the club idea is fantastic idea but not quite enough happening to keep some interested:
how about we invent progressive chess: 1 x chess board but up to 5 people can play on the same team against a team of 5 other players and you can only move when it's your turn....could have a number of teams or intraclub progressive chess games happening within your club...
mini intra club clans
Mini club clans....up to a dozen mini clans....set up as a knock out challenge similar to tournaments but with teams instead of just individuals.
I know for a fact that the mini clan idea would get Aussies at the chessaroos club more involved, because we would divide the club into states, Australians love a state of origin,......other clubs would like the idea also