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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.

 
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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

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July Information

 

June Newsletter is available at the end of the July Newsletter.

July Newsletter

We will be open as usual on July 4th—for our Birthday Game.  Celebrating birthdays in July:  1-Dotti Blankenship; 5-Don Skolfield; 9-B.C. Jones; 10-Dee Donaldson; 11-Chris Brewer; 18-Winnie Ciavarella, Lurl Card; 20-Kathy Cappy; 23-Burt Rosenberg, Norma Ryan; 26-Jim Farrell.

North American Pairs Qualifiers continue all summer.  July sessions are the 2nd, the 18th, and the 28th.  Non-Life Masters with under 500 points, be sure to take advantage of this very friendly stratification and a chance at half red/half black points. Charges are $6 for members of the DBC, $8 for visitors.

Quarterly Club Championships come up this month on the 10th, 14th and 25th—extra points for no extra charge.

The beneficiary of our charity work this month is Journey’s End, a local no-kill shelter which has everything from household pets to horses and pigs.  They always need help.  Bring in towels, sheets, blankets, pet toys and food.  We’ll collect all month and deliver on the 27th.

The month ends with team games: 0-300 on the 29th an Open Team on the 30th, and an 8 is Enough Team on the 31st.  0-750 players, 8 is Enough is a great chance to team with A players.  If you need a team, be sure to sign up well in advance.

Coming early in August is our popular 299er Silver Days:  We’ll run pairs games on the 8th and the morning of the 9th, with a team game on the afternoon of the 9th. Refreshment Chair Ann Register wants your help.  Please sign up to bring goodies or to help with set up and serving. It’s the profits from these tournaments which help us keep membership dues and card fees low.  Help us make a success for your club.

Members, have you participated in our survey?  It will be available till mid July, and the results will come out in early August. 

If you haven’t provided us with a current e-mail address, you’re missing out on special notifications.  Keep us—and you!—up to date.

June Newsletter

Birthdays: 3-June Hetzel; 5-Mary Pressley; 8-Pat Young; 16-Judy Moreau, Pete Schmauss; 27-Mary Bennett; 29-Joan Hughes. June’s birthday game is delayed this month because of the special game schedule. Come on the 20th to celebrate June birthdays.

 

We’ll start the month with an Open Club Championship on the 2nd, with a QCC for the for 199ers on the 15th and another Open QCC on the 27th. We’ll have an ACBL Membership Game on the 4th.

 

We have three North American Pairs Qualifier Games in June: 5th, 18th and 23rd. These games are $6 for members and $8 for visitors, half red points and half black. Qualifiers may play at the District 9 final this fall. Strats are C-Non-LMs to 500, LMs 500-2500 and Open.

 

Put June 6 on your calendar! Join us for a light lunch at 12:30 and then play in the World-Wide Pairs. Lunch is included in the fee: $8 for members and $11 for guests. Please sign up for lunch.

 

Summer is a great time for extra point games in Florida! We’ll hold Silver Point Games all week June 8-13 ($6, $8).

 

This is the third year ACBL has teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association for special games at the Summer Solstice. We’ll have Open and Limited Longest Day sections on Monday, June 22. Join us for those great Monday refreshments and a chance to donate to this fine cause.

 

Lynn Berg will offer a 12 session basic bidding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30. Emphasis is on 2/1 protocols and popular conventions. $120 for the series, or $15 per session.

 

Easybridge workshops on the 10th and 24th will cover preempts and slam bidding. $5 per session. Sessions run from 9-11 Wednesday mornings.

 

Interested in becoming a game Director or just in knowing more about the Laws? Lynn will present two free sessions on June 8 and 15th from 9 to 11. All are welcome. Bring a Law Book if you have one.

 

 

 

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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Silver points for 0-299
Free Lessons
Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game and 0-1000 game.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game
Click for the latest results
MONDAY JUNE 22

 THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY. WE HAD ABOUT 50% OF THE MEMBERSHIP TAKE PART.

WE WILL PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS AFTER THE AUGUST BOARD MEETING.

Results
Jul 28, 2015
Open Game NAPQ
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 27, 2015
0-199 Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 25, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Donna Benoy
Jul 24, 2015
Open Game charity
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 23, 2015
Open Game
Director: Virginia Winters
Jul 22, 2015
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 21, 2015
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Wed Jul 29, 2015
0-299 team Game
1 PM
Thu Jul 30, 2015
Open team Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 31, 2015
8 is enough team
1PM
Sat Aug 1, 2015
Open Game birthday
1 PM
Mon Aug 3, 2015
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Aug 4, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Aug 5, 2015
0-299 Game
1 PM
Click for the latest results
MONDAY JUNE 22

 THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY. WE HAD ABOUT 50% OF THE MEMBERSHIP TAKE PART.

WE WILL PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS AFTER THE AUGUST BOARD MEETING.

Results
Jul 28, 2015
Open Game NAPQ
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 27, 2015
0-199 Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 25, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Donna Benoy
Jul 24, 2015
Open Game charity
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 23, 2015
Open Game
Director: Virginia Winters
Jul 22, 2015
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 21, 2015
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Wed Jul 29, 2015
0-299 team Game
1 PM
Thu Jul 30, 2015
Open team Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 31, 2015
8 is enough team
1PM
Sat Aug 1, 2015
Open Game birthday
1 PM
Mon Aug 3, 2015
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Aug 4, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Aug 5, 2015
0-299 Game
1 PM