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A Short History of the DeLand Bridge Club

Groups formed in DeLand and DeBary in the late 1950’s, joining ACBL in ’58 and playing in a lot of venues, some quite imaginative: restaurants, a fire hall, the Elks Club, the Woman’s Club, the Putnam Hotel. In 1962, Pete Besom and Norman Mortimer began looking for property and found the Deerfoot Road site. Permission had to be given by neighbors to have a club in the area, and a small building on the site, a former BOQ hut from the local Navy base, was sold and moved.

The building was designed by Norman Mortimer and built by John Witt, funded by shares in a first mortgage paying the then Pass-Book rate of 5%. The minimum investment was $300, and no one was permitted to put in more than $3000, the theory being that no one should have too great a say in what was done. 32 individuals and families participated. Mike Accardi, Leonard Munson and Norman Mortimer guaranteed the investments for a few who were worried that the Club would not succeed.

Member “sweat equity” got the building ready for opening in October, 1964. Many of the appliances were donated. Members installed them, as well as the kitchen cabinets. Curtain poles with card symbol finials were placed at each window with yards and yards of simple drapes made by a member. There was no carpet, just a bare concrete floor. Members brought carpet samples to put under cold feet, and a yard and plant sale was held on opening day to start a carpet fund.

The 30 year mortgage was paid off in 12 years. The two clubs had consolidated by then, and the Club, a non-profit corporation, is still going strong.

2020 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2020 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Nancy Zook, Secretary

 Kathy Cappy, Financial Reports

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Lynn Sorensen, House & Grounds

Joan Lee, Supplies

Rosemary Plane, Membership

Joan Ravede, Sunshine

Lynn Martin, Publicity


The DeLand Bridge club Board meets on the third Tuesday each month.  We encourage members to attend board meetings and if they have an item either to present in person or by letter to the President

Welcome to the DeLand Bridge Club
165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand, Florida
(386) 734-7170
November Information
November  Information

 Join our on-line Bridge Community!  

We are now sharing games with the Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club!


♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ Want to learn about playing on BBO--both Masterpoint games and friendly casual games?  Lessons at the DeLand Bridge Club every Wednesday at 10 till we reopen.♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣    


Our Board of Directors meets next on Tuesday, December 8, at 10 a.m.  Contact a Board member if you have suggestions or comments:

President Paul Moniz

Secretary Nancy Zook

Financial Reports  Kathy Cappy

 Board Members:  Joan Lee, Lynn Martin, Rosemary Plane, Joan Ravede, Nancy Sharff, Lynn Sorensen


 Here's our Current Schedule:

 ♠ ♠ 299er Games Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 and Fridays at 9:30.

  499er Game Saturdays at 1:10  

  Open Games Tuesday and Thursday at 1:10 , Sunday at 2:10.    

Daytona Schedule:  499er games Wednesday and Thursday at  10:15.        Open Games Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15

All games will be 18 or more boards. Charge per person is $6. Special games are $8.  


November Birthdays:  4-Lynn Berg, Jeannie Braswell; 8-David Merritt; 15-Earl Brown; 19-Eddie Carpenter; 20-Marlene Hilditch; 24-Bud Randall

New Bridge Lessons

New Learning Experiences Available

  1. Competitive Bidding: Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, Weak 2’s, Preempts, 2 Club openers and Blackwood.  8 weeks, starting Wednesday, December 2nd at 9:30 am for 2 hours.  Combination of lesson (30 minutes) and play online.  Notes provided. Cost $100.00
  2. A Defense Play course.  Practice opening leads, third hand play, second-hand play, signals, developing tricks, interfering with Declarer in the 2-hour play sessions that will include a short lesson and 8 hands to play.  This is a 4-week online course using starting Thursday, December 3rd at 9:30 am.  Notes provided. Cost $50.00

To Enroll contact Sharon Lessard at or 386-837-3721


To All Members

To all members of The Deland Bridge Club


The Board of Directors hope that all of you are weathering the COVID-19 storm.

Hopefully, in the near future we will be able to reopen and once again be able to socialize with our bridge friends.

Because of COVID-19, we have had to make decisions necessary to keep the Club's status as a non-profit organization current.

