Board of Directors and Club Officers

The Raleigh Bridge Club is a not-for-profit organization with a vested interest in the future of duplicate bridge in the Raleigh area. Our primary purpose is to provide a friendly, viable and accessible facility for playing and improving one’s skill at all levels in the game of duplicate bridge. Our secondary purpose is to enhance learning and knowledge of the game through class offerings and lectures.

We will accomplish this mission with a commitment to making the duplicate bridge experience enjoyable and challenging for players at all skill levels; and offering opportunities for social, duplicate and tournament play that inspire passion for and interest in the game of bridge.

The RBC is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference, District 7, and Unit 119.

The Board meets monthly and holds an annual membership meeting in January. Dues-paying members are entitled to vote on club matters at the annual membership meeting.


Name Role Current Term Email
John Cobb President 2022 - 2024
John Gripman Treasurer 2021 – 2023
Alex Hudson Vice President, Tournaments 2022 - 2024
Eileen Bok Vice President, Secretary 2021 – 2023
Renee Getz Vice President, Hospitality 2021 - 2023
Nancy Sparks Vice President 2020 - 2022
Gil Vinzani Vice President 2020 – 2022
Ken Howard Vice President 2020 – 2022
Karen Popovich Vice President 2022 – 2024

Club Officials

Name Role Email
Barbara Hudson Club Manager
Alex Hudson Conduct & Ethics Committee
Audrey Shull Conduct & Ethics Committee
Collins Williams Conduct & Ethics Committee
Barbara Hudson Game Director
Jay Bates Game Director
John Torrey Game Director
Barbara Hudson Mentoring Program Coordinator
Vladimir Stemkovski Open Partnership Chair
Vladimir Stemkovski NLM Partnership Chair


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