Message from the President
Bridge Association, Inc.
It is with grave concern
that I write this letter. As we
progress through the election process for our next team of national officers, a
disturbing demonstration of disrespect in our election process has appeared on
the internet defacing a photo of one of the candidates.
It must be clearly
understood that the website which displayed this despicable and unconscionable act
is not an official affiliate nor has been condoned by the American Bridge
Association, Inc. It is independently
owned, unauthorized by the ABA and is not a sanctioned associate or
representative of the ABA’s national or section websites, including the ABA
Southwest Section’s website.
Any condoning of this defacement
is in complete opposition to the spirit of dignity that established our
organization; the same quality of character, dignity and respect for each other
that we embrace today as members of the ABA. The strength of a group of tennis players in 1932
Buckroe Beach, Virginia, simply wanting to enjoy a game of bridge, is the
foundation and hope for our organization; persevering as they overcame
opposition and proving their abilities - Our Abilities - as equals at
the bridge table through respectful competition.
Members, I call upon you
today to work together to maintain that spirit of respectful competition.