District 10 Goodwill Committee

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

December 30, 2004


The ACBL Goodwill Committee is a standing committee of members selected for their demonstration by personal example, that the strictest code of ethics and the highest standards of agreeable social conduct can be combined with effective competitive play. These are the players that make the game more enjoyable for others by their friendliness, courtesy, and high level of ethical conduct.


Annually, each district director may appoint up to two members to the Goodwill Committee. In addition, a district director may make up to two additional annual appointments to fill vacancies created by deaths of prior appointees. Appointees are lifetime members of the committee.


Here are my appointments for 2005:


John E. (Jack) Kennedy, Shreveport, LA - Other than being the husband of 5 times world champion Betty Ann, Jack is an exceptional person in his own right. He is a West Point honor graduate, a decorated World War II hero (including the silver star), and CEO of several businesses in Shreveport. As a bridge player, he is no slouch either, with over 8,000 mps and two national championships in his resume. Jack has been President of his unit 3 times and has served in many other capacities, both at the unit and district level.


Christie Sellers, Mobile, AL - Christie has served on the Unit 215 Board of Directors as Vice President and President. Her leadership in both chairs was efficient, courteous, organized and respected by all members in her unit. She promoted and supported the teaching of EASYBRIDGE!. She has also served as Club Manager of all ACBL Special Games and as the Unit 215 First Alternate representative to District meetings. She is an accomplished duplicate bridge player who not only exhibits good sportsmanship, but a person who demonstrates good fellowship, and is a joy to have as a partner.


Jeralyn Taylor, Wetumpka, AL - Jerri is always ready to do her part and more for bridge. Besides being Unit 157 (Alabama Bridge Association) President and Secretary of her local club, she teaches and directs the Monday night Pro/Am game, filling in when needed. The bridge world is much better off by having smart, even-handed and dedicated people such as Jerri in leadership positions.


Erin Wiltshire, Jackson, MS - Erin is one of those key members of every club who operates without the trappings of office. She does the small things, like providing rides to the club for elderly or handicap players, helping straighten up the club after each game, and serving as a last minute fill-in partner. Her friendly manner embodies the very description of what we all imagine a Goodwill Member to be. I suspect that she does more to promote bridge in the local club than many of us who hold leadership positions.


All members of the ACBL Goodwill Committee receive, and are thereafter entitled to wear, the official Goodwill Committee Pin. Replacement pins are available free from ACBL.


The ACBL Goodwill Committee Chairman hosts a between session reception for all members of the committee on Goodwill Day at each NABC.


The following is a list of District 10 appointments to the ACBL Goodwill Committee. This list does not include deceased members. The names of deceased members are removed so that replacement appointments can be made. If you recognize the name of a member on this list that has died, please notify me. Also, please contact me with any corrections, name changes, nominations of new members to the list, etc.


