The Board of Directors of the Roanoke Valley Chess Club is pleased to announce that the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley has renewed its annual grant of $500.00 to the club for the purpose of promoting the playing of chess in the community, with its attendant educational, social and recreational benefits.

The club was notified by the Foundation of the renewal on October 18, 2012.

This funding is made possible through a grant made to the club by noted chess player, philanthropist and RVCC member, the late Walter Muir of Salem, Va. He established this fund almost a decade ago through the Foundation, who administers the fund. Its formal title is The Dorothy S. and Walter Muir Memorial Fund.

The club holds an annual event in honor of the memory of Mr. Muir.

We appreciate the efforts of both the Foundation and its Director, Mr. Alan Ronk, for their support of the Roanoke Valley Chess Club and its work in the promotion of chess and its many benefits to residents of the Roanoke Valley.