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This is the official website of the Las Vegas Unit 373 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) serving Las Vegas and the other communities in Southern Nevada.
2016 Board of Directors - NOMINATIONS Needed by Nov. 8 Unit Game
YOUR LAS VEGAS BRIDGE UNIT NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Starting in January 2016, our local Unit 373 Board will have 4 vacancies that need to be filled. If you care about bridge in Las Vegas, please consider running for the Board or nominating any interested Unit 373 member(s). The Unit Board is comprised of 9 members (8 elected and 1 appointed as 299er Representative) and provides several critical functions including:
Nominations can be submitted to any member of the Nominating Committee(see below) or at our Unit Game at Las Vegas Bridge World on Sunday, November 8.Nominating Committee Members:
Voting will take place through December 12 and the final results will be tallied at our Holiday Party on Sunday, December 13.
Rebecca Rogers Elected as D17 Representative for 2016-2018
The self-nomination period for D17 Rep. for Unit 373 expired on Sept. 30, 2015. Since no additional nominations were received by D17 Elections Secretary Flo Newlin, Rebecca (Becky) Rogers will now serve a full two-year term from 2016-2018. Becky was originally elected on an interim basis in 2015, to finish the 2014-2016 term of the previous D17 Rep.
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Contact Bob Lafleur or Jan George for more information, or to volunteer to help with the Fall Sectional.
Las Vegas Regional
Recognizing Unit Members Who
In August 2015, the unit website started honoring unit members who "make a real difference" to improve club and tournament bridge in Las Vegas and the surrounding communities. We plan to highlight additional contributors every 4 to 8 weeks. We also plan to create a brand new web page (Wall of Appreciation) to thank the long list of people, both past and present, who work hard every day to make bridge more enjoyable and accessible in our communities.
Bruce & Jane Rubin
Jane & Bruce recently retired as Tournament co-Chairs in Las Vegas. They ran successful Regional and Sectional tournaments here since 2013. They moved to Vegas in 2004 seeking a warmer climate. Jane & Bruce are both certified Directors and they ran a Friday night bridge game in the New York area before relocating to Las Vegas. That game was run by Jane's parents for the previous 35 years! A very long-term bridge connection. Jane & Bruce can be seen in action at Las Vegas Bridge World (LVBW) at 5580 W Flamingo, near Lindell Street. Jane joined forces with Dixie Perkinson and Joanne Euler to open the LVBW club in 2010. LVBW is open 7 days a week and caters to players of all abilities. Drop in and get a friendly welcome from the three owners. The unit is grateful for all the hard work and time that Jane & Bruce dedicated to running tournaments in Las Vegas from 2013 to 2015!
Dixie Sue Allsbrook & Carol Warren
These two smiling faces can be seen at the Bridge Club of Henderson, located at 1716 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy., at the corner of Valle Verde in Henderson. Carol has been a part owner of the club since 2010 and they have been a team since 2013. Both are ACBL accredited teachers and club directors. If you haven’t met them yet, you will enjoy your visit to a friendly, fun bridge experience. Dixie played bridge in college, stopped for a long time and started playing again in Las Vegas. She earned her Life Master card and attributes that achievement to the mentorship of three unit members - Barbara Dunkley, George Kovarik, and Jill Stokke. Carol is a Silver Life Master who joined the ACBL in 1980. Carol frequently asks if partners will play her “Alabama Scientific Bridge Card” - she says she has not had many takers yet. Perhaps you can find out what that is all about when you meet her? Dixie & Carol dedicate a lot of time to teaching and mentoring newer players - including introducing them to our local tournaments. Dixie's husband Dan works behind the scenes to keep the club “ship-shape.” They are always willing to help you find a partner or a team. Unit 373 is fortunate to have them on our team!
The role of Unit Recorder can be a challenging one and Roberta Epstein has served our unit in that role for more than 10 years. To get an idea of the scope of the Unit Recorder, check out the ACBL Recorder Regulations & Procedures. It requires a lot of bridge knowledge and good judgement. Roberta and her husband Mark moved to Las Vegas in 1996. She gave bridge lectures at various tournaments and has served on the committee for National tournaments. She has earned more than 9000 masterpoints! Roberta has another passion - The Children’s Service Guild. This organization serves the underprivileged children of Clark County. Ask Roberta about it next time you meet her at the bridge table. She offered to continue serving or to pass on her role on to a candidate she highly recommended - Ev Dahl. The board agreed 100% and Ev has replaced Roberta as Unit Recorder. Thank you Roberta, for all you have done for Unit 373!