|Past President Chagrin|
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what me and my friends have been trying to do. What we are demanding is that the club be run in a lawful manner. I think new president, Mr. Paul Rachlin, understands many of our concerns, and he understands that words are not enough. He needs to take some action.
|President Paul Rachlin vs WCGM Magnus Carlsen|
Hopefully Mr. Rachlin will solve many of the problems in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully my role is winding down, and I will be able to return to the club just to play chess. There are an infinite number of ways of running the club legally. While I may throw out suggestions from time to time, I fully understand that the club is run by the board, not by me.
If the problems at the club become a matter for the authorities, they presumably will not be interested in the personalities or philosophies, but in whether the club is doing everything in a legal manner.
The motto of FIDE is Gens una sumus "We are one people". So the ideas of having a chess community, and of chess bringing different people together are not new. But to have a community there must be trust. Only leaders who are fair, honest, and law abiding can maintain an environment of trust. So let's hope for the best, and let's play chess.