It's World Vegan Day - today Saturday.
The sub-committee held their 1st meeting this week on the renovation of the club house - organising closure of the club over the period etc. The interior designer is working on some colour schemes and these will be presented to the members to select mid November. Members are asked if they have any plastic storage containers that could be borrowed for a month over the closure period to either let John Taylor or Sue know. Also we are looking for volunteers to help us pack the club house over the 20th/21st December weekend - please let either John or Sue know. 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. Details will be provided shortly on our temporary premises arrangements. There is a further meeting by the sub-committee on Tuesday 4th November.
Our teaching programme is now underway - every Tuesday for beginners and 2nd year students. Starting this Tuesday 28th October - in addition we will be hosting a session for intermediates using DVDs by Bernard Magee. Bernard is Britain’s best known teacher – also known as Mr Bridge. There are 6 DVDs in the series – the series starts off with “Play and Defence of 1 NT Contracts”.Each session will start as usual at 2.30 and will be followed by social bridge hopefully using the tips we have been taught by Bernard. All are welcome, including visitors, please spread the word.
Many thanks to Peggy who bought drinks for all on Thursday and Friday's bridge sessions to celebrate her 99th!! - congratulations Peggy.
Another very poor week for slams with only 4 small slams bid and made.
November is a busy month for tournaments - include these dates in your diaries:
Monday 10th November - Remembrance Tournament and Saturday 15th November - Teams Tournament - sign-up sheets for both these tournaments are up at the club; and also Saturday 22nd November - our ASPADIS Tournament - if you can provide any help please have a word with Marie Teresa - I know she would appreciate it. If you have any items for her raffle/bottle stall please start saving them.
FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS
Saturday 8th November - Quiz Night - sign-up sheet at the club
*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!!
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.