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Congratulations Jackie Zayac – our new Region 12 Director.
Hot off the press – we are delighted to announce that Jackie Zayac has been elected as the Region 12 Director.
This is a new position created as part of the ACBL’s reorganization of its Board of Directors, which consolidates the ACBL’s 25 districts into 13 Regions. The Region 12 Director will represent D21 and D20 on the ACBL Board. District 20 and District 21 remain separate entities.
Jackie’s four-year term begins on January 1, 2023. (This is the only time the Region 12 Director will serve a 4-year term. After this, it will be a three-year term. The extra year was added to stagger the future Region Director elections.)
Jackie said: “It will be my honor to represent District 20 and District 21 as the first Region 12 Director. I look forward to working with all of you. I believe that together we can guide the ACBL to success. I would love to hear from you. Please contact me
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 284-2309 (landline) or (925) 282-0497 (cell).”
This position replaces the current District Director positions in D21 and D20. D21’s current District Director, Stu Goodgold, will serve the remainder of his term as District Director. Please see Stu’s District Director Report below. Be sure to thank Stu for all he has done, and undoubtedly will continue to do, for the game of bridge next time you see him at the tables!
Many of you are heading to Phoenix for the Fall NABC from Nov 24 to Dec 4. We’d love to hear from you about your experiences playing at a national tournament. Send us your funny stories, interesting hands, lessons earned, or just what it was like for you to play in a NABC. Send your anecdotes to email@example.com and we’ll share them in the next Diamond in the Ruff in December.
Montery Clambake Regional
The Monterey Clambake Regional will soon be here – January 2- 8, 2023. This tournament consistently rates as one of the District’s favorite venues, See Sigrid’s report for more info about the tournament and how to book. Don’t miss the amazing bridge rate!
Sigrid Price, President, D21 Board of Directors, reports attendance was down at the Santa Clara and Sparks Regionals, but room bookings for the Monterey Regional in January 2023 are going fast. Read Sigrid’s report for more info and to discover what she means when she says, “Thank God we were not vulnerable”!
Nancy Boyd, D21 Tournament Planning Committee Chair, reports on the recent All-Western Championships Regional in Santa Clara and Sparks Reno Regional in Nevada as well as the upcoming Monterey Clambake Regional. Read Nancy’s report for the details.
Susan Mazzei, D21 NAP Coordinator, announces the dates of the D21 North American Pairs Finals. The Flight A Finals will be held at the Monterey Clambake Regional. Flights B and C Finals will be online on BBO. For all the details and how to register, see Susan’s report.
Cornelia Gould, President of the Western Conference and D21 Executive Committee officer, announces the dates of the next Royal STaC week. This is a chance to win gold, silver, and red points at your local club! See Cornelia’s report for all the details.
Jackie Ortiz, D21 Nominations Committee Chair, seeks nominations for D21 Board Officer positions as well for three spots on the ACBL Advisory Council. The D21 Board of Directors will vote on these positions at its Board meeting in January 2023. See Jackie’s report for more information and how to submit nominations.
Stu Goodgold, D21 District Director, reports on the recent activities of the ACBL Board of Directors. He reviews initiatives to increase membership, changes to table fees for club sanctioned games, and many other important issues considered by the Board.