From the IGBO Secretary- Rob Silliman

July 08, 2019


2017 Las Vegas Showgirl Resolutions


According to our bylaws, Article 1.10.D

The membership shall be advised of this action in the next regular newsletter. This is being presented under the News section of the website, as it is now our newsletter.

Below is a synopsis of the GMM in Reno, NV November 9, 2018.

During the Reno GMM, the Board brought up the issue involving the Las Vegas Showgirl 2017 tournament and misappropriation of funds.

For many months prior to this meeting the Board of Directors of IGBO and USBC worked diligently in making sure that all the evidence was discovered, and then working on what the appropriate action would be.

Our findings and recommendations were brought to the General Membership on November 9, 2018 in Reno, NV.

Recommendation #1-

That the Las Vegas Showgirl Tournament be bonded for the next 3 years, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Motion Carries.

Recommendation #2-

James Schneidewent be suspended indefinitely and immediately. He will be allowed to petition the General Membership in Mid-Year 2023, for membership reinstatement, if reinstated, he will be permanently banned from holding any position within IGBO/ or an IGBO League or Tournament.

Motion to approve the recommendations presented by the Board (S. George G. Egan).  

Motion carries.

Recommendation #3-

Michael Bridges- Suspension from IGBO for 1 year beginning January 1, 2019 and permanently ban Michael Bridges form holding a position in an IGBO Tournament in the future.

After many failed motions and discussions, the following was the result.

Michael Bridges offered to relinquish financial positions for the Las Vegas Showgirl Tournament for 2019.

Motion to accept Michael Bridge’s offer to relinquish financial positions for Showgirl tournament for 2019 (J. Puckett, P. Scheib) 

Motion carries.