Today is Look for an Evergreen Day, Friday 19th December - only 5 shopping days left to Christmas.
WOW what a Friday - an excellent tournament - 18 tables; then lovely tapas/drinkies; followed by the Dutch Shanty choir and then finally our Christmas Panto!! Photos of the event will be on the website over the coming week. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day run so smoothly - far too many to mention - but a big thank you. Thanks also to those that have sent messages of "well dones to all for a great day". The Christmas Panto was once again a great success - choreographed by Bernard - and so many of our members exhibited themselves. The evening finished on a high with Royston making Bernard, or was it Cindy, an honorary member of our club - congratulations Bernard and very well earnt.
The club received the following e-mail from Neil Freeman "Dear All - I have just received a lovely get well card from very many of you. Thank you all very much it is much appreciated. I feel a bit of a fraud as I fell virtually normal, though my surgeon advises strict caution for at least another week. I had a severe spinal stenosis (narrowing) of my canal over 5 vertebral levels, which he had to ream out to free the nerves! I think Dr Karim Ben Ghezala is a brilliant surgeon and really knows what he is doing. People often forget how important the skill of the surgeon is in the outcome of an operation!! I asked about bridge when I saw him today and he said "not advisable"! I will try and be good, but have already apparently exceeded what I should be doing. I took the dog for a walk yesterday, and the surgeon said I should only be walking around the house! Once again many, many thanks for all your good wishes. I hope to be back soon. Kind regards Neil"
Programme is on schedule - contractors all in place. Those members that have promised boxes/plastic crates and bridge card tables please bring to the club w/c 15th December. Whilst at the Parador bridge timings are the same but we will be hand dealing the boards and will be using travellers. For the 1st week there will be no results but these will be presented w/e 9th January - only vouchers will be given for the 3 week period at the Pardor.
Have we any budding designers in our membership - we are looking for a club logo to use on our all our publicity/stationary etc - please pass any ideas to Royston or Sue by 20th January - prize to the winner.
The 2015 committee nomination sheet is up on the notice board for people to propose individuals for all the committee positions. Closing date for nominations and resolutions is Wednesday 7th January.
A poor week for slams with only 7 small slams bid and made.
The committee would request that now the winter is here please help our members and stay away from the club if you have flu, a cold or a cough.
Subscriptions for 2015 can now be paid - 30 euros/member as agreed at our 2014 AGM.
Some of you may have noticed that all the pictures in the club house now have a price on them - Peggy has reduced them significantly before we close for refurbishment. Anyone interested in purchasing any - please see Peggy direct.
FORTHCOMING SOCIAL/TOURNAMENT EVENTS
* Monday 22nd December thru Friday 16th January - Club Closed.
*Monday 29th December - bridge starts at the Parador.
*Monday 19th January - bridge reconvenes in our "new club house."
*Tuesday 20th January - teaching programme recommences.
*Saturday 7th February - AGM
A reminder regarding the items in the Left Hand column under "Useful Links" and "Teaching Information" - this includes some practice hands to play and some very good articles for ALL to read.