Thursday 12/13 9 to 11:30 am
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.
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
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
Birthdays: 2-Annette Smith; 4-Carol Mullins; 6-Nancy Sharff; 12-Alice Kilgannon; 14-Fred Hagman; 15-Sue Kongsvik, Joan Lee; 16-Cheryl Hood, Peter Stephenson; 18-Karen Nuthmann; 21-Joan Murray; 22-Alain Rivest.
Dues are due by January 10. Our friends from Daytona have played as members since mid-September. Starting January 1, they should join the DeLand Bridge Club or pay the additional non-member premium of $2 per session. It's been a pleasure to welcome the Daytona players: we hope many of you will continue to play in DeLand, at least occasionally.
The Daytona January Sectional has been cancelled, rescheduled for late March, 2019.
January is Junior Month for ACBL. We'll be having one or two sessions of Junior Fund games ($7, $9) for each day we play, with on January 22 (Tuesday). Funds from these games support bridge education and youth players.
We'll finish the month with team gamrs: an 8 is Enough team on Tuesday the 29th, a 0-300 team on the 30th and a GNT ($8, $10) on the 31st.
The monthly mentor game is delayed to the 17th because of the Regional in Orlndo January 7-13.
Chat Bridge continues every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30.
Lynn Berg will offer a defense class on Thursdat mornings starting January 24, using Kantar's Basic Defense. The nine-session course is $100 for DBC members, $120 for non-members. Individual lessons are $13-$15. There must be eight signed up for this class to be held.
It's cold season. Please use the hand sanitizers often before handling snacks or cards. If you have obvious symptoms, please keep them at home!
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 & Tursday 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
♥ ♥ 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♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