Join the 10th Anniversary Committee

July 31st, 8:50AM

Nine years ago, on July 22, 2013, the Madison City Chess League held its first meeting at Rainbow Landing Clubhouse. This was a new organization in Madison dedicated to teaching kids how to play chess and supporting chess programs in all our schools. We did not have chess sets yet, so we asked people to bring their own. Commissioner Steve Haraway later provided us our first grant so we could purchase some chess sets to use during our meetings, and our journey began.

Next year, MCCL will celebrate its 10th Anniversary! We are excited to plan for the celebration, design some 10th Anniversary memorabilia, and invite more people to learn to play chess. There are lot of possibilities, but we need your help. MCCL will be forming a 10th Anniversary Committee to start making plans for our celebration next year. It may seem early, but it takes time and planning to do things right. If you are interested in chairing or serving on the 10th Anniversary Committee, please use this link to let us know. We will start meeting in August after school starts at a time that is mutually convenient for the members and will likely do so via Zoom.

A Little History

The first meeting of the Madison City Chess League occurred on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Rainbow Landing Clubhouse located across the street from Rainbow Elementary. Fourteen students from across Madison attended. Madison County Commissioner Steve Haraway donated funds to allow MCCL to purchase its first chess sets for the kids to play with.