ICA Board takes a position and sends aid to Ukraine
We usually stay out of politics but it is clear that the invasion of Ukraine is not a political decision, but one of violence against civilians, woman, children and elderly. The ICA Board of directors made an unprecedented decision to directly send chess boards and food money with one of our members to aid refugees fleeing the violence - though two board members were unavailable for the BOD decision, this was not a unilateral decision for the ICA. We do not wish to offend anyone, however, this came as a request from a member to whom we supported their missionary efforts and wish them safe travels. We are also working on a tournament to raise more money for refugees and we hope you will also support those efforts, too. Peace.
Interesting post on chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/ukrainian-chess-players-in-times-of-war