From: Jimkirkham@aol.com [mailto:Jimkirkham@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:43 AM
To: kenm@kenmonzingo.com
Subject: congrats

Ken,
Nice win in Denver, and a GREAT article in the Forum.  The purpose of the USBF was to have a national organization, necessary to get into the Olympics- since that is a dead issue, so should be the USBF - I didn't agree when we formed it and certainly fought giving them money, but now there is NO purpose for it.  ACBL could perform all the functions now done by the USBF.  Also the raise in WBF dues was a criminal acceptance of blackmail, while other countries paid MUCH less.
Good luck in Toronto - hope you win a few battles - please let me know who is elected - I know it doesn't matter, Joan is in charge.

Jim Kirkham
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