President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧 email@example.com
TO BE AGREED — Julie Minards 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
TO BE AGREED — Vicky Bevan 📧 email@example.com
The Director team comprises:
The Scoring Team comprises:
Carol Wildig (Team Leader)
In 2018, Claygate will start rolling out the wireless scoring system called BridgePal, which runs on smartphones and tablets. The implementation team today consists of Gavin Wilson and Carol Wildig, but more volunteers will be very welcome. We will provide as much help and training as each North needs to enter the scores into the handset.
Further information about BridgePal can be found here.
The minutes of the meeting of 21st November 2018 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
The club is happily trundling along, despite the critical shortage of regular directors. The scoring handsets don't seem to be as reliable as hoped, and this is the biggest cause of bridge-related stress for the chairman. More on this in Minute #6.
The charity event run by Claygate Lawn Tennis Club generated some interest in our bridge club, resulting in the recruitment of at least one Mixed Double.
The annual accounts have been produced and inspected by our honorary inspector. 36 members have not renewed, but this is thought to be largely down to publicity rather than fatalities.
The event was again very well received. This year's party has been set for 16th December. Proposals for refreshment provision at that event:
Overall satisfaction with BridgePal continues to be positive, but some members still have problems with the tablets because they make contact with the screen using their nails rather than their fingerpads. Some members appear to be fiddling with the devices as they wait for the next round to be called — scorers called to resolve handset problems often report that other apps have been activated on the handset, or that North has tried to switch to the Elmbridge Free WiFi router.
Two more handsets have been purchased, in part to enable the club to handle more tables, and in part to create a pool of spare handsets ready to be used when a handset fails.
The committee agreed that the next meeting should take place at 1000 on Monday 15th April 2019 at Torrington Close.