President's Corner, Terry Bauer
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season. To those of us staying in the cold north, come out and play in the clubs whenever you can. During the winter months there will be five sectionals in Michigan and one regional in Indianapolis.
At our last unit board meeting we spent almost an hour discussing the feasibility of holding a regional tournament again in our unit. We reached the conclusion that our unit is unable to take the financial risk that a new regional requires at this time. Our finances are in good shape now and the surplus income from our three sectionals is sufficient to meet our expenses.
Thank you to all who participated in the Highland Sectional in October. We had 151 tables and we increased the number of 299/499 tables from 12 last year to 38 this year. 744 silver points were awarded to 165 players.
SNOWBIRDS PLEASE STAY IN UNIT 154
Unit 154 is asking all ACBL members who are “Snowbirds” to please keep your unit affiliation in Indiana when you move to your winter address.
The ACBL pays a portion of your annual ACBL membership dues to the unit twice annually six months apart. When ACBL changes your mailing address for the winter, it has a default treatment that automatically changes you to the new unit where you currently reside.
This benefits the unit in which you reside in the winter as they receive that portion of your ACBL dues based on where you are at the time of the payment. This does “NOT” benefit Unit 154.
Most of you go to Florida, and the Florida units are so big that they really don’t need the added income, so PLEASE help out Unit 154 by keeping your unit affiliation unchanged.
When you move to your winter address, you can still retain your Unit 154 affiliation and you can still receive The Bridge Bulletin.
To make this change and not affect your Unit 154 affiliation, you need to email one of the following ladies in ACBL Membership and state your desire to have them mail The Bridge Bulletin to your winter address, but keep your affiliation permanent in Unit 154. Supply them with the dates you wish the magazine sent to each of your addresses.
Example: May-October – Indiana address
November-April – Florida address
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