January is Junior Fund Month. We’ll hold Junior Fund benefit games on the 13th, the 15th, the 23rd and the 25th. Saturday the 13th we’ll start with a covered dish lunch at 12:15. The session on the 23rd is an ACBL-wide event. All sessions are $7 for members, $9 for visitors.
monthly Our Mentor Game will be held on the 11th at 9:30. If you don’t have a mentor and would like to participate, ask a better player to take you on, or ask Lynn to arrange a mentor for you. Mentors play free in the Mentor Game. They should also play with you at another time or two during the month as well as being available to answer questions.
We finish the month with three special games:
January 29 the 0-299 group hosts an Open Individual at 1:30. Join us for great snacks and a fun afternoon.
January 30 there’s an Open Grand National Teams session. C=non-life masters to 500, B=LMs to 2500, A+2500+. Awards are generous and half red/half black. $8, $10
January 31 there’s a Flight C only GNT, open to any non-LM in the club who has fewer than 500 points. Also half red/half black points.
Half the field in a GNT event qualifies to go on to the District level. Check the Sunshine Bridge News for dates and locations.
If you are interested in keeping an Open session available on Wednesday afternoons, we need your support. This game will end January 25th it isn’t better supported.
Chat Bridge continues on Tuesdays form 9:30-11:30—still only $5.
Sharon Lessard will start the Beginning Bridge with 2/1 series on January 10. as well as the more advanced Cuebids! Classes starting the 18th. Sign up if you can. Copies of the scheduled topics are next to the calendars on the desk. You can also call Sharon at (386)837-3721 for more information.
It’s cold and flu season. Please don’t share yours if you have it! Noses are extra-sensitive in cooler weather so go easy on scented products, please.
Dues are due by January 10. We are asking everyone to fill out an information form—no matter how unchanged you think yours will be from 2017. We’re also asking for an emergency contact for everyone.
Birthdays: 2-Annette Smith; 4-Carol Mullins; 6-Nancy Sharff; 12-Alice Kilgannon; 13-Tricia Twitty; 14-Fred Hagman; 15-Sue Kongsvik; 16-Cheryl Hood, Jackie Richards, Peter Stephenson; 17-Gretchen Stein; 18-Sanny Etchison, Karen Nuthmann; 21-Joan Murray; 22-Alain Rivest.
Please park considerately! The parking lot is jammed this time of year.