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Seminars and Meetings at the Reno Spring NABC

There is more to the game at NABCs, when members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational and social activities. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Check out the Reno entertainment section for social activities. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Club Directors Course (March 9 11)

Comprehensive course that prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (www.baronbarclay.com). Pre-register online by February 26 at https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDC/index.do or contact Joyce Stone at 901-332-5586, Ext. 1337, or send e-mail to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 9, 10, 11
Time: 1-10 p.m. Tuesday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m.-noon Thursday followed by lunch break and testing
Room: Ruby 1 & 2

The New TAP -- Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP) (March 11 & 12)

Introduction to the updated ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBLs premier teachers, Peg Cundiff, in this 10-hour interactive learning course which includes three hours of hands-on experience. Learn the business side of teaching bridge and be introduced to 64 weeks of class material and more! There are even techniques to move your students into duplicate faster. Leave with the tools needed to develop a successful teaching career.

Use the link at http://www.acbl.org/teachers/upcomingTaps.html to pre-register.
Contact Dana Norton at 901-332-5586, ext. 1264 or dana.norton@acbl.org for more information.
Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)
Date: Thursday afternoon, evening and Friday morning (March 11 & 12)
Time: Thursday: 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Room: Whitney

Reception for Teachers and Club Officials (Friday, March 12)

This is the ACBL's "thank you" reception for the teachers and club officials who work so hard to recruit and retain our members. All teachers, club managers, directors and owners are welcome to attend.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Room: Ruby 1 & 2

Free Bridge Lessons

Jerry Helms Saturday, March 13, 9:45 a.m.-noon - Carson 4
Audrey Grant Sunday, March 14, 10 a.m.-noon. - Carson 4

Bridge Teachers and Bridge Cruises (Saturday, March 13)

Join Peg Cundiff, host of more than 100 bridge cruises, for an informative session about what you need to know to be a successful teacher and bridge host on a cruise ship.
Fee: $25 at door. Sign up at dana.norton@acbl.org.
Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Room: Ruby 1 & 2

Marketing Matters Live! (Saturday, March 13)

ACBLs Marketing Director, Vicki Campbell, will host a program for anyone interested in marketing their clubs, bridge lessons, tournaments, etc. Dont miss this chance to meet Vicki and explore your options.
Free of charge.
Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Room: Sierra 1

Teaching Youth Bridge (Sunday, March 14)

Teaching bridge to young people now or just thinking about it, this seminar will help you focus on goals, format, course materials and successful practices. Join Julie Greenberg, ACBL Director of Education, for an interesting continuing education opportunity. You wont want to miss it.
Free of charge.
Date: Sunday, March 14
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Room: Sierra 1

Board of Governors Meeting (Sunday, March 14)

All members of the ACBL Board of Governors are invited to attend the Spring NABC meeting. This meeting is also open to the general membership of the ACBL. Discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors, reports from the CEO and treasurer and new proposals from the Board of Governors.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, March 14
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Room: Grand

Get Online with Bridge Base (Monday, March 15)

Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Fred Gitelman, the creator of the ACBLs Learn to Play Bridge program. Get a guided tour of the Bridge Base site and its outstanding teaching features.
Free of charge
Date: Monday, March 15
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Room: Sierra 1

Club Directors Update (Tuesday & Wednesday, March 16 & 17)

A two-day update course for club directors to refresh and renew their skills for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone who is a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Pre-register online by February 26 at https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDU/index.do or contact Joyce Stone at 901-332-5586, Ext. 1337, or send an e-mail to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $15 for both sessions
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday March 16 and 17
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, both days
Room: Ruby 1

Celebrity Speakers

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 12:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details.