Greater Peoria Chess Federation Leadership Change
Beginning at the first of the year, January 2020 the chess club (Greater Peoria Chess Federation) will be administered and run by the Greater Peoria Chess Foundation. The Foundation has been ably running the Friday night kids only Hult club currently meeting at Schunks for many years now. They have also been administering the Saturday and weekend tournaments in the Peoria area. The Foundation Officers are currently Murrel Rhodes as president and Peter McConaghie as vice president. Patrick Cohen is the Foundation's goto tournament director.
Peoria Public Schools awarded the 2017-18 Community Contribution Award to the Greater Peoria Chess Foundation at their June 11, 2018 Board meeting. GPCF provided chess sets and training software to PPS schools and supported a chess tournament at Von Steuben Middle School in 2017. Planned for 2018-19 are more tournaments and a program to provide low cost US Chess memberships to students.