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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.

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April Information

 

April Newsletter

Birthdays: 7-Rosemary Plane, Ann Shepherd; 10-Dan Juda; 11-Marylin Wittmer; 18-Dan Croom, Carol Doran; 24-David Pellett; 27-Evelyn Davis. We’ll celebrate birthdays on Saturday the 4th. By the way, Carol will be 98 this birthday and Evelyn 91.

 

Our 299er Silver Days are April 1 and 2, so there will be no open game on the first Thursday of April. Not a 299er? Help us with goodies or volunteering for a session. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

 

We continue with the Neighborhood Center for our charity games in April. This local institution supports children and families in need, provides emergency shelter and has a much-used food bank and thrift store. We’ll have charity sessions on April 6, 18 and 21.

 

Other special games: ACBL Membership Game April 10 and Quarterly Club Championships April 14, 20 and 25.

 

We round out the month with a 299er Team Game on the 29th and an Open Team Game April 30.

 

Our monthly Mentor Game will be held on April 9. Check with your partner ahead of time, please. If you need a partner, let a game Director know ASAP. These sessions will continue this summer if attendance warrants.

The free Monthly Mentor Session on the third Thursday is on vacation  April to October, resuming October 15. Many thanks to Pat Gregory, Sharon Lessard, Claes Lindh and Virginia Winters for giving their time for these sessions.

 

Lynn Berg will offer a Workshop on NT bidding and Stayman on Wednesday morning, April 15, from 9- 11

 

Starting this month, our newsletter will be available only on line unless you ask a game Director to make you a paper copy. Instead of the newsletter, the reverse side of this month’s calendar will be the special games for the following months.

 

A word to our snowbirds: Come Back! We’ll miss you!

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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  INCREASED MASTER POINTS FOR  REMAINING SESSIONS OF APRIL

ACBL IS ALLOWING ALL CLUBS TO PARTICIPATE IN   CHARITY GAMES FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL.  MEMBERS WILL PAY $6 FOR THESE GAMES AND OUR DONATIONS WILL GO TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

 

 

Results
Apr 20, 2015
0-199 Game qcc
Director: Virginia Winters
Apr 18, 2015
Open Game charity
Director: Donna Benoy
Apr 17, 2015
0-199 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Apr 17, 2015
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Apr 16, 2015
Open Game
Director: Virginia WInters
Apr 15, 2015
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Apr 14, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Lynn Berg
Calendar
Tue Apr 21, 2015
Open Game Charity
1 PM
Wed Apr 22, 2015
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu Apr 23, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Apr 24, 2015
Open Game
1PM
Fri Apr 24, 2015
0-199 game
9 AM
Sat Apr 25, 2015
Open Game qcc
1 PM
Mon Apr 27, 2015
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
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