Author: Ruth Hamilton

Good times in New Orleans

Last weekend saw a continuation of a string of successful tournaments run by the powerful team of Crotty-Shin-Fukawa-Connelly in New Orleans.  This was the first one affiliated with CoCo and WGPO.  We hope it won’t be the last.  Here are…

Barbara Besadny 1932 – 2022

From Helen Flores: Sad news from Madison Wisconsin. Long-time Scrabble player and charter WGPO member Barbara Besadny died on December 26, surrounded by her family. Barb enjoyed many tournaments including Word Cups and GRITS. She was a terrific travel companion,…

Remembering Wayne Clifford

From Siri Tillekeratne: We are saddened to announce that Wayne Clifford passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, at the age of 73. Wayne fought off illness for the last number of years. He refused to give up. we all witnessed…

Annual Meeting Minutes 2022

From Helen Flores, Secretary WGPO Annual Member Meeting Minutes Saturday, December 10 – Wednesday December 14, 2022 Attending: Board members Jan Cardia, Treasurer; Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Secretary; Keith Hagel, Vice-President; Bennett Jacobstein; Steve Pellinen, President.  Absent: Will Anderson was on…

We’ve chosen our Directors for 2022

Four of the seven WGPO Board of Directors’ positions were on the ballot.  We had five good candidates.  Current board members Steve Pellinen and Laurie Cohen were re-elected.  They’ll be joined by Conrad Bassett-Bouchard and Kathleen Murphy. Congratulations to the…

Candidates Q & A

From the Elections Committee (Lynda and Winter): We asked the candidates their thoughts on the following questions which we believe are of major interest to the members. Their responses are below. There are some interesting areas of agreement and some…

WGPO Board of Directors’ Meeting December 4, 2022

From Helen Flores: WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Sunday December 4, 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm CST, December 4, 2022.  Board Members Attending: Will Anderson, Jan Cardia, Laurie Cohen, Helen…

WGPO Board Nominations are in: Here are the Candidates

Updated December 3: The terms of four board members; Steve Pellinen, Keith Hegel, Laurie Cohen, and Helen Flores, expire at the end of the year.  Steve and Laurie are running for re-election, Helen and Keith are not.  We have three additional…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

From Helen Flores: WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Sunday November 6, 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm CST, October 2, 2022. Board Members Attending: Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Bennett Jacobstein,…

We love tournaments

Here’s a belated report on the Madison one.  Lynda Finn and Mike Johnson really know how to organize and run fun-filled events.  Even those of us who lost most of our games had fun.  Noah Walton won the big money…