Club Management Focus: Spring 2018

Welcome to the Spring edition of Club Management Focus.

Whilst to some of us the appearance of bluebells in the woods heralds the start of long hours spent in the garden, to others it means the start of the Cafe Bridge season. If you haven’t already participated in a Cafe Bridge event, I urge you to do so. I have successfully introduced reluctant social bridge players (including my husband!) to the joys of the duplicate game this way. Cafe Bridge is an excellent addition to a club’s social calendar whilst raising the club’s profile locally and raising money for a good cause to boot. Have a look at the article on Cafe Bridge below and give it a try.

I hope that all clubs will by now have completed the process of ensuring they comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May. If not, please do address this issue immediately. There is a wealth of explanatory and helpful information on the EBU website to assist all clubs with the process of implementing the new regime. On the plus side, we will of course all benefit from the reduction in unwanted emails although I am pleased to confirm you will still be receiving emails from the EBU!

Bev Purvis
EBU Club Liaison Officer
May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation
Are you ready for 25th May?
Junior fundraising going well
Thanks to previous donors; still time to donate
Junior Teach-In: 31st August – 2nd September 2018
Your Children and Grandchildren can Learn Bridge Too!
Fundraising service for bridge clubs
Third Sector Consultancy can help with lottery applications
Welcome to the new staff
New Education & Youth Officer, and Bridge Warehouse Sales Assistant
National Interclub Knockout
Entries now open
Award nominations now being accepted
Nominate for the Dimmie Fleming, Tom Bradley and Alec Salisbury awards
Welcome to our newly affiliated clubs
EBED supports bridge PhD; candidate wanted
County & Club Director Training Courses
County Director Courses
Please support the forthcoming Simultaneous Pairs
EBUScore – the EBU’s scoring software
Update now available
Pianola free for a year to affiliated clubs
Past Editions
Raising our Game
Strategic Aims 2018-2023
The largest affiliated clubs
Give Café Bridge a try
A great way to recruit new members, and a fun activity for your current members
NGS Changes
Amendments you suggested are now live
Club information forms
Please look out for them this month
New Board Members appointed
Welcome to Bev Godfrey and Gillian Fawcett
Gordon Rainsford to be Chief Executive
Universal Membership rebates being processed
Rebates cease after 2017/18
EBED needs your help with its upcoming research project
Club Teacher Training Courses
Learn to teach bridge and help your club grow
The Bridge Warehouse
New shop design and free delivery
Advertising in English Bridge
Discounts available for clubs and counties
Club and County Logos
EBU & EBED logos available to download for your website or paperwork