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Donald Mamula
Donald Mamula
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Member Since
July 17, 2012
Last Seen
42 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Official
about me

Trying to do what's best for the game, often by clearing up misconceptions and misinformation.  All opinions are my own and reflect no bridge organization or group.

Past: Served for 9 years on ACBL BoD, 4 years as BoG chairman, lifetime member of BoG, 9 years on D19 board, almost every unit job from grunt labor to unit president.  Proudest bridge admin experience was being "first spouse" to a great BoG chairman.

Current: Retired, but sharing my experience and knowledge.

United States of America

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ACBL District 11 Director Report from BOD Member
Dirty little secret: In the prior situation, if a non-member surcharge was imposed, the revenue from that went to the sponsor of the tournament. Now, there is no surcharge, but instead you have to buy a temp membership. And the revenue, rather than going to the tournament sponsor, now goes ...
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Staff Pricing
Gary - what you describe in the first paragraph can be summed up in one word - fraud. That it wasn't dealt with as such in the past is a sad commentary. Today, it is easy for a TO to know what mileage should be, what air costs should be, to ...
Link to - Who Owns a Nonprofit
I just got this in a weekly email that summarizes federal appellate decisions: New York Attorney General: Nonprofits seeking to raise money from New Yorkers must turn over a list of their donors to the state each year—or face fines of $100 per day. Nonprofit: Which falls afoul of ...
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
Trapeze artists immediately came to my mind. Especially those working without a net.
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Staff Pricing
The ACBL already has a good sized number of "local" directors who are part-time employees. What's different than using the current locals? And TOs have always had input into staffing decisions. So that first paragraph really isn't breaking new ground. Except for those that aren't already aware ...
REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
And I can still remember the TV clips that the ACBL marketing folks put together into a "sparkle reel" (yes, that's the term they used). It showed table after table of geezers - it was almost as if the film crews sought out the oldest folks in the room. I ...
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
I don't know of anyone who has had, or is going to have, their masterpoint total chiseled onto their tombstone.
REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
Go to the Alzheimer's Association national website: Do a search for ACBL - you will see 9 entries, mostly press releases from past years. Nothing current. Do a search on bridge and you get lots of entries about how various programs are "bridges" for patients and families ...
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
Just like stoppers. Bid 3nt.
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Staff Pricing
How do I give this a big thumbs up?? Maybe just say: I COMPLETELY CONCUR.

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