Birthday Game 1/3. January Birthdays: 2-Annette Smith; 3-Bill Schnalke; 4-Carol Mullins; 12-Alice Kilgannon; 13-Marian Watson; 15-Sue Kongsvik; 16-Jackie Richards; 18-Karen Nuthmann; 21-Joan Murray.
ACBL has just moved Junior Fund month to January. This program raises funds for Youth Bridge and the Bridge in the Schools programs. We will have Junior Fund games on the 9th, 13th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 29th. Charge is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
We’ll hold Quarterly Club Championships on the first, second and 14th. Tuesday, January 20, in the ACBL Membership Game, only ACBL members will be eligible to win points, though anyone may play.
We have scheduled the Mentor Game at which mentors play FREE for Thursday, January 22 from 9:30 to 11:30—so as not to conflict with nearby Regional and Sectional tournaments. The Free Mentor Session will be held at its usual time and date: January 15 from 9:30-11:30.
We’ll finish up the month with team games: a Draw team on the 29th, an Eight is Enough Team on the 30th and a Grand National Teams Qualifier on the 31st($8 for members, $10 for non-members). Strats for the GNT game are C=Non-Life Masters to 750, B=Life Masters to 2500, A=Open. For the Eight is Enough Game, C=0-750, B=750-2000, A=2000+.
Glen Martin and Perry Poole are starting the North Orlando Bridge Center in Altamonte Springs. Our Open players may be interested in their Open game on Monday afternoons, starting January 19. Check their website for details and directions: northorlandobridge.com.
DeLand is justly well known for a club culture which welcomes and nurtures newcomers to the game. Our club directors study and work hard to upgrade their skills. Donna Benoy, Lynn Berg, Barbara Dunn, Sharon Lessard, Cozy May and Virginia Winters are participating in the Zero Tolerance and Director Refresher programs in Orlando. But they won’t succeed unless we all take ZT and the Laws seriously and call the director when necessary.