Author: Ruth Hamilton

Vision Statements from the Board of Directors

Four members of the WGPO Board of Directors (Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores) won’t be running for election until next year. For the benefit of this year’s candidates as well as any others who want a more…

Sunday November 28 WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Call to Order: Steve Pellinen called the ZOOM meeting to order at 12:05 p.m., CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, President; Keith Hagel, Vice-President; Helen Flores, Secretary; Nancee Mancel and Susi Tiekert, Board of Directors. Also Attending: Lynda Finn, Elections Committee and…

Nominations are in – We have six candidates

The election of the WGPO Board of Directors will take place from December 11 at 2 PM through just before midnight on December 15 Central Time. The WGPO board will consist of current Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives Steve Pellinen, Keith…

Collins players vote for CSW21

WGPO members who have played in WGPO Collins tournaments were polled to determine if WGPO should follow WESPA’s (World English-speaking Scrabble Players’ Association) lead in adopting the CSW21 word list as of January 1, 2022.  56% approved the move.  See…

Kirsten Gwilliam 1968 – 2021

  From the WGPO Boards: To anyone who has not yet heard, Kirsten Gwilliam (member of the WGPO Board) died late last month. If you got to meet her at a Scrabble tourney, I’m sure you remember her as a…

We Have New Bylaws

The election results are in.  164 members voted to change the bylaws.  3 members voted against.  Thank you to all who participated.  View the results: https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/wHm8q/results

WGPO – Special Election is Here

From the Elections Committee: Dear WGPO Members We are holding this election to ask for your vote on an important issue affecting our organization, changing the WGPO bylaws to allow its incorporation as a nonprofit organization. Your vote matters.  WGPO…

WGPO BANK ACCOUNT HACKED

From Steve Pellinen: Short Version A little over a month ago I was notified that our bank account was overdrawn. Turns out someone had made a PayPal link to our account and was able to use that link to transfer…

Updated Tournament Rules – Effective September 1

Updated WGPO sanctioned tournament play rules: The Board of Player Representatives (BPR) has been monitoring current Covid-19 CDC guidelines that affect WGPO sanctioned tournament rules previously established by the BPR to get back to in-person play. Those rules will expire…

Return to the Pruneyard

We have a twenty-some year history of Pruneyard tournaments.  Most have happened on Memorial weekend, but our return this year was mid-August.  Twenty-two of us followed Covid protocols (for the most part) and enjoyed the comradeship of fellow Scrabble® addicts. …