Report back from Council – Feb 2014

Your Council continues to work hard for bridge players in Scotland.  A particularly welcome initiative this month has been the establishment of a Communications working group.  They will be bringing forward ideas in order to keep in touch with all members but also look for advertising and/or sponsorship to keep the excellent SBU News viable.  More next time.

Tournament players will have already observed that some changes have been made to some long established competitions and these have been generally well accepted.  We will also be bringing in some new features for the Peebles congresses, without losing the unique flavour of these popular weekends.

The Mempad project is making progress but it does require the co-operation of club secretaries and treasurers.  If your club is not yet sending results using Mempad do encourage your club to send in the information required to our Master Points secretary.  If your club needs help in order to make progress we have identified ‘champions’ for each district to help you.  Again please contact the MP secretary.

The new website (not so new now I suppose) has proved popular but we are conscious that it still needs improvement.  This now underway but I do stress that we can’t put information or results onto the site unless those responsible either post it themselves or send it to our secretary, Cathy Ferguson, who looks after the front page.

Finally we are coming up to District and SBU AGM’s.  Can I ask all members to take an interest in what is being discussed and make their views known.  Many members have shared views with me during my presidency – and I welcome this – but we can avoid many problems if we know what members want and they are aware of what we trying to achieve.  Check the SBU and your District websites for AGM information.