HRCA announcement Archive

HRCA announcement Archive

This page is an archive of important announcements by the HRCA on our home page that we want to keep for historical reasons and our members benefit.


3/5/2021 HRCA Board update.

The HRCA annual meeting was due to be held in December 2020. It was not held due to the Corona virus and VA restrictions for in person meetings. By March 2021 six of the seven Board members had resigned. Only Tom Belke remained.  Per our bylaws, he appointed six new board members in early March. They will serve until December 2021.



5/1/2020 HRCA Leadership and organizational change.  Since our inception, the HRCA and it’s activities have been run by our Board of Directors.  Thanks to the hard work of Christina Schweiss, our Board, and our volunteers, the organization has had very significant growth and it has become extremely difficult for only the Board to run the organization and our activities.  The HRCA Board of Directors held a meeting on 4/27/2020. At this meeting the following actions were taken to reorganize the HRCA.  1. Christina Schweiss resigned as President and board member.  2. The position of Executive Director was established and Christina Schweiss has taken that position. She will be concentrating on running and expanding our chess activities. The Board will concentrate on the governance of the HRCA. Several of our Board members have been and will remain active in running our chess activities and assisting the ED. 3. Board member Jeffrey Forbes was elected as the new HRCA President and will serve the remaining portion of the one year term of the President’s position.  Click to see Christina’s letter.  Leadership Transition Letter to Members


12/17/19 HRCA Board update.
Ernie Schlich, Cheryl Havens, and Jack Bustillos were re-elected for 2-year terms on the Board of Directors.  Christina Schweiss was re-elected for a 1-year term as President.