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    District 11 President's Memo to ACBL Board of Directors President, Mr. Ken Monzingo
    Dear Mr. Monzingo, I am writing to express my concerns about several issues that have surfaced in ACBL over the last several months. I feel the ACBL is at a crossroads and needs to change the way it is run.- Mr. Terrell Holt, President, District 11 Board of Directors - MORE


    The April 2016 Midwest Monitor is available!


    Recruiting New Bridge Players and ACBL Members - What works best? 
    Thanks to Beth Reid, we have substantial data regarding new ACBL member referrals for the past 5 Years.  The overwhelming evidence is that the personal touch - Friends, Clubs or Club Managers/Directors - account for 85% of the reasons new members join the ACBL.  Teachers account for 9% of new members.  This information might inform how you manage your Unit activities to attract new players and members to our game. DATA
     
    The ACBL Board of Directors and Board of Governors meeting summaries are posted in the Features section below.

    NEW! - District 11 Proprieties & Ethics Handbook DRAFT.  Here is a source for discussing the ethics and proprieties of bridge with new players, teachers, club directors, sanction holders and experienced tournament veterans.  This draft reference draws from ACBL material (Zero Tolerance, Active Ethics, tournament proprieties, and  wonderful content from Canterbury Regional Bridge Association of New Zealand.  Please send comments for improvement to Steve Moese at moesefamily@aol.com

    ACBL Marketing Solutions by Pianola Offer - The service is a customized version of Pianola specifically for ACBL Units and Districts. The ACBL will provide the Service at no cost to Units and Districts for a free trial period of twenty-four (24) months. At the end of the free trial, Units and Districts wishing to continue use of Service will enter into an agreement with Pianola to continue use of the Service. Pricing for continued use of the Service will be determined by Pianola based on the Unit and District usage during the free trial period.

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    A. Beth ReidDistrict 11 ACBL Director Report - A. Beth Reid: Spring 2016 Reno                     district11director@acbl.org
    The Reno Committee put on a great NABC. The playing areas were spread out among 3 connected casinos, but once you got the hang of it, getting around was easy peasy---and the signage provided by the “Ask Me” crew was fabu. The final table count was a tad short of the 12,000 estimated, but lower local costs assured a profitable NABC. I saw lots of District 11 friends and everyone seemed to be doing well and having a great time!     .MORE
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    ACBL Board of Governors D11 Meeting Summary Spring 2016 Reno (Steve Moese) - 1.4MB file
    ACBLPresident Ken Monzingo shares his personal priorities for the ACBL and compared them with Management priorities.  Looks like the solution to updating the ACBL IT infraastructure and ACBLScore will take more time and more money.  Mr Hartman revied the activities that the Horn Lake employees maintain for Directors, Sanction Holders, and Members benefits.  Several motions of interest are discussed.
    Robert Hartman's Slides from the BoG Meeting (power point download)
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    ACBL Board of Directors Motions for RENO NABC March 2016
    Special
    Board of Governor's Financial Report on the ACBL


    Rank Change Letters  - Beth Reid, our Disctict BoD Representative, asks new life masters from District 11 to share their stories about their recent rank promotion. These stories are updated often.   If you want to enjoy the thrill of accomplishment through other's experience, and learn more anout our District 11 members, read these letters! Updated October 2015
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