ACBL District 1 – Goodwill Committee

2014 Committee Appointees are:

  • Douglas Hamilton, Halifax NS
  • Claire Gregoire, Quebec, QC

Additional Members

  • Jackie Begin, Montreal QC
  • Gerry Browning ON
  • Yves Dion, Montreal QC
  • Mary Edney, Kingston ON
  • Rafica Fatouh, Pierrefonds QC
  • Frank Lisowski, Ottawa ON
  • Shelagh Paulsson, Ottawa ON
  • Linda Tuff, Lower Sackville NS

I. MEMBERSHIP

Membership on the ACBL Goodwill Committee is a lifetime appointment. This Committee is composed of all past and present appointees and Members at large. Members at large are District Directors, Chairmen of the Board of Governors, Honorary Members, and “ACBL Goodwill Members of the Year.”

The Chair of the ACBL Goodwill Committee is elected by the ACBL Board of Directors for a three-year term. The current ACBL Goodwill Committee Chair is Eileen Osofsky.

The Goodwill Committee Chair names seven Assistant Chairs to serve concurrently. The Assistant Chairs represent ACBL’s geographic areas, which are: East, South, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, Eastern Canada, and (with the Manitoba-Ontario border as the dividing point) Western Canada.

Every calendar year each member of the ACBL Board of Directors appoints up to two ACBL members to the Goodwill Committee. Each District Director may also make up to two additional appointments to fill District vacancies created by deaths of prior appointees.

George Retek, District Director for ACBL is please to announce Pierre Hamelin, Quebec City as 2008 District 1 Goodwill Committee Appointee.

II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The ACBL Goodwill Committee and its individual members work to create goodwill for ACBL. They receive, convey, and act on suggestions for the betterment of ACBL, particularly in the areas of active ethics, conduct, tournament conditions, bridge for Juniors, and bridge for the handicapped.

Annually, the Goodwill Committee Chairs recommend to the ACBL Board of Directors their choice for the “ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year” award from among nominations received from ACBL unit organizations.

The ACBL Goodwill Committee sponsors the ACBL’s Active Ethics program, which educates ACBL members to the highest standards of conduct and propriety.

III. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

All members of the ACBL Goodwill Committee receive, and are thereafter entitled to wear, the official Goodwill Committee pin. Replacement pins are available to members at ACBL’s cost.

IV. ACBL GOODWILL MEMBER OF THE YEAR

ACBL awards the title “ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year” to an ACBL member who has exhibited unselfish dedication to the causes of good conduct, worthy participation, and ethical behavior.

ACBL inscribes the honoree’s name on a permanent plaque, which it keeps at its headquarters. ACBL sends a replica of the plaque to the honoree. ACBL also sends a “Proclamation of Goodwill” to each person nominated for the honor.

V. SLOGAN

The ACBL Goodwill Committee slogan is “It is nice to be important but more important to be nice.”

VI. TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES

The ACBL Goodwill Committee takes an active part in making bridge available to the hearing impaired.

A Goodwill Day is held at each NABC. Each player playing that day is given a small gift as a reminder to practice goodwill.

The ACBL Goodwill Committee, together with the ACBL Education Department, hosts the Junior Day reception between sessions usually on the first Saturday of each NABC.

The ACBL Goodwill Committee chairmen host a between sessions reception for all members of the Committee on Goodwill Day at each NABC.

The Goodwill Committee issues proclamations of goodwill at each NABC.


Past Appointees:
2013
Evelyn Kirsh, Roxboro QC
Laurence Bouchard, Quebec QC
Christine Bourbeau, Laval QC

