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Thinking of you, Frank, and wishing you and your family well.
March 23
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Instead of free trolley rides, a shuttle bus service is being offered between the convention center and Beale Street and the hotels. The schedule will be publicized in the Daily Bulletin. I apologize for the inconvenience my post caused.
March 21
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I'm sorry. Our meeting services planner is working with the Visitors and Convention Bureau to try to straighten this out. I'm not sure what the outcome will be, but I plan to have a dollar ready just in case.
March 21
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Trolley rides downtown free by showing your convention card. Kudos to the local committee for arranging this!
March 19
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John: Email me at sue.munday@acbl.org. I'll scan and send back to you as a PDF.
April 10, 2017
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Enough, Gary. I have flagged your comment as being inappropriate, offensive, irresponsible, slimy and libelous. If you have a problem with board policy, take it up with your district director. But don't continue to trash a good man who has worked his ass off and who has always had nothing but the ACBL's best interests at heart.
Feb. 3, 2017
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The agenda for each Board of Directors meeting is posted on the ACBL website prior to every NABC. From acbl.org, go to About – the tab located second from the right.

On the left-side menu, expand Administration, and click on Minutes and Motions under Board of Directors (http://www.acbl.org/about-acbl/administration/board-of-directors/meeting-motions-and-minutes/).

At the top of the page, you'll find two click boxes. The first is Board Journal. That's the agenda for the next BOD meeting, accessible to all members once it has been finalized. Prior to the NABC meetings, comment on the agenda items would most constructively be directed to your district director. You can see that the agenda for the Washington DC meeting is still posted.

A number of BW members have also asked about ACBL Board committees and composition. Here's where you can see the committees established at the beginning of the year by ACBL President Monzingo and the assignments he made.
Aug. 25, 2016
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May I suggest not talking to Nicolas – he hasn't worked for the ACBL for some time. Start with Mitch Hodus at headquarters. He's in charge of IT.
Aug. 14, 2016
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If you want to put a byline on that article, Nat, Brent Manley wrote it. Juanita was so exuberant and thrilled to be back at a national and Brent was so excited for her – their happiness was contagious and their energy sucked in everyone within a 1/2-block radius of the Bulletin office. I'll miss her positive spirit.
July 30, 2016
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David, stop. The only one calling you a low caliber player is you. I realize that your run-of-the-mill ACBL hater is going to misread and blast every valid attempt to communicate, but good God!
July 28, 2016
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The way this decision is written, F/N are forfeiting all their titles (and ACBL masterpoints, status ranks and privileges).

The four-year forfeiture of titles, ranks, MPs etc. applies only to partners and teammates of F/N.
July 26, 2016
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I was sorta hoping he'd take me under his wing.
July 20, 2016
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Want a job, Greg?
July 20, 2016
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Would you ever say “top male player Jeff Meckstroth”? I don't mean to single anyone out, but it is something I try to be mindful of when writing.
June 30, 2016
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Adam,
“Top female player like Debbie Rosenberg” vs “top player like Debbie Rosenberg” – when we can conquer that, we're on our way.
June 30, 2016
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Really Steve? That's where you want to go? Hey, Liz!
April 12, 2016
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As an ACBL employee who cares deeply about the organization and bridge, I have to speak out. Please know up front that I am not writing in any official capacity and my opinions are mine and mine alone.

I’m angry. I strongly resent the implication that this heinous, unsigned letter speaks for me.

To describe Headquarters staff as “marking time” and “doing the minimum to get by” is an outright lie. Those words may well describe the perpetrators of whatever scheme this letter is trying to set in motion, but let me assure you that Headquarters employees – at least the ones who actually work in Horn Lake – are dedicated to our jobs and devoted to serving ACBL members. We give more than just our time; we are passionate and concerned and involved and we bend over backwards to meet our members’ needs.

That spirit of service comes from the top – from Robert Hartman.

Robert relies on us to work together as a team, not a bunch of isolated departments. It sounds like the writer of this malicious diatribe isn’t enjoying the team aspect of the ACBL employee family (Field Operations as well as Headquarters). That assumes, of course, this letter even came from an employee. We don’t really know, do we?

The proposed solution is a joke. And that’s enough said on that subject.

Bridge Winners is to be applauded for refusing to further propagate this … well … this crap. Even dressed up in dozens of pretty little disclaimers, this anonymous letter is not a “conversation starter.” It’s destructive and yet another distraction that has us chasing our tails when we should be moving forward.

What is certain is that whoever is skulking in the shadows masterminding this little mutiny does not have the best interests of the ACBL at heart, nor does (s)he care a whit about what’s good for bridge.

In fact, I'm not so sure it's an employee at all. We don’t know because (s)he was too cowardly to take ownership of these words – to be accountable for the sentiments and ideas expressed in this letter.

It isn’t a whistle-blower action because, as David Hemmer noted above, it has nothing to do with criminal actions or safety issues. No. This is an employee (or is it?) taking advantage of social media and people who’ll believe anything they read to bitch about their boss. While it saddens me that someone I work with (allegedly) would stoop to these depths, I hope they are chased out of hiding and fired, because the ACBL doesn’t need this kind of cancer.

Robert’s door is open – it’s always been open – to employees who have something to discuss.

That’s my informed take from inside the building, and I’ll gladly sign my name.

Sue Munday
March 19, 2016
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On Wednesday and Thursday, NAP Flight A will be held in the Silver Baron Ballroom AB. That's on the mezzanine level of the Silver Legacy.

The Pre-Bulletin includes playing sites for the first three days as well as other information: http://web2.acbl.org/nabc/RenoPre-Bulletin.pdf

(Edited to add link)
Feb. 29, 2016
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Matt Smith has written an article for the February Bridge Bulletin explaining this change.
Jan. 4, 2016
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How serendipitous for bridge that this gifted (sports!) writer picked up this story and ran with it.

Thorough research provided a solid foundation for his brilliant interviewing skills. He conversed with such ease with all the right people and thanks to Boye the Sheriff, Bob “Doyle Brunson/Dan Marino”) Hamman, Jeff, Kit and Chris – that “irrepressibly logical creature,” (damn, I wish I'd written that), the story was accurate, upbeat and full of color. Meanwhile, on the other side of the conversation, it seems that Walters is interested in learning how to play, so good job guys.

Look for the print version of the story to hit the magazine stands within the next couple of weeks.
Sept. 23, 2015
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