Hello everyone,

It has been too long since I have had a chance to write.  Life is busy here and I was traveling during the relatively long Christmas/New Years break.

The chess club here at SMA YPK will be starting again next week with different days for the new semester.  A Facebook group has been started to for the club to better manage all of the students.  I invited about 25 of the students whose names I had and who I was friends with.  Since then over 80 people have joined!!  Though I wish I could, I don’t think I can handle that many at all, lol.

Also, I was able to start with one of the teachers at SMA 2, also here in Bontang, another chess club.  The club is going beautifully so far and in the first two days about 15+ students came.  It was roughly split between both guys and girls which is great too.

I will try to get more updates and pictures later.

Thank you,

Paul Chiariello