ACC Committees

In Lincoln City, at the Sept. 2017 Board Meeting, all of the ACC Committees were reviewed, dissolved and reformed. There are 15 standing committees and one ad-hoc committee formed to accomplish something specific as a result of a motion at the meeting. These committees operate on a continuing basis and the chairperson of each committee is a ACC Board member appointed by the ACC Executive Committee. All members of the Ethics Committee are members of the Board of Directors and equally represent all ACC regions.

ACC Committees

Executive Committee
This committee oversees the entire ACC organization.
Chair: David Campbell - acccribbage@aol.com
Phone: 207.730.2051
Members
David Campbell
David Aiken
Paul Gregson
Valerie Sumner
Terry Weber
 
Awards Committee
This committee is responsible for selecting awards for presentation at the annual awards banquet. Ideas for new awards may be submitted to the committee.
Chair: David Campbell - acccribbage@aol.com
Phone: 207.730.2051
Members
David Campbell
Richard Frost
Audrey Hatto
Jeanne Hofbauer
Pat Llewellyn
Lana Newhouse
Rick Pierce
Mark Soule
Keith Widener
 
Banned Players Appeal Committee
This committee makes final decisions concerning any player who has been banned from an ACC tournament. Conflicts between directors and players are heard, and then decisions are given by this group.
Chair: Patrick Barrett - gnxvibarrett@gmail.com
Phone: 715.323.5027
Members
Patrick Barrett
David Campbell
Willie Evans
Rick Shea
Terry Weber
 
Cribbage World Advisory Board
This committee advises the CW editor about all things cribbage and provides feedback on each issue.
Chair: David Aiken - cribbageworld@cribbage.org
Phone: 616.401.8311
Members
David Aiken
Mary Burlington
David Campbell
DeLynn Colvert
Paul Gregson
Jeanne Jelke
Valerie Nozick
Cathy Perkins
Jeff Shimp
Terry Weber
Fred White
 
Ethics Committee
This committee receives reports of alleged ethical standards violations and acts on complaints received in written form. The committee investigates and reviews all available information on the alleged offender (both current and prior) and determines if he/she violated any of the ethical standards. If the committee finds that he/she is guilty, the committee can impose two punishments: expulsion or suspension.
Chair: Valerie Sumner - koalaval@att.net
Phone: 775.742.4241
Members
Valerie Sumner
Patrick Barrett
David Campbell
Willie Evans
Todd Schaefer
Rick Shea
Keith Widener
 
Grass Roots Committee
This committee is composed of Grass Roots commissioners, statisticians, and volunteers. It makes decisions regarding policy, administration, finance, ethics, and other important issues presented by the local clubs, subject to BOD approval. Anyone wishing to be a volunteer for this board should contact the chair.
Chair: Joan Rein - accgrassroots@earthlink.net
Phone: 952.448.2459
Members
Joan Rein
Annett Eiffert
Don Hannula
Jeanne Jelke
Bob Joslin
James Morrow
Dave O'Neil
Cathy Perkins
Dan Selke
Valerie Sumner
 
HOF Committee
This committee gathers HOF nominations for any eligible ACC member, approves the nomination forms, and then prepares and distributes the voting packets for the 25 BOD members and the 75 HOF panelists.
Chair: Patrick Barrett - gnxvibarrett@gmail.com
Phone: 715.323.5027
Members
Patrick Barrett
Richard Frost
Don Hannula
Jason Hofbauer
Jeanne Jelke
Jeff Shimp
Mark Soule
 
IT Committee
This committee is responsible for the ACC’s underlying infrastructure and technological advancement. Ultimately, our goal is to make life as easy as possible for the ACC’s volunteers and members—whether it is automating routine processes, creating guides to help people use our systems, supporting marketing initiatives, or developing cool new ways to do things.
Chair: Paul Gregson - paulgregson@gmail.com
Phone: 510.376.0257
Members
Paul Gregson
Rick Allen
Kris Bailey
Larry Hassett
Jennifer Medeiros Johnson
Robert Milk
Denny Moore
Michael Rogers
Diane Waite
 
