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Welcome Cecilia Muaddi – D21’s new Webmaster!
We are delighted to introduce you to District 21’s new Webmaster, Cecilia Muaddi! We thought Grant Robinson was irreplaceable (and in many ways he is), but we found a rock star! Cecilia is a member of Unit 499 in Diablo Valley. She recently retired from a career in software engineering, and she already has things humming in the background of the D21 site. Please give Cecilia a big D21 welcome.
Cecilia and the rest of the D21 communications team look forward to continuing to improve the D21 website for you. Please send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
The Santa Clara Regional takes place from August 30 to September 5, 2022, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency. You can book your events ahead of time online with the ACBL’s ENTRY EXPRESS. For more info, see Sigrid’s and Nancy’s reports below.
As we recently told you, a number of D21 members did well at the recent NABC in Providence. We thought it would be fun to hear from a few of them. See the Report from Providence below for a few notes from the trenches about playing in a national tournament. If you have stories about playing in tournaments you’d like to share in the Diamond in the Ruff, we’d love to hear from you.
Sigrid Price, President, D21 Board of Directors, reports on the Sacramento Regional and recent Board activities. She also provides more information about the Tournament Task Force and Tournament Planning Committee as well as the upcoming Regional in Santa Clara.
Nancy Boyd, D21 Tournament Manager, reports on the recent California Capital Regional in Sacramento. She also provides a preview to the All-Western Championships Regional in Santa Clara from August 30 to September 5, 2022. Read Nancy’s report for the details and… book now for the special bridge rate.
Susan Mazzei, D21 NAP Committee Chair, reports that Club Qualifiers for the annual North American Pairs tournament have begun. Club qualifiers can be held in June, July, and August. Just like last year, players can qualify either at Face-to-Face Clubs or online in Virtual Clubs. See Susan’s report for the details.
Cornelia Gould, President of the Western Conference and D21 Executive Committee Officer, announces the dates of the next STaC week. Plus, there will be another Royal STaC in December! See Cornelia’s report for all the details.
Anne Hollingsworth, D21 Ombudsman, explains the Mini-McKenney and Ace of Club Awards. What are they…and who won? Send your questions, suggestions, and even complaints to Anne. Her contact info is in her report.
Stu Goodgold, D21 District Director, reports on the recent activities of the ACBL Board of Directors. He reviews the ACBL budget and initiatives to increase membership and other important issues considered by the Board.