District News & Coming Attractions

Lone Star Regional Results

You can keep up with the action in Houston by clicking here.

District NAP results

The following pairs qualified to compete in the Nationals:

Flight A

  1. Bart Bramley and Ira Hessel
  2. Larry Davis and Robert Donathan
  3. Sally Wheeler and Buddy Hanby

Flight B

  1. Robert Buchanan and Don Reynolds
  2. Milton Neher and Scott Nason
  3. Wes Peirce and G. Thomas Rush
  4. Robert Schmidt and Ari Sippola

Flight C

  1. Laura Craft and Sharon Dameron
  2. Josh Bank and James Moody
  3. Stefanie Scott and Kristen Onsgard
  4. James Rider and Cheryl Rider

Congratulations to all!

The detailed results can be seen here.

Grand National Teams

The dates for the District GNT qualifying are:

Superflight - April 2 & 3 in Houston.

Flights A, B, & C - May 28 thru 30 in Richardson.

Scorecard

The January/February issue of the District 16 Scorecard is now available here.

Dan Morse's Report from the Denver NABC

Dan's report from the fall NABC held in Denver is available here.

Membership Retention

This note is from District President Paul Cuneo:

I am enjoying writing my series of articles for the Scorecard.  The July/August article addresses membership retention.  New member attraction and retention will be a topic for the District meeting on July 4.

When I received the QUIP report from ACBL on April 1, I was shocked that D16 ranked last in new member retention.  I immediately contacted ACBL to request data on membership retention from the largest clubs in our District.  I was optimistic that some clubs were excellent and others would lag.  After I received the data from ACBL, I started talking with teachers, club owners/managers, unit board members and others about the issue.  Through those discussions, I compiled the list of Best Practices for New Member Retention.  Click here to see it.  Then please encourage your clubs to adopt as many as possible.

Paul Cuneo


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