MARCH COMMITTEE MINUTES

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NZB JANUARY BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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NZ Herald Article 7th March

Bridging the gap: Why playing bridge is good for you ... and fun

A recent major study has revealed that playing bridge keeps people smarter, happier and more social into old age.

It used to be accepted that as you got older, your brain power faded.

But research in recent years has showed there are a variety of things you can do to stave off that process - learning a new language or playing an instrument, doing the crossword, making new friends are among some of them - and one of the newest discoveries is that the card game bridge can also help.

2019 Subscriptions

Some subscriptions for 2019 are still outstanding. It would be appreciated if these could be paid as soon as possible or the club advised if not rejoining. Affiliation fees to NZ Bridge for Home Club members are due at the end of March so those still outstanding at that time will be removed from our membership list. The Club's bank a/c number is 03-0374-0045537-00 - please include name and computer number.
Home Club - $60, Associate $37.

Item of Interest

World’s No 1 bridge player suspended after failing a drugs test
• Norway’s Geir Helgemo tests positive for testosterone
• Helgemo stripped of all titles from 2018 World Bridge Series
Press Association

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Bridge is not known for doping violations and Kari-Anne Opsal, president of the Norwegian Bridge Federation, insists the drugs Geir Helgemo took were ‘not performance enhancing’

AGM AND FEBRUARY MINUTES

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Improver's Lesson - Tuesday 2nd April - Stayman and Transfers

The next of Karen Martelletti's Improver Lessons will be held at the Mt Bridge Club on Tuesday 2nd April at 1.00pm. The same lesson will be at the Tauranga Bridge Club at 7.00pm on the same day. All welcome, table money $5.00.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO AGM 2019

The President's Report to the 2019 AGM is attached.