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Aylesbury HP19 8AZ Sally Bugden, Chairman

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Web site: IN THE June 2012 issue we set aside a great the rental income, i.e. we would suddenly

________________ deal of space in this magazine to provide have introduced a new cost of £20K to £40K

you with information on why the EBU from nowhere. This was unacceptable.

Editor: Elena Jeronimidis wished to register as a charity, what it meant We thought we could generate sufficient

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR

( 0118 926 2602 to you and what it would involve for our income for Option 3 by placing the Bridge organisation. You will remember that the Shop, Licences and Sim Pairs in the Inter-

Editorial Board Charity Commission does not recognise our national business. It is part of Charity Law

Sally Bugden (Chairman), international representation as a charitable that they would have to bring with them a

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis objective and we had plans to set up a fair share of overheads. This would require

________________ separate company with only one purpose – another trading area, say Competitions, to

Advertising Manager to fund international representation. fund this and this in turn would bring more

Chris Danby at Danby Advertising I reported that we would be undertaking a overheads. So Option 3 was also financially

Fir Trees, Hall Road, Hainford, consultation with our counties about unsustainable and by the time we finished

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this change in the EBU’s structure and we the charitable EBU would look nothing like

( / Fax 01603 898678 did this, discussing it in detail at the County we originally planned. So it is with regret

________________ Chairmen’s meeting in July of this year. At that we find ourselves unable to complete

that meeting we also considered the our original plan.

Printing: Wyndeham Group difficulties we were facing in funding the So what next? We still want to develop

Internationals through a separate company everything that I set out in my editorial in

and we outlined another potential option June. We believe that our two charitable

INSIDE GUIDE which the Board needed to investigate and objectives are a core part of the EBU’s

that we would report back on at the Annual operations:

Christmas Quiz 5 n General Meeting in October. I would like to 1. The promotion of amateur sport –

Pairs Tactics 7 n take this opportunity to thank all of those which essentially is adult education;

Bridge Fiction 9 n who took part in the consultation about 2. The advancement of education –

Heather’s Hints 11 n registering as a charity and the support that which essentially is education for

Director, Please! 13 n has been shown for the project. younger people in schools, colleges

In a Nutshell 13 n The Board did fully explore both the and universities.

original and potential options and reported The first objective allows us to raise funds

Reviews 14-15 n

the following to the shareholders in for the development of bridge in England –

Overseas Congress Report 16 n

October. teaching new players, TD training, teacher

Traps for the Unwary 17 n Within the original option – registering training, club support and research on

Teams Tactics 19 n the whole of the EBU as a charity – there health benefits. The second objective

Top Table 20 n were three methods by which the Inter- allows the inclusion of our existing Youth

Ask Jeremy 21 n nationals business could be funded: and Education Trust.

Basic Cardplay 22-23 n 1. By a portion of the P2P membership We are investigating the best way to

Caption Competition 23 n subscription; achieve this with the Charity Commission

Prize Leads Quiz Qs & As 24-25 n

2. By placing Broadfields in the Inter- and we will report back to our shareholders

nationals business and the charitable and our members when we have more

Stage 2 Conventions 26-27 n

EBU paying them rent; definite news.

Club Bidding Quiz Test Hands 27 n 3. By trading activities. So we are still on track to achieve

EBU News and Diary 28-30 n We considered Option 1 to be inappropriate. charitable status for some elements of our

Bidding Quiz Test Hands 31 n It required Shareholder approval each work, which seems appropriate in this,

Letters to the Editor 33 n year for a split of the subscription, making the time of goodwill. I wish you all a

Play Technique 34-35 n long term planning very difficult for the joyful festive season and a happy and

The Debate 36-37 n Internationals business. healthy 2013. Until next time, enjoy your

Bidding Quiz Answers 38-39 n Option 2 would generate a tax charge on bridge. r

Around and About 30-41 n


County News 44-51 n

Instruction EBU News Features Laws & Ethics Reports

Local Master Promotions 52-53 n

Club Bidding Quiz Answers

Farewell, Max!




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