It's Black Friday - today, Friday.
WOW what a successful ASPADIS day on Saturday with 18 tables - it was good to welcome our visitors from the Valleys and Javea Bridge Club. We have raised already just over 2,400 euros from the raffle, donations, table money, tombola and auction. The raffle for the Christmas cake (kindly made and donated by Meg Taylor) and chocolates will be drawn TODAY, Friday and we will then have a grand total in excess of 2,500 euros. Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation - especially all the hard work by Marie Teresa. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Royston at the end of the afternoon. Also many thanks to one of our member's who donated 500 euros to such a great cause. Just added under "Photos Competition" 2 pictures of Past and Present Presidents' who attended the function.
Apologies to those members who turned up last Thursday to watch the DVD - a technical hitch - we are sorting this out prior to this Thursday with the Computer Club.
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.
Nomination sheet for our 2015 committee is up on the notice board for people to propose individuals for all the committee positions.
See article on driving laws in Spain - under "News Page 2014".
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE SCHEDULE
*Tuesday 25th - Our teaching programme is now well underway - every Tuesday for beginners and 2nd year students; and social bridge.
*Wednesday 26th - last day for voting on the refurbishment colour scheme.
*Thursday 27th - Our 1st session is commencing at 1pm prompt - "Doubling and Defence Against Doubled Contracts".
*Thursday 27th - for a trial period we will be running 2 tournaments - one with the usual format of NO FEAR Bridge and the other session is aimed specifically for our less experienced students. This tournament will start as normal but will finish approx 5pm and directed by Bernard - all ARE welcome.
😷 WINTER BUGS 😷
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.
An average week for slams with 16 small slams bid and made.
FORTHCOMING SOCIAL/TOURNAMENT EVENTS
*December 9th December - Students' end of Term Dinner at La Cocina - sign-up sheet now up at the club. Details regarding a tournament on the day are being finalised.
*December 12th - Christmas Bridge/Party - tickets now on sale for members/partners. Cost for members will be 5 euros (subsidised by our lucky number funds) and partners/guests 10 euros. Bridge will commence at 1.30 for 2.00; followed by tapas and a free drink at 6pm; the choir will entertain us at 7.15 followed by our panto. Guests should arrive at 6pm.
*Saturday 7th February - AGM
The club house will be closed for bridge between Monday 22nd December thru Friday 16th January. Our last day of bridge before Christmas is Friday 19th December and we will reconvene at our "new" club house on Monday 19th January. Arrangements have now been sorted during our closure - we will be meeting at the Parador - same days and times but there will be no lessons during this period. Whilst at the Parador prizes will ONLY be vouchers. We now have enough card tables promised for loan during this period - they need to be brought to the club after the panto. A working party is to be set up for Sunday 18th January to set the club house for opening the next day - volunteers please to either Sue or John.
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.