Year        Last Name                First Name           City & State

1959       Roleson                    Mrs. J. S.             Blytheville, AR

1960       Bowden-Warfield       Mrs. C.E.             Memphis, TN

1960       Sanders                    Carol                   Nashville, TN

1962       Townsend                 Mary Beth           Baton Rouge, LA

1963       Clay                          Dane                   Little Rock, AR

1963       Kennedy                   Betty Ann            Shreveport, LA

1964       Alverson                    Mrs. S.G.             Baton Rouge, LA

1964       Colgazier-Wyatt         Annelle               Mobile, AL

1965       Montgomery              Izzy                     Lafayette, LA

1967       Golden-Hicks             Tricia                   Little Rock, AR

1968       Clark                         Ed                       Jackson, MS

1968       Kittle                         Mrs. Charles        Memphis, TN

1969       Thompson                 Mrs. Ben             Nashville, TN

1971       Gresham                   Tom                    Shreveport, LA

1971       Jett                           Peggy                 Little Rock, AR

1972       Reed                         M.C.                    Jackson, MS

1972       Williams                     T.M.                    Baton Rouge, LA

1973       Foti                           Evelyn                 St. Martinville, LA

1973       Rhode                       George               New Orleans, LA

1974       McDaniel                   Mrs. W.J.             Birmingham, AL

1975       Meyerson                  Rose                   Shreveport, LA

1976       Graham                     Gary                    Baton Rouge, LA

1976       Munafo                     Paul                    Huntsville, AL

1977       Lewis                        Walter                 Pascagoula, MS

1977       Siebert                      Diane                  Little Rock, AR

1978       Bearden                    Donald                Birmingham, AL

1978       McKee                      Tina                    Summit, MS

1979       Bates                        Don                     Baton Rouge, LA

1979       Denaburg                  Mrs. Charles        Birmingham, AL

1980       Bazyari                      Habib                  Meridian, MS

1980       Rivers                        Loretta                Monroe, LA

1981       Jimerson                   Mrs. Walter          Augusta, AR

1981       Smith                        Hugh                   Birmingham, AL

1982       Goldberg                   Frederica             Memphis, TN

1983       Browning                   Gilbert                 Nashville, TN

1983       Fernandez                Libby                   Tuscalossa, AL

1983       Galey                        Meg                    Baton Rouge, LA

1983       Hoadley                    C.J.                     New Orleans, LA

1984       Hoadley                    Frank                  New Orleans, LA

1984       Parker                       Dell                     Memphis, TN

1985       Capps                       Richard               Baton Rouge, LA

1985       McDaniels                 Mike                    Crossett, AR

1985       Onstott                      Eleanor               New Orleans, LA

1986       Dunn                         Carolyn               Hope Hull, AL

1986       Grissom                     Gerry                   Gulfport, MS

1986       Jess                          Celia                   Huntsville, AL

1986       Wilkinson                   Chuck                 Jackson, MS

1987       Barton                       Nell                     Jackson, MS

1987       Hall                           Clay                    Birmingham, AL

1987       Harris                        Shirley                 Jackson, MS

1988       Furr                           Helen                  New Orleans, LA

1988       Jordan                      Lamar                 Gulfport, MS

1988       Pieroni                      Diane                  El Dorado, AR

1988       Williams                     Marcy                  Baton Rouge, LA

1989       Benton                      Jack                    Hot Springs, AR

1989       Herrman                    John                   Franklin, TN

1989       Massey                     Nancy                 Nashville, TN

1989       Pope                         Bettye                 New Orleans, LA

1990       Erie-Graham              Jan                     Baton Rouge, LA

1990       Gattinger                   Don                     Little Rock, AR

1990       Goldman                   Ina                      Nashville, TN

1991       Lloyd                         Jeanne               El Dorado, AR

1991       Robison                    Betty                   Montgomery, AL

1991       Westrom                    Ann                     Monroe, LA

1992       Beyt                          Mac                     New Iberia, LA

1992       Edwardson                Dorothy               Fayetteville, AR

1992       Edwardson                Norman               Fayetteville, AR

1992       Harrison                    Marge                 Mobile, AL

1992       Toledano                  Dottie                  New Orleans, LA

1993       Eason                       Jane                   Memphis, TN

1993       Harrell                       Judy                    Jackson, MS

1993       Sibble                       Louise                 Huntsville, AL

1993       Williams                     Patrick                 Greenbrier, TN

1994       Blue                          Dot                      Nashville, TN

1994       Van Geffen               Joan                   Metairie, LA

1994       Tetkoskie                  Janet                  Little Rock, AR

1995       Bassett                     Toby                   Metairie, LA

1995       Moose                       Rosi                    Birmingham, AL

1996       Adams                      Dee                     Memphis, TN

1996       Eanes                       Dee                     Little Rock, AR

1996       Erwin                         Anne                   Nashville, TN

1996       Farmer                      Helen                  Carriere, MS

1997       Blagg                        Una                     El Dorado, AR

1997       Flynn-Sauviac           Jennie                 Metairie, LA

1997       West                         Ann                     Birmingham, AL

1998       Cahn                         Nell                     Shreveport, LA

1999       Toups                       Sally                    Kenner, LA

1999       Muldoon                    Ed                       Huntsville, AL

2000       Anderson                  John                   Baton Rouge, LA

2000       MacCracken              Charlie                Memphis, TN

2000       Said                          Elaine                 Nashville, TN

2001       McPherson                Florence              Hot Springs, AR

2001       Baldinger                   Ed                       Metairie, LA

2001       Todd                          Ed                      Shreveport, LA

2001       Jackson                     Pat                     Huntsville, AL

2002       Blake                         Billy                    Lake Charles, LA

2002       Cheeseman                Sam                    Pine Bluff, AR

2002       Middleton                   James                 Winona, MS

2002       Watson                      Jackie                  Mobile, AL

2003       Dixon                         Dr. Gardner           Nashville, TN

2003       Merritt                        C. Layton, Jr.       Metairie, LA

2003       Wansley                     Jan                     Ellisville, MS

2003       Wynns                       Jack                   Memphis, TN

2004        Cook, Jr.                    Bill                      Madison, MS

2004        Helams, Jr.                 Richard               Monroe, LA

2004       Jung                           Bonnie                Birmingham, AL

2004         Sullivan                      Jack                   Ocean Spring, MS

2005         Kennedy                     Jack                   Shreveport, LA

2005         Sellars                        Christie               Mobile, AL

2005         Taylor                         Jeralyn                Wetumpka, AL

2005         Wiltshire                      Erin                    Jackson, MS