President's Corner, Terry Bauer
Welcome 2020. I hope everyone has a wonderful and successful new year.
Unit 154 currently has 600 active members with an average age of 73 (although they look and act much younger). The average years of ACBL membership is 20 and slightly more than two-thirds of our members are not life masters. We added 43 new members last year and our new member retention rate is above average for our district and all of ACBL. A special thanks to all who have helped those new to duplicate bridge feel welcome and want to continue playing this great game.
The South Bend Sectional has changed location and times this year. It is now in the spring on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and will be at the Elks Lodge.
Joe Chin reached Emerald Life Master recently and a celebration was held as a tribute to such a fine gentleman and an outstanding bridge player. For more information about this accomplishment, click on the January Northwest Indiana Newsletter on this website.
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