1. Because it is not feasible to hold elections for board members, we have extended the terms of the board members whose terms were set to expire on 12/31/2020. Their terms have been extended until such time as we can hold nominations and elections in a manner that allows all club members to take part in the election process.

2. We will not be collecting or charging annual membership dues for 2021 until such time as we can open our doors and have face to face games. Your membership will remain current so that there will not be any lapse in your club membership. Once we reopen, we will determine how much the 2021 dues will be.

3. We will be holding our annual meeting on December 8, 2020. The Board members will hold a board meeting on the same date. The board members will represent the membership for the purpose of ratifying the actions taken by the Board ( extending the terms of 3 board members, delaying election of new board members and any other issues that are necessary to retain our non profit and corporate status).

 4. We will be posting the minutes of the board meetings and the annual meetings on the club web site. Any questions you may have can be directed to Paul Moniz (President) or the club manager, Lynn Berg.


Lesson on Creating a Convention Card and making an Alert on Bridge Base Online

Copy the link below into your browser to watch the lesson on how to create a  Convention Card and How to Alert on BBO.  If needed the password is: f6?T%Qv8

Copy the link below into your browser to see the document completing a Convention Card on BBO.pdf: a convention card on BBO.pdf




September Minutes of Board Meetings

Deland Bridge Club

Board of Directors Meeting

September 21, 2020

President Paul Moniz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.  In attendance were Nancy Sharff, Lynn Martin, Lynn Sorensen, Nancy Zook, Linda Kehoe, Joan Ravede, Joan Lee, Kathy Cappy, Lynn Berg and Amy Whitmarsh.

The minutes of the July 20th meeting were approved after the motion by Joan R. was seconded by Lynn M.   Future minutes will be approved via email and posted on the Club’s Website.  The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted after a motion by Lynn S. which was seconded by Lynn M.  This report will also be posted on the Website in the future.

Manager’s Report:

Lynn Berg reported on a canvas of other Clubs in the state as to their plans for reopening.  She reported that the number of players in the Virtual Club games continue to grow slightly.  But we need to find a way to get other members playing.  She is continuing the lessons to encourage members to play.

Department Reports:

Membership.  No new members since the July Meeting.  

Supplies.  Nothing to report.

Facilities.  New carpeting has been installed and outside trimming completed.  Lynn B. brought up the condition of the outdoor carpeting on the entryway into the Club.  She will check how to change and get an estimate of costs.

Sunshine.  Two cards were sent since the previous meeting.  (Note, please let Joan Ravede know when members need to be remembered by us with a bit of sunshine.)

Old Business:

The Club continues to basically break even with the Virtual games and continue to receive donations from members which are helping the Club meet its expenses.

New Business:

After discussion, the Board agreed to set aside selection of a date for reopening the Club and will address the issue at the Board Meeting on December 8th at 10:00 am. 

That will also be the date for the Annual Meeting as required to retain our Charter.  This was per a motion by Joan L. seconded by Kathy which passed unanimously.

The Board also unanimously passed a motion by Paul and seconded by Lynn S. which reads as follows: “Club members will not be asked to pay Membership Fees for 2021 until such time as the Club can reopen. Individual members will continue to remain in good financial standing until that time.”  (All donations are greatly appreciated and acknowledged as they continue to help the Club through these tumultuous times.).

The Nominating Committee is comprised of Nancy S. and Lynn S.  The Board gave much attention to the issue of the increasingly difficult responsibilities that the Board faces due to the COVID 19 situation.  And after a motion by Nancy Z. seconded by Lynn M., the Board unanimously voted to retain the current group of officers until such time as an acceptable transition can take place.  Linda Kehoe said that she probably will not be able to finish her term.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 am by unanimous vote after a motion by Joan R. with a second by Paul.

Respectfully submitted,

Florida's Friendliest Bridge Club

Our building is designed for bridge, and is dedicated to the game with sessions every afternoon except for Sundays.  We offer refreshments and social breaks in every game. We recently installed a new Handicap Accessible Bathroom, and invite all to check out our remodel.

Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month and members wishing to make comments/suggestions to the board may do so at the beginning of the meeting.  

Need a partner for a club game? Please call the club the day before if possible at 386-734-7170.

Join us for a great game of bridge in a friendly atmosphere.


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