
<td>
<p>An appointed Officer of the WCA under the terms of the WCA Bylaws.</p>
<ul>
<li>Chair</li>
<li>Executive Director</li>
<li>Secretary</li>
<li>Treasurer</li>
<li>Vice-Chair</li>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Partner</td>
<td>
<p>An acknowledged person or party who is not a Staff Member or External Staff Member of the WCA, with whom the WCA works together for the Objectives of the WCA. This could be:</p>
<p>An acknowledged person or party who is not a Staff Member of the WCA, with whom the WCA works together for the Objectives of the WCA. This could be:</p>
<ul>
<li>Regional Organization</li>
<li>Sponsor</li>
@@ -112,7 +151,7 @@ Within WCA we use the following definitions for terminology.
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Senior Delegate</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member and Full Delegate who has been appointed by the WCA to manage a group of WCA Delegates.</td>
<td>A WCA Staff Member with Voting Rights and Full Delegate who has been appointed by the WCA to manage a group of WCA Delegates.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Speedcubing</td>
@@ -126,23 +165,18 @@ Within WCA we use the following definitions for terminology.
<li>Director</li>
<li>Officer</li>
<li>Committee/Team Leader</li>
<li>Committee/Team Senior Member</li>
<li>Committee/Team Member</li>
<li>Senior Delegate</li>
<li>Full Delegate</li>
<li>Candidate Delegate</li>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Supermajority</td>
<td>A majority of at least 2/3 of the valid votes.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Team</td>
<td>A team of the WCA that has been appointed by the WCA under the terms of these Bylaws or any of the Motions. Leaders of teams are WCA Staff and rest of team members are WCA External Staff.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Team Leader</td>
<td>A Staff Member of the WCA who leads a WCA Team.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Twisty puzzles</td>
<td>Puzzles that are manipulated by twisting their mechanisms. Most famous of these puzzles is the Rubik’s Cube.</td>
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</tr>
<tr>
<td>Voting Rights</td>
<td>The right to vote in elections and approval processes as described in the Bylaws and Motions. These rights are given to appointed WCA Staff Members only.</td>
<td>The right to vote in elections and approval processes as described in the Bylaws and Motions. These rights are given to a selection of WCA Staff Members only.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>WCA</td>
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</tr>
<tr>
<td>WCA Delegate</td>
<td>A role defined in the Motions and in the WCA Regulations to oversee official WCA Competitions on behalf of the WCA. This role can be performed by Candidate Delegates (WCA External Staff) or Full Delegates (WCA Staff).</td>
<td>A role defined in the Motions and in the WCA Regulations to oversee official WCA Competitions on behalf of the WCA. This role can be performed by Candidate Delegates or Full Delegates.</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 3.2017.1
**Motion number:** 3.2019.1
**Subject:** Objectives
**Intent:** Definition of the Objectives of the World Cube Association
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 1, 2017
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

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3. Regulate
1. To compile and enforce regulations governing Speedcubing and to ensure that such regulations are applied at all WCA Competitions.
2. To create and enforce a mechanism whereby disputes and disciplinary matters within Speedcubing are subject to procedures set out in the applicable regulations and to bring all disputes to final resolution by arbitration.
3. To supervise and enforce the rights and duties of Staff, External Staff, Registered Speedcubers, and Partners.
3. To supervise and enforce the rights and duties of Staff, Registered Speedcubers, and Partners.
4. To safeguard the authenticity and integrity of the WCA and to take all possible measures to eliminate corrupt conduct that might place the authenticity or integrity of the WCA at risk.
5. To enforce publicly transparent processes within the WCA in order to support the accountability towards the WCA Community.
6. To enforce transparent processes within the WCA in order to comply with local laws and to cooperate with local law enforcement in case of alleged violations of the local laws.
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 4.2018.1
**Motion number:** 4.2019.1
**Subject:** Board of Directors
**Intent:** Rights and duties of WCA Board of Directors other than those covered in the Bylaws
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 31, 2018
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

The WCA Board of Directors (or simply WCA Board) is the leadership team of the WCA and its highest authority.

1. The WCA Board of Directors has the following duties:
1. To guide, serve, and unite the WCA Community in accordance with the [WCA Motion : Objectives](wca{documents/motions/03.2017.1 - Objectives.pdf}).
2. To oversee, guide, and supervise all Staff and External Staff of the WCA in accordance with the [WCA Motion : Objectives](wca{documents/motions/03.2017.1 - Objectives.pdf}).
2. To oversee, guide, and supervise all Staff of the WCA in accordance with the [WCA Motion : Objectives](wca{documents/motions/03.2017.1 - Objectives.pdf}).
3. To oversee, guide, and supervise all structural and day-to-day activities of the WCA in accordance with the [WCA Motion : Objectives](wca{documents/motions/03.2017.1 - Objectives.pdf}).
4. To oversee, guide, and supervise all relationships with Regional Organizations and Sponsors.
5. To mobilize Staff, External Staff, Regional Organizations, and Competition Organizers to organize WCA Competitions on local, national, continental, and world level, well distributed in time and geographical location, and to ensure the quality of WCA Competitions up to the maximum extent.
5. To mobilize Staff, Regional Organizations, and Competition Organizers to organize WCA Competitions on local, national, continental, and world level, well distributed in time and geographical location, and to ensure the quality of WCA Competitions up to the maximum extent.
6. To represent the WCA in all dealings with other relevant organizations and with media.
7. To negotiate or oversee the negotiation of all contracts on behalf of the WCA in consultation with the appropriate Committees.
2. WCA Board of Directors has the following rights:
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3. Decisions of the WCA Board of Directors are based on majority voting in the WCA Board of Directors.
4. The WCA Board of Directors agenda is based on:
1. Vision and strategy documents for the WCA, updated on a periodical basis by the WCA Board of Directors.
2. Input from Staff, External Staff, Regional Organizations, local organization teams, Registered Speedcubers, external organizations, media, or outsiders.
2. Input from Staff, Regional Organizations, local organization teams, Registered Speedcubers, external organizations, media, or outsiders.
3. Internal initiatives and agreements within the WCA Board of Directors.
5. Communication with or within the WCA Board of Directors:
1. Communication to the WCA Board of Directors shall generally take place via the email address [board@worldcubeassociation.org](mailto:board@worldcubeassociation.org), but could also be initiated via other communication channels.
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 5.2018.1
**Motion number:** 5.2019.1
**Subject:** Election of Directors
**Intent:** To establish, control, and guarantee the democratic and timely election of WCA Directors
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 31, 2018
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

