In 1998 it was considered worthwhile to recognise the significant effort of voluntary workers in the Metropolitan Chess Club.|
Without their continuing work, the Club would not operate effectively. It is through these people that the Club has become the largest chess club in Western Australia. Our membership continues to include some of the State's top chess players.
There have of course been many members who served tirelessly during the Club’s existence, being established in 1959. The Metropolitan Chess Club has recognised six of those members by conferring Life Membership on them. The members are Allan Respini (dec.), Robert Pilgrim, John Butcher (dec.), Vic Smyth (dec.), Dougal McLean & Richard Lilly.