District 10 Charity Committee

by Chuck Wilkinson, District 10 Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors

December 29, 2004


The ACBL Charity Committee is a standing committee composed of representatives from each district. Each district director appoints two new members from his or her district annually to serve on the ACBL Charity Committee. These are lifetime appointments. All members of the committee receive, and thereafter are entitled to wear, official Charity committee pins.


Since this is primarily an honorary appointment, I select members from our district whose contributions have placed them head and shoulders above the crowd. These are people who have selflessly committed their time and energies on behalf of bridge.


The following are my appointments for 2005:


Maurice Joseph, Baton Rouge, LA Now retired following a career as an executive in the retail clothing business, Maurice has served for three years as the Club Manager for Unit 182 in Baton Rouge.  A Bronze Life Master, he also serves as Game Director and teaches bridge lessons. He continues to be extremely interested in the Intermediate/Novice program and has been instrumental in obtaining seventy new ACBL members over the last two years.  Due to his efforts, the Baton Rouge Bridge Club obtained a Two Star rating in 2003 and a Three Star rating in 2004. All of us are extremely appreciative of Maurice's achievements in building attendance and membership over the last few years.


Jennie Flynn Sauviac, New Orleans, LA <ETH> Jennie is a long time LBA member that has served the New Orleans club and unit in several capacities as a BOD member and game director. She served two years as LBA President and is the current Membership Secretary. In 1997, I appointed her to the ACBL Goodwill Committee, making her one of the few people in our district who have been appointed to both committees. As a bridge teacher and game director, she has recruited many new ACBL members. She was instrumental in leading a successful effort to recognize the late Pat Schwartz with a Memorial Gift to the Tulane Medical School and Hospital. Further, Jennie was the person behind the Memorial game, held annually on the second Saturday night in September to honor departed players, friends and spouses.


The following is a list of appointments to the ACBL Charity Committee each year since the first year in 1960. (Deceased members are still listed.)


Year   Last Name     First Name          City &State

1960   Brandon        Mrs. Benton       Little Rock, AR

1960   Chadwick       Kermit                Edgewater Park, MS


1961   Flournoy        Mrs. Camp          Shreveport, LA

1961   Golden          Roy                    Little Rock, AR


1962   Cook             Mrs. Britton         New Orleans, LA

1962   Rumble          H.E.                   Memphis, TN


1963   Geer              Mrs. E.B.            Blytheville, AR

1963   Rockhold       J.A.                    Baton Rouge, LA


1964   McKown        Mrs. Ben            New Orleans, LA

1964   Silverstein      Nate                   Memphis, TN


1965   Maynard        Joe                    Pine Bluff, AR


1966   Jinks              Mrs. William        Gulfport, MS

1966   Boudreaux    James                Lake Charles, LA


1967   Berry             Mrs. Euleen        Little Rock, AR

1967   Gurvich          Louis                  New Orleans, LA


1968   Fairbairn        Mrs. J.R.             Baton Rouge, LA

1968   Slager           Julian                 Montgomery, AL


1969   Parsley          Mrs. C.G.            Nashville, TN

1969   Colglazier      Joel                    Mobile, AL


1970   Sanders        Carol                  Nashville, TN

1970   Clay               Dane                  Little Rock, AR


1971   Ledsinger      Mrs. W.F.            Memphis, TN

1971   Baddour        Paul                   Memphis, TN


1972   Gresham       Mrs. T.A.            Shreveport, LA

1972   Harris             Robert                Shreveport, LA


1973   Nix                 Mrs. E.B.            Pine Bluff, AR

1973   Callender       Bernard              Columbia, MS


1974   Smith             Doris                  Birmingham, AL

1974   Ellzey            Vaughn              Shreveport, LA


1975   Cairns            Louise                Birmingham, AL

1975   Lester            Ed                      Little Rock, AR


1976   Asher            Mrs. M.E.            Metairie, LA

1976   Jett                Peggy                Little Rock, AR


1977   Rockhold       Mrs. J.A.             Baton Rouge, LA

1977   Darst             Guy                    Nashville, TN


1978   McKee           Tina                   Clinton, MS

1978   Bearden        Donald               Birmingham, AL


1979   Thomas         Jean                  Memphis, TN

1979   Merritt            C.L.                    Metairie, LA


1980   Cahn             Nell                    Shreveport, LA

1980   Hoadley         C.J.                    New Orleans, LA


1981   Pique            Ruth                   Biloxi, MS

1981   Cook             Mae                   Memphis, TN


1982   Naremore      Pat                     Metairie, LA

1982   Roberts         Ann Pate           Mobile, AL


1983   Roberts         Sue                    Hattiesburg, MS

1983   Owen            Norman              N. Little Rock, AR


1984   Schwartz       Pat                     Metairie, LA

1984   Ketchum        Allan                  Daphne, AL


1985   Bean             Erna                   New Orleans, LA

1985   Beyt              Mac                    New Iberia, LA


1986   Carvel            Dick                    Germantown, TN

1986   Spell              Carman              Baton Rouge, LA


1987   Steinfield       Judy                   Shreveport, LA

1987   Jenkins          Bernadine          Nashville, TN


1988   Little              Mimi                   Birmingham, AL

1988   Rogers          Reece                Memphis, TN


1989   Word             Marijan               Bossier City, LA

1989   Gattinger       Don                    Little Rock, AR


1990   Hall                Clay                   Birmingham, AL

1990   Jordan           Lamar                Long Beach, MS


1991   Scott             Joe                    Rogers, AR

1991   O'Brien          Beverly               New Orleans, LA


1992   Meyerson      Rose                  Shreveport, LA

1992   Patrick           Ruth                   Laurel, MS


1993   Montgomery  Issy                    Lafayette, LA

1993   Fong             Jerry                   Marianna, AR


1994   Stappenbeck Herb                   Gadsden, AL

1994   Tillman           Barbara              Memphis, TN


1995   Lewis             Walter                Pascagoula, MS

1995   Magee           Pat                     Ridgeland, MS


1996   Otto               Dorothy              Spanish Fort, AL

1996   Cook             Mrs. Richard L.   Lafayette, LA


1997   Cook, Jr.        Bill                      Jackson, MS

1997   Norris             Barbara              W. Monroe, LA


1998   McGinnis       Coley                 Nashville, TN

1998   Perlman         Frank                 Memphis, TN


1999   Henderson    Keith                  Birmingham, AL

1999   Boagni          Ken                    Opelousas, LA


2000   Milham           Suzy                  Hot Springs, AR

2000   Latour           Malcolm              Ocean Springs, MS


2001   Simkins          Becky                 Headland, AL

2001   Birnbaum       David                 Pegram, TN


2002   Goodman      Lillian                 Memphis, TN

2002   Riechmann    Phyllis                Nashville, TN


2003   Gill                 Ann                    Oxford, MS

2003   Kemp            Don                    Anniston, AL


2004   Brammell       Dick                    Metairie, LA

2004   Stewart          Norma                Hot Springs, AR


2005   Joseph          Maurice              Baton Rouge, LA

2005   Sauviac         Jennie-Flynn      New Orleans, LA