March Birthdays: 4-Molly Baker, Dolly Harper, Marge Wolf; 7-Barbara Rothermel; 8-Don Shreve; 11-Nancy Frame; 21-George Flack; 27-Jim Brown. Celebrate March Birthdays on the first; if it’s your birthday month, the game is free.
Please check your listing on the website. If there are any changes, we’d like to keep the directory up to date. Only Life Members and other 2014 members are listed.
Our House and Grounds Board members are working hard. Dan Croom has pressure cleaned the walkways, building front and storage shed. Jill Croom weeded the rose bed and spread new mulch. Inside, plans are going forward to install new lighting and an acoustical ceiling. Contractors have been asked to minimize interference with our games. We hope not to have to close.
We will be hosting one of our popular 299er Silver Weekends on March 22-23. There will be no Open game that Saturday, since all the usual tables(and several more!) will be occupied by 0-300 players from all over Central Florida. We need help with setup and cleanup, snacks, brunch food and desserts, as well as serving and cleaning up from brunch and lunch each day. Please sign up to help if you can. This is an important fund raiser for our club, and we also want to provide the players with a good time and the best possible service.
We’ll hold Quarterly Club Championships on the 18th, 21st, 26th and 27th, as well as ACBL Membership Games on the 6th and 15th. No extra charge for any of these games or for the National Seniors Game on Monday, March 3. There will be a separate section for players with more than 200 points for the Seniors Game. Everyone who participates will be given an analysis pamphlet at the end of the game. Open players are invited to join the 199ers on March 31st for an Individual—everyone changes partners each round or even more often.
Get a team of four to play Saturday March 29th in a Grand National Team Qualifier. Strats are Non Life Masters to 500, Life Masters to 2000, and Open to 6000. Players with more than 6000 qualify to play in the separate Top Flight at the next level of competition.
This month’s mentoring session will be Thursday, 3/20. Take advantage of this free offer for help with bidding, play and defense, two hours from 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning.