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UPDATE- REGIONAL BRIDGEMATES PROJECT

From October 2017 to September 2018 the following actions are underway:

 

Auckland/Northland Region – RBM Jan France

Papakura, Dargaville and Whangarei have all been offered assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

A Mini Moos style set of “Social Sundays” afternoon relaxed play is being initiated regionwide for beginners from lessons in 2018.

 

Waikato/Bays Region – RBM Eunice Eccles

Kawerau, Omokoroa and Rotorua have all been offered assistance.

A regionwide drive to increase participation in the Junior and Intermediate Leagues is planned.

 

Central Districts Region – RBM Denise Ohlen

Dannevirke and Wairoa have been offered assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

A new interclub event is being initiated in the Region for 2018.

 

Wellington Region – RBM Maureen Sheldon from 22.1.18 (Jane Stearns covering in interim)

Otaki and Kapi Mana have been offered assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

Another regionwide initiative will be decided upon once Maureen begins her contract.

 

Top of the South Region – RBM Ray Curnow

Golden Bay and Nelson have been offered  assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

A regionwide initiative to engage with unaffiliated clubs in the region has begun.

 

Canterbury Region – RBM Richard Williams

Temuka, Geraldine, Diamond Harbour and Waimate have been offered assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

A further regionwide initiative will be selected shortly.

 

Otago/Southland Region – RBM Susannah Pinckney

West Otago and Invercargill have been offered assistance.

A regionwide radio advertising campaign ahead of lessons in 2018 is being offered/co-ordinated.

A Mini Moos style set of Sunday afternoon relaxed play is being initiated regionwide for beginners from lessons in 2018.

 

ACROSS ALL REGIONS

Initiatives to increase tournament participation and raise the profile of the InterProvincial event is underway.

Roll out of Nesting Pairs course to engage intermediates (principally) in raising their game in 2018 is underway.

Media engagement underway to promote game via press/radio/facebook/websites/other media outlets.

 

Clubs offered assistance range from those asking for a full intervention and weekly aid, to those asking for selective areas of help where they have identified their club needs some support, to information giving and discussion of options.  Each club decides how much input they would like.

 

I am sorry if your club asked for specific assistance from an RBM this year and has not been selected in the first tranche.  All clubs that have applied and have not been selected for aid in the 2017/2018 year will automatically be added into the list for consideration for selection for the 2018/2019 phase.  

 

In the meantime, a reminder to all clubs looking at self-help in the interim that the RBMs are working using the tools available on the NZB website which all clubs can access via the Resources tab and clicking on Marketing materials.  If your club has not already done so – consider viewing this video:  Rejuvenating a Bridge Club  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq--E8zfGyo

Attached is a draft action plan that any club can adapt for their specific club needs for the year ahead. 

 

I will send you further updates as the project progresses.

Regards

Jane Stearns

 

Jane Stearns

NZB

  1. pdf 005 Action plan.pdf (0.08MB)

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