Unit 533's Annual Awards are "on hold" for 2020-2021
Our most recent awards winners:
The Lucy Mitchell Award for 2019 went to Jim Darvey, Abe Pineles, Neil Stern and Jim Weeks.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Spring Sectional)
The Barbara Mondo Award for 2019 went to to Lee & Gerry Bergen.
(Unit 533's top 299er masterpoint winner Spring Sectional)
The Jana McCormick Award for 2019 went to Phil Syrdal.
(Unit 533's top 299er masterpoint winner Fall Harvest Sectional)
The Audrey Currie Award for 2019 went to Jim Darvey.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Fall Harvest Sectional)
The Barbara Sonsini Memorial Award for 2019 went to Deann Young.
(Unit 533's top 499er masterpoint winner Palm Springs Regional)
The Ron and Nancy Erickson Volunteer Award for 2020 went to Vicki Graves. Vicki currently serves as President of Palm Springs Unit 533 and has been active in Unit affairs for several years. Vicki assumed the role of Unit Reporter to District 22's Forum in 2017 and continues to write that column for the latest District publication. Additionally, Vicki also writes a separate monthly Unit update that members receive in their email inbox. Her unwavering commitment to provide timely, relevant communication including milestone achievements of the membership has provided a critical connection for our players, residents and snowbirds alike, during the pandemic.
A donation in Vicki's honor was made to the District 22 Collegiate Bridge Bowl Fund. Donations to the fund provide monetary support to southern California universities who compete in the ACBL national event held each summer. The Ron and Nancy Erickson Volunteer Award established in 2010 will be retired after 2020. The Unit salutes past awardees: Mac Becket, William Dani, Ray Duncan, John Kubisty, Marjean Larson, Dick Prochnow, William Stine, Kay Walters and Carol Wilkinson. Their contributions to our Coachella Valley bridge community have played a significant role in the Unit's success for the past decade.