Photograph by Jonathan Steinberg.
The ACBL Goodwill Committee was organized in 1955 with John E. Simon as chair and Louise Durham as co-chair. Aileen Osofsky became chair in 1985 and has expanded the committee’s endeavors, taking on promotion of active ethics, awareness of those with disabilities such as hearing loss, support for junior programs and naming of a goodwill member of the year. Assistant chairs are Peggy Augustin, Aidan Ballantyne, Sharon David, Korene Geffen, George Rosenkranz and Carol Sanders.
Each member of the ACBL Board
is entitled to appoint two lifetime members from his or her district
Goodwill Day is celebrated the Monday of each NABC.
Districts and units are encouraged to establish and recognize their own Goodwill Committees. We encourage clubs to promote special goodwill activities.
Greet and Welcome Opponents
Always Say, “Director, Please”
Lead or Place Dummy before You Write
Mentor a New Player
Say, “Thank You, Partner”
Compliment Opponent’s Play
Discuss Hands after the Game
Accept Defeat and Victory with Grace
Leave a Tidy Table