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UNIT NEWS
NEW DIAMOND LIFE MASTER

Robert "Ray" Coleman, who is club manager of CSRA Bridge Club (Augusta) and long time member/officer of the Unit 202 Board of Directors has become our Unit's 6th Diamond Life Master (over 5000 MP)

CONGRATULATIONS to Ray.

2016 Goodwill member

Wendy Leverett (click here)

Emerald Lifemaster

George Matuch just became our unit's 1st Emerald Lifemaster (7500 MP).  Congratulations George!

Unit 202 just added its 5th Diamond Life Master.  Lou Gangarosa of Augusta passed the 5000 MP mark in July 2015.  Congratulations to Lou.

NATIONAL WINNER!
NATIONAL WINNER!

In her category (50-100 MP) in 2014 Donna Heinsbroek of Savannah won not only our Unit 202, but District 7 and NATIONAL Mini-McKenney awards. She accumulated an amazing 402.35 MP far outdistancing her nearest competitor, who had 228.35 MP.  She traveled to sectionals all over the area, and regionals and nationals all over the country. Many of her points were won with pickup partners, playing with whoever was available, regardless of their point total.

This amazing lady also became lifemaster (needing 500 MP to qualify) in early January at the Charleston SC Regional.

a big congratulations to Donna.

2015 GOODWILL NOMINEE
2015 GOODWILL NOMINEE

Trish Gifford of St Marys is this year's goodwill nominee.  She started playing bridge at the age of 12 but did not take up duplicate until 2008.  She has since joined ACBL and begun her avid persuit of of excellence.  She is now a bronze lifemaster.

In addition to her personal accolades she has helped others in their persuit of a cordial bridge ambiance.  With less than 100 points she agreed to chair the 2011  Golden Isles NLM sectional and it was a resounding sucess under her leadership.

She has taken upon herself  to handle hospitality for both the St Marys DBC and the Fernandina Beach (FL) DBC.  She has personally supplied coffee and cold drinks.and has never disappointed the players with a variety of sweet and savory treats.

She helped raise funds for a clock timer, which is now in use in both of these clubs,

She has partnered with anyone and everyone in need, with their masterpoints being a non issue. She is always available if someone needs a partner.

She has started teaching private bridge lessons because others are seeking not only her bridge knowledge but her pleasant demeanor.

Known to one and all for her flaming red hair, she will always be  remembered for her caring heart toward all bridge players.

Another new Unit 202 Diamond(5000+ points) Lifemaster
Another new Unit 202 Diamond(5000+ points) Lifemaster

Stanley Altman of St Simons a Long time member of Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club just recently became our units 4th Diamond Lifemaster.  He began his quest in 1975.

Congratulations to Stanley.

2014 GOODWILL NOMINEE FOR UNIT 202
2014 GOODWILL NOMINEE FOR UNIT 202

Unit 202’s Goodwill nominee for 2014

Lura McKinney is Unit 202’s goodwill nominee for 2014. Lura’s mother was a bridge player and started Lura playing bridge when she was about twelve years old. She started playing duplicate almost 50 years ago and joined the ACBL about that time. She is now approaching the diamond life master rank.

Lura has been a central figure in the growth and enrichment of bridge in the Savannah, Georgia area. She co-chaired the Savannah regionals held in 1995 and 1997. In addition, she has chaired or co-chaired several Savannah Azalea sectionals. She served on the Unit 202 board for many years.

Lura has often been mentioned as “The Voice of Reason” at business meetings for several of our Savannah clubs. She’s always had the ability to cause members to consider and accept her solutions and achieve a consensus. Much of that is due to the great respect everyone has for Lura.

Finally, Lura is a true “friend”. Things like providing rides for players who could no longer drive or loyalty to partners even as their abilities decline. Lura lends an excellent table presence; always with the same pleasant, even demeanor

New Diamond (over 5000 MPs) life master
Larry Hayslip of Pooler GA became our units newest (3rd) Diamond Lifemaster.  He got 24.54 points at the recent Myrtle Beach SC regional, putting him over the 5000 point mark.  He ranks behind George Matuch of St Simons and Walter Sobol of Savannah.  Congratulations to Larry.