2012
Eva Deri, Nepean ON
Jean LaTraverse, Montreal QC
Luc Tremblay, Sainte-Julie QC

2011
Armand Carriere of Montreal, QC
Marilyn Bennett, St. John’s, NF

2010
Roger Dunn, Longuell QC
Martial Chagnon, Laval QC

2009
Barbara Hastings, Point Claire, QC
Nicolas L’Écuyer, Montreal, QC
Roland Gallichand , Quebec QC

2008
Pierre Hamelin, Quebec City, QC

2007
Jacques Fradette, Gatineau, QC
Bill Halliday, Halifax, NS

2006
Barbara Corcoran, Saint Lambert, QC
Linda Holland, Lower Sackville, NS

2005
Ann Hartop, Ammon, NB
Louise Zicat, Gatineau, QC

2004
Jean Castonguay, Lery, QC
Barbara Siegrist, Gloucester, ON
Gilbert April, Sainte Foy, QC

2003
Jo Ann Lynds, Truro, NS
Francine Viens, Laval, QC

2002
Monique Laurin, Brassard, QC
Desmond Shaw, Nepean, ON

2001
Barbara McLellan. Ottawa, ON
Francois Cartolano, Sainte-Fey, QC

2000
Leo Weniger, Halifax, NS
Robert Losier, Bathurst, NB
Donald Kersey, Kingston, ON

1999
Kevin Gregoire, St. Lambert, QC
Doreen Primeau, Montreal, QC

1998
Tibor Bertalan, Montreal, QC
Marie-Paul Masse, Quebec, QC

1997
Mrs. Kathie J. MacNab, Halifax, NB
Mrs. Shirley Matchett, Newcastle, NB

1996
Ian Gibson, Gloucester, ON
Robert Latulippe, Quebec, QC
Joseph Silver, Hampstead, QC

1995
John McAdam, Ottawa, ON
Bram Schwartz, Sydney, NS
James MacDougall, Cote St Luc, QC

1994
Ian D. Crowe, Dartmouth, NS
Herve Chatagnier, St. Augustine, QC
Pauline Lemonde, Ste Foy, QC
Boguslaw Lagowski, Ottawa, ON

1993
Mike Hartop, Moncton, NB
Mrs. Terrol Brittain, Roxboro, QC

1992
Mr. Robert J. Scruton, Laval, QC
Gilles Boivin, Chomedy Laval, QC

1991
Sandra Fraser, Town of MT Royal, QC
Mr. Mel Jackson, Orleans, ON
Anna Boivin, Chornedy Laval, QC
Janine Rivard, Quebec, QC

1990
Sharyn Reus, Roxboro, QC
Dr. Douglas Heron, Ottawa, ON

1989
Robert Thibault, St. Jerome, QC
Heather Peckett, Nepean, ON

1988
Mrs. Ross Paterson, Lachine, QC
Norm O’Brien. Moncton, NB
Brian Fraser. St. Laurent, QC
Robert Hart. St. Laurent, QC

1987
Marie-Jose Monty, Westmount, QC
John Joseph Currie, Halifax, NS

1986
Mrs. Louis Lebner, Montreal, QC
Jean-Yves Gauthier, Charlesbourg, QC

1985
Rollande Makarewicz, Jonquiere, QC
Zygmunt Marcinski, Dorval, QC
Howard Cunningham, Cornwall, ON

1984
Michael J. Kenny, Cote St. Luc, QC
Mrs. A.M. Griffiths, Fredericton, NB
Michel Dupuis, Montreal, QC

1983
Mrs. Ralph Stephens, Dorval, QC
George Donat, Cote St. Luc, QC
Moise M. Deschamps, Ottawa, ON

1982
Stan Tench, Ottawa, ON
Therese Gauthier, Charlesbourg, QC

1981
Eric Kokish, Montreal, QC
Carolyn MacDonald, Truro, NS

1980
Jean LaTraverse, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
Mary Edney, Kingston, ON

1979
Anna Kinsella, Saint John, NB
George Retek, Montreal, QC

1978
Bruce J. Wahi, Arvida, QC
Mrs. I. Rishikof, St. Laurent, QC

1977
Jean Flint, Ottawa, ON
Stuart Oulton, Fredericton, NB

1976
Mine. Pierre Boucher, Quebec, QC
Noel Duchesne, Giffard, QC

1975
Silvia Chernin, Stephenville, NF
Robert E. McMillan, Pembroke, ON

1974
Mrs. Solange Bouchard, Kenogami, QC
Roger Lessard, Outremont, QC

1973
Mrs. Eric Littaur, Montreal, QC
Sam Maltin, Montreal, QC

1972
Norah Duck, Montreal, QC
Dr. Harry F. Hinckley, Gardiner, ME

1971
Mrs. John Mentuck, Swarnpscott, MA
Oscar Doucett, Moncton, NB

1970
Moselle Berger, Montreal, QC
Dr. Sidney Cohen, Hartford, CT

1969
Ellen Jacobsen, Northboro, MA
Paul Maheu, Quebec City, QC

1968
Ida Kastner, Montreal, QC
William H. Keohane, Wellesley Hills, MA

1967
Lloyd Smith, Swampscott, MA
Jean Julien Perrault, Montreal, QC

1966
Mary Hartley, Springfield, MA
Msgr. W.J. Leach, Wollaston, MA

1965
Mrs. Ralph A. Walcott, Providence, RI
Bernie Cleveland, Halifax, NS

1964
Effie Long, Westport, CT
Maurice Gauthier, St. Laurent, QC

1963
Eva Leahy, Springfield, MA
Bryan Rapson, Arvida, QC

1962
Jackie Begin, Montreal, QC
Chester P. Davis. Arlington, MA

1961
Mrs. Edward Reiter, Burlington, VT
Ralph Cohen, Montreal, QC

1960
Helen Hague, Montreal, QC
Robert S. Fox, Providence, RI

1959
Mrs. John S. Collins, W. Springfield, MA
Bernard Saunders, Ottawa, ON

1958
Mrs. Thomas G. Vail, West Hartford, CT
THC Raikes, Montreal, QC

1957
Mrs. William Keohane, Weliesley Hls, MA
Sam Gold. Montreal, QC

1955
Mrs. William Keohane, Wellesley His, MA