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Home Page May 17, 2016 Club Manager Report


1. We have 172 members. Andy Hebron, Dan McCarthy, Susan Farrington, and Nancy Saunders are our newest members.


1. The Beginning Class offered by Tricia Killeen is ongoing and is attracting 14 students per week on average.

2. Dennis David is finishing up this week teaching at Forever Learning. A letter explaining what's going on at the Bridge Center has been distributed in order to encourage his students to transfer over to the Bridge Center.

3. A novice game will start July 7 on Thursday mornings at the club. Tom Hebron and Dennis David have offered to waive their director fee to run the game. I propose charging $6 ($3 for the lesson and $3 for the 12 board game) each week.

4. Jo Ann Steigmeyer and Joan Tobler took a two week break and resumed their Monday morning lessons on May 16 with a 3 week session, “Now What Do I Do.”

5. Elaine DeLaney resumed her Wednesday lessons on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30 and continues to offer Play and Practice sessions on Fridays from 2-4:30 pm.


1. The July and August calendars are ready for publication.

2. The usual duties of preparing the monthly report, updating the bulletin boards and database in ACBL Score, reporting 70% games, and solving members' master point issues have been performed.

3. Monday, September 12, 2016 will be date of the Annual Meeting.

4. A list of registered voters from SBBC has been posted on the bulletin board and submitted to Unit 154.

5. To date we have had 2 responses to our ad in the South Bend Tribune.

6. Dan Barson, our insurance agent, confirmed that our present liability coverage is adequate.

7. The frayed carpet has been repaired.

Unit News

1. We have 4 candidates running for the Unit 154 Board: John Hamilton, Lena Howard, and Suzanne Watson for the 2 year term; Bob Knoblock for the 1 year term.

2. The election will be held for 2 days at the club between June 1-15. We get to choose the dates.

3. Unit 154 voted to drop the Spring Sectional in 2017.

4. Unit 154 voted not to subsidize StaC weeks in the future. This will add $2-3 to the cost of participating in the game.

5. Unit 154 voted to continue the process of leaving District 8 and joining District 11 (Kentucky, western Ohio, central Indiana, and West Virginia).

6. The Unit 154 Annual Meeting will be at 9:15 on August 28 at the sectional.

Our Games

1. Twenty of the 27 honorees attended the Golden Age Master game.

2. We had 11 tables at the Recognition Program on April 23. Gail Wells won $67 in the 50/50 raffle.

Members' Concerns

1. The opinion poll as to whether or not to keep the opening lead in the Bridgemate resulted in 41 for keeping it and 24 for dropping it.

2. There have been many problems seeding the field in the recent months.

3. What is the Board's policy on who is allowed to attend directors' meetings?

Respectfully submitted by
Patricia Killeen, Club Manager

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