The week of Jan. 8th, LBA will be holding our voting for the Board of Directors.
Posted 07 Dec 2017 by Ellen Lappa
Bio's of 2018 LBA Board of Directors Candidates
I have been a member of the LBA since 1991, starting in the 299'er games while trying to learn the game (still am).
My education is in geology and I have worked with both Chevron and Graham Resources.The work I really loved was as a real estate agent in the 1970's and 1980's.
I have served on the board of directors of the Real Estate Board of New Orleans, 1978-81, Chairman of the Million Dollar Club, 1980-81.I was on the Board of Directors of WRBH Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped, 1990-1993.I also served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bridge Association, 1999-2002.
As a member of the Board of the Louisiana Bridge Association, I will work to recruit new players andmaintain quality education programs for our new and intermediate players.I also am a fiscal conservative and will monitor the expenses incurred by the club in order to maintain a quality club game in a comfortable setting at an affordable price.
Barbara Fitz-Hugh (bio upcoming soon)
Linda C. Freese
Linda Freese is a certified director and teacher at our Metairie Club. She had served on the board at our Metairie club several year ago and is ready to volunteer her expertise again. Her philosophy of the mission of our club is to provide pleasant playing experiences at our bridge tables for everyone.
J. F. "Lowen" Lowenstein
I learned and started playing bridge here at the LBA-Wes Busby bridge center back in 2002. What can I say? I love the game of bridge and love teaching new and experienced players new techniques.
As a teacher, club director and duplicate bridge player I offer the experience to create positive change in our club.
I'm running for the board to ensure our novice and 0-499er players have a voice. Over the last 10 years, I've attended over 75
sectional, regional and national tournaments all over the country. I've seen what those tournaments offer players, i.e. schedule,
hospitality, lectures and prizes. I would like to make sure our club offers those same benefits when hosting tournaments.
I've co-chaired the Partnership Desk at both the New Orleans Regional and New Orleans National Bridge Conventions.
All of the candidates running for the board are great choices, I'm honored to run with all of them and ready to serve.
I am 77 yrs. old, a graduate of New Orleans Academy, and Tulane University (B.A. and M.B.A.), a retired Certified Public Accountant, served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, worked with a CPA firm for four years and then in the maritime insurance industry for 26 years , retiring as President of Americas Insurance Company and Executive Vice-President of Southern Marine and Aviation Underwriters. I have served as Treasurer and Board member of the Preservation Resource Center, headed up tax preparation sites for the AARP. volunteered as a tour guide for the Cabildo, volunteered at the WWll Museum , and served on the Salvation Army advisory board. I have enjoyed the Bridge Center , and would like to help out any way I can.
I have served on the LBA Board of Directors for many years, acting as President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Membership Secretary; on the Building Maintenance Committee; helping to chair Sectional Tournaments; and addressing miscellaneous needs.
At the top of my list is contacting players, considering all their suggestions, and acting upon them in a fair way. I understand what it takes to have a successful club.
The Louisiana Bridge Association (LBA) is the largest bridge club in the greater New Orleans area. It is also the oldest, dating back to 1941. The LBA is part of ACBL Unit 134, District 10 which has over 1,300 members, ranging from new players with a few master points to Grand Life Masters with over 25,000.