Happy Birthday to us!
The English Bridge Union has been around now for 75 years; there are only a few national bridge organizations around the world that are older.
A few weeks ago I was reading some obituaries of a few of the EBU’s illustrious bridge administrators and early elder statesmen. It is very clear to see how tirelessly these great bridge players worked to set up our Union in those early days. In the minutes of the 12 June 1936 it is possible to see names that now adorn our competitions, such as Lederer and Phillips, as well as seeing the immense detail they covered to set up a national organization, in those days without any technological assistance.
Over the last few years, the organization has gone through many changes – most notably when we changed to Universal Membership last year. It has been a challenging but fulfilling time to be involved in the administration of a venerable institution such as ours.
We are working on a few ideas to involve the membership in our Anniversary celebration year and I hope that as many of you as possible will join in.
I would like to wish all of our members, volunteers and staff a happy 75th Birthday.