ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


Julia Christian
David Fearheller
Joyce Haraughty
John Swain


Rank Changes


Gold Life Master
Marie Covey
Silver Life Master
Lois Kanefield
Club Master
Leonard Danon

Congrats to All of You!


Barbara Alesi died from kidney failure in late July.  Born in Ohio, she and her husband Lou were the parents of three and grandparents of two.  For many years, they spent their summers in Colorado and then Pennsylvania and the winters in La Quinta.  Barbara was quite a good bridge player but had played little in the last few years.  We send our sympathies to her family and friends.

Gerald Trostler, 85, lost his battle with cancer on August 23.  Jerry's family moved from New York to Los Angeles when he was young and he attended UCLA for his undergraduate and medical degrees.  He worked as both a physician at Memorial Medical and as a Clinical Professor of Medicine teaching residents at UC Irvine on the basics of cardiology.  Recognized as one of LA's Best Internists, he was featured on CBS' 60 Minutes to discuss difficulties in diagnosing heart attacks!  In 2000, he retired to the desert but returned to practicing medicine here from 2005-2022. In his 'spare' time, Jerry loved photography, bridge, LA sports and going out to dinner.  He and Dorian (his wife of 61 years and his bridge partner) had three sons & four grandchildren.  His dedication and grace to all will not be forgotten by any who knew him!

Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection magazine by clicking the link above or at the upper left of our homepage. See the latest D-22 news, Tournament information and results, Unit newsletters, helpful bridge tips and more!

Volunteer of the Year

Unit 533's VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR for 2022 are Nance Lodge and David Lodge.  Nance served on the Unit 533 Board as a Director, and then as President, as a volunteer at many tournaments and, most recently she was appointed to the District 22's Advisory Council.  David joined the District 22 Board in 2013 as Treasurer and then as President.  In 2017 he was elected to be the District's representative to the National Board of Directors.  Most every month you can read David's updates on what's going on at ACBL nationally in the D22 Connection.   Who can't be in awe of the contributions David and Nance have made to the bridge community?  Thanks also to Nancy & Ron Erickson who initiated and sponsored this award for ten years.Emoji