Unit About Us

Unit 479, with about 130 members, is responsible for the promotion and advancement of bridge in the area. We work in cooperation with the ACBL and District 20 to support the programs and goals of the organization. District 20 publishes a newspaper, The Trumpet, which can be read online. It is published approximately four times a year. Copies are also delivered to EBC. The unit’s board of directors holds monthly meetings, which are usually the 2nd Sunday of the month and normally the Unit Game follows the board meeting.

An annual Election Party is held the 2nd Sunday of February. Recently this event has been hosted at Shadow Hills Country Club and is a two-session event. Any member of the unit is eligible to run for election to the board.

The unit is also responsible for putting on the sectional tournament once a year. Typically this is held the first weekend in June.

District 20 holds regional tournaments throughout the year. The Emerald Empire Regional is held in July in Eugene in odd numbered years.

The unit is charged with supervising ACBL clubs that reside within its jurisdiction.

District 20 covers some of northern California; Vancouver, Washington; northwestern Nevada; and all of Oregon and Hawaii. District 20 is further divided into 28 units of which we are one.

The Board Members

President Paul CravitottoDSC_0311
These are very serious matters we are discussing here.

Vice-President John WolfDSC_0176
Let me explain this just one more time.

Treasurer Beth BartelDSC_0306
I love handling the money.

Assistant Treasurer Jim FitzgibbonsDSC_0158
I know I left the money over here somewhere.

Ralph ZackIMG_1500
What problems?

Steve PessinDSC_0313
Let me think about this for a moment.

Judy NevellIMG_0521
Let me see if I have this straight.

Norma SmithDSC_0179
When is this meeting over?

IMG_1692Cindi Palman
Our newest board member.

Area Representative Laurie RoweP1030859
Guess she did not really want to be Area Rep.



Being a good host or guest at the table
Greeting others in a friendly manner
Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents
Having two clearly completed convention cards readily available to the opponents  – (This is a nicety at a club game but a regulation at bigger tournaments)

The following list are some examples of behaviors which will not be tolerated:
Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats or violence
Negative comments concerning opponents’ or partner’s play or bidding
Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table.
Loud and disruptive arguing with a director’s ruling
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately.  Annoying behavior, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by law 74A.  Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.

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