District 8 Board of Directors


The District 8 Board meets three times a year at District regionals to conduct business, plan tournaments and sponsor programs that benefit our members. Their work includes:

  Overseeing our four annual regional tournaments:
   Champaign IL -- last week of May (ending on Memorial Day)
   Crystal Lake IL & Paducah KY (split) -- third week of June
   St. Louis MO -- third week of August
   Fort Wayne IN
-- third week of September

  Sponsoring District-wide events:
   Grand National Teams -- first weekend in May (last weekend in April if April 30 is a Saturday)
   North American Pairs -- second weekend in November
   Sectional-at-Clubs weeks -- first week of February and first week of November
   Charity Week -- held at local clubs during the first week of October

  Funding travel awards to members who represent District 8 in the national finals of the Grand National Teams and North American Pairs.

  Keeping members informed through this web site and our bimonthly online newsletter, the District 8 Advocate.

  Carrying out bridge promotions, charitable activities, education programs and membership recruitment and retention efforts.

The Board is made up of three officers, fifteen Unit representatives (three from each of District 8's five Units) and appointees with specialized responsibilities. Click here for announcements and minutes from the Board's recent meetings.

If you have a question or suggestion about bridge in District 8, contact an officer or one of your Unit's representatives. Below is a list of Board members and appointees, with links to their email addresses.

Officers


President
Debbie Romero, Clarkson Valley MO


Vice-President
Martha Leary, Urbana IL


Secretary/Treasurer
Debbie Avery, Champaign IL

Unit
Directors

Greater
St. Louis

Unit 143


Mike Carmen, St. Louis


Linda Seibert, Olivette MO


President
Debbie Romero, Clarkson Valley MO

Northern
Indiana

Unit 154


Kim Grant, Fort Wayne IN


Richard Ellis
, Kokomo IN


Chuck Briggs, Hobart IN

Central
Illinois

Unit 208


Ron Sholes
, Springfield IL


Carole Sholes
, Springfield IL


Vice-President
Martha Leary, Urbana IL

Southern
Illinois-
Paducah

Unit 223


Jay Coleman, Hutsonville IL



Marcia Darnell, Murray KY



Ron Brotherson
Paducah KY

Northwest
Illinois
Unit 239


Karl Dencker, Lake in the Hills IL


Rajahneen Dencker, Lake in the Hills IL



John Pree, St.Charles IL

Committee
chairs &
appointees


ACBL Board Member
Grand Natl. Teams Coordinator
Georgia Heth, Morton IL


Recorder
Milton Zlatic, St. Louis MO


Appellate Chair
 Hugh Williams, Carbondale IL

 


Tournament Coordinator
Chris Patrias, St. Charles MO


Youth Bridge
Christopher Shaw, Carlinville IL


Advocate & web editor
Karen Walker, Champaign IL

 

Board of Governors delegates

John Kinst, Batavia IL

Margaret Hansell, Champaign IL

Neil Whittle, Carol Stream IL

Special Event Coordinators

North American Pairs:  Martha Leary

Grand National Teams: Georgia Heth

Sectional at Clubs: Scott Davis