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Situations Vacant - Club Secretary

Situations Vacant - Club Secretary

The committee recently received Donna's resignation and is reluctantly now looking for a replacement Secretary. Donna has been with us from 2018 and has constantly been a welcoming feature around the club.
Note that this coming week, 6th July on Donna's not in the office on Wednesday so should you want to see her Tuesday and Friday are the days. We wish Donna all the best of luck for her future endeavors

We are looking for a friendly, well organised, flexible person who enjoys working within a club environment. The Secretary attends to our administrative requirements and acts as a contact person with club members, service providers and parties who hire our club rooms.

Experience in the following areas is required:
     general office procedures
     application of accounting software e.g. Xero or similar
     processing of electronic financial transactions

Main skills required:
     communication, both written and verbal
     excellent time management
     ability to work independently and to be proactive
     ability to learn new software applications

This is a part-time position - 10 hours per week over 3 mornings
                                            attendance at monthly committee meetings ( 2nd Thursday of the month @ 5pm )

A full job description is available from Donna in the Club office

To apply please send CV with a covering letter to secretary@hamiltonbridge.co.nz

Closing date - 5 pm on 13th July

2020's Soup & Bun

Soup bun for 2020

It's Soup & Bun time for 2020.......

Check the dates on the notice boards at the Club and join us on one or all of the dates each month in July, August and September for a light lunch followed by a single session of Bridge

NZ Congress 2020 - updated


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URGENT MESSAGE - National Congress 2020

On Thursday 25 June the Management of the Distinction Hotel Hamilton advised New Zealand Bridge that they would not be honouring our booking for the 2020 National Congress. The venue is to be used as a quarantine facility for returning Kiwis until at least January 2021.

We will over the next 10 days look at options to relocate the Congress. This if at all possible, may be at a different time, and is likely not be in Hamilton.

At this point we ask that you hold off making any travel and accommodation bookings. Please don’t make any online entries or payments.

We are exceedingly disappointed with this situation and will do our absolute best to find a workable alternative for 2020.

Alister Stuck
National Secretary, New Zealand Bridge

Cashless Bridge - updated

The cashless system - Compa$$

Thank you to all the members who have paid in advance for their table money, either to the Directors or online - one member who shall remain nameless is expecting good things from his bridge this year and deposited $150. Thanks also to our Directors who received this small mountain. The good news is, they will not need to collect any more.

The amounts received are being credited to your Compass$$ accounts this week. We will be sending out an email after the end of the month when all the money received and session deductions made so far are detailed on your account. Please check it and let us know of any anomalies - being a new system, there is sure to be a couple. We are joining several bridge clubs in the Waikato region who are benefiting from this excellent addition to our existing scoring package. Please keep in mind that many hours have been spent setting up this system by club members giving up their leisure time plus the many many hours author Bob Fearn spent writing this innovative programme as well as the support he gives us with both Compass and Compass$$.
Any teething issues we are experiencing are due to Dave and myself learning to understand the process of implementing this new programme, introduced in order to improve the club's procedures and members' enjoyment.

As a reminder, all you need to do in the future is to transfer an amount to the club's bank account - 01 0315 0381282 01 - or pay to Donna during office hours.

Ella

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 24 June 2020


Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

 

A spa salon

  Singing Happy Birthday, whoop whoop

  100th episode – it’s here





A spa salon







  Welcome Alan Morris – thanks for the kind words Boss

  Alan shares with us what’s been happening within NZ Bridge
  Catching up with the Clubs and gaining feedback has proved a positive initiative
  He talks with his counterparts and confirms the jealousy
  We agree – the Bridge World is envious of us
  Alan and I are going to get the Jones man to sing

  Ps I did it yeah boi – What do you think of his singing?

A spa salon







  Judge Julie racks 50+ shows with The Bridge Zone

  She’s happy continuing to answer your questions
  Keep sending them in – now that we are back at the Clubs
  Her list of questions will grow again

OMG








  I Dunno makes its debut

  Who are you – who who, who who
  I really want to know
  Whooooo are you

  Join us in the celebration of the 100th show with caller #3

   Tournaments this weekend

      Spa Town Teams and Wellington 10A


  Enjoy and have a great week

  See you at the tables

Poker Face Have a great week


Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

The Bridge Zone - Broadcast on 17 June 2020

Proudly supported by NZ Bridge – taking Bridge to the airwaves

 

The seven dwarfs









      One more week listeners – such a nice Birthday milestone to have reached

      We have tears on the Bridge Zone today, Master Jones is huffing and puffing, very unfit and lateness is a
      poor excuse for running

      We’re back to the Clubs and things are a little different

      The Electronic Movement is making itself know – some Bridge Clubs and The Co-operative Bank are reducing
      their footprint on legal tender

      Looking to implement vouchers, electronic payment for table money, Auckland and Hamilton reviewing programmes
      to deduct from the Bridge Mates etc – some Clubs are already there

      Hamilton Bridge Club is making available Breakfast before Bridge on Friday morning

      What a nice idea….


The Litmus Test
 





      Will Barry break out his wallet and let some moths out

      Wayne Burrows shares a moment in his Bridge Life and how he coped with personal tragedy

      Judge Julie rules on hesitation, her preferred form of exercise and potentially screaming Directors - psychology degrees?

Someone getting a kick in the rear
 


  that’s right – don’t step on it – it makes you cry….


      We welcome Alan Morris next week

      Barry steals a tip from Bob H


  Friends
 






      I Dunno! – the new segment on The Bridge Zone

      Can you stump the wise old owl?

      Ring or email us and if Father Jones can’t answer – the prize is yours

      Catch you next week


Want a call – drop us an email – bridgezoneshow@gmail.com and we will contact you…….     It’s that simple !

THE BRIDGE ZONE   ( click to listen )

Hamilton Success

Members of the Hamilton Club enjoyed considerable success Saturday at the Rotorua Xmas Tournament. This success came in a very large field of 78 pairs with the Hamilton Club filling first, second & 4th places!

1st   Yuzhong Chen and Gary Foidl

2nd   Liz Fisher and Sam Simpson

4th   Ella Gray and Dallas Dagg

The previous weekend in Dunedin Mark Thomson and Jeffrey Chang were in the Waikato Bays team that finished 2nd in the Intermediate section of the National Inter-provincial Teams competition.

A very successful fortnight for our Club

Eileen Brunt

The Club sadly notes the passing of our member Eileen Brunt.
Long time Club member Eileen, who played regularly several times each week at the Club, passed away Saturday. The club extends our sympathy to Eileen's friends and family.

A service will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, 49 Seddon Road, Hamilton on Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 2.30pm.

Mike Barton

After a long illness Hamilton Bridge Club member Mike Barton has today ( Tuesday ) passed away

The Club expresses its sympathy to fellow Club member Cherie Barton ( Cherie Aston ) and to members of both families.

Mike's Funeral will take place Monday 5 December at 1pm at Simply Cremations , 388 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa.

WABBL

Lunch

WABBL - you well maybe wondering what this acronym stands for and you certainly deserve to know.....

WABBL = Welcome All Back to Bridge Lunch

Jane has expanded into new food directions just to help the Club celebrate the re-start of Bridge @ Hamilton

So if you have a little time on Friday join her and some of your committee at the Club after Friday bridge - Servings will start at the conclusion of bridge ( Lunch & Bridge for only $10 )

Need to miss our lunch - no problem, just join us for bridge @ 9.50am

* It would be appreciated on this first day back that we all wear our Name Tags *

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