The Gazette - May 2020

Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Membership Secretary’s Report

I am extremely pleased that at long last after the advent of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) the opted in membership list has now been circulated to all opted in members in their preferred format. This has been a lengthy process involving contacting all members and then compiling a new membership list. I would especially like to thank our Treasurer Gill Smith and Gazette Editor Julie Leonard who have both been putting the lion’s share of the effort into this time consuming and arduous task. Many thanks for all your hard work.

This quarter we have three new members who have recently joined our association. Two visually impaired members: junior member Ben Stanley from Dudley who is very interested in tapping into the wide range of accessible chess material in our library, and Sue Williams from Tunbridge Wells who plans to learn the game of chess joining as a 5 year member. I am also delighted that Mark Kirkham's Mum, Liz Kirkham, has joined as a life member. Liz is very well known to our members who attend the annual chess theme week and have been entertained by her excellent quizzes. It’s great to have her on board.

Deceased Member

I'm very sad to inform members that Hemsley Mallaby a recent member has passed away.

Mark Hague