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Club Etiquette

System Cards: Each pair MUST carry a system card/s when playing at a session.
Both Players MUST play the same System.
Mobiles: Must be turned off during sessions.
Running Late: Ring the Club on
49 339531.
Remove Booking if Not playing:
So the Director is not waiting for you to arrive.

Bookings for the month of AUGUST are NOW OPEN.
Defibrillator Awareness & CPR Update

Royal Life Saving (Hunter branch) has agreed to carry out our defibrillation awareness, along with a  brief CPR update, on:
Monday 29 July 2024, between 1030 – 1130, at the club.

Defibrillators are becoming much more common place in the Community and are a valuable first aid tool.
19 members have shown an expression of interest in attending this brief.
If any other members would like to join in, please let Philip Machin know you will be coming - 0407 383 704

AGM 2024 - Wednesday 7 August

Date:    Wednesday 7 August 2024

Time:   5.00 pm. Please arrive by 4.45 pm to find a park.

Light refreshments will be served after the Wednesday Pairs bridge session for players and those arriving to attend the AGM. Please note this is not a social bridge session.

A quorum of 15% of the total membership of 162. (24 people) is required for the meeting to proceed.

Nominations for the following positions are now open. Nominations forms are at the Clubhouse.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 3 Ordinary Committee members

Nominations of candidates for election must be made in writing, signed by 2 financial members of MBC, and with written consent of candidate, and returned to Secretary 7 days prior to the event ie  by 4 pm, July 31, 2024.

Nominees for the four executive positions on the Committee, will be invited to submit in writing, their claim to the position (one page A4 with minimum 12 point font).  These will be displayed on the website and in a folder in the clubhouse  6 days before the AGM.

Please see more information on the MBC website about a special resolution and other motions that will be put forward at the AGM.

To assist the Management Committee with planning, please register your intention to attend the meeting, or tender your apology on the online whiteboard below.

Special Resolution - Background Information

Special Resolution:

Due to recent changes to the fees set by Bridge NSW and the Australian Bridge Federation, a Special Resolution is proposed to alter Clause 8, Fees and Subscriptions, of the Current Maitland Bridge Club Inc Constitution 2013.

The wording of Clause 8 will be changed to:

(1) A member of the association must, on admission to membership, pay to the association a joining fee, as determined by the management committee.

(2)  In addition to any amount payable by the member under subclause (1), all members of the association (home club and associate) must pay to the association an annual membership fee as determined by members at the annual general meeting. The annual membership fee must be paid within one month of the due date. In default of the payment a member shall be deemed to be unfinancial. The unfinancial member will lose the right to vote at meetings of the association and the right to pay table money at members’ rates.

(3)  In addition to any amount payable by the member under subclause (1) and (2), all home club members of the association must pay to the association an annual affiliation/capitation fee as determined by the management committee, based on the fees charged by Bridge NSW and the Australian Bridge Federation. The annual affiliation/capitation fee must be paid within one month of the due date. In default of the payment a member shall be deemed to be unfinancial. The unfinancial member will lose the right to vote at meetings of the association and the right to pay table money at members’ rates.

(4) The membership year shall be 1 January to 31 December.

(5)  In addition to any amount payable by the member under subclauses (1), (2) and (3) a member of the association shall pay the prescribed table fee when participating in games of bridge conducted by the association. This fee is determined by the management committee when considering the running costs of the club

Moved: Wendy Davies     Seconded: Ken Horne 

Special Resolution Background Information

Motion on Red Point (B4c) sessions for AGM

Please click on this link to see Background Information for these motions.

These motions will be voted on at the AGM.

Red Point Session Motion 1:

From 8 August 2024, Red Point (B4c) sessions at Maitland Bridge Club will only be available to financial members of Maitland Bridge Club. This will be documented on the calendar when events are scheduled to meet the ABF requirement of only advertising within the club, as visitors will not be able to enter these events.

Red Point Session Motion 2:

In addition to being a financial member of Maitland Bridge Club, players entering Red Point (B4c) sessions must have played at Maitland Bridge Club in Non-Special events at least six (6) times in the six (6) months prior to the start of the event, unless exempted by the President of MBC due to illness, extended travel or substantiated isolation. 

MAITLAND BRIDGE CLUB - an ABF accredited teaching club
MAITLAND BRIDGE CLUB - an ABF accredited teaching club

Maitland Bridge Club was formed in 1975 and has been steadily growing to its present membership of over 160.
Maitland is in the heart of the Hunter Valley and attracts players from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Singleton and outlying areas.
Visitors are most welcome but must be booked to play at a Session. For enquiries text Mary (Secretary) on 0431 696 082

 

Our clubhouse is conveniently situated next to the New England Highway, 12-16 Wallace St, South Maitland 2320 (near Maitland Showground)

Our phone number is 4933 9531- please ring if running late.

Ruth Perris is the President.
Please feel free to ring her with any enquiry on 0412 424 886

Vice President is Ken Horne on 0415 369 260.

Calendar
Mon 22nd July 2024
Monday Pairs
MBC 12.45pm
  (Bookings)
Tue 23rd July 2024
Tuesday Night Pairs
MBC 6.45pm
  (Bookings)
Wed 24th July 2024
Social Bridge
MBC 12.45pm
  (Partner?)
Results
Saturday Pairs
Director: Jill Parsons
Friday Pairs
Director: Gail Hamer
Thursday Pairs
Director: Jenny Swanson
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