With our last club night of the season approaching on the 30th of May, we thought we’d let you know some important information for over the summer.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 1st August, The Bungo, 7pm (TBC)
All Club Members are invited to this meeting. The Committee will present short reports about how the season has gone, we’ll discuss points submitted by Members and we will elect a new Committee for the 23/24 chess season.
First day of the 23/24 season – Tuesday 5th September
Committee and volunteer roles
Over the past season we’ve gained almost 50 members, been profiled in national media and achieved promotion in the Glasgow Chess League. There’s a lot of background work that goes into making sure everything runs smoothly, and we’re looking to expand this support for the upcoming season.
There are lots of ways to get involved with supporting the Club – it could be standing for a Committee role, acting as a team captain for one of our leagues or even helping to set up or put away equipment on club nights. You’ll receive support from the rest of the Committee and wouldn’t be expected to pick anything up from scratch.
We’ll send more information about the official process to Club Members closer to the AGM, but if you’d like to know anything about any of the roles or how you can help the Club, just email us or talk to a member of the committee. You can find information about all of the available roles in our Constitution (see below).
Draft constitution – your views
Over the past few months the Committee has been working on creating a Constitution which effectively sums up what the Club is and how we operate. This should help to manage key processes such as electing committees and dealing with any issues which may crop up over the course of the season.
July 2023 update: Based on member feedback, we have updated the draft constitution:
We plan to formally put this constitution out for approval at the AGM. We would really appreciate any feedback from members, whether positive or constructive.
Chess over the summer
While the club is on its summer break, you can still attend the Thursday Chess Group at G41 Bar from 6pm until late. There’s also chess in the park at Queens Park boating pond (weather permitting) 10am-1pm on Sundays. If you’d like more information, get in touch to be added to the WhatsApp groups.