The following are just some of their stated aims:
Move all CV activities to 3 Rochester Road on a rental share with the Box Hill Chess Club, where there will be unlimited access for a once a year payment of between four and five thousand dollars
Re-introduce a fortnightly CV email news sheet
Maintain the 12 player round robin format of the Victorian Championship but run it on a 2 rounds per week basis from the above venue
Propose the election of Gary Wastell as an honorary life member of Chess Victoria
This last one is potentially controversial. In a posting on Chess Chat (as well as the rival Australian Chess Club Forum), Mr Beaumont says, "I can tell you for certain that Gary Wastell's nomination is not a popular one amongst [Melbourne Chess Club] people. Question marks also remain about the motivations behind, and for, such a close relationship between Box Hill Chessclub and ChessVictoria."
we're very interested to hear directly from Gerry Hartland, leader of "Unity". An email is on its way. Stay tuned.