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March Mentor Session

Thursday 3/14, 9 to 11:30 am


New 2/1 Class Starts April 11
Wednesday Mornings 9-11:30
First three lessons free to new participants
Call Sharon Lessard at (386)837-8721

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.

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
March Information

 March Newsletter

Birthdays:  4-Molly Baker, Dolly Harper; 7-Carol Fike; 8-Don Shreve, Nancy Sisinni; 11-Nancy Frame; 12-Dick Hillman; 15-P A Aycock; 17-Esther Powel; 18-John Miller; 19-Thom Allen; 21-George Flack; 23-Linda Holloway; 24-Ed Murray; 26-Vicki Carpenter, Diane Falla, Marti Smith; 29-Linda Gale.

Journey's End No Kill Shelter is one of our three charity beneficiaries for 2019.  We'll hold charity games for their benefit March 2, 4, 5 and 6.  Bring bedding, towels, food or toys for any animal.  Cash is welcome.  As usual, donations are voluntary.

0-199 players, we'll participate in the National Seniors Game on Monday, March 11.  If 5 tables of open players sign up, we'll have a separate section for them as well.  If not enough sign up here, be aware that New Smyrna has an open game on Mondays at 1 p.m. and are participating in the National Seniors Game.

Our monthly Mentor Game will be held on the 14th at 9 a.m.   Need a mentor or want to mentor?  Let any game director know.

We'll hold Quarterly Club Championships om the 16th, 19th and 27th.

End the month with a Grand National Team Friday afternoo, March 29th.  Awards are half red/half black ($8, $10).  Then on the 30th we'll have a Draw Team with lunch at 12:15.  Bring your partner and join in the fun.

Our friends in Daytona  plan to reopen in time to hold a sectional March 21-24.  You'll find their tournament flyer on the bulletin board with copies on the desk.

Plan on playing in or helping with our Sectional for 0-500 NLM players April 3-4.  We'll need lots of help!



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.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 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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Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game; Friday 9 a.m. before 0-299 game
Tuesday Open Pairs
Director: Cozy May
0-199 Game
Director: Tom Rusk
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Director: Sharon Lessard
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Director: Cozy May
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Open Game
Director: Tom Rusk
0-299 Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Wed Mar 27, 2019
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Mar 28, 2019
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Mar 29, 2019
0-299 Teams
9 AM
Fri Mar 29, 2019
1 PM
Sat Mar 30, 2019
Draw Team
1 PM
Mon Apr 1, 2019
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Apr 2, 2019
Tuesday Open Pairs
1 PM