Photograph of Guy WhitehouseAs Secretary, I am the first point of contact for the Association and the person responsible for driving it forward on a day to day basis. The main duties are outlined below.

1. Dealing with enquiries and information requests from within the BCA and outside on a wide variety of topics.

2. Producing agendas and minutes for the AGM and the three committee meetings held each year, contributing to the discussion and decision making at such meetings and ensuring that all agreed actions are carried out.

3. Acting as the interface with the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) and making the arrangements for BCA teams and individuals to play in IBCA events.

4. Providing help and support for the BCA fundraiser: this includes providing input to sponsorship bids, preparing budget statements for international events, and producing short reports on how funds have been spent.

5. Liaising with the BCA treasurer on a variety of financial issues including countersigning cheques raised by the treasurer.

6. Producing and updating entries about the BCA in a variety of directories and databases.

7. Keeping members in touch with developments by producing articles for the Gazette.

8. Providing input to the preparation of the BCA Annual Report and the three year Business Plan.



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