USCF MEMBERSHIP REACHES ANOTHER HIGH

USCF membership totals reached an all time high at the end of December, for the third consecutive month.

Even more encouraging news is that after many years of losing about 1000 Adult Regular Members per year, USCF lost only 11 such members during the past seven months.  Following is a statement by USCF President John McCrary.


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USCF SETS NEW MEMBERSHIP RECORD

For the third consecutive month, the US Chess Federation has set an all-time record for membership. As of the end of December 2002, there were 94,937 individual members. Also, the total number of Adult Regular Members has declined by only 11 since last May. This represents a dramatic improvement, since previously Adult Regular Members have been declining at the rate of 1000 per year.Total membership (including affiliates and subscriptions) at the end of December is 98,732, also a record.

Overall revenues for December are the best in several years. The USCF also welcomes 47 new Life Members.

Thanks are given to the many members, affiliates, and volunteers who made this possible.

( Signed) John Mccrary, USCF President


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