THUNDER BAY DBC
2012 Survey

RESULTS AND COMMENTS OF THE 2012 SURVEY.

DEFIBRILLATOR FOR K. C. HALL

YES--27      NO--30

COMMENTS:
--THINK HALL SHOULD SHARE COST (9)
--WOULD WE BE PUTTING THE CLUB AT RISK IF WE MISUSED (2) 
--HOW MUCH TRAINING (4)
--DO WE NEED WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM EACH MEMBER TO
  USE MACHINE
--LET THE K. C. BUY ONE (5)
--ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
--IF PURCHASED ALL DIRECTORS SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE 

DEALING MACHINE

YES--26      NO--34

COMMENTS:
--WE ALL KNOW HOW TO DEAL
--RIDICULOUS--NOT EVEN HUGE CLUBS USE THESE--COST OF
  HAND RECORDS--CONSTANT PROGRAMMING
--IF WE HAVE THE MONEY TO SPEND THIS WOULD BE GREAT (2)
--YES IF IT HELPS DIRECTOR TO SEU UP SPECIAL GAMES (2)
--"ENHANCE THE BRIDGE EXPERIENCE"
--NOT A LARGE ENOUGH CLUB SOON SENIORS WILL BE GONE
--HOW ABOUT A REGIONAL INSTEAD?
--LET'S HOPE IT'S EASIER THAN THE BRIDGEMATES
--WE SHOULD BE GIVING MORE MONEY TO CHARITY GAMES
--COST OF PAPER FOR PRINTING COULD BE WASTEFUL
--COMPUTER GENERATED HANDS COULD BE APPROPRIATE
--SOUNDS EXPENSIVE FOR OUR USAGE
--THIS IS AN UNNECESSARY EXPENSE
--CAN THE MACHINE DUPLICATE BOARDS?  COULD BENEFIT
  MONDAY GAMES??

K.C. HALL COMMENTS:
--LACK OF PARKING (6)
--DO NOT LIKE LOCATION (2)
--WHY CAN'T SOMETHING BE ARRANGED WITH OTHER HALL
--LACK OF HEAT (9)
--STAFF AT K. C. ARE GREAT
--GOOD (3)
--FOOD SMELL ANNOYING 

55 PLUS COMMENTS:
--VERY GOOD (9)
--WHY CAN'T WE PLAY THERE TWICE A WEEK?
   (NOTE:  APPROACHED 55 PLUS AND THEY CANNOT
   ACCOMMODATE US ON WED./THURS.)
--STOP BUYING THEIR COFFEE
--CHARGE $4 AND LET PLAYERS BUY THEIR OWN COFFEE

BRIDGEMATES

ACCEPTABLE--29    NOT ACCEPTABLE--2

BRIDGEMATE SCORING

SCORES ONLY--9      SCORES & %--9   ALL SCORES--25
--WHEN THE % IS SHOWING IT IS INTIMIDATING

COFFEE K. C. HALL

SATISFIED--31     NOT SATISFIED--3   NO COMMENT--6

COFFEE 55 PLUS

SATISFIED--33      NOT SATISFIED--4   NO COMMENT--5

WEB SITE

USE:      REGULARLY--25   OCCASIONALLY--9  NEVER--3

USER FRIENDLY:     SATISFIED--49   NOT SATISFIED--0

COMMENTS:
--GREAT SITE
--LIKE THE TIPS

SPECIAL GAMES:

1/mo--24     2/mo--8
--WHY ALWAYS ON WEDNESDAY, WHY NOT ON THURSDAY?

COMMENTS:
--ROOKIE/MASTER 1/MO (3)
--WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING YOUNGER PLAYERS WITH
  DEMOS OR FREE GAMES AT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY (2)

TEACHING PROGRAMS:

COMMENTS:
--DON'T FEEL QUALIFIED BUT WILLING TO GIVE IT A TRY
--GOOD IDEA LET'S GET GOING
--ONCE A MONTH HAVE A STAR PLAYER GIVE A 10 MINUTE
  LECTURE BEFORE THE GAME
--LIKE TEACHING PROGRAMS 1 HR. BEFORE GAME

GAMES:

PACE:    TOO FAST--0     TO SLOW--9   JUST RIGHT--26
--SLOW PLAYERS SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED OR BABIED
--WOULD LIKE GAMES TO END AT 10:00 OCLOCK
--START ON TIME--24 HANDS ENOUGH (2)
--TIMER WITH BELL
--BRIDGE IS A THINKING GAME--TOP PLAYERS GET
  CONSIDERATION WHILE LEARNING PLAYERS ARE
  REPRIMANDED
--MAYBE ON SOME TUESDAYS ALL ONE GAME

HOW GAMES ARE DIRECTED:

SATIFIED--37      NOT SATISFIED--3    NO COMMENT--5
--PROBLEM WITH DIRECTORS SHOUTING!! NOT CORRECTING
--SOME DIRECTORS NEED TO BE MORE FRIENDLY

ATMOSPHERE OF CLUB:
SATISFIED--36    NOT SATISFIED--2    NO COMMENT--3
--MORE SEASONED PLAYERS SHOULD BE FRIENDLIER

ANY OTHER COMMENTS TO MAKE CLUB BETTER
--THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK.  WE HAVE A MUCH IMPROVED
   CLUB
--MORE SOCIALS LIKE NEW YEARS EVE BRIDGE
--HAND CLEANER SHOULD BE USED MORE OFTEN
--DETERIORATION OF AGM AND CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON.
  SUBSIDIZE THESE LUNCHEONS (CHARGE $20) AND INCUR A 
  LOSS.  HAVE A WOMAN ACCOMPANY THE CONVENOR OF
  THESE EVENTS TO DETERMINE THE LUNCH.  WE SHOULD NOW
  BE SPENDING $32-35 ON THESE EVENTS.