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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

 
July Information

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 299er Team June 29     Open Team June 30♣    

July Newsletter

 

Celebrate Birthdays July 2.  1-Dotti Blankenship; 5-Don SKolfield; 10-Dee Donaldson; 11-Chris Brewer; 18-Lurl Card, Winnie Ciavarella; 20-Kathy Cappy, Donna Gershon; 23-Burt Rosenberg, Norma Ryan; 26-Jim Farrell.

 

July 4, beat the afternoon heat with an Open Individual—we’ll be done in plenty of time for barbecues and fireworks.  Free lesson at 1 p.m. and game time is 1:30.

 

We’ll have North American Pair Qualifiers ($6, $8) on the 8th, 19th, 23rd and 28th.  Points are half Red.

 

Many local children during their school year get breakfast and lunch as well as an after-school snack at school—not available to them in the summer.  Our wonderful Neighborhood Center is trying to fill the gap.  Bring non-perishable food donations any time the week of July 11-16 and enjoy extra masterpoints as a reward.

 

We end the month with an Eight is Enough team on the 29th and a Draw Team on the 20th

 

Supervised play ($5) continues on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.

 

Coming in August:  Lynn Berg will start a new series of classes on Wednesday mornings from 9-11, beginning August 3.  Emphasis of the classes will be Defense, using ACBL’s basic Heart Series on Defense.  No need to sign up:  classes are $10 each.

 

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
Jun 29, 2016
0-299 team
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 28, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Jun 27, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 25, 2016
Open GameNAPQ STAC $6 /8
Director: Virginia Winters
Jun 24, 2016
0-199 gam
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 24, 2016
Open Game
Director: Virginia Winters
Jun 23, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Thu Jun 30, 2016
Open team Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri Jul 1, 2016
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Open GameBirthday game
1 PM
Mon Jul 4, 2016
open individual
1:30 PM
Tue Jul 5, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jul 6, 2016
0- 299
1 pm
Click for the latest results
Results
Jun 29, 2016
0-299 team
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 28, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Jun 27, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 25, 2016
Open GameNAPQ STAC $6 /8
Director: Virginia Winters
Jun 24, 2016
0-199 gam
Director: Lynn Berg
Jun 24, 2016
Open Game
Director: Virginia Winters
Jun 23, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Thu Jun 30, 2016
Open team Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri Jul 1, 2016
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Open GameBirthday game
1 PM
Mon Jul 4, 2016
open individual
1:30 PM
Tue Jul 5, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jul 6, 2016
0- 299
1 pm