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EBU MEMBER STRATEGY CLUB FOCUS –
REPRIMANDED PROPOSAL NEW IN 2008
AN EBU member was recently
UPDATE AS part of its on-going focus
charged as follows: that during on improving services for clubs AT the EBU’s AGM, held last
the EBU Summer Meeting at and club members, the EBU October, retiring Treasurer
Hilton Metropole Hotel, will begin production of a John Neville (above) was
Brighton, on Saturday 11th newsletter called Club Focus in warmly thanked for all his
August, Sunday 12th August early 2008. Distribution is work over the last ten years.
and Friday 17th August 2007 intended to be with the help of Elected in John’s place is
s/he made a sustained verbal the counties by e-mail to our Michael Hill (below), recently
attack on members of an EBU clubs, so that it can be passed retired from a senior
by Sally Bugden
Appeals Committee who were on to their members by e-mail management role within BP,
carrying out their duties in A BIG thank you to all those with some printed copies as and current Chairman of the
accordance with Law 93B. The clubs that have already sent necessary. It will also be London Metropolitan Bridge
Laws and Ethics Committee their survey responses in to available on the EBU website. Association.
judges that the Disciplinary their counties – they should be The aim is for our members to
Committee will consider this returned by 7 December. make the newsletter very much
to be conduct or behaviour This information is critical for their own by suggesting and
falling below the standards our calculation of an accurate providing content.
required of EBU members, and pay-to-play fee, and will allow Club Focus will be put
therefore misconduct us to provide detailed financial together by Krys Kazmierczak,
amounting to an Offence planning information which EBU Club Liaison Officer and
under paragraph 3.2(v) of the will accompany our final Matt Betts, EBU Communica-
Disciplinary Rules. proposals. tions Officer. Please write to Peter Stocken, Sally Bugden,
The member admitted the There are some new them giving your views and Martin Pool, Michael Hill,
charge and offered a written documents on our website contributions – interesting Alan Nelson, Jeff Morris, John
apology. In accordance with www.ebu.co.uk/FAQ/strategy/ hands, news about your Carter, Graham Jepson, and
the Disciplinary Rules, a which cover our ideas for favourite club, letters, Philip Mason were re-elected
sanction has been imposed: developing the game for questions, ideas on how to to the Board of Directors, and
this is that the member receive different age groups and set boost membership, amusing Malcolm Oliver (a retired
a formal reprimand, which out the services that our anecdotes – and anything else demolition engineer and
remains on his/her record in affiliated clubs can benefit you can think of. Write by e- company director) rejoined
perpetuity and acts as a from if the final strategy mail to email@example.com or the Board. Peter Stocken and
warning as to future conduct. proposals are accepted. by post to Club Focus, EBU, Sally Budgen were re-elected
The sanction also required that You will find the revised Broadfields, Bicester Road, respectively Chairman and
the facts of the matter be strategy proposals printed in Aylesbury, HP19 8AZ. Vice-Chairman of the Union.
published hereby, as a the centre pages of this issue.
reminder that a serious view Please take the time to read
will always be taken of them and send us your YOUNG CHELSEA — 40TH ANNIVERSARY
intemperate behaviour. comments. The Young Chelsea Bridge Club will be celebrating its 40th
Anniversary with a wide range of social and bridge events
A NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY spread over twelve months.
OF THE L&E COMMITTEE The 2008 highlights include:
THE annual revision of the Applications can be by post to ♦ January 20th: University Challenge for students
Orange Book takes place in the the Aylesbury office or by and alumni of London Universities and Colleges.
Spring. Applications from e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). ♦ May 15th: Play with an International. Twenty-six
Young Chelsea internationals will be raffled off as
members to modify any Where permission to play a
partners in a special duplicate, raising funds for the
existing permitted bidding new method is being sought, Alzheimer’s Society.
agreements, or to apply to it is helpful to include a ♦ June 21st-22nd: Inter-National Teams of Four for
play new ones, should be logical defence and to indicate foreign players living in London.
submitted in writing to John how it will be shown on the
If you would like to play in any of these events, please visit
Pain, Secretary of the Laws convention card. Full details
and Ethics Committee, by are on pages 38-39 of the email@example.com
28th February 2008. 2006 Orange Book.
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