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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

 
September Information

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Birthdays will be celebrated on the third.  2-Andrea Woodham; 16-Diana Bitler, Marianne Hansen, Ken Cappy; 19-Susan Williams, Joan Padgett; 22-Virginia Winters; 26-Ann Murray; 28-Larry Padgett.

 

We are open as usual on Labor Day for our 199er game.

 

Plan on getting involved in our Mentor Program.  Life Masters and players with over 500 points, we need you to help our advancing 0-200 players.  Mentoring is a satisfying and important way to improve bridge in DeLand.  Please sign up if you want a mentor or are willing to be a mentor.  Mentors will play free at the special game on Thursday, October 13.

 

We’ll hold Quarterly Club Championships on the 13th, 17th, 19th, 23rd and 29th.

 

On the 10th and the 21st, ACBL members will have a chance to earn extra points.  Non members are welcome to play, but they and their partners will not be eligible for the masterpoint awards.

 

Starting with the 19th, please bring in needed items for Journey’s End, the local NO-KILL shelter we have supported for many years.  They can use blankets, sheets, towels, pet food, toys and beds—anything a small household or farm animal can use.  We’ll have a benefit game for them on the 24th—come out and enjoy our great Saturday game.

 

We end the month with an Eight is Enough team game on the 29th. C=NLM to 750, B=LM to 2000, A=2000+.  Let any Director know if you need a team.

 

September starts Grand National Team season (till the end of March).  We’ll hold our first session of this special event on the 30th ($6, $8).

 

Playing on the morning of the 30th?  That will be an Open Individual—everyone welcome!

 

Supervised Play continues on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30.  Wednesday mornings the Defense Class is from 9 to 11.

 

 

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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Fri Sep 30, 2016
GNTQ Game$6$8
1PM
Fri Sep 30, 2016
OPEN INDIVIDUAL
9 AM
Sat Oct 1, 2016
Open Game Birthday game
1 PM
Mon Oct 3, 2016
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Oct 4, 2016
Open Team Club appreciation
1 PM
Wed Oct 5, 2016
0-299 GameClub appreciation
1 PM
Thu Oct 6, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Sep 29, 2016
QCC 8 is enouugh teamGame
Director: Donna Benoy
Sep 28, 2016
0-299 Game
Director: Virginia Winters
Sep 27, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Sep 26, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Cozy May
Sep 24, 2016
Open GameHourneys end charity
Director: Virginia Winters
Sep 23, 2016
0-299 gam
Director: Lynn Berg
Sep 23, 2016
Open GameQCC
Director: Barbara Dunn
Calendar
Fri Sep 30, 2016
GNTQ Game$6$8
1PM
Fri Sep 30, 2016
OPEN INDIVIDUAL
9 AM
Sat Oct 1, 2016
Open Game Birthday game
1 PM
Mon Oct 3, 2016
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Oct 4, 2016
Open Team Club appreciation
1 PM
Wed Oct 5, 2016
0-299 GameClub appreciation
1 PM
Thu Oct 6, 2016
Open Game
1 PM