Author: Ruth Hamilton

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…

Dorothy Baker 1928 – 2022

Dorothy Baker was a founding member of NSA club 308 back in 1987.   She attended regularly for 30 years, graciously hosting us at her house a number of times.  We will remember her fondly.  Here’s a link to her obituary:  https://obits.oregonlive.com/us/obituaries/oregon/name/dorothy-baker-obituary?id=32247555…

Charley Kaplan 1945 – 2022

We lost an avid player to cancer this week.  Charley was a regular at our local (Portland, Oregon) club and tournaments.  She didn’t attend many out-of-town events, but spent many, many hours playing on ISC. Charley was devoted to her…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – January 2, 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, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein, Mike Johnson, Lynda Finn 1. Word Cup Report and Discussion: Mike Johnson and Lynda…

WGPO New Financial Aid Policy

WGPO will provide financial aid to clubs, directors and organizers who are facing losses due to cancellations, venue commitments, refund issues and the like. We trust our directors and organizers to do their best to avoid such situations but recognize…

Sextuple in the Desert

From David Postal: Inspired by the winter season quintuple NASPA events held over the last few years in Wilmington, Delaware during the holiday break, twenty-three players participated in six individual one day tournaments over December 25 – 30 in Palm Springs…

WGPO Officers: 2022

The Board of Directors selected WGPO Officers for 2022. President – Steve Pellinen Vice-President – Keith Hagel Treasurer – Jan Cardia Secretary – Helen Flores Directors met on December 19. Minutes of that meeting are an addition to Annual Meeting Minutes. …