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Meet MDBC 2018 Board

According to MDBC Bylaws the Board Consist of four parts.

The affairs of the MDBC shall be conducted by the Board in accordance with these articles and duly established By-Laws of the MDBC.  The Board shall consist of the follow:
(1)           elected voting members:  the President, the Vice-President, the                  Secretary, the Treasurer (theseform the “Officers”), and four Trustees elected for     two year terms.  These eight elected members along with the club manager shall comprise the Executive Committee of the Board.
(2)           annually appointed voting members:  the Club Manager, the Tournament  Coordinator, and  otherCoordinators of the MDBC who are not currently Trustees or Officers
(3)           any Unit 114 representative who is also a current member of the MDBC
(4)           the immediate past president.
2018 MDBC Board
1. Executive Committee Excerpt from MDBC Bylaws Article V The Officers and Trustee are  elected by the members. None of …

SPOTY Award Explained

There continue to be some people confused about how the Unit Sports Person of the Year is selected.  Again here is the process according to Unit Policy. Any Unit 114 member may nominate another Unit 114 member for this high honor (the members could be from different clubs).
Candidates must meet 14 qualifications. Nominations must include a detailed explanationof what makes their nominee a strong candidate, including a description of their efforts to promote bridge and their volunteer activities. Nominations should not exceed one page in length.
Before the general meeting, all nominations are emailed to each Director to study but not discuss.  
At the Board of Directors meeting, the nominees are not discussed before elected by secret ballot.  
Clickhere to read/copy the process. It is a misconception that the Unit Bylaws state that each club nominates one person.
A few clubs in the unit elect a SPOTY using their guidelines.  That is acceptable and can be loads of fun, but club level SP…