The following Committees were established by Board vote in the recent past: Education, Events, Finance, Nominating, Planning and Policy. These Committees replaced all and any other Committees that had been previously established. Please contact the Committee Chairs with any suggestions or questions.


Education Committee


Linda Starr


Members: Debbie Katz, Laurie Robbins, Susan Smith, Bill Watson


Charter: To develop and organize educational programs to provide opportunities for club members to learn more about the game of bridge and to improve their skills.


Recent Accomplishments: Developed a comprehensive list of proposed education programs and an application process with a compensation structure for instructors. Implemented a 0-49 game on Tuesday evenings for potential and existing novice members.

Events Committee


Riva Lewinter


Members: Nancy Calderbank, Barbara Fletcher, Sharon Kochen, Ted Kwash, Pam Lombardo, Bill Wininger, Tina Yablonski


Charter: To identify and implement new ideas for events at the club, for the benefit of our members and our community, and to attract publicity for the club.


Recent Accomplishments: Developed an annual events calendar. Organized a "Cards for Kids" fundraiser game and initiated an "Eight is Enough" team game.

Finance Committee


John Dinius


Members: Ann Hudson, Pam Lombardo, Mary Petit


Charter: To oversee the accuracy of financial statements and reports and to identify and implement strategies to improve the financial effectiveness of the club.


Recent Accomplishments: Developed a five year financial plan and an annual budget for the current fiscal year. Selected new bookkeeping software to promote more efficient and accurate record keeping.

Nominating Committee


Ron Talbot


Members: Gene Coppa, Tom Lorch, Beverly Saunders and Ronit Shoham

Charter: To develop a slate of officers and trustees to conduct the government and business of the Hartford Bridge Club, as defined in the by-laws.

Nomination Process: The slate prepared by the Committee shall be included in the notice of the annual membership meeting, which is mailed to all members. The Nominating Committee shall place its slate of candidates before the club membership at the annual meeting, which will be held in the fall. Additional nominations may be made by the members at the annual meeting.

Planning Committee


Felix Springer


Members: John Calderbank, Donna Feir, Tom Joyce, Riva Lewinter, Rollin Shank, Mike Wavada


Charter: To determine and implement strategies and effective tools and means to ensure the club's continued vibrancy and success over the longer term.


Recent Accomplishments: Conducted extensive survey of other clubs to determine best practices and to develop ideas for attracting and retaining members. Surveyed new members to solicit feedback on their experience at the club.

Policy Committee


Tom Joyce


Members: Riva Lewinter, Roger Pikor, Pat Salve


Charter: To review all aspects of club governance, including the by-laws and club policies, to identify and implement opportunities for improvement.


Recent Accomplishments: Surveyed other clubs to facilitate the evaluation of best practices.


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