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Seminars and Meetings at the Toronto Summer 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

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 July 11 at (https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDC/index.do) or contact Joyce Stone at 6622533138 or directorcourses@acbl.org. Fee: $50. Dates: Tuesday - Thursday, July 19-21. Time: 110 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

Friday, July 22. Time: 4:306 p.m.
This is the ACBLs 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. Carol Robertson, ACBLs Director of Clubs and Member Services will host this reception and be available for informal conversation about any issues Club Officials may wish to discuss.

Better Bridge Accreditation Program

Friday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. noon
An ACBL-approved teacher training program personally conducted by Audrey Grant. Learn her powerful up- to-date methods that assure successful lessons for the absolute beginner and those with a wide range of experience and skill. Register online at http://www.betterbridge.com/education/index.html
Or contact Denise Hoffman, d-hoffman@chartermi.net (906) 226-3108

The Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP)

Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. & Monday, July 25, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to the updated ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBLs 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 6622533161 or dana.norton@acbl.org. Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)

Marketing Matters Live!

Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. noon
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.

Professional Bridge Teachers Meeting

Saturday, July 23 9 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
NEW! Audrey Grant Course on Defense Featuring the latest teaching strategies and material. Just in time for the Fall! Contact: Denise Hoffman (906) 226-3108 d-hoffman@chartermi.net
Fee: Free

Free Bridge Lessons

Audrey Grant -- Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. noon
Jerry Helms Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m.-- noon
Barbara Seagram Monday, July 25, 10 a.m. -- noon

Board of Governors Meeting

Sunday, July 24, 10noon
All members of the ACBL Board of Governors are invited to attend the Summer 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.

Youth Bridge Teachers Workshop

Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m.11 a.m.
Currently teaching or interested in teaching bridge to young people? You wont want to miss this opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other youth bridge teachers to help you focus on goals, format, course materials and successful practices. Free.

Get Online with Bridge Base

Monday, July 25, 11 am noon
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.

Bridge Teachers and Bridge Cruises

Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m. noon
Join Marilyn Kalbfleisch, experienced bridge cruise host, 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

Club Director Refresher Course

Tuesday - Wednesday, July 26 & 27, 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, July 21 through Saturday, July 30) by some of the best known players and teachers at 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free