Online Partnership Curator
Click here to pull up the online partnership request spreadsheet. Call Mike Mocella if you have any questions on how to use this site.
If you come upon an issue that involves conduct or ethics and you wish to report it either confidentially or not, please click on this article to pull up a form for you to fill out and submit to Russ Pearly, our Club Recorder. This is an additional procedure set up to supplement the Zero Tolerance card to help maintain a friendly atmosphere at the bridge table.
Russ will be up North from June 26 to Sept 30. However, he will still be open for business. His Village phone will be transferred automatically and his mail will be forwarded. Of course you can always scan the form and send it to him as an email attachment.
Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club. Our club is located in The Villages (Florida's Friendliest Hometown) which is in central Florida. Our ACBL sanction number is #217489. We are in District 9, Unit 128.
This is an invitational club so guest passes must be obtained for a guest to play. All regular game fees are $3 per person for a resident and $5 per person for a guest. We are a non-smoking club and adhere to the ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy.
Click on this article to view the agenda for the Sept 25 Board Meeting. It will be held at the Coconut Cove Rec Center at 4:30pm.
The Board of Directors has been working for some time towards a proposal for amending the By-Laws of our club.
There are several reasons for the proposed changes which are outlined in a document entitled Rationale for changes to the By-Laws, which can be viewed by clicking here….. Rationale
A full copy of the proposed, amended By-Laws titled By-Laws for Consideration 9-30-18, can be viewed by clicking here….. Proposed New By-Laws . You will notice that to make it easier to understand, the areas or wording that The Board is proposing is identified by a note in red. These red areas would NOT form a part of the New By-Laws. For reference and comparison you can view the current By-Laws by clicking on the Board Information > ByLaws Jan 22, 2017 link to the left of this page.
Any changes to the By-Laws have to be passed by a majority of members attending an Annual or Special General Meeting. Thus, we have set a Special General Meeting for Sunday September 30 at 1:30 pm at SeaBreeze.
The Board would like everyone to review all of the proposed changes and then to attend the Special General Meeting September 30 where a vote will be taken to accept or not accept the proposed By-Law changes. Each of the proposed changes has been made after much deliberation and with the intention of creating a more correct, flexible and useful set of governance procedures, and comes with the full recommendation of your current Board of Directors.
Copies of both the proposed new By-Laws and the rationale behind the proposed changes will also be available at all game venues during the next two weeks should you wish to view them there.
Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:
Our club offers all sorts of education classes to help our members improve their game. Some of the classes coming up very shortly that have not been filled or closed include:
Click on the link Complete Class Schedule w/ Details to view a listing of all the classes being offered along with the specific details of each class including schedules, locations and class descriptions.
General information about our classes can be found by clicking on the Education menu button link on the left. If you still have questions that aren't answered, you can email Bob Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Fraser at email@example.com
Congratulations to the 13 members of our Club who achieved a new Rank Status as of August 2018. Click on this article to view the details. Click on the Milestones menu button to view previous months.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are increasing the Reservation system to cover more games. Please scroll down to the Game Schedule and if the game you are playing in has a link, then simply click on "reserve a seat" and you will be taken to the correct site. Please make sure you are playing in the correct game. Either a game with LIMITED masterpoints or an OPEN game.
In order to help the director, PLEASE make a reservation if you are playing in one of the games where the system is in effect. IF, you can't or don't want to, then please contact the director and they will happily do this on your behalf. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you do NOT have an ACBL number, then please email Janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com to get set up.
If you have made a reservation, you do not need to be at game until 20 minutes prior to game time.
If you cannot attend PLEASE cancel by 10:00 am on the morning of the game.
Click on this article to view the September 2018 Special Games Schedule.
Make a Reservation
In 2017 we had grown to become the 2nd largest ACBL club in North America. Click on the History - A Growth Story menu button for the history of our club.