The Annual Membership Meeting will be Sunday, March 24, starting at 1:00 PM.
Voting members who are not coming to the meeting—please give your written proxy to a voting member who is coming, so that we can meet our quorum requirements. This can be done with email.
The meeting will be at the Go Center. It will include a slide show, yearly reports, election of three members of the Board of Directors, and snacks. The meeting will last about an hour, and will be followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors. If you are not elected to the Board of Directors, you may spend the rest of the afternoon playing Go.
The Seattle Go Center has nine Directors. Each Director has a term of three years. This meeting, three positions will be filled. The Directors are elected by “voting members”: lifetime members, yearly members and quarterly members who have had a membership for at least 93 days. Ten-visit members and new members are welcome at the meeting, but cannot vote.
If you are interested in standing for the Board of Directors, please contact Brian Allen (Operations Manager) or Lee Anne Bowie (President of the Board of Directors). Members of the Board of Directors do not have to be current voting members of the Go Center, although they usually are. We have enough candidates to fill all our Board positions but we are still accepting nominations.
Mr. Yuto Tajiri (“call me Yuto”), 5 Dan professional Go player with the Nihon Ki-in, visited Seattle Go Center, March 4 – March 7, and engaged in many activities with us.
Monday, despite several hours of airplane travel, Yuto took over Nick Sibicky’s DDK class, and reviewed a game vs. Hideo Otake, professional 9 Dan.
Tuesday, Yuto met with Weiqi students at UW on campus at Red Square. In the warm sunshine, he played public teaching games on 9×9.
Then in the afternoon, with the stamina of a true professional, he played simultaneous games — then did it again in the evening!
Wednesday, Yuto taught Go to 2nd-grade students at University Child Development School. These kids visit senior citizens living at Nikkei Manor — and now Go is one of the things they can do on their visits!
Wednesday evening, Yuto visited the Go Center’s long-running outreach project at the Uwajimaya food court.
Yuto played teaching games and simuls at Uwajimaya.
Thursday, Yuto taught Go at the McDonald International School Go Club. In the evening, one more lecture at the Go Center; then Friday, back to the airport.
The Go Center is deeply grateful to the Nihon Ki-in and to Tajiri-sensei for the visit and so much hard work. Thank you!