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Happy Birthday Kathe Egbert - Tyler, Friday October 13, 2023

Rose City Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated the birthday of Kathe Egbert, mother of player Debbie Pierce. Kathe turned 100 years old on Friday, October 13

Kathe Egbert and Bridge friends from Tyler



Dotsie and Jackie's Life Master Party - Pittsburg, May 9, 2023

2023 Unit News - January thru April

2023 Good Will Award Recipients Announced 

TGoodwill Award Winners Charles Ford and Nancy Greenhe Unit 225 Board of Directors have selected Nancy Green and Charles Ford as the 2023 Good Will recipients. 

 The Good Will Award is awarded annually to member or members within our unit who exhibit good will in deeds and actions at their bridge clubs/tables. 



Rose City Club News

 Liz Jacobson




The Rose City DBC recently celebrated a "milestone" birthday for Liz Jacobson who turned 70!

Happy Birthday, Liz! 



Archives May thru July 2023

Pittsburg DBC Turns Out For The Longest Day

Pittsburg DBC held its Longest Day game on Tuesday June 20 to raise money for Alzheimer's.  It had a great turnout with 26 people showing up to play and support the cause - table fees plus the donations as of that date totaled $1,050.00 - great job! 

Linda Harrison, Pittsburg's Director/Manager expressed her thanks to each player for participating, wearing their purple and for their generous contributions to Alzheimer’s Association.

About The Longest Day

ACBL was/is an Inaugural Partner of  Alzheimer’s Association's The Longest Day fundraiser.  To date, ACBL clubs have raised $8.8 million to support caregivers and research.   Money raised helps with patients, caregivers, family and Alzheimer’s research.   

This year clubs can hold games from June 18th through 24th.

Email webmaster.acblunit225@gmail.com if you want to share info about your Longest Day game - we'll post it here. 

Congrats Life Masters Dotsy Miller and Jackie McElhaney

On May 9th, PDBC hosted a party honoring Dotsy Miller and Jackie McElhaney, their two newest Life Masters.

The theme of the party was, “Two of a Kind” to highlight these two players who had played together from the onset of their Life Master journey.

Dotsy and Jackie earned their final points playing in the Unit 225 East Texas Regional Tournament in Longview, TX, playing in Swiss Team with David Worrall and Karen Bell.

PDBC Manager/Director Linda Harrison presented Dotsy and Jackie with nice plaques and a silver charms.

Mike Graham wrote an interesting poem, "Two of a Kind”, that described their travels together; Mike then presented each with a framed copy of the poem.

Janie Wolaver decorated the walls with "Two of a Kind" theme and added balloons to each chair and special balloon bouquets for Jackie and Dotsy. There was lots of food and fun enjoyed by all 56 players from the East Texas area! See Photos page for additional photos of the event.

Congrats Ethan Collins

Rose City DBC club member Ethan Collins graduated from The University Of Texas at Tyler.  He got to walk across the stage twice  - once to pick up his degree in Economics and once for Finance.

Collins’ economics professor, Dr. Susan Doty had a custom of inviting her students to come and learn bridge. Ethan took her up on it and has been playing for 3 to 4 years at Rose City DBC.  He is employed with Vasso Investments and is engaged to be married in December.

Rose City DBC Club members honored his accomplishments with a celebration.  Congrats Ethan and we’ll see you at the unit games!




Life Master Celebration  - Rose City

Rose City DBC celebrated two milestones this week.

  • Mary Bartley achieved the rank of Diamond Life Master.
  • Nancy Green achieved the rank of Gold Life Master.

Sandy O’Bannon organized the event with a fajita bar and two awesome cakes. Seven tables helped celebrate as well as a few others that joined in.

Thanks to all that participated. It was very special.




Unit 225 Spring Awards Luncheon

Unit 225 held its annual Spring Awards Luncheon on Saturday, 4/15 honoring the Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney race winners. 

The Unit Championship game was played after the Awards Luncheon. There were eight and a half tables. Carolyn Chapman and Gay Roach, sitting N/S, had a 57.94% game. Peggy Singer and Nancy Green, sitting E/W, had a 61.01% game. Peggy and Nancy were the overall winners. 

Regional – Comments from the President of Unit 225 

The Regional at Longview was well attended and went smoothly and despite the holiday week and inclement weather.

The planning and execution was excellent thanks to all the effort expended by Shirley and Mike. Thank you Scott for managing the different games with your team and ensuring things went smoothly and efficiently.

The table count exceeded expectations and people from all our clubs and neighboring states made the groups diverse and well attended.

The refreshments provided by the various clubs was well received and enjoyed by all. The caddies did a great job and made themselves transparent to make things go well.

In summary the whole event off very well and again I want to thank the members of the board who were present, the club directors for their encouragement and participation and especially to Mike, Shirley and Scott to make it a grand success.

Hopefully we will repeat this again in late July for the sectional tournament in Tyler.

Thanks again,