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Donald Mamula
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Member Since
July 17, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 10
Member Type
Bridge Official
about me

Trying to do what's best for the game, often by clearing up misconceptions and misinformation.  All opinions are my own and reflect no bridge organization or group.

Past: Served for 9 years on ACBL BoD, 4 years as BoG chairman, lifetime member of BoG, 9 years on D19 board, almost every unit job from grunt labor to unit president.  Proudest bridge admin experience was being "first spouse" to a great BoG chairman.

Current: Retired, but sharing my experience and knowledge.

United States of America

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I have just read this - Fantunes
Who headed up the FIGB in the past? Who currently heads the WBF? (Hint - only one name is needed to answer both).
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
Jim P: If you think "rack rates" for sleeping rooms is steep, you don't even want to think about the "rack rate" for ballroom space. At one point, someone at HQ did a calculation if we unbundled playing space from room blocks. The result was about a 250 to ...
I have just read this - Fantunes
Why does this not surprise me. At least it spares them the trouble of declaring another blanket amnesty.
Open Atlanta Discussion Thread
Thanks Craig - as soon as I saw your post, I said "Of course, why didn't I remember him?" Thanks for reassuring that the old brain still can dredge up some stuff from the past.
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
CEO is Dead, Long live the Executive Director
Never gave any kind of prediction. Just brought to attention the current state of regulations regarding hiring BoD members - and how easy it would be to then change them. A couple years back, there was a move to allow a sitting board member to become legal counsel immediately when that ...
CEO is Dead, Long live the Executive Director
I'll give you one cynical answer, Steve. Because a simple "total membership" number is something that is easy for any BoD member to understand. They say "make that number bigger" and it's easy to see if it is bigger or smaller. Focusing on the quality of the service ...
CEO is Dead, Long live the Executive Director
The ACBL currently has regulations to restrict a BoD member from jumping from the board to a paid position with the league. Of course, since it is just a regulation, it can be rescinded by a majority vote of 13. Coincidentally, that's the same number needed to select a ...
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
The trend is towards "sleek" and "modern" spaces. Many hotels are ditching even a desk in the room, instead moving towards shared "workspaces" in the lobby areas. Perhaps ACBL members aren't as "hip" as the millenials being targeted.

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