Board Meeting Update

The September 30th party honoring Liz Brown and Maribeth Ransel for years of exemplary, dedicated service to CIBA, District 11 and IBC was a huge and well-deserved success! Congratulations also to our Player of the Month, Steve Davis, and our Rookie of the Month, Larry Cohen.

A reminder that new players who join before the end of 2023 receive a “bonus” as their memberships will extend through December 31, 2024. F2F player count continues to exceed our monthly goal.  We also continue to operate “in the black.” Thanks to our Management Team for consistently monitoring expenses and ways to be even more cost-effective.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW – SATURDAY, November 4, is the Annual Membership Meeting and election of directors for the IBC Board. Absentee ballots have been emailed and ballots for early voting will be available onsite by October 15. More information about the meeting and the candidates is in a separate email.

IMPORTANT: There are no regular IBC Games this week on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday because IBC is the site for the Non-Life Master Regional.  0-750 games (2 sessions) are each day at 10:00 and 2:30; 0-49 games are Friday and Sunday at 2:30; and, there is a Free 0-20 game Saturday at 2:30. Click here for the flyer.

MORE Reminders for the month: Women’s Contract Club – October 5, 19, and 26 and Club Appreciation Weeks – October 9-15 and October 23-29 Click here for the October Calendar

$5 Buck Up Games – October 10, 12, 17, 24, and 31
Peter Lach’s ROM Party at 6:30 for 0-200 players – October 17
Mixed Pairs – October 21 (social hour at 5:30 and game at 6:30)
Swiss Team – Thursday, October 26, at 6:30 (one session with 5% gold points)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE – New classes begin in January and Danny Hibner will again offer a class for people who have not played cards. The closing MENTOR PARTY is Saturday, November 11. Watch Joyce Pepple’s Sunday night email, the newsletter, and website for class updates and details so you can promote our education program.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING COMMITTEE – Jeff Running is chairing a special project group to try to improve use of our website’s online partnership desk. He will be working with Doug Day, Diane Roberts, and Matt Cory (partnership coordinators) and other volunteers.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE – The next FREE Social Bridge Tournament is Wednesday, November 1.

KUDOs TO YOU – The caring and generosity of our members never ceases to amaze me and beginning November 1, IBC is giving you two opportunities to demonstrate your charitable nature. Boxes will be available for donations to TOYS FOR TOTS and to support the Women’s Contract Club’s annual Help the Homeless Drive. Socks, hats, gloves and/or mittens are requested for the homeless drive.

As always, thanks for your support!

Andie Marshall, IBC Board President