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New to bridge? Easybridge is for you!

Every Monday morning 9-11

Short Lesson, Easy-going game

$6 members, $8 guests




ongoing classes
    Check Here for exciting classes at the DeLand Bridge Club   
  Free lessons preceding Monday and Wednesday afternoon games, Friday morning game.  Every Monday morning 0-5 game starts with a lesson.

Lynn Sorensen's Artichoke Green Chili Dip

*1 pint whipped GREEK cream cheese (or 8 oz Greekblock cheese)

*1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts (drain, reserve liquid)

*1 small can diced green chilis with most of the liquid

*1/2 or 3/4 Cup FRESH grated parmesan cheese

*1/2 Cup "fancy" grated sharp cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

Microwave one minute.  Stir.  Heat additional 30-60 seconds as needed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

2019 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2019 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Allan Woodmancy, Treasurer

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Ken Cappy, House & Grounds

Gaynelle Johnston, Sunshine

Linda Kehoe, Publicity, Membership

Nancy Zook

Lynn Martin

Our Club

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.


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
February Information

299er Silver Point Tournament April 1 & 2:  SAVE THE DATES     


New 0-5 Game Monday Mornings 9-11  No partner needed


February Newsletter

Birthdays: 8-Linda Burford; 9-Jill Croom; 10-Elliott Grosh, Greg Moniz; 15-Joan Lee, Martha Easter; 16-Bob Sharff; 18-Sanney Etchison, Nancy Zook; 19-Janet Krohn; 22-Alice Gallant; 23-Paul Moniz; 27-Ann Magaha.

This is cold and flu season.  PLEASE DON’T SHARE!  Stay home till you’re well.  With heat on and closed-up buildings, please also be extra careful not to wear fragrance products—lotions and powders can cause as much misery as perfume, cologne or after-shave.

If you know inexperienced players who’d like a chance to practice in a relaxed atmosphere, please make sure they know about our 0-5 game on Monday mornings at 9.  With just a little experience, they’ll also be welcome at Chat Bridge, Tuesday mornings at 9:30.  Help us make sure that potential members find out about all we have to offer at the DeLand Bridge Club.

We’ll have Silver Point Week February 10-15 ($8, $10).  The Common Game hands will be ACBL’s Sectional Tournament at Clubs hands that week.

We end the month on the 29th with a covered dish lunch at 12:30 and a Grand National Teams event at 1 p.m. Strats are 0-500(NLM)-2500-Open.

Coming March 2:  National Seniors Game, with Open and 199er sections. Open players, please sign up so we know you’re coming.

Interested in adding a 499er or 999er game to our Wednesday afternoon schedule?  Let us know. Tell Lynn Berg or any Board member.



Changes to Constitution and By-Laws

Constitution – Article VII Section 3 :

All disbursement shall be by checks signed by one person, the President, the Vice President , the Treasurer or the Club Manager, or by  ”On Line Bill