Bendigo Bridge Club
Release 2.19q
Key Messages

NRBA Championships 2023

Please get your pairs and teams entries in for the Northern Region Bridge Championship  on 4-5 March. Click on NR Bridge Championship 2023 Flyer for details. 

Relaxed Pairs in 2023

Relaxed Pairs (social bridge) will resume on Wednesday 8th February. Sessions will run from 12 noon until 3pm.  All welcome, bookings not required.
Contact Janet Rogers for further information - 0499 775 735.

2022 Club Awards & Trophies

The winners of our various awards, trophies and prizes were announced at the Xmas Social. To view a full list of the winners, in the Menu sidebar (above) click on 'Membership & Bookings' then click on 'Club Competitions', then scroll down to '2022 Honour Board'. Congratulations to all our winners! 

 

Covid-19 Cases on the Rise

Covid 19 cases are again on the rise in Victoria and, concerningly, several members have recently reported testing positive for the virus.

To keep your fellow members safe from infection, please…

  • Do not come to play if you have any symptoms, go and get tested.
  • Wear a mask when playing. A supply of disposable masks will be available.
  • Sanitise between rounds
  • Wear layers for comfort and warmth – where weather conditions allow we will be opening windows and doors to facilitate natural ventilation.
  • Get vaccinated – 4th doses are available for eligible persons over 50.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick with COVID-19, apply for access to anti-viral medicines that can help you stay well, or treat the symptoms if you contract COVID-19.

For further information, please visit the DHSS Coronavirus Victoria website.

Monthly Nosh & Natter

MN&N will resume in February. Date, time and venue will be advised after the Xmas break.

News from Bridge Victoria

 A link to the February BV bulletin (which contains some great news about Seb Wright) can be found in the Bridge Musings panel below.

(No bulletin seems to have been issued in January, possibly due to the restructure (see below)).

Members should be aware that the VBA is relocating and restructuring. On 21 December 2022 they issued the following update...

Move from Poath Road to Dendy Park

... the VBA will be moving to Dendy Park in January.  The new club brings together members of the VBA and the Dendy Park Bridge Club into a united club under a new name. We recently invited members of both clubs to provide input into naming the new entity.  The club will be known as the Victorian Bridge Centre.  We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility soon. 

As part of this change, the group responsible for all state operations will now operate as Bridge Victoria. In the new year, the VBA website will transform into the Bridge Victoria website and will be the first stop for affiliate clubs seeking information and support. 

The process of selling the Poath Road site has commenced, and we will keep you informed as this progresses.

WebAdmin Operational Notes
Notes for accessing and operating delegated WebAdmin functions

 

Some members have delegated responsibilities with the Bendigo Bridge Club that requires them to perform actions or communicate with members on specific issues.

The website allows the website adminstrator to delegate functions to specific members that can assist them to perform their responsibility through the website.  These delegated functions are available by using a member's personal password and are accessed through an additional tab in the [Members Only] area.  That tab is called [WebAdmin] and is only visible if you have been granted a [WebAdmin] role.

 

The image above shows all possible delegated [WebAdmin] functions.  Your [WebAdmin] list of functions will be a subset of those displayed.

Most of these functions are sufficiently described in the BridgeWebs User Guide.  There are entire sections for [Menu], [Calendar], [Pictures], [Documents] and [Membership] in the guide. [News] is described in multiple locations in the guide with most [News] items comprising combinations of text, pictures, documents and web linkages.

The instructions below provide extra clarity where the guide is insufficiently detailed.

Instructions for using:

  • Email Members for bulk formatted email to members or a subset of members
  • Find a Partner for managing [Bookings] and [Partner Requests] against events

 

If you have a need to use these delegated responsibilities on behalf of the Bendigo Bridge Club you should discuss this with your subcommittee/group.  Approval by the club's Management Committee is required.