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Wichita Bridge Center Parking Lot Work Sunday May 21

"Seal coat the far south end of the center in front of the bridge center. This area will be completely blocked off with access by sidewalks only. Parking will be available ONLY on the east side, south end in front of the Builders, Inc. office."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wichita Duplicate Bridge, Inc.
 
 
  WDB Mission statement

Wichita Duplicate Bridge, Inc.

MISSION


To develop, promote and sustain high-quality and participant-friendly bridge opportunities in Wichita for players at all skill levels.


VISION


Duplicate bridge is the most popular leisure-time activity among card-playing enthusiasts in Wichita.

PURPOSE STATEMENT


Wichita Duplicate Bridge, Inc. exists to be the catalyst for making duplicate bridge a vibrant, challenging and affordable pastime for a diverse and growing following of players who:


• share a love for the game and are welcoming hosts to all
• have access to classes and competitions that are matched to their interests
• are supported by game owners who operate friendly and technologically-current facilities

  WDB progress 2014/2015

2014/2015 Actions as of December 20, 2015


• Formed Wichita Duplicate Bridge, a not for profit entity
• 117 players joined Wichita Duplicate Bridge
• Elected 14 directors and 4 officers
• Approved 2nd LLP Seminar committee chaired by Mike Schomaker which was held on January 10, 2015
• 57 prospects attended LLP seminar and some enrolled in lessons and are playing
• Approved newsletter committee: Carol Webb (Chair), Pat Dooley, and Richard Holmes
• Produced 8 newsletters during the last 4 months of 2014 and 3 in 2015. Very popular with players
• Approved directory update committee for action in 2015
• Approved Wichita Duplicate Bridge Facebook group and 66 players have joined
• Approved Eight is Enough team league committee chaired by Dan Chocron.
• 15 teams signed up for team play scheduled over 8 months in 2015
• Team kickoff event held new years day 2015
• Approved book exchange which was put in place by Dean Kukral
• Approved Youth bridge committee chaired by Art Bloomer and at work in 2015
• Approved Player survey committee chaired by Pat Dooley.
• 79 players participated and results have been reviewed by board. Needs indicated for more lessons and limited games. Respondents indicated high level of satisfaction.
• Approved recommendations of Nelson Van Fleet for WDB privacy policy


Summary of prior actions


• Responsible for move to better facility
• Raised $ to fund new furniture 100% funded by players
• Raised money to buy dealing machine 100% funded by players
• Planned and implemented $5000 technology improvement plan, $1,200 of which was contributed by players
• Bought and implemented use of 20 Bridgemate II scoring devices
• Upgraded computer system
• Wired bridge center for monitors
• Installed monitors
• Researched, recommended and installed signage for bridge center
• Installed screens at entry to block glare of sun
• Researched, recommended and installed restroom improvements
• Planned, organized and delivered successful seminar to attract new player

 

Future planned actions


• Our original business plan outlined 4 broad areas that we could deliver value in: education, communication, marketing and technology. A few examples follow.
• Help Wichita Bridge Center develop and implement an annual, comprehensive education plan
• Help Wichita Bridge Center develop and implement a comprehensive game schedule which fits the needs of our players
• Conduct additional player surveys to ascertain attitudes and needs
• Improve our web site - wichitaduplicatebridge.org
• Provide email marketing support to Wichita Bridge Center
• Improve player communications through use of web site and marketing
• develop electronic newsletter
• Train more directors
• Offer 2/1 lessons in 2015
• Participate in Wichita Riverfest to promote WBC and WDB
• Hold another LLP seminar in the Spring of 2016
• and much, much more
Increase in table count
• Table count table for 2014 was up 9 percent over 2013. We will do better in 2015.
A special thanks to the sanction owners and directors as well as the players. None of the above would have been possible without their approval, support and contributions.

  WDB progress through mid-year 2014

Accomplishments through mid-year 2014
• Responsible for move to better facility
• Raised $ to fund new furniture 100% funded by players
• Raised money to buy dealing machine 100% funded by players
• Planned and implemented $5000 technology improvement plan, $1,200 of which was
contributed by players
• Bought and implemented use of 20 Bridgemate II scoring devices
• Upgraded computer system
• Wired bridge center for monitors
• Installed monitors
• researched, recommended and installed signage for bridge center
• installed screens at entry to block glare of sun
• researched, recommended and installed restroom improvements
• planned, organized and delivered successful seminar to attract new
players
Future plans:
• our original business plan outlined 4 broad areas that we could deliver

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