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ICCF Announces "Patron of ICCF" Program

7 March 2004

Following is the announcement made on the ICCF Web Site

"Patron of ICCF" programme

International Correspondence Chess Federation

Josef Mrkvicka
ICCF President and Chairman of the Webserver Steering Group
Houškova 32, 326 00 Plzen, Czech Republic
Tel. +420 37 7455375 Fax +420 37 7455374
Email: josef.mrkvicka@volny.cz

25th February 2004


The 2003 ICCF Congress in Ostrava approved the establishment of a new Development Fund and designated that the first development project would be the ICCF Webserver. Congress also unanimously approved the introduction of individual, group and/or national federation patronage of ICCF, with specific benefits, as one source of funding and it directed the Webserver Steering Group to make detailed arrangements to initiate and progress such funding.

At this time the ICCF Webserver Steering Group and Executive Board would like to announce the general outline of the programme, with specific details of one element of the programme.

The purpose of the Patron of ICCF programme is threefold:

1. Provide a significant initial contribution to the ICCF Development Fund.
2. Provide an ongoing source of revenue for the ICCF Development Fund.
3. Provide a framework for future sponsorship arrangements between ICCF and individuals and/or organisations.

The Patron of ICCF programme will consist of three classifications, consisting of Individual, National Federation, and Corporate Patron of ICCF. Two specific benefits will be common to all patrons. Each classification of patron will have free use of a "Patron of ICCF" logo on their personal/organisation material and websites and will receive prominent recognition on the ICCF website and in other official publications.

The first designation of patronage will be the Individual Patron of ICCF. The minimum contribution for this designation will be CHF 500. This patronage will be considered to be for the lifetime of the patron. The name of each patron will be displayed on the square of his/her choice, on a 64 square chessboard, which will be prominently featured on the ICCF Webserver. If patrons prefer, they may, of course, remain anonymous.

Squares on the chessboard will be allocated based on the order of requests received by the contact person. When reserving your square please provide at least three alternative squares you would be willing to accept. Once a request has been acknowledged, arrangements will be made for payment of the contribution. Upon receipt of payment, the square will be guaranteed for that specific patron.

The contact person for the Patron of ICCF programme will be ICCF Finance Director, Grayling Hill. You may contact him with any enquiries at the following Email address:

With best wishes, AMICI SUMUS

Josef Mrkvicka
ICCF President
Chairman of the Webserver Steering Group

Originally posted at the ICCF web site by pfhegoburu@iccf.com



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