Jim Parker

Dimmie Fleming 2023 Award Citation (from Derbyshire):

Jim has been secretary of the DCBA for 20 years, and perhaps longer. He works tirelessly for bridge in the county and is the best secretary one could wish to have. He organises all our competitions and our calendar, prepares for our meetings and does the minutes. He chases people up and nudges them in the right direction. He is fiercely loyal to the committee and the interests of bridge county wide. He goes out of his way to meet and engage key people in all our constituent clubs, encouraging them to run events and to participate in ours. Nothing is too much trouble for him to do. He also runs British Rail Bridge Club’s weekly sessions, which have been increasing successful since Covid has made evening bridge in the county a much sparser commodity.

He has been an enthusiastic contributor to the Midlands Counties working group and brings the fruits of that collaboration to our local meetings.

It would be no exaggeration to say that bridge in Derbyshire would be in a poor state were it not for Jim’s tireless work. I believe he would be a most worthy recipient of a Dimmie Fleming Award.