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Notice is hereby given that the 54th Annual General Meeting of Community Care
Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited (formerly Lever Brothers WI Credit Union
Co-operative Society Limited) will take place on Saturday 21st March, 2015 at the
Auditorium, Premier Quality Services Limited, Macoya at 1.00 p.m.
Registration begins at 12.00 noon.
Dated at Curepe this 26th February, 2015
Credential Committee Report
Notice of Meeting
2. Minutes of the 53rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 22nd March, 2014
3. Election of Officers
• Board of Directors
• Credit Committee
• Supervisory Committee
• Education Committee
• Financial Statements
5. Budget Proposals
7. General Business
Please note only members, above the age of 18, in Good Financial Standing as defined
by Bye Law 1a (x) will be admitted to the meeting. Identification must be presented at
Members are asked to call and confirm registration for catering purposes.
A member in "Good Financial Standing" is a member who is neither
delinquent nor inactive.
The boys of St Michael s School in
Diego Martin now have the opportunity
to learn the mind enhancing game of
chess. They benefit from the "Let s Play
Chess" programme run by the T&T
Chess Foundation in partnership with
the Diego Martin Regional Corporation.
The Saturday afternoon classes at St
Michael s, in fact, are an extension of
the joint programme launched last
March at the Carenage Community
Centre as an initiative of the DMRC to
establish the game among Trinidad s
Following its teaching sessions at Care-
nage, the T&TCF has laid the foundation
for building the sport in the communities
of Diamond Vale and Paramin.
The programme at St Michael s com-
prises six Saturday afternoon classes
conducted by experienced trainers.
According to Foundation president Eddi-
son Raphael, it is expected that partic-
ipants will gain sufficient knowledge and
appreciation of the game to make it a
regular sporting activity at the school.
Brainchild of the programme, DMRC
Chairman Darryl Smith, says the Cor-
poration s programme offers young people
of Diego Martin "opportunities to engage
in various forms of sport, including chess,
and to win scholarships in the process."
Asked about the Foundation s role in
this expansion, Raphael said his organ-
isation was "open to working with com-
munity-based organisations for bringing
Chess to children of the country and to
establish the sport as a structured way
to organise their free time and help them
develop critical thinking skills." He regard-
ed chess as offering a positive solution
to the negativity now manifesting itself
among the country s young people.
Raphael s appreciation of the cognitive
benefits of playing chess, especially
among young people, is supported by
expert research conducted in different
parts of the world. One consensus is that
the game provides insights into the nature
of competition which would be helpful
to participants in any competitive
Susan Polgar, perhaps the greatest
woman chess player in history, says:
"Chess is in many ways like life itself.
It s all condensed in a playful manner,
in a game format, and it s extremely fas-
cinating because, first of all, you are in
control of your own destiny. You are in
charge. You have to be responsible for
your own actions. When you make a
move, you had better think ahead of
what s going to happen, not after it hap-
pens because then its too late.
"Chess teaches discipline from an early
age. It teaches that you must have a plan,
you must plan ahead; if you do that you ll
be rewarded. If you break the rules you ll
get punished in life and in chess."
Bobby Fischer, one of the immortals,
sums up the game this way: "Chess is
life." Alexander Alekhine, another of the
great world champions, says: "I consider
chess as an art, and accept all those
responsibilities which art places upon
The Chess Foundation s "Let s Play
Chess" programme, which has held ses-
sions in different parts of the country,
is based at the National Library, Aber-
cromby Street, Port-of-Spain where
it holds its tournaments and con-
ducts free regular Sunday morning
training sessions for young people
as well as adults.
Raphael reveals that the Foun-
dation is drawing up a programme
to make the National Library an
even more active centre of activity
for chess players. He adds: "We are
planning to use this venue more
extensively in the future including
the holding of lectures and seminars
on the sport and other related activ-
The Foundation president
thanked library authorities for the
"quiet and secure facility for chess"
they have provided and invites par-
ents who are interested in having
their children learn the mind-
enhancing sport to call the Foun-
dation at 6780132 to register. The
training programme takes place on
Sundays at the Library from 10am
to 12 noon.
Now chess goes to St Michael's
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