Another solid Thursday + Gift Exchange next week with chess!

A few of us will be doing a gift exchange. If you would like to take part, bring any gift under $20 in value.

Here are some pictures from last Thursday:

Hope to see you all next week 🙂

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Chess this Thursday!

We have an upcoming gift exchange next Thursday (December 13th) along with our regular chess club night. It is a white elephant gift exchange, so if anyone would like to participate then please let us know this Thursday.

This Thursday, we have chess as usual, Thursday night at Woodbine Mall from 530-930 pm, come out come out and play! All are welcome.

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We are out of debt!

The Etobicoke Chess Club is, as of the last donation count, officially out of debt. Generous donations from all of our members have paid for:

  • 2 years of nonprofit insurance
  • Government fees for incorporating as a nonprofit
  • Chess boards
  • Chess clocks
  • Fees for a logo
  • Fees for a meetup group that continues to grow and attract new members

And not much else, we run a very tight ship and are interested in continuing to run this chess club on as little money as necessary. Any surplus we accumulate as an organization will go towards:

  • Securing a government grant
  • Getting our own location
  • Being able to run CFC rated tournaments out of this location for the lowest price in Canada

In June 2019, we will be starting the process for submission in order to try and secure a government grant. Look for more news from the Etobicoke Chess Club in the near future.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every one of our members who comes out and donates, and those who have donated online. Every dollar counts, no donation is too large, and 100% of the money is going toward forwarding a good cause. None of it is paying a salary, we are all volunteers, all money donated to us is making a direct difference on chess in Toronto through our organization. Thank you all.

In the meantime, we still play every Thursday evening at Woodbine Mall!

If you would like to donate, click the “Donate” tab at the top and see how you can do so.

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