Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - February 2008

Sponsored by The Steel Charitable Trust
Edited by Guy Whitehouse
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Two Important Posts to Fill at Next Month’s AGM

Our treasurer, Richard Kidals, has decided that he no longer has the time to continue his work for the BCA. This is naturally a great disappointment to us but we are most grateful to Richard for his tremendous work over the last six years or so.

Richard came to the BCA through Reach, an organisation that aims to put charities in touch with people who are volunteering their help. Naturally, we have approached Reach once again with a view to finding a suitable volunteer for this important post but unfortunately we have not been successful so far.

Another important post is the publicity officer. It is fairly certain that Bill Armstrong, who has been our publicity man for the last three years, will not be seeking re-election at the next AGM. This again is a substantial disappointment as Bill has been very effective in this work. We are pleased to say that Bill is content to carry on as our youth development coordinator and our representative to the English Chess Federation.

If anyone within the BCA feels that they would like to consider taking on either the treasurer or publicity role, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can find out more about the roles by speaking to Richard or Bill. It would be helpful if anyone considering standing could let me know please.

Norman Wragg.