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Goodwill Member of the Year

The National Goodwill Committee of the ACBL is now accepting nominations for the Goodwill Member of the Year for 2010. We bestow this annual honor upon an ACBL member who has continually exhibited unselfish dedication to the causes of good conduct, worthy participation, ethical behavior and who has made bridge contributions above and beyond the call of duty. All nominations must be approved and submitted by District or Unit Boards.

"We invite you to nominate an outstanding fellow ACBL member from your bridge community who qualifies for the honor of Goodwill Member of the Year by submitting your candidate’s detailed qualifications, in writing, no later than September 15, 2009 for the upcoming presentation during the Fall North American Bridge Championship in San Diego, CA. Nominations may be submitted by Unit Boards only, we are unable to accept nominations from an individual.

We have changed the format from past years. Because of the late Norman Kay’s wishes to honor the winner in a manner befitting someone worthy of this honor, a Fund was created to reward the recipient by presenting to him or her complimentary air transportation (if appropriate), one night’s lodging, one day’s per diem food allowance and free bridge entries.

His intent was that our winner will reign as BRIDGE QUEEN or KING for a day and not have the dubious vicarious thrill of enjoying the presentation over the telephone! What could be more exciting than to have the Goodwill Member of the ACBL on hand Monday evening, November 30th at the Goodwill Reception... before a cheering crowd of fans and well-wishers!

When our Committee has made their selection, the Unit President will be notified of the successful nomination and we will work out the details of arranging the victor’s trip to San Diego. The ideal situation is to keep it a secret, but in most cases the honoree is not a regular participant at the Nationals so it would be rather difficult. We will cross that bridge later!!!

It is now time to start thinking about your candidate... or if you have nominated someone in the past who has not been chosen Goodwill Member of the Year whom you feel is of the honor... feel free to re-submit or revise your letter" .

Thank you,
Aileen Osofsky, Chairman
Goodwill Committee

Nominations should be mailed to:

Chairperson of The ACBL Goodwill Committee,
2990 Airways Boulevard,
Memphis, TN 38116-3847.