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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.

BOARD MEETINGS

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

 
August Information

 

Need Colored Points?  Silver points for all August 8-13; 299er Silver Sectional August 6-7

                                      Red Points NAPQ games 4th, 16th, 19th, 27th

August Newsletter

August Birthdays.  2 Bettie  Leveille; 3 Sharon Lessard, Dee Lindh; 4 Dick Haviland; 6 Laura Munro ;7 Sharon Webber; 10 Ronnie Dishian; 13 Alan Woodmancy; 14 Ann  Register; 18 Fred Atherton; 20 Joann Thomas; Kathleen Keller, Betty Ann Weiss ; 28 Harold Proctor; 31 N Hays.  We’ll celebrate birthdays on August 13.

 

The most important event this month is our 299er Sectional Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7.  Plan to play if you’re under 300 points.  We also need help:  snacks, desserts, and even more important your time.  Sign up to help out for an hour or two.

 

We’ll be holding benefit games for the Neighborhood Center for the entire first week of August.  This important local charity is helping kids get ready to go back to school.  Uniforms are required this year, which puts a hard burden on many families.

 

Need colored points?  We’ll have Silver points all the week of August 8-13 ($6, $8) as well as NAPQ games the 4th, 16th, 19th and 27th.


We end the month with team games for 199ers(29th) and 299ers (31st)  as well as an Open Team on the 30th.

 

Lynn Berg is starting a class on basic defense: Wednesdays from 9 to 11 starting August 3 ($10 per class).  She has a few of ACBL’s defense books if you need one.


Coming in September:  Grand National Team Qualifying starts.  We’ll hold a session on September 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 300 POINTS PLEASE COME AND PLAY FRIDAY MORNINGS AT 9 AM.  

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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Free Lessons
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
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Results
Aug 26, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 25, 2016
Open Game QCC
Director: Donna Benoy
Aug 24, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 23, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Aug 22, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 20, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Aug 19, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Calendar
Fri Aug 26, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Sat Aug 27, 2016
Open Game NAPQ 6/8
1 PM
Mon Aug 29, 2016
0-199 Game team
1:30 PM
Tue Aug 30, 2016
Open team QCC
1 PM
Wed Aug 31, 2016
0-299 team game
1 pm
Thu Sep 1, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Sep 2, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Aug 26, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 25, 2016
Open Game QCC
Director: Donna Benoy
Aug 24, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 23, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Aug 22, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 20, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Aug 19, 2016
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Calendar
Fri Aug 26, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Sat Aug 27, 2016
Open Game NAPQ 6/8
1 PM
Mon Aug 29, 2016
0-199 Game team
1:30 PM
Tue Aug 30, 2016
Open team QCC
1 PM
Wed Aug 31, 2016
0-299 team game
1 pm
Thu Sep 1, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Sep 2, 2016
Open Game
1PM