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Thursday 12/13 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
2018 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2018 Board 

Nancy Zook, President


Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Paul Moniz, Treasurer

Ken Cappy Liaison to Directors

Chuck Molenda, Membership

Marianne Hansen, Supplies

Russ Lilliston, House & Grounds

Joanne Thomas, Sunshine

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
December Information

 December Newsletter

   $25 2019 dues are due starting December 10   

Two ACBL Charity Foundation Games Added:  1 p.m. Tuesday 12/18(Open),  9 a.m. Friday 12/22 (0-300)

Birthdays:  1-Ellee Griffin, Marylin Wittmer; 2-Muriel Chabot; 7-Mike Hochman, Cathy Moran; 10-Joan Ravede; 12-Wayne Matthews; 15-Russ Lilliston; 16-Ed Borosky; 23-Chuck Molenda; 28-Janine Keebler; 29-Ora Seigworth, Lynn Hawkins, Janet Miles, Noella Brister; 31-Dottie Campbell, Gwen Carson.

We start the month with the last day of SIlver Point week.  Lunch at 12:14. Desserts and snacks also welcome.

Our ANNUAL MEETING will be held just before the Open Game on the 11th.  Come hear what we've accomplished in the past year and to thank outgoing Board members Nancy Zook and Russ Lilliston for their service.

We'll collect blankets, towels, food and toys for the animals at out local No-Kill shelter, JOURNEY'S END the week of the 10th-15th.

Then we'll help our human neighbors with a food drive for the NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER the 26th through the 31st.  Non-perishables, cleaning and hygiene supplies all welcome.

It's party time!  On December 19th.  Bring snacks, finger foods, salads and desserts for a sumptuous lunch before we play a draw team with plenty of break time for those desserts.  0-500 pairs will draw to play with 500+ teammates.  We expect a full house for this annual event.

Chat Bridge will be held every Tuesday morning but the 25th from 9:30 to 11:30.

Our monthly mentor session will be held on the 13th form 9 to 11:30 am.  Mentors play free. Want a mentor?  Ask someone you'd like to work with or ask Lynn to make a trial match for you.

We end the month with two special events:  Grand National Teams on the 29th and an Open Individual on the 31st.  All Welcome!

Happy Holidays!


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.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ All Welcome♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 



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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Sat Dec 15, 2018
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1 PM
Mon Dec 17, 2018
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1:30 PM
Tue Dec 18, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Dec 19, 2018
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Wed Dec 19, 2018
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Open Game
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Fri Dec 21, 2018
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