New Board Members for 2018: Diane Falla, Paul Moniz and Gene Rizzo. Paul ran for re-election. Leaving the board are Ellee Griffin and Wayne Matthews. There were no nominations from the floor.
Our first Club Championship of the Month is Saturday, November 4, with lunch. Bring an appetizer or dessert: 12:15.
We will be open through the Daytona Regional (11/6-12).
Our Mentor Game will be delayed to November 16 because of the Regional: 9:30 to noon.
November’s Board Meeting has been advanced a week to the 14th to avoid Thanksgiving week. All members are welcome to attend.
The week of November 13-18 we’ll hold fundraiser games to benefit Volusia County Council on Aging. This wonderful organization’s headquarters on Beach Street in Daytona Beach was badly damaged by Irma. They are limping along in temporary quarters while still trying to provide important services like Meals on Wheels. Reward to us? Extra points at all games.
We’ll have a Club Championship for 0-199 players on the 20th.
We’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open on the 24th and 25th for anyone who wants an escape from shopping and football.
We end the month with a draw team on the 29th, with Open and Limited Games perhaps playing separately. Bring your partner and draw for teammates.
Then on the 30th, it’s a Grand National Teams Club Qualifier. C=0-500 NLM, B=LM to 2500, A=2500+. This is determined by the highest player’s points.
Wednesday morning Basic Bidding Class concludes November 1 at 9:30 am with brunch and a session on filling out the Convention Card. Bring your questions. Lynn will explain the Yellow Card and help with filling out the more complex white card.
Chat Bridge continues every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 (still $5).
Starting November 15, Sharon Lessard will offer a four-week Play of the Hand class on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11. Cost for the series is $40, or $15 per lesson.
Starting November 30, Lynn Berg will offer a five week series on all sorts of Doubles on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30(except Mentor Game days). Cost for the series is $60, or $15 per lesson. Look for a topic list on our website.
Birthdays: 4-Lynn Berg, Jeannie Braswell; 6-Gary Nelson; 8-David Merritt; 17-Gail Atherton; 18-Fran Strawn; 20-Marlene Hilditch; 23-Jim Farrell; 24-Bud Randall.