A Message from Our President

Fall is the time of year when we look toward the end of this year and the beginning of a new year. We begin the process of choosing new representatives to our Board of Directors. Every year we elect five new board members, and every other year we also elect five new officers. This is the year in our cycle where our officers remain and we elect five new board members.

The first step in the process of selecting board members is for the President to appoint a nominating committee. The committee is comprised of three members from the current board, with one of the three appointed chairperson of the committee. In addition to those three, two members from the group "at large", are selected and serve on the committee. The committee will select and offer to the membership a slate of candidates. The membership may, in advance of the election, offer a candidate that they would like nominated, either by contacting the committee or from the floor. Remember, that in the case of a member nominating another member, you must have the potential candidate's permission.

The slate will be presented, along with pictures of the candidates, in our yearly copy of the Kibitzer. The annual pamphlet will also feature a message from the President and a report from the Treasurer. It will be printed in early October and we will gather to assemble and prepare it to be mailed on October 21, 2016. This will be immediately after Verna's Friday game. We would appreciate any help that you can give us.

October is also “Club Appreciation” month and some of the director’s will hold "Club Appreciation" games which pay extra points without costing anything extra. Watch for them and play as often as you can.

Thanks to everyone who make our club wonderful. You are too numerous to mention! Happy FALL!

Welcome to Louisville Bridge Association

Bridge Lessons - Fall 2016

Eight-Week Sessions - $80

Beginners

  • Wed, Oct 19th, 7-9 PM Instructor - Mauri Malka 552-4226
  • Thurs, Sept 29th, 9:30-11:30 AM Instructor - Verna Goldberg 459-3848

Advanced Beginners - Intermediate

  • Mon, Sept 26th, 4-6 PM Instructor - Verna Goldberg 459-3848

Advanced Beginners - 4 Week Mini Series ($40)

  • Wed, Sept 14th, 7-9 PM Instructor - Mauri Malka 552-4226

Best Bridge Series - Strategy and Basic Conventions

  • Fri, Sept 30th, 3:30-5:30 PM Instructor - Verna Goldberg 459-3848

Inside The Mind

  • Tuesday, Weekly, 3:30-5:30 PM Instructor - Brian Ross 502-876-9531

All Classes held at LBC, 9870 Linn Station Rd 40223

For more information, call the bridge center at 897-3581

The Louisville Bridge Club, Unit 117, offers games every day and night except for Tuesday and Saturday evenings, when there are occasional special events. For more information call the bridge center, or the director for the game you prefer.

Thank you for all of the comments on the new LBA web site. They have been mostly very positive with a sprinkling of suggestions how we can make it better, and a few complaints about "things not quite working right on my system or device". For example, one problem seems to be with the dropdown menu on android phones. If that happens, try clicking here to get our Site Map. This will As you will note, not all of the links are currently active but will soon be on a staggered rollout effort. If you click on a link and nothing happens, just assume it is not yet active.

Finally, anyone who has news that would be of interest to the unit members please send it along to me, Bill or Vangie. This also includes singificant rank accomplishments, obituaries, tournament results, just about anything. Also, I am once again doing the Midwest Monitor for Unit117 so please send anything to go out there to me as soon as possible.

Barometer Pairs

September 29 - Thursday 12:30 Open Game

Kit will be hosting a Barometer Pairs game Thursday September 29. This open game will be limited to 7 tables / 7 rounds. Participants will play 3 boards each round for a total of 21 boards. There will be no stratification. The game will cost $10 with no pool. Many extra points will be awarded.

Due to the nature of this game, reservations are required and will be accepted from Thursday August 18 to Thursday Sept 15. Priority will be given for pairs who play regularly in the Thursday afternoon game. Please submit your reservation by email to kitoverpeck@yahoo.com. If 7 tables do not reserve a spot, then it will be a regular game. The field will be revealed the night of Sept. 15. Contact Kit with any questions.

Our LBA Hero

A Tribute to Jean Dohoho

Jean Dohoho is one of the hardest working people I have ever had the privilege of associating with in bridge. She is also very gentle and good-spririted with a kind word for everyone. She tirelessly performs tasks that are often menial to serve the members of the LBA in all ways possible. As a former Unit 117 president, she knows exactly what is needed when and never hesitates to help out. I have the greatest respect for this lady and always addressed her as "Madame President" during her entire tenure. Please take a moment to let her personally know just how much we all appreciate her hard work and service to the LBA.

Thank you many times over Jean for the class act that you are.

- Ralph Letizia