Author: Ruth Hamilton

WGPO Board Meeting May 1, 2022

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Sunday May 1 , 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. Approve March 27,…

Word Cup X – Fundraising Preview

We’ll be having our usual Word Cup fundraising activities:  Raffle, silent auction, items for sale.  All proceeds will help fund WGPO Inc. annual administrative costs including insurance, legal fees, and overhead.  Click on this link to see what’s ready so far:  Word…

News from Calgary

From Juraj Pivovarov: Calgary recently hosted an open 14-round Scrabble Tournament, and it featured two octogenarian finishers in the top 3! Siri Tillekeratne beat George Macaulay of Saskatoon in their final round to win clear first.  He made a nice…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 27, 2022

Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. 1.    March 6, 2022 Minutes – Approval  There were no changes to…

Minnesota turns green

After a two-year delay, we convened in Bloomington for Greeneye III.  It was well worth the wait.  When you think of March in Minnesota, balmy spring weather doesn’t usually come to mind, but it was certainly springlike last weekend.  Nonetheless,…

Updated WGPO Tournament Rules

Updated WGPO Sanctioned Tournament Requirements Effective: January 2, 2022 Requirement #3 Amended effective:  April 1, 2022 These requirements amend and supersede Updated Tournament Rules issued by the Board of Player Representatives (BPR), effective  September 1 – December 31, 2021. Rules apply to…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 6, 2022

Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. 1. Approval of Minutes Correction – Include Steve Pellinen as a 2022 Word…

Thank You, VanRands

Barbara VanAlen and Larry Rand have retired from directing after many years and many tournaments.  Bennett Jacobstein organized and directed this year’s Phoenix President’s Weekend tournament.  A highlight was a tribute to Barbara and Larry.  Laurie Cohen gathered thank yous…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting – February 6, 2022

Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:38 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. 1. WGPO Visibility and Website update – Steve said talked…