Pat Loughrey, the oldest member of our club, sadly passed away on December 28.
Pat served on both the DCC and UAC committees at different times and always with distinction. In 1985, when the Chess Club faced a homeless future due to the need to leave Lincoln Place, he negotiated, on behalf of the Chess Club, the move to our present UAC premises. Pat has been a great benefactor of the chess club and was always ready to greet and play chess with members both new and old and visitors alike. He will be sadly missed.
May he rest in peace.