James Bond elected Chess Federation president
Attorney-at-Law James Bond was on Sunday elected president of the Guyana Chess Federation, following the holding of elections at the Guyana Olympic Association headquarters, High Street, Kingston.
Bond and the other office bearers for the new term were elected unopposed, and their time to function as the new executive would be determined when a meeting is held shortly. It is understood that most members are calling for a two-year term.
Frankie Farley is the Vice-president, while Natasha Singh is the Secretary and Davion Mars the Treasurer. Outgoing president Irshad Mohamed has been elected to take up the role of Tournament Director, while Yolander Persaud is in charge of Fundraising; Wendell Meusa is the Chess Trainer.
The three elected Committee Members are Ryan Singh, Anthony Drayton and Maria Thomas. Bond also invited three other persons to function as Committee Members, who will be able to attend meetings, but would have no voting rights.
They are Rashad Hussain, Krishnan Raghunandan and Ronuel Greenidge. Meanwhile, Bond donated 10 electronic tablets to the Federation to aid in chess training, while he promised to procure a projector and laptop to further assist the work of the body.