Unit 207 Newsletter
The Unit 207 Newsletter editor is Larry Davis. The board member supervising the unit newsletter is Mary Anne Laier. The newsletter will be available on or about the first day of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. Please let the editor know about newsworthy items so that they may be included in the newsletter.
Upcoming Unit 207 Events
20 Oct (Sat) - Bridge Center - Unit-Level NAP (two sessions)
31 Oct (Weds) - Bridge Center - Halloween Party - 11:30 - Stratified Open Pairs
11 Nov (Sun) - Bridge Center - Veteran's Day - 1:30 - Stratified Open Pairs
Upcoming Special Games at Clubs
30 Sept (Sun) - Bridge Center - Mentor/Mentee game and regular open game (separate)
1 Oct (Mon) - Bridge Center - Club Championship
3 Oct (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
8 Oct (Mon) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
9 Oct (Tues) - Senior Center - Club Championship
10 Oct (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - Membership Game
12 Oct (Fri) - Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
13 Oct (Sat day) - Bridge Center - Club Championship
14 Oct (Sun) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
16 Oct (Tues) - Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
17 Oct (Weds day) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
17 Oct (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund game
19 Oct (Fri) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
20 Oct (Sat eve) - Bridge Center - no team game (Unit-Level Nap game)
22 Oct (Mon) - Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
23 Oct (Tues) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
24 Oct (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
25 Oct (Thurs) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
26 Oct (Fri) - Bridge Center - Club Championship
27 Oct (Sat day) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
27 Oct (Sat eve) - Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Team Game
30 Oct (Tues) - South Austin Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
31 Oct (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
4 Nov (Sun) - Bridge Center - Mentor/Mentee Game and regular open game (separate
6 Nov (Tues) - South Austin Senior Center - Club Championship
7 Nov (Weds day) - Bridge Center - Club Championship
9 Nov (Fri) - Senior Center - Club Championship
10 Nov (Sat day) - Bridge Center - Upgraded Club Championship
10 Nov (Sat eve) - Bridge Center - Membership Team Game
12 Nov (Mon) - Senior Center - game at home of Larry Davis (reservations)
13 Nov (Tues) - Bridge Center - Club Championship
16 Nov (Fri) - Bridge Center - Charity Game
19 Nov (Mon) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
21 Nov (Weds eve) - Bridge Center - no game (day game IS held)
22 Nov (Thurs) - no games
25 Nov (Sun) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
27 Nov (Tues) - Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
Future Austin Tournaments
Nov 07 (17th - 18th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional
Jan 08 (3rd - 6th) - Austin Sectional - DoubleTree
Apr 08 (5th - 6th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional
May 08 (1st - 4th) - Austin Sectional - TBD (probably Clarion Inn)
July 07 (30th - 6th) - Austin Regional - DoubleTree
July 08 (26th - 27th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional
Club Appreciation Games
These games are held every October throughout the ACBL. Each weekly game will hold one such game in October. There is no extra charge (tipping is OK), and they award sectionally rated masterpoints (black). See above for schedule.
New Life Masters: Frank Floca
New Bronze Life Masters (500): Barbara Hutchison, Wiley McMinn
New Silver Life Masters (1000): Anita Cokins
Others: (6,000) Jack Lacy; (3500) Lynn Baker; (2000) Charlene Sands;
(1500) Lois Goodman; (750) Gene Cavanaugh, Evelyn Cloninger, Beverly Geurin, Virgil Massey, Robert Pollsen; (200) Jim Glathar, Gloria Gunter, Wanwan Ren;
(100) Daphene Campbell, Jesse Gordon; (50) Gayle Moyers, Donna Williams
City Champions: Marge Bartel and Millie Sherrod are the Flight A and B City Champions for 2007. The Flight C Champions are Mark Miller and Gloria Wilson.
Unit 207 members winning 25+ masterpoints at the Dallas Regional are: Jerry Bigler, Lydia Bearden, Larry Davis, Virgil Massey, Robert Donathan, Mildred Breed, Anita Cokins, Ken Schutze and Laney Hennelly (who has < 100 masterpoints!).
The Unit 207 Board is looking for some goodwill. A District 16 awards program allows each unit to choose two of its members to recognize each year as exemplars of friendliness, courtesy, sportsmanship and all-around don't-you-wish-every-bridge-player-was-like-this. If you know of someone who fits this description, please notify the Unit Board. Last year's award recipients were Orpha Gips and Madeline Randolph.
Unit Board News
Robert Donathan was selected by the Unit 207 Board to fill a vacancy on the Board. .
Notice of Proposed Bylaws Changes
ACBL Unit 207 – Austin Area
The Unit 207 Board of Directors proposes to modify Articles V and VII of the unit bylaws. The changes, and reasons for proposing the changes, are given below. Deleted words are indicated by strikethrough font, and added words are indicated by bold font. The complete existing bylaws can be found on the web at http://www.d16acbl.org/U207/sbruce/bylaws/bylaws.htm.
Article V, Paragraph
1. The only regular meetings of the members of the unit shall be the annual
meetings, which, unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors, shall be
held in February of each year. The time and place of such meeting shall be
posted at each Unit club’s meeting place for a period of no less than two weeks
prior to the annual meeting.
percent of the Unit membership shall constitute a quorum.
Reason for Proposed Change: Unit 207 has over 750 members. Considerably less than half are active duplicate players. Despite the offer of free play after the meeting, annual meetings in recent years have drawn fewer than 10% of the membership.
Article VII. A. At its first meeting after March 1 of each year, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer; the offices of treasurer and secretary may be combined. The Board of Directors may elect a treasurer from the members of the Board, or may appoint a qualified treasurer from the general unit membership. In the latter case the appointee would be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors. [Rest of paragraph unchanged.]
Reason for Proposed Change: Unit 207 has substantial income and expenses from holding sectional and regional tournaments and unit games. Financial oversight of the funds by a person experienced in such money matters is critical. The best possible candidates for such a job may not be elected Board members, and this fact should not bar those qualified candidates from the job of Treasurer.
IMPORTANT! The proposed changes must be voted on by the unit membership. To maximize attendance for the vote and ensure a quorum, the vote will take place between sessions of the CHRISTMAS PARTY GAME on Sunday December 9 2007. Your presence is requested!
Deaths and Departures
Erlynne Pankratz, Austin, Silver Life Master