This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Drought assistance: An impressive amount of $758.80 was raised during the month of September for our Drought Appeal. This consists of $680 in regular table fees, and $78.80 in extra donations from players. The Committee decided to round the amount up to $1,000 with an additional $241.20 of club funds. The committee felt that the funds should be donated to a specifically rural charity. Two such charities were chosen to receive $500 each, Aussie Helpers and Rural Aid.
Trialling partner finding on the website: If you need a partner for a particular session, FIRST please attempt to find one yourself using the member contact list. A copy was sent out recently by e-mail, and printed copies are available in the Remembrance Room. If you are unable to find a partner and wish to have your name added to the list below, please phone or, preferably text, Helen Legge 0401 675 805. Back-up is Brian Hodges 4981 1598. Please note this website is a public forum, so your consent is needed to use your phone number. Unless you advise otherwise, your consent will be assumed to use the phone numbers given on the members' contact list. Your feedback to this process is welcomed.
The Christmas Party is on Saturday 15 December. A list is in the Remembrance Room already. Please register your name, and your partner's name, asap for catering purposes. Arrival time is 9.30 a.m., Bridge Play 10 am - 1pm. A Buffet Lunch will be served at 1.15 pm. Cost is $30 for members and non-members. Drinks will be funded by the bridge club. Could you please ensure you submit your name, and pay $30 by Monday 3 December. Payments may be made to Brian Hodges, or any other committee member.
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Our Welfare Officer is Paulene Murdoch. Please inform Paulene of any members experiencing illness, hospitalisation or family bereavement, for example, so she may take the appropriate action. Paulene's number is 4982 0524, or 0432 447 210.
On Saturday 29 September we celebrated the 92nd birthday of Betty Doolan (having missed her 90th previously). Betty has been playing bridge since she was 15! - 77 years, no mean feat. She attained the rank of State Master, and continues to play socially.
Congratulations to Veronica Valvason who is the winner of the Members' Monthly $50 voucher for October. The draw was made at the session on Saturday 3 November.
(Please disreard the previous announcement that the October draw was invalid. The tickets were retained and a redraw was done.)