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continued from previous page We will: PAYING OUR WAY

We will:

• Ensure the creation of working

groups which will provide time-

SIMPLIFICATION OF REGULATION tables for the delivery of each • Continue our prudent financial

aspect of the strategy. management to achieve a secure

We are committed to reducing the amount • Review the allocation of over- future for the game.

of regulation and simplifying it wherever heads in our financial reporting to • Improve our access to funding

possible and in line with the laws of deliver the most accurate cost- from charitable trusts, corporate

Duplicate Bridge. ings possible of all EBU activities. sponsors, the government and

• Make the best use of informa- lottery.

We will: tion technology to ensure that all • Consider projects and services

our management and service that can be funded from outside

delivery processes achieve great organisations and businesses

• Ensure widespread consultation effectiveness. that will benefit all our members.

with, amongst others, the Club • Review the strategy on an annual

Committee and the Tournament basis.

Committee before changes to

regulations are formalised.

• Investigate the procedures that All aspects of this business strategy plan Talking to Each Other

other countries undertake in have been or will be included in our annual

terms of regulation and discipli- budgeting process.

nary matters, and address any We will:

reform required in our system.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION • Communicate effectively with all

the individuals and groups who

PLAYING TO WIN – INTERNATIONAL We will: have an interest in bridge, inclu-

FUNDING AND SUCCESS ding those who can help us pro-

mote the game and achieve reco-

We will: gnition to increase our funding.

• Thoroughly investigate conver-

sion to a charity by setting up a • Explore the further use of infor-

small working group to address mation technology to realise this

• Ensure the most effective invest- all aspects of registration through goal, and ensure that we use

ment of time and funds in our the Charity Commission. those channels already available

players’ coaching, training and • Help our volunteers by providing a to us to reach all our members

international experience to definition of roles and responsibi- and potential members.

achieve the best possible chance lities when they become involved

for our country to regain the suc- at national level with the EBU.

cess of years gone by. • Examine the best form of repre-

sentation for a membership

organisation in the 21st Century, The Next Five Years

looking at regionalisation and

We have: one member one vote.

We are committed to achieving greater

popularity for Duplicate Bridge and its

recognition as a game of great fun and

• Already undertaken a review of worth to all sections of society.

UNIVERSAL MEMBERSHIP

recent activities and will be making

recommendations to the Selection This Board is determined to realise these

We have:

Committee to achieve this goal. goals through the process of review, com-

munication and delivery of this strategy

• Set up a Project Board to oversee plan over the next five years. We will report

the implementation of universal on our progress regularly to our sharehold-

Managing the Organisation membership. ers and our membership.

• Produced a Project Plan which

states goals, timetables and

responsibilities.

We have:

We will:

• Appointed a business planning

team which will oversee the • Update the membership on

five-year strategy plan and progress in each issue of English

the attendant goals that are Bridge and Club Focus.

listed here. It will report to the • Report to the Shareholders on

Board and the Board, in turn, will progress at each meeting. EBU Board,

report to the membership. 2nd October 2008

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