The American Go Association (AGA), the national Go organization, has a local chapter called the “Seattle AGA Chapter”. This chapter is distinct from the non-profit Seattle Go Center (SGC), but the organizations work together on projects, such as Go Congresses or State Championships. Being a member of the AGA has many benefits, including access to the AGA E-Journal (the best English language source for the latest global go news, reviews, and more). The AGA maintains a national ratings system, and Go players must be members of the AGA to play in SGC rated tournaments.
The Seattle AGA Chapter sponsored the August 2005 AGA Go Congress at Pacific Lutheran University along with the Tacoma Go Chapter. They also sponsored the 2013 AGA Go Congress, which had about 400 attendees. This was a very big effort over a year in the making. The Seattle AGA Chapter and SGC provided about 10 hard-working volunteers for the 9 day event. They also provided crucial volunteers for the 2015 Congress in New York City.
The Chapter also selects a representative as a point of contact. The representative is also in charge of the Seattle AGA Chapter budget, a small amount of money from the AGA to help organize events. The current Chapter Rep is Kyle Burg. You can contact Kyle at this email address.