Northern Indiana Unit 154

American Contract Bridge League

District 12

A Message from the President

Gary Chaney

Spring, yes, Spring is really here.  April showers leading to May flowers.  The birds are singing.  The flowers and trees are blooming.  All is right with the world.  Well, okay, maybe the allergies are kicking in and possibly a stray snowflake or two flutter down now and then, but, hey, Spring is here.  The snowbirds are returning and the table count is increasing.  More players making more competition.  As a duplicate player, you gotta love it.

With the warmer weather comes the Unit 154 sectionals:  Fort Wayne, May 3-5; South Bend, August 2-4; and Highland, October 11-13.  Each of these tournaments will have pair/team games on Friday and Saturday followed by a

BYLAW REVISION TO BE VOTED ON IN SOUTH BEND AT THE ANNUAL MEETING

Hello, Unit 154 Members.  At its meeting on October 20, 2018, in Highland, the Board discussed and then approved a motion to submit to the Membership for approval a slight revision to the Unit Bylaws.  Section 6.6 says in part “…The Board shall consist of thirteen voting members…”  The Board is requesting revision of this section to read “…The Board shall consist of at least nine but not more than thirteen voting members…”

The reason for the revision is, with the ongoing problem of unfilled Board vacancies, the Board may not meet the quorum requirements of the Bylaws, and, thus, be unable to transact needed business.  With five Board seats up for election this year, I encourage all interested members to stand for election to the Board.

 NEW LANGUAGE

Section 6.6 Number of Board Members

The Board of Directors, including all officers, shall consist of at least nine (9), but not more than thirteen (13) voting members.  All Directors must be members in good standing of the ACBL as well as members of the Unit.  The immediate Past President, if not an elected member of the Board, shall serve for one year, as a non-voting Board member.

ANNUAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 1PM.  MUST BE A UNIT 154 MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO VOTE.

2018 Ace & Mini

Board of Directors

 

  • Ken Bisson - Angola

  • Alan Yngve & Terry Bauer - Gary

  • Steve Watson - Highland

  • Marci Meyer & Tom O'Connell - Michigan City/Long Beach

  • Barbara Stroud - Portage/Chesterton/Valparaiso

  • Bud Hinckley & 1 Vacant Seat - South Bend/Mishawaka

  • Vacant - Kokomo

  • Stan Davis & Gary Chaney - Fort Wayne

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