Dimmie Fleming Award citation - 2018 (nomination from Channel Islands)
John has worked for the CICBA for many years, firstly for the Jersey District as Treasurer and then in addition he took on the post of County Treasurer in 2007. Both posts are still held by John.
For a number of years John has been running Beginners’ and Improvers’ Bridge Classes on a voluntary basis under the auspices of the Jersey District. The revenue from these classes is shared between the Jersey District and the Jersey Hospice Care. John’s classes are very popular and well attended and has involved him in a great deal of planning and hard work.
For the last few years John has taken over the local organisation of the Jersey Congress. This has involved co-ordinating the event with the hotel, liaising with the EBU and taking all the bookings. In addition, during the Congress he assists the Directors by finding local players to fill in when necessary. John’s presence at the Congress is appreciated by the Directors and players alike.
John has also arranged Seminars in Jersey and undertakes all the arrangements for these two-day events which have been well received. In addition, John is the honorary Auditor to the Highfield Bridge Club and helps co-ordinate the annual inter-insular match with Guernsey.
John’s contribution to bridge in Jersey and the Channel Islands has been incredible and is still continuing.