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Seminars and Meetings at the Louisville Spring NABC

There is more to the game at the North American Bridge Championships when members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational and social activities

Club Directors Course

Galt House Hotel - Brown Room
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.

Pre register online by February 25 at (https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDC/index.do) or contact Joyce Stone at 662–253–3138 or directorcourses@acbl.org. Fee: $50. Dates: Tuesday - Thursday, March 8-10. 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.

Reception for Teachers and Club Officials

Galt House Hotel - Combs Room
Friday, March 11. Time: 4:30–6 p.m.
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.

The Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP)

Galt House Hotel - Breathitt Room
Thursday, March 10, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Friday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Introduction to the updated ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBL’s premier teachers 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. Pre register online at www.acbl.org/teachers/upcomingTaps.html or contact Dana Norton at 662–253–3161 or dana.norton@acbl.org. Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)

ACBLscore Q&A / Coffee With Carol

Galt House Hotel - Nunn Room
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Come by for coffee with Ken Horwedel, ACBL Tournament Director, and Carol Robertson, Director of Club and Member Services. They will be available to answer your questions on scoring, reporting your games and managing your club. Free.

Marketing Matters — Live!

Galt House Hotel - Nunn Room
Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m. – noon
ACBL’s Marketing Director, Vicki Campbell, will host a program for anyone interested in marketing their clubs, bridge lessons, tournaments, etc. Don’t miss this chance to meet Vicki and explore your options.

Free Bridge Lessons

Galt House Hotel - Combs Room
Jerry Helms - Saturday, March 12. 10 a.m.–noon
Marti Ronemus – Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m.-noon

Board of Governors Meeting

Galt House Hotel - Grand Room
Sunday, March 13, 10–noon
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.

Seminar for Teaching Young People Bridge

Galt House Hotel - Brown Room
Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m.–noon
Interested in teaching bridge to young people? This seminar will help you focus on goals, format, course materials and successful practices. It will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and to look at materials available for teachers. Bring your questions. Join Dana Norton, ACBL Youth Coordinator for an interesting continuing education opportunity. You won’t want to miss it. Free.

Get Online with Bridge Base

Galt House Hotel - Brown Room
Monday, March 14, 11 am – noon
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Fred Gitelman, the creator of the ACBL’s Learn to Play Bridge program. Get a guided tour of the Bridge Base site and its outstanding teaching features.

Club Director Refresher Course

Galt House Hotel - Breathitt Room
Tuesday - Wednesday, March 15 & 16, 9 a.m.–noon
Continuing education for bridge directors to increase their skills. Must attend both sessions. Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.

Celebrity Speakers

Daily presentations (Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 19) by some of the best known players and teachers at 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.