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Casino Fundraiser

The 2020 Calgary Chess Club casino took place at Cowboys Casino on February 12-13, 2020, and proved to be a reunion and overall feel good event. We should know later this year what dollar amount the club earned from the fundraiser. A number of volunteers indicated they had fun and will be back next time! As most of you know, casino events take place approximately every 16-18 months.

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First, a big thank you to everyone who supported the club by participating. Dale Haessel volunteered for the maximum four shifts, and Michael Anderson was there for no less than three of the available time slots. Brian Miller and Jake Collins stepped in on short notice, while Frank Kluytmans was General Manager on both day shifts. Walter Watson was a welcome addition as cashier on both evening shifts.

A special thanks also goes out to three lovely ladies Carolyn Pawelko, Srividhya Srinivasan and Yashomati Shitole who helped out in a big way even though they are not Calgary Chess Club members. They were joined by Donna Bird, who is a long time regular supporter of our casino events! Two shifts each were filled by Phil Evans, Jim Daniluk, Fred South, Karoly Gerecz, Roy Yearwood and Rex Yumen. Thank you!

The food was very good, and we even made an extra couple of hundred dollars after two or three lucky winners donated their winnings to the club! As a token of appreciation we will host a party on February 22nd for all casino volunteers at our main club facility. There will be free pizza starting at 19:00.

The casino also would not have been a success without the volunteering efforts of Howard Huang, Jake Collins, Pat Moore, Matthew Atwood, Bhavik Dave, Sammy Yao, Kayode Wharton and Brian Miller. The alternates on stand-by were Bart Simpson, Roham Eslahpazir, Marie Klarichich, Jake Collins, Bill Poelzer and Hafiz Karmali. Finally, we benefitted from the professional and always pleasant assistance of Josephine Yee, Sally Pettot, Scott Janes and Rhonda Sim.

The food was very good, and we even made an extra couple of hundred dollars after two or three lucky winners donated their winnings to the club! As a token of appreciation we will host a party on February 22nd for all casino volunteers at our main club facility. There will be free pizza starting at 19:00.

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