Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
District 8

A Message from the President

Gary Chaney

We bridge players are a fortunate people. We participate in a game that helps keep us mentally astute, that provides us with numerous opportunities to have positive social interactions, that provides a topic for stimulating conversation, and gives us all this for very little monetary cost. Much of the rest of the world is not so fortunate. Please look for and act upon an opportunity to make a small difference in the life of someone who is not as fortunate as you. Please bring some joy to someone who needs it.

Our petition-for-transfer signature gathering has been completed. The Unit has submitted the petitions with original signatures to the ACBL. Of the 562 active Unit members eligible to sign the petition, 477 of you did. That is an 84.9% approval rate for transfer from District 8 to District 12. Of the 11 active clubs in the Unit, most of them had over a 90% approval rate. Speaking for the Board, I say "THANK YOU". Our members have spoken. The ACBL's Board of Directors will meet in March in Philadelphia to approve or deny our petition. We should know the decision before the first day of Spring.

Looking into 2018, there will be open Board seats representing South Bend/ Mishawaka (2), Angola (1),
Gary (1), Kokomo (1), and Fort Wayne (1). If you have an interest in serving on the Board, step up. Nominate yourself before May 15. Elections will be held in June. All necessary info can be found elsewhere on this website.

I wish all of you a most joyous holiday season and hope 2018 is the year you find that missing queen.