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Brian Trent
Brian Trent
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 11, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

CFO with 30 years of nonprofit experience. ACBL member since 1972 and I'm only 60 !!

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Seeing two LOL's place second in their section and 1st overall at a Sectional
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning two Women's Pairs Sectionals
Regular Bridge Partners
Linda Trent
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Random weak 2's
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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NABC Article re-posted HERE for BOG Discssion
Nice to hear from you Jeff. My post seems almost trivial compared to what happened with Bahar. Full disclosure ... I applied for the job. I thought my skills matched what the job description requested. It became obvious to me that the committee was looking for an entrepreneurial individual with extensive ...
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
I agree with you that you focus on benefits first, then set a price. I used a suggested price to gauge the resentment some members would have to the idea. If you were to truly break down the ACBL model, it subsidizes World events and National events (despite some opinions ...
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
Is the World Series Of Poker $10,000 Main Event affordable to many people … no … yet it is hugely successful. There are mini tournaments (think District GNP’s) to try and qualify. Just like the $10,000 events at the WSOP our Nationals would become events for “serious” players. Others ...
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
I believe all events should be in one hotel. My Broadmoor example has plenty of room to host a Nationals, and the entire complex has about 1000 rooms so the room guarantee would not be huge. The difference is the superior service. The ACBL would also have a secondary motel ...
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
You also have a secondary host hotel - with shuttle bus if necessary - for housing purposes that is "affordable".
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
Brian is sort of making the case of making our NABC+ events have the “air” of a WBF Event. Have attended a few and you don’t get in the playing area without a badge. And WBF is a cost structure much higher than our NABC’s. I personally believe ...
Motion: Bank Deduct Monthly Membership Dues
Well Steve I just returned from a Vienna conference where my organization was recognized for winning the national retention contest with their product. The entire insurance industry is moving to automatic payments. The facts are indisputable. Automatic deductions are cheaper and improve retention of the customer for significantly higher profits ...
Motion: Bank Deduct Monthly Membership Dues
In our Association we have used credit card and bank deduction payments for over 10 years. The bank deduction failure rate for us is slightly over 1%. Credit card deduction fail more often, generally around 3 to 5 %. Bank deductions are very cheap. Our bank charges around 17 cents. Credit ...
My thoughts about how the ACBL should be structured.
There are two thoughts on commissions. One is the large up front fee. Generally used to incentivize the “sale”. Typically a one and done approach, especially useful in a Long Term Care product where once the sale is done there is verry little need to follow through with any continuing ...
ReACH - More Details
Bob Bertoni ... Please see my comments on how I would restructure the ACBL. Certainly District Regionals are allowed to fail if they cannot innovate (also including Units and Clubs). It is clear the ACBL needs to concentrate its resources on developing new members. If a Regional fails because of a ...

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