Judges Committee
This committee is responsible for appointing senior judges throughout the country and for appointing new judges who pass the exam. The committee is also responsible for removing judges for behavior issue or bad judge calls.
Chair: Jeff Shimp - jeffshimp@charter.net
Phone: 616.566.7424
Members
Jeff Shimp
Sally Henderson
Dave O'Neil
 
Marketing Committee
This committee is responsible for building awareness of the ACC, driving new membership growth, and retaining players whose memberships have lapsed. Reversing our membership decline is the number one challenge we face as an organization. We will focus on national marketing and retention, while giving Grass Roots directors, tournament directors, and ACC members the tools to promote us locally.
Chair: Valerie Nozick - vnozick@cribbage.org
Phone: 404.641.3365
Members
Valerie Nozick
David Aiken
Joe Bowen
David Campbell
Jeff Gardner
Paul Gregson
Darice Grzybowski
Debra Lucas
James Morrow
 
Nominating Committee
This committee oversees the process of electing the five ACC officers who form the Executive Committee (President, VP–Marketing, VP–Policy, VP–Operations, and VP–Competition), elected every year at the BOD meeting held at Grand National.
Chair: Jeanne Jelke - jjelke@charter.net
Phone: 509.521.3153
Members
Jeanne Jelke
David Aiken
Jeff Gardner
Don Hannula
David O'Neil
Mark Soule
Terry Weber
 
Online Payment Committee
This committee is discussing and trying options to allow online payment for ACC membership dues. It is verifying details and selecting the process we ultimately go with a view to present its findings at the BOD meeting in March.
Chair: David Campbell - acccribbage@aol.com
Phone: 207.730.2051
Members
David Campbell
Paul Gregson
Larry Hassett
Marlene Lazachek
Barbara Rainey
Diane Waite
 
Rules Committee
This committee reviews all proposed rule changes, including amendments to existing rules and formulation of new rules. Once those rule changes have been discussed and voted on by the committee, a recommendation will be presented to the BOD.
Chair: Dave O'Neil - droneil@comcast.net
Phone: 404.296.4689
Members
Dave O'Neil
David Aiken
Roland Hall
Jack Howsare
Jeanne Jelke
Bob Joslin
Cathy Perkins
 
Social Media Committee
This committee is responsible for all web-based media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. The committee makes sure that all forums are policed for spam or poor behavior.
Chair: David Campbell - acccribbage@aol.com
Phone: 207.730.2051
Members
David Campbell
David Aiken
Paul Gregson
Jason Matheny
Valerie Nozick
Vicki Soule
 
Subsidized Membership Committee
This committee collects and disperses funds to help ACC members who need assistance to pay their ACC dues.
Chair: David Aiken - cribbageworld@cribbage.org
Phone: 616.401.8311
Members
David Aiken
David Campbell
Larry Hassett
Marlene Lazachek
Valerie Sumner
 
Tournament Rules & Guidelines Committee
This committee oversees all aspects of ACC-sanctioned tournaments, including rules, seating, tabulating, playoffs, payouts, and so on. It publishes the "Tournament Rules and Guidelines" manual, which is available to all tournament directors.
Chair: Patrick Barrett - gnxvibarrett@gmail.com
Phone: 715.323.5027
Members
Patrick Barrett
Rick Allen
David Campbell
Roland Hall
Audrey Hatto
Todd Schaefer
Rick Shea
 
Website Committee
This committee is responsible for discussing and deciding on the design, content, organization, and backend infrastructure for the ACC's websites. Currently the ACC uses cribbage.org to disseminate schedules, results, standings, playing tips, and other information to its members.
Chair: Diane Waite - webmaster@cribbage.org
Phone: 651.895.2671
Members
Diane Waite
David Aiken
Rick Allen
Mike Barrett
Jeff Gardner
Tammy Gibbons
Paul Gregson
Don (Grumpy) Howard
Valerie Nozick
Joan Rein
John Schafer
Fred White
 
Youth Program Committee
This committee oversees the ACC’s educational program to foster interest in and exposure to the game for young people. This is accomplished primarily by the use of volunteers who teach after-school classes and youth clubs and conduct junior tournaments. A teaching manual is available from the chair of this program.
Chair: Dan Zeisler - danthefan@yahoo.com
Phone: 530.274.3124
Members
Dan Zeisler
Rick Allen
Joe Bowen
Paul Gregson
Don (Grumpy) Howard
James Morrow