Northern Indiana Unit 154

American Contract Bridge League

District 12

A Message from the President

Gary Chaney

It is June.  Summer is here.  There is a sectional or a regional almost every weekend within a couple of hours driving distance.  And there is no snow or ice to contend with.  What more can a bridge junkie ask for!  Grab your favorite bridge partner head for the gold, silver, and red points.  Just a quick reminder, the South Bend Sectional is Fri-Sun, August 2-4, at the Kroc Center in South Bend.  Unit 154’s Annual Meeting is that Sunday, Aug 4, during the lunch break of the Swiss Team Game.  The Board will have a quick report and the members will vote on the proposed Bylaw revision while you are munching on your sandwich.  Then it is back to the table and more silver point pursuit.

 

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.

Board of Directors

 

  • Vacant - Angola

  • Alan Yngve & Terry Bauer - Gary

  • Vacant - 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

Unit 154