Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Olympiad Appeal Now
The 2008 Olympiad in Dresden is slated to take place from 12 November to 25 November later this year. That's not too far off. Hence, I was wondering when the Australian Chess Federation will begin their Olympiad funding efforts as I'd not seen any references to it either on their website or in their latest email newsletter. But lo and behold, according to this, the problem seems to be that these guys don't currently have an Olympiad Appeal Coordinator.
I've no idea what the job specs are for that role, but it is a terribly critical position that will hopefully be filled fairly soon. So if you think you've got the goods, drop those ACF dudes a quick line.
On the other hand, time is quickly running out. We can only hope that the ACF will have already laid down some contingency plans in case the coordinator's role isn't filled. I read somewhere some advance suggestions on how to go about this year's appeal: raffle tickets, setting up Paypal, guess the team competitions, etc. But the simplest is probably to just call for donations now! Frankly, I don't see why not.