We are sure you have received the notice from ACBL that all Sectionals and Regionals are cancelled through the end of the year. This was not an easy call for them to make though we think it is a reasonable one.

There are a few clubs around the country opening back up. To us, that seems very premature. We would all love to be back at the tables, but we are not expecting that until well into 2021. David Brower from the Portland Bridge Club said he wasn’t expecting to open before the fall of 2021.

Until then, we have EBC Virtual. We are fortunate that ACBL has created this venue. Without it, we would have no source of income to pay monthly expenses. The money that was contributed to the Unit’s special support fund helped with expenses until we were able to get Virtual EBC up and running. If table counts hold, right now we are self-supporting. This means that some amount of those funds that were contributed can remain as a “Rainy Day” cushion since none of us clearly knows what is down the road.

We would expect that the Board would provide an accounting of amount of money collected, expenses to-date and current status of the special account.

We are grateful for all those who are playing in the Virtual games.

We miss seeing all of you. Stay safe…and healthy.