Birthdays: 6-Martha Desmond; 9-Kathy Harn; 17-David Desmond, Connie Howe, Cozy May; 23-Beth Britton, Ivey McGrew; 24-Lynn Sorensen; 26-Barbara Dunn, Suzy O’Connor; 27-Karen Muns; 30-Pat Gregory, Lilo Miller; 31- Jerry Meronek. We’ll celebrate all October birthdays on the 4th.
October is Club Appreciation Month, and we will be having a special pair game for every scheduled session, as well as a special team game. 5% of the team awards is in gold points. Check the schedule for these special events.
Our first mentor/mentee game is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, at 9:30 a.m. Come at 9 for brunch. The game will end at 11:30. Mentors will play free; the usual game fee is $5 for their partners. This game will award masterpoints. The next session will be November 13. October 16 we will have our monthly free mentoring session.
Plan to play in the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game on Thursday, October 16. Charges for this unique game are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. There will be not only hand records but an analysis of each hand at the end of the game.
Easybridge continues all through October on Wednesday mornings at 9:30. These sessions are free to anyone who wants to attend. Topics include hand evaluation, opening the bidding in major and minor suits and NT, overcalls and take-out doubles. If you know anyone who wants to get back into bridge or even to get started for the first time, Easybridge is a great place to start learning 21st century methods.
Lynn Berg will offer a Doubles Workshop on October 14 and 21: all kinds of doubles—takeout, penalty, stolen bid, negative, responsive, led directing, support. There will be lots of practice hands. Charge is $20 per class or $35 for two.
October 31st we will have an Eight is Enough team game, celebrate Halloween and also celebrate Jerry Meronek’s 93rd birthday. Come in costume and play free(costume is more than just a mask or a wig, please).
Ed Hall is Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He must find candidates to take the places of three Board members who have contributed a great deal during their three year terms: Mary Bennett, Harold Proctor and Annette Smith. If you are asked to run, please say yes! The Board is an important element of the success of our club.
Be considerate when you park. All spaces need to be accessible as our games grow.