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THE  SATURDAY  GAME WILL START AT 10 AM 

All Saturday Games are for charity, either national or local. 

   $6 for members, $8 for visitors.  Lots of extra points!   

 
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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

 
February Information

 In the Top Five in their Ace of Clubs Categories:  Russ Lilliston and Ed Hall.  Congratulations!

Birthdays:  9-Jill Croom; 10-Greg Moniz; 15-Martha Easter; 18-Nancy Zook; 19-Janet Krohn; 23-Paul Moniz; 24-Pam Thompson; 27-Ann Magaha; 28-Nancy Alexander.  We’ll celebrate birthdays on the 6th at our 10 a.m. game.

 

The week of February 8-13 we’ll have silver points in all afternoon games as well as Friday and Saturday mornings.  Charges are $6 for members and $8 for non-members of our club.

 

If you haven’t paid your 2016 dues, plan on paying $7 or $8 to play.  The 2016 membership phone list will go on line this month.

Please check your address and e-mail address.  Want to add a cell phone number? Leave it on the desk for Lynn. Please include the area code.

 

Week two of the 2/1 class (1NT Forcing) will be held on the 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30.  Week three (Conventions Associated with 2/1) is on the 9th.  Charge is $10 per session.

 

Our monthly Mentor Game is February 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Need a mentor?  Ask Lynn for help arranging a partnership.

 

Sharon Lessard will be running Easybridge workshops on the other Thursdays in February, starting the 4th.  Workshops are $10, which includes handouts.  There are discounts if you sign up ahead for four or all eight. You get hands tailored to the topic each session, with plenty of practice.  The schedule and discount information are posted in the club and also available in a handy 3x5 form.

 

We’ll hold a week of games to benefit West Volusia Hospice February 22-27.  Donations are voluntary—no extra charge to play.

 

Finish the month by joining in the Open Individual on Monday the 29th.  All players, regardless of points, are invited to participate.

 

Save the date:  Monday March 7 we’ll hold the National Seniors Game with Open as well as 199er Sections.  Open players, please sign up.

 

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
Feb 13, 2016
Open Game silver $6/8
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 12, 2016
0-299 gam silver $6/8
Director: Lynn Berg
Feb 12, 2016
Open Game silver $6/8
Director: Barbara Dunn
Feb 11, 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Donna Benoy
Feb 10, 2016
Easybridge
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 10, 2016
0-299 silver $6/8
Director: Lynn Berg
Feb 9, 2016
Open silver $6/8
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Mon Feb 15, 2016
0-199 game
1:30 PM
Tue Feb 16, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Feb 17, 2016
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu Feb 18, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Feb 19, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri Feb 19, 2016
0-299 gam
9 AM
Sat Feb 20, 2016
Open acbl membertship
19 AM
Click for the latest results
Results
Feb 13, 2016
Open Game silver $6/8
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 12, 2016
0-299 gam silver $6/8
Director: Lynn Berg
Feb 12, 2016
Open Game silver $6/8
Director: Barbara Dunn
Feb 11, 2016
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Donna Benoy
Feb 10, 2016
Easybridge
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 10, 2016
0-299 silver $6/8
Director: Lynn Berg
Feb 9, 2016
Open silver $6/8
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Mon Feb 15, 2016
0-199 game
1:30 PM
Tue Feb 16, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Feb 17, 2016
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu Feb 18, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Feb 19, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri Feb 19, 2016
0-299 gam
9 AM
Sat Feb 20, 2016
Open acbl membertship
19 AM