Club Management Focus: Winter 2017

Welcome to the Winter 2017 edition of Club Management Focus.

I’m sure the eagle-eyed amongst you have already noticed the introduction of a Club tab at the top of the website home page. We hope this will enable clubs to navigate our website more easily. Please let us know if there is additional Club information that you would like quick access to from the Clubs’ homepage.

Perhaps not surprisingly, many of our clubs are considering applying for charitable status and we have now added a list of clubs with charitable status to the site. Please help us to keep this list up to date by letting us know if and when your club obtains charitable status with either the Charity Commission or HMRC. Clubs going through this process can benefit hugely from talking to other clubs who have had similar experiences.

The EBUScore training course in Aylesbury arranged for March proved very popular amongst club scorers and is now full with a waiting list. Please see the article below for information about further courses. However please note that all your scorers will be able to benefit from new and detailed training course materials for EBUScore that are being prepared for this and subsequent courses. These will become available on the website shortly.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of Club Management Focus. This is your newsletter so please let us know if there are topics you would like us to cover in future editions.

Bev Purvis
Club Liaison Officer, English Bridge Union
Febuary 2017

Our new membership software will soon be here
What this means next month, and in the future
National Grading Scheme Consultation
Club Insurance Renewal due soon
The EBU Shop - February Special offers
Quality & Convenience for you and your members
English Bridge magazine survey
Please encourage your members to complete it
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Take part and support the charity’s work
EBED Student and Schools Sim Pairs starting soon
A free event for all bridge students
Reminder of Club Directors and Officers Insurance
A benefit of affiliation
Teaching award nominations now being accepted
Website link to the Clubs’ page
The Teacher’s Convention
Meet the team from EBED at a weekend focussed on bridge teachers
Prize vouchers discontinued
Vouchers no longer accepted after 1st May 2017
Club and County Logos
EBU & EBED logos available to download for your website or paperwork
A good deal(er)
An advert from Jannerstens on their Duplimate machine
2016 Master Point lists available
Club Champions announced
Stamford Bridge Club is thriving
What the club is doing to safeguard its future
EBU subscription rates 2017/18
Club gets funding from council for TD training course
Bromsgrove Bridge Club have stall at Pensioners Fair
A potential way to recruit members?
EBUScore - the EBU's scoring software
Request a training course in your area
Really Easy Pairs at Easter
Host a heat for the improvers in your club
Law Updates
New laws will be introduced worldwide in the autumn
Club and County TD Training Courses
More courses coming soon
Club Teaching Training Courses
Enable someone in your club to generate new members
Youth bridge events in spring 2017
Pianola free for a year to affiliated clubs
Membership key fobs no longer distributed
Advertising in English Bridge
Discounts available for clubs and counties
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