Monday, August 6, 2012

Stann Creek United Chess Family

Stann Creek Association Annual General Meeting took place on July 28, 2012 and it was agreed that a new district organization should be created and the terms of its organization (by-laws) were discussed and agreed to by all present as follows:
  • The name of the organization is the Stann Creek United Chess Family
  • The objective is to assist in creating chess clubs in elementary and high schools in the district through a Board of Directors elected for a 2 year period. There will be an annual general meeting held annually, in July. Amendments or additions to these by-laws would be made at that time
  • The Board of Directors includes President, Vice President, Fundraiser- Treasurer, and Secretary
  • The key activities of the Family would be to fund raise and sponsor chess activities that would be open to all and allow participation in the activities of the Belize National Youth Chess Federation.
  • These activities include sponsoring tournaments, starting chess clubs in district schools, holding summer chess camps and assisting new clubs or coaches as possible.
  • There is an annual membership fee of $10 which will form the basis of our annual fees of $100 to Belize Chess Federation

In addition, Elections were held and the following Board of Directors were elected for a 2 year period:

President : Pedro Pixabaj
Vice President: Ofelia Chiac
Treasure : Gerry Collins
Secretary Mardi Collins

Currently 2 summer chess camps are planned to be hold in Red Bank, Silk Grass and Maya Mopan.

Stann Creek and Toledo District will be sponsoring a BCF sanctioned Open Tournament on September 29 in Dangriga.