I have now received the form that I am required to sign. Now that I have received it, I can see the reason why I overlooked it before. The reason is that this form is for those who wish to purchase mailing labels. As I am a certified candidate for election, I am not required to purchase the labels. Under the rules, the USCF must provide me with one set of mailing labels for free.
The requirement that I sign this form was one of the many stupid changes instituted by Gorgeous George De Feis. I have now swallowed my pride, signed the form and returned it, so I hope to be able to receive the labels and to get my mailing out soon.
The form follows:
U.S. CHESS FEDERATION
3054 US Route 9W
New Windsor, N. Y 12553
FAX (845) 561-2437
For legal reasons, USCF requires that individuals who wish to purchase USCF membership labels submit actual (or reasonable facsimile) copy of mailing content to be sent using USCF mailing labels. At its meeting in Miami, Florida on January 20-21, 2001, the USCF Executive Board ordered the waiver of this policy when the mailing content is identified as "USCF political information" by the party requesting USCF mailing labels, so long as the label purchaser completes the declaration and indemnification statement below, and returns same to the USCF Executive Director at the time labels are requested.
MUST BE COMPLETED WHEN LABEL PURCHASERS IDENTIFY THE CONTENT OF THEIR MAILING TO CONTAIN USCF POLITICAL INFORMATION. ALL OTHER LABEL PURCHASERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT COPY OF MAILING CONTENT WHEN REQUESTING USCF MAILING LABELS.
In order to allow for freedom of expression, maintain confidentiality of strategic USCF political activities, and protect USCF from any illegal actions resulting from these activities, USCF shall make its membership mailing labels available for purchase by members, without requiring the submission of mailing content, which it typically requires, so long as the label purchaser signs the following declaration:
1, _______________(USCF Membership ID# ____________ ) hereby indemnify and hold harmless the USCF from any and all claims resulting from my usage of the USCF membership labels I am purchasing at this time. Additionally, I will defend USCF against such claims and pay the cost of any USCF litigation expenses associated with such claims.
USCF Executive Director U.S. Chess Federation 3054 Route 9W New Windsor, NY 12553
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