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Donald Mamula
Donald Mamula
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July 17, 2012
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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.

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Designing a better "Ecosystem"
See the post immediately below by Mr McNamara.
Not Losing Money on NABCs
Panera Bread tried that. All of their "Panera Cares" cafes are now shuttered. https://pjmedia.com/trending/panera-breads-socialist-pay-what-you-want-experiment-fails-miserably/
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
Get the recorders!! At the table.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
How interesting....one club in NY says advertising doesn't work, another 20 miles away says it absolutely does.
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
Especially in light of this quote from the other thread on this topic: [i]"After the decision, Ed Schulte got a text from Jenny Carmichael saying that if we would have claimed a BIT of 7-9 seconds, they would have decided in our favor."[/i] Apparently this was an official ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Thanks Ira. That's the kind of discussion and thinking we need to have honest discussion and dialog.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
In an area where there are a bunch of retired people (but then, isn't all of Florida and Arizona in that category), but completely open to the general public.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
A new club just opened in the Tucson suburbs. If your definition of "full-service" club means 1) a fixed, rented location, 2) teaching classes, and 3) restricted MP level games, and 4) daily games - well, I guess it fits. So there's an example.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
So, if we "force" units and districts to spend their money in the ways "we" want to...all will be right?
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
So...we want the national organization (and I simplify by using that term - not to ignore/minimize Canada/Mexico/Bermuda) not to make profits on tournaments, but want the national organization to subsidize teachers/clubs/recruiters/advertising/marketing/(add your own here). Didn't know that they had money trees ...
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