It's Chicken Month, Monday 1st September.
We have received sad news that one of our former members has passed away - Basil Barker - our thought are with his wife, Mary, and family at this sad time. The funeral is at Javea Crematorium on Monday 1st September at 5pm.
We have also heard that Barbara Nimmick has fallen and fractured her pelvis - thoughts are with her for a speedy recovery.
On a more cheerful note I met up with Brenda and Gary during the week and had a nice lunch on Deal sea front. They are both recovering from a few weeks of family staying with them - that's the problem with living by the sea!!
A poor week for slams - only 7 small slams were bid and made. August slam ladder is below this article. The summer handicap prizes are currently being calculated - prizes will be presented for each day w/c 8th September.
Don't forget to find partners for our NEW tournaments end of September/early October. These are normal duplicate tournament format but there will be on
Friday 26th September - MIXED PAIRS
Wednesday 1st October - LADIES PAIRS
Monday 6th October - MENS PAIRS
- a cup will be presented for the winners of each event. You will be able to play as normal when it is not your "category".
Don't forget to remain vigilant - both at home and out and about - also remind your family and visitors.
Our teaching program commences on Tuesday 7th October and there will be lessons for beginners and 2nd year students. In addition to this a number of members are prepared to give seminars on specific topics - if there is anything you specifically want covered please e-mail the club and we will try and get it covered. Please advertise these lessons to your friends. Teaching notices are available for promoting around the areas - if you are able to assist please contact John Taylor who has copies of them.
FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS
* September 28th - car/walk treasure hunt around Javea followed by lunch - sign-up sheet at the club.
*September 30th - a trip is being arranged to Ciudad Patricia, Benidorm.
*December 12th - Christmas Bridge/Party - for those that return to their home countries please make a note of this date and arrange your flight around our party!! Our Thespians amongst us have already great plans in place!!
Our editor is back in the UK - any news items please e-mail the club and they will be included in our weekly message.
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.