President's Corner, Terry Bauer
Happy Spring! Some of the Unit clubs will reopen this spring and summer. Covid vaccinations may be a requirement for participation and we will have to follow safe health standards so check this website to see what each club has posted. Virtual games are continuing until we are back to normal.
Let’s talk about those postponed elections for a moment. With the 2020 postponements, the 2021 scheduled vacancies, and the vacancies due to no candidates, 11 of the 12 Board seats are up for election. (See the chart below)
So far, I have only received 1 form for the Fort Wayne 1 seat. If the game of bridge and the governing of the Unit are important to you, please consider standing for election. The Board meets 2-3 times a year during the appropriate sectionals. Just complete the Declaration of Candidacy form and either email the form to me or use the USPS so that I receive the form by May 15, 2021. A Unit member in good standing can stand for election to represent any club in the Unit. A person does not have to be a fulltime player at the club he/she wishes to represent. If there is more than one candidate for a seat, an election in June is conducted. If there is only one candidate, then that person is deemed elected. Remember: get that completed Declaration of Candidacy form to me by May 15, 2021.
Continue to stay healthy and be safe!
Board of Directors
Ken Bisson - Angola
Alan Yngve & Terry Bauer - Gary
Wayne Carpenter - Highland
Marci Meyer & Tom O'Connell - Michigan City/Long Beach
Barbara Stroud - Portage/Chesterton/Valparaiso
Bud Hinckley & Joan Aldrich - South Bend/Mishawaka
Vacant - Kokomo
Stan Davis & Gary Chaney - Fort Wayne