Thank you to our donors!
We don't charge any membership fees but rely on the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
A big thank you goes to all our donors without whom JP Chess would not be possible. Our donors in 2022 are as follows:
King (Top Donor): Ethan George
Thank you to our venue provider J.P. Licks and thank you to the individuals that give their time to run and administer the club. If you would like to donate please click on the donate button below. All donations are highly appreciated.
Donations and Expenses (2022)
We have entered 2022 with $212 in funds. For details of our 2021 donations and expenses click here. As at May 1, 2022 we have received this year, to date, $105 in donations and incurred expenses of $105 on meetup.com fees.
Club Inventory (as at January 1, 2022)
The club inventory at the start of the year was:
Triple Weighted Chess Sets with Silicon Boards and Green Bags - 13
Single Weighted Chess Set with Silicon Board and Red Bag - 1
Single Weighted Chess Set (XL) with Silicon Board and Red Bag - 1
Basic Chess Clock (LEAP/WholeSale Chess) -15
Rubber Roll Up Board - 1
Budget for 2022 and Forecasted Expenses
Reserves and further donations will be used in 2022 for the following (total estimate $555):
Replacement sets/clocks - to replace any broken/lost pieces or clocks - estimate of $60
Batteries for clocks and hand sanitizer - estimate of $40
Other marketing and printing costs - estimate of $10
USCF membership (2022) - estimate of $45
Business Certificate for City of Boston - Filing Fee $65 (lasts four years) - needed for financial administration of the club as it grows
Website Fees and domain name for 2022/23 (from July 2022) - estimated at $210 per year - will continue to use as primary communication method
Meetup fees - $105 until August 2022
GoFundMe fees - estimate of $20
We shall reassess the equipment and future purchase needs as the club evolves. The above assumes that we are able to use venues free of charge. Typically rental of premises at the low end is $30 per hour.