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Fri January 22, 2021
Friday ST PETE & TBBC Alliance 0-499
10:00am
Fri January 22, 2021
Friday ST PETE & TBBC Alliance Open
12:45pm
Fri January 22, 2021
Friday ST PETE & TBBC Alliance 0-499
3:00pm
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Sunshine Committee Contact
Cheryl Miles (727) 455-5996
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Welcome to St Petersburg Bridge Club

St Petersburg Bridge Club 9103 US Highway 19 N Pinellas Park, FL 33782 Call 727-544-5040
2021 Annual Membership Meeting
    
 
The 2021 Annual Membership Meeting
will be held via Zoom at
4 PM on Friday, January 29.
HELP with Zoom (click HERE)     How to Join a Zoom Meeting
2020 Annual Meeting Minutes January 28
Biographies of Nominees for the 2021 Board of Directors

CLICK on each NAME, to read their Bio

Howard Braun Kim Dean Elaine Garofalo Milferd Jones Matt Nigro Catherine Vogel Gwynne Young
This Week at St Petersburg Bridge Club

Silver Linings Week

Silver Linings Week begins this Monday, January 18, and ends Sunday, January 24.  All of our games this week will award silver points and those points will be doubled by ACBL.   To cover the additional table fee charged by ACBL, the game fee will increase to $7 for the week.  If you have not already done so, it’s probably not too late to make arrangements with your favorite partner(s) now.  I wish everyone much success in accumulating silver points this week.


Too Many Cooks in Our Kitchen 
You know the old saying about having too many cooks in the kitchen.  It seems that we had too many hands in our pot.  
I apologize to all of you who tried to attend Paul Friedman’s first Zoom session last week on the new Alert Procedures.  
Due to a variety of problems on our part, many of you were not able to log into that first Zoom meeting.  I apologize for the inconvenience and the resulting frustration.  

We have added another session for Monday, January 18 at 3:30 PM.  The link is as follows:

   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7238833987?pwd=UnBTV3dCNjRqeUc1TmRBR0xkbnlydz09

Meeting id: 723 883 3987
Meeting Passcode: 4ccbGv
Passcode for those joining by phone: 290323
 

Election, Annual Meeting, and Game

On Friday, January 22, you should receive your email invitation to vote on the Board of Directors positions. This ballot will remain open until 4:30 PM, January 29th, to allow for the possibility of write-in nominations from the floor during the meeting. You can go ahead and submit your ballot based on the current slate when you receive your ballot. If you change your mind before the close of the ballot, you can use the same email to access your ballot and change your vote. Please "flag" your email when you receive it, so that you can easily find it again. If you do not receive the ballot email, please contact Pamela Gorbics, p.gorbics@att.net, as soon as possible.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 29, at 4 PM.  This year’s meeting will be held via Zoom.  We need about 30 or so members to attend so that we have a quorum.  Please plan to join us.

We will be running a virtual club game after the meeting.  We are offering two sections for that game, a 0-499 Section and an Open Section.    With two sections, the masterpoints awarded for the Open Section will be based on the total table count for both sections

Decrease in Outstanding Debt

I am pleased to inform you that revenue, primarily from our virtual club games, and receipts from contributions this past year provided sufficient funds to enable us to make a principal repayment, at the end of December 2020, of more than $40,000 on our outstanding debt.  When we raised the funds to purchase our space, about 5 ½ years ago, our debt was in excess of $525,000.  The outstanding balance has now been reduced by more than half to $250,000.

Change in Tuesday’s Game Line Up

As many of you know, we have had to cancel a number of Tuesday’s 12:45 PM Open Games.  When we have been able to hold those games, the table counts have been small.  

We are trying something new.  

On Tuesday mornings, starting this week, we are offering a game with two sections.  The 0-199 Section will continue to begin at 10:00 AM.  

We are adding an Open Section to that game that will begin at 10:15 AM.  With two sections, the masterpoints awarded will be based on the total table count for both sections.  So, a bigger game means more points for the “winners.”   This change coincides with Silver Point Week, so please join us and support our club.

The Open Game at 12:45 PM on Tuesday is no longer being offered.

This Week’s Game Schedule

Silver Linings Week

Monday, January 18, 10:00 AM- Limited (0-499)
12:45 PM- Open 
3:00 PM- Limited (0-499)
Tuesday, January 19, 10:00 AM- Limited (0-199) Section
*****10:15 AM – Open Section*****
3:00 PM- Limited (0-750) 
Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 AM- Limited (0-499)
12:45 PM- Open
3:00 PM- Limited (0-299)
Thursday, January 21, 10:00 AM- Limited (0-499) 
12:45 PM- Limited (0-199) Supervised Play followed by a Post-mortem
3:00 PM-Open (18 Boards)
Friday, January 22, 10:00 AM- Limited (0-499)
12:45 PM- Open
3:00- Limited (0-499)
Saturday, January 23, 12:45 PM- Open (20-22 Boards)
Sunday, January 24, 12:30 PM- Limited (0-499) Section
12:45 PM- Open Section

Our beloved Charlie developed a bridge club with a relaxed atmosphere, a caring membership and where it is fun to play bridge.  

During my time in this position, I have tried to keep his concept for our club alive.  

I thank each and every one of you for your contributions and help in preserving this special place he left us.
  
Joanne B. Wharton
President and Acting Manager

Bylaws RevsionsApproved
The votes are in and have been counted.  The revised bylaws passed with 95% approval.  Thanks to everyone for voting!
click HERE  to see Membership Vote Tally
Suspend Face-to-Face through February 2021
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Suspend CLUB OPERATIONS

On November 23, the SPBC Board of Directors voted to extend the club’s closing
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Results
#22684 ST PETE & TBBC Alliance 10am 0-499
#11789 ST PETE & TBBC Alliance 10am 0-499
#11926 ST PETE & TBBC Alliance 0-199 12:45
Memorials
12/30 Betty Nowak's Father
12/29 Kathie Pettit (Obituary)
 
Get Well

 
12/20 Sandie Ramsden - ill
 
1/09 Betty Nowak - ill
 
 
ALERT Procedures

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Monday TBCC Social Hour   Meeting ID: 892 8642 8285.
Thursday 0-199 Post-Mortem  Meeting ID 784 548 2262. ..........
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