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THE county representatives of

the English Bridge Union made

CLUB COMMITTEE NEWS history at the October AGM when

they voted in Sally Bugden as the

Report by Krys Kazmierczak first female Chairman the asso-

ciation has seen in its seventy-

THE new EBU Club Committee Barbara Herold from East Sussex ranging meetings with their clubs two years of existence.

held a very positive first meeting (, with assist- and county representatives to

on 17 September 2008. The aim ance from Andrew Jenkins, discuss various issues before the

of the Committee is to provide Channel next Club Committee meeting on

representation and consultation Islands, Kent, Surrey, Sussex. 19 January 2009.

for all EBU Clubs and Club Midlands: These include:

Members and make recommen- Maggie Jones from Northants

dations to the EBU Board in any ( Here- • What do members want /

matters affecting them. fordshire, Leicester, Northants, expect of the Club Com-

One of the tasks of this interim Warwickshire, Worcestershire. mittee?

committee of volunteers is to South West: • What new services could During the past two years, Sally

work out a permanent regional Phil Green from Wiltshire (green the EBU provide which has been the EBU’s Vice Chair-

representation structure and would be useful to clubs? man, working with the Board to

method by which representatives Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, • Which of the EBU’s current re-structure the organisation and

will be voted onto the Club Somerset, Wilts. services do you find most embrace universal membership.

Committee in future. In the East: useful? With this approved in June of this

meantime, the allocation for the Suzanne Gill from Norfolk (sue • Proposed simplification of year, Sally will be leading the

current committee members is Cambs & the alerting rules on organisation to implement its new

as follows: Hunts, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, doubles. five-year strategy to develop du-

Suffolk. • What help do clubs need plicate bridge on several levels

South East: North: with the implementation of and, importantly, to show the

Margaret Eddleston from Hert- Terry Jacobs from Sheffield (terry universal membership via social worth of the game.

fordshire (mee.hitchin@ntlworld. Derby- Pay to Play? Sally is relatively new to the

com): Bedfordshire, Essex, Hert- shire, Isle of Man, Lancashire, • The new EBU five-year world of bridge administration

fordshire (with assistance from Manchester, Merseyside/Cheshire, Business Strategy. after a very successful career in

Stefanie Rohan from London Notts, Staffs and Shrops. marketing and information mana-

( Lesley Millet from Leeds (lesley- Your local representative can also gement. She was asked to join the

for London & Middlesex). Cumbria, be contacted through your county Sussex CBA’s committee in 2004.

Tom Garrett from Berks & Bucks NEBA, Westmorland, Yorkshire. secretary, by email to cc@ebu. A few months later she was asked

( Berks or by writing to Club to stand for the EBU Board, and

& Bucks, Gloucestershire, Hamp- The Committee Members / Committee, Broadfields, Bicester has seen four incredibly busy

shire, Oxfordshire. Regional Representatives are ar- Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8AZ. years.


DIARY CHANGES: National events: Northern Easter Festival, April 10th-12th

AT the AGM on 2nd 2009; new venue confirmed as the Palace Hotel, Buxton; schedule as per

October, David Harris was 2008. Jersey (Lambourne) Festival, April 24th – May 3rd 2009; change of

appointed by unanimous venue: now at the Hotel de France, St. Helier. Summer Seniors Congress,

vote to the position of Vice- July 10th – 12th 2009; venue re-confirmed as Eastbourne (as usual); this is

a change of both date and venue from July 3rd – 5th 2009, Birmingham; it

President of the Union.

is also confirmed that there will be no Northern Seniors event in 2009. Autumn

On behalf of the Union, the Congress, October 23rd-25th 2009 rather than October 30th – November

outgoing Chairman, Peter 1st (venue confirmed as Birmingham). County Association events: Cornwall

Stocken, thanked David for Congress, April 3rd – 5th 2009; venue is Falmouth (not Newquay);

his extraordinary contribu- Congress Secretary: John King 01208 815212.

tion to bridge in England. ENGLISH BRIDGE: Members who share an address and receive two copies

He has been Vice-Chairman of English Bridge but only require one, should e-mail michael@ebu. to let

us know. Please be sure to quote both EBU numbers so that we can find you

and Chairman of the Board,

easily on the system.

and Chairman of the Editorial Board. David currently

CLUB FOCUS: The next issue of Club Focus will be available in the first week

occupies the position of Honorary Counsel and continues

of January. Do send contributions to

to give the Union valuable support in this role.

WATCH OUT for your membership renewal invitation for 2009-2010,

We extend our congratulations to him. which will be mailed with the February issue of English Bridge.

32 English Bridge December 2008


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