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6. Schedule
1. There must be a 15-day period to apply for candidacy and submit the candidacy document to the WCA Board of Directors and WCA Ethics Committee.
1. In the case of elections resolving a tie (see 8.3) the candidacy period will be reduced to 3 days.
2. After this period, the applications and candidacy documents will be made available to WCA Staff and External Staff, and there will be a 7-day period for voting.
2. After this period, the applications and candidacy documents will be made available to WCA Staff, and there will be a 7-day period for voting.
3. The outcome of the voting must be made public after the voting period is over.
1. No partial results must be released before the end of the voting period.
2. The outcome of the voting consists of:
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 6.2017.1
**Motion number:** 6.2019.1
**Subject:** Regional Organizations
**Intent:** Procedure of acknowledgement of Regional Organizations and description of their rights and duties
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 1, 2017
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ The WCA shall acknowledge Regional Organizations as Partners to support the Obje
2. To actively contribute to the Continental WCA Competitions that are held in the continent of the Regional Organization.
3. To respect and operationalize the Objectives set out in the Bylaws and the Motions.
4. To comply with all applicable Regulations.
5. To accept and comply with decisions of WCA Staff and External Staff.
5. To accept and comply with decisions of WCA Staff.
6. To keep on file at the WCA a copy of its current bylaws and, if applicable, regulations in an electronic format.
3. Application of Regional Organizations
1. Application for acknowledgement by the WCA of Regional Organizations shall be submitted in writing to the WCA Board.
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 8.2018.1
**Motion number:** 8.2019.1
**Subject:** WCA Delegates
**Intent:** Procedure of acknowledgement of WCA Delegates and description of their rights and duties
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 31, 2018
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

WCA Delegate is a role defined in the WCA Regulations to oversee official WCA Competitions on behalf of the WCA.

1. WCA Delegates are responsible and accountable for making sure that WCA Competitions are run according to the Mission, Spirit, and Regulations of the WCA.
2. The role of WCA Delegate can be performed by Full Delegates and Candidate Delegates.
1. Full Delegates are Staff of the WCA
2. Candidate Delegates are External Staff of the WCA
3. WCA Competitions and WCA Competition results can only be officially acknowledged by the WCA if a WCA Delegate is present and overseeing the competition.
1. Exception: in case the WCA Delegate cannot attend the competition, the WCA Board may appoint a trusted person to act as a temporary WCA Candidate Delegate for the competition.
4. Rights of WCA Delegates
@@ -53,7 +51,7 @@ WCA Delegate is a role defined in the WCA Regulations to oversee official WCA Co
8. Full Delegates
1. Full Delegates are Staff of the WCA who have been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.
9. Candidate Delegates
1. Candidate Delegates are External Staff of the WCA who have been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.
1. Candidate Delegates are Staff of the WCA who have been appointed by the WCA to perform the role of WCA Delegate.
2. Candidate Delegates will require a time period of extra attention by Senior Delegates, to support their development to Full Delegates and Staff of the WCA.
1. After a Candidate Delegate has held the position for at least one year and has successfully managed at least three WCA Competitions, a Senior Delegate may give a Candidate Delegate the status of Full Delegate, if the Senior Delegate judges that the Candidate Delegate has shown their fitness for the position.
2. To promote a Candidate Delegate to Full Delegate, the Senior Delegate must submit the corresponding application to the WCA Board.
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# SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED MOTION

**Motion number:** 9.2017.1
**Motion number:** 9.2019.1
**Subject:** Senior Delegates
**Intent:** Procedure of acknowledgement of WCA Senior Delegates and description of their rights and duties
**Submitted by:** Board of Directors
**Date:** July 1, 2017
**Date:** January 1, 2019

# Motion

@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ Senior Delegates are WCA Staff and Full Delegates, with an extra role to manage
2. Perform as the escalation point for the WCA Delegates in case of issues with local Competition Organizers and Competition Staff.
4. Appointment of Senior Delegates
1. The Board of Directors decides how many Senior Delegates are needed and how the areas are divided among Senior Delegates, based on the number of delegates and the span-of-control of the Senior Delegates. All WCA Delegates should be managed by a Senior Delegate.
2. If a new Senior Delegate is needed for an area, the Board of Directors will request all WCA Staff Members and External Staff to apply as a candidate.
2. If a new Senior Delegate is needed for an area, the Board of Directors will ask for applicants among all Full Delegates.
3. Candidates shall apply for the position within the required application period, and include all documentation that is requested in the application request.
4. The Board of Directors will decide by Majority vote which of the candidates will be appointed as new Senior Delegate(s) and for which attributed area(s) they will fulfil their role.
5. Withdrawal of Appointment of Senior Delegates
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