District 12, Arlinghaus

Bill Arlinghaus

District 12 Director,
American Contract Bridge League
Board of Directors

District Directors set policy for the entire organization at the North American level.  Individual districts have their own government for more local self-governance.  Some function in a "central" manner in which the District controls funding of tournaments and such; others function in a "distributed" manner in which units within the district control funding of tournaments and such. 

District 12 is organized as a "distributed" network with a "central" website.
Many thanks to Alan Bau for his outstanding D12 webwork!  Please see that site for local or regional bridge matters.  This site is devoted to displaying national-level activities of this Board member.

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William Charles Arlinghaus:  Brief Biography

  • Administration other than service as a National Board of Director's member:
    • Member, ACBL National Goodwill Committee, appointed over a decade ago.
    • Member, ACBL National Charity Committee, appointed over a decade ago.
    • ACBL District 12:
      • District Director, effective January 1, 2005.
      • Past President
      • Past First Alternate District Director
    • Michigan Bridge Association Board:
      • 5-time President (75,86,95,03)
      • 15 years Executive Committee (74-76,85-87,94-96,02-04)
      • 24 years Unit Board Member
    • NEC World Junior Championships, 1991, Ann Arbor:  Chief Scorer, Local Arrangements
    • Co-chair, with Ron Horwitz and Sandy Arlinghaus, ACBL Spring Nationals, 2008.
  • Playing the game
    • Platinum Life Master
    • Winner 50+ regionals
    • Barry Crane 500--frequently on list
    • Stein Trophy, two-time winner
    • Mouser Trophy, winner

  • Huron Chase Condominium Association, Board of Directors:  President, 1998-present
  • St. Thomas Pastoral Council:
    • Member, two consecutive three-year terms
    • President, 1993-1994
    • Restoration Committee

  • Lawrence Technological University, Department of Mathematics:  Professor (1985-present); Chair (1990-1995).
  • Numerous Publications including, Graph Theory and Geography:  An Interactive View, John Wiley, finalist Pirelli INTERNETional Award.
  • Other titles and citationa available on request.
  • Over 50 talks, lectures, or other presentations given at various professional meetings

  • Ph. D., Mathematics (Algebraic Graph Theory), Wayne State University
  • B.S. summa cum laude, University of Detroit
  • Other graduate study: University of Chicago (algebra), University of Toronto (number theory).

  • Married since 1966 to Dr. Sandra Lach Arlinghaus
  • Son:  William E. Arlinghaus
  • Grandson:  David E. V. Arlinghaus
  • Resident of Ann Arbor since 1982
  • Previous residences in Detroit (Oakman Boulevard), Grosse Pointe Woods, Chicago (north and south sides), Toronto, Columbus Ohio.
  • I began playing bridge in the University of Detroit Student Union at age 17.  Bridge led me to venture, as a young "west-side" Detroiter, to play in my first club in Grosse Pointe.  For more than 20 years, I was a regular club player at the Pointe Bridge Center and less frequently at the War Memorial.  I have many fond memories of those years at the Pointe, and later at other clubs, although work has often not permitted me the luxury of playing time outside of tournament action.

  • Who's Who in the Midwest, Marquis
  • Encyclopedia of Bridge, ACBL

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