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February Mentor Session

Thursday 2/14, 9 to 11:30 am



Lynn Sorensen's Artichoke Green Chili Dip

*1 pint whipped GREEK cream cheese (or 8 oz Greekblock cheese)

*1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts (drain, reserve liquid)

*1 small can diced green chilis with most of the liquid

*1/2 or 3/4 Cup FRESH grated parmesan cheese

*1/2 Cup "fancy" grated sharp cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

Microwave one minute.  Stir.  Heat additional 30-60 seconds as needed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Schedule for Basic Bidding with 2/1
 Basic Bridge with 2/1  Lynn Berg
Wednesdays 9 -11ish a.m.
August 29 Workshop and Review
September 5  NT & Stayman  12 NT & Transfers  19 NT & Transfers  26 NT Review
October 3 NT Workshop  10 Basic Bidding Review  17 Basic Bidding Review  24  Basic Bidding Review  31  Get Ready for 2/1
November 7  NO CLASS  14  NO CLASS 21 1NT Forcing  28  1NT Forcing
December 5 1NT Forcing Review  12 2/1 Game Force  19 2/1 Game Force  26 2/1 Review
January 2 Overcalls  9 NO CLASS 16 Take-Out Doubles  23 Negative Doubles  30 Two-Suited Overcalls
February 5 Competitive Bidding Review  12 Preempts  19 NO CLASS 26 2Club Openers, Blackwood
March 5 Strong Bidding Review and Brunch
2019 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2018 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Diane Falla, Vice President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Allan Woodmancy, Treasurer

Marianne Hansen, Liaison to Directors

Diane Falla, Membership

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Ken Cappy, House & Grounds

Gaynelle Johnston, Sunshine

Linda Kehoe, Supplies

Jim Farrell, House & Grounds

Our Club

A Short History of the DeLand Bridge Club

Groups formed in DeLand and DeBary in the late 1950’s, joining ACBL in ’58 and playing in a lot of venues, some quite imaginative: restaurants, a fire hall, the Elks Club, the Woman’s Club, the Putnam Hotel. In 1962, Pete Besom and Norman Mortimer began looking for property and found the Deerfoot Road site. Permission had to be given by neighbors to have a club in the area, and a small building on the site, a former BOQ hut from the local Navy base, was sold and moved.

The building was designed by Norman Mortimer and built by John Witt, funded by shares in a first mortgage paying the then Pass-Book rate of 5%. The minimum investment was $300, and no one was permitted to put in more than $3000, the theory being that no one should have too great a say in what was done. 32 individuals and families participated. Mike Accardi, Leonard Munson and Norman Mortimer guaranteed the investments for a few who were worried that the Club would not succeed.

Member “sweat equity” got the building ready for opening in October, 1964. Many of the appliances were donated. Members installed them, as well as the kitchen cabinets. Curtain poles with card symbol finials were placed at each window with yards and yards of simple drapes made by a member. There was no carpet, just a bare concrete floor. Members brought carpet samples to put under cold feet, and a yard and plant sale was held on opening day to start a carpet fund.

The 30 year mortgage was paid off in 12 years. The two clubs had consolidated by then, and the Club, a non-profit corporation, is still going strong.


The DeLand Bridge club Board meets on the third Tuesday each month.  We encourage members to attend board meetings and if they have an item either present in person or by letter to the President

Welcome to the DeLand Bridge Club
165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand, Florida
(386) 734-7170
February Information

 February Newsletter

Birthdays:  3-Linda Rivest; 8-Linda Burford; 9-Jill Croom; 10-Elliott Grosh, Greg Moniz; 15-Martha Easter; 16-Bob Sharff; 18-Sanney Etchison, Nancy Zook; 19-Janet Krohn; 23-Paul Moniz; 24-Pam Thompson; 27-Ann Magaha.

Please check your listing on the webpage.  We try to be accurate, but can't be without your help.  

Open Players:  Be a "sweetheart" and take on a partner for the Mentor Game, Thursday February 14 at 9 am.  Mentors play free for this game.  We have a lot of up-and-coming newcomers who will really appreciate the encouragement.  Plan to play with this partner at least one other time each month, as well as being available to answer questions.

We'll have  Quarterly Club Championships on the 1st, the 4th and the 21st.  One of these special games is allowed each quarter in every session we hold.  It's a nice chance to earn extra points at no extra charge.

Silver Point Week runs February 11-16 ($8, $10). Stratification:  C=0-750, B=750-2500, A=2500+.  We finish the week with a covered dish lunch on the 16th at 12:15.  If you haven't come on a Saturday for lunch, you're missing a treat.  This club is full of great cooks who share their skills with us.  Come along and enjoy a nice meal and a pleasant, low-key game.  Need a partner?  Let Lynn or Sharon (the game director on Saturdays) know.

Our Board of Directors meets on the third Thursday at 4:30 (2/19) .  At this meeting, we'll be deciding the charity beneficiaries for this year.  We currently support Journey's End No-Kill Shelter, the Neighborhood Center, West Volusia Hospice, West Volusia Center for Abuse Victims and the Alzheimer's Association.  If you would like to suggest any other good causes, let a Board Member know:  Paul Moniz, Diane Falla, Gaynelle Johnston, Allan Woodmancy, Ken Cappy, Jim Farrell, Linda Kehoe are our Officers and Board Members.

Our games are large this time of year.  Please park considerately and avoid blocking the egress.  Got a cold?  Keep it home!  And keep your fragrances home as well--too many are allergic and suffer.  Thanks all!


0-500 NLM Tournament

Wednesday April 3 & Thursday April 4

DeLand Shrine Club 272 W Taylor Rd (15-A)

For information or partners, call the Club at (386)734-7170

Pairs:  Wednesday & Thursday at 10 a.m.

Swiss Teams:  Thursday at 2:15

Lesson and Brunch 9:15 both days.

Lunch included in session price of $15 per person

Chat Bridge

    Every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30.  Come alone or with a partner.  Play and discuss hands in a friendly, non-competitive session.  Ask for help during bidding or play.

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Florida's Friendliest Bridge Club

Our building is designed for bridge, and is dedicated to the game with sessions every afternoon except for Sundays.  We offer refreshments and social breaks in every game. We recently installed a new Handicap Accessible Bathroom, and invite all to check out our remodel.

Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month and members wishing to make comments/suggestions to the board may do so at the beginning of the meeting.  

Need a partner for a club game? Please call the club the day before if possible at 386-734-7170.

Join us for a great game of bridge in a friendly atmosphere.


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See your results, hand records, final contracts and expert analysis of the hands at TheCommonGame's Club Archive.

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Director: Sharon Lessard
Sat Feb 16, 2019
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Feb 18, 2019
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Feb 19, 2019
Tuesday Open Pairs
1 PM
Wed Feb 20, 2019
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Feb 21, 2019
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Feb 22, 2019
0-299 Pairs
9 AM
Fri Feb 22, 2019
Open Game
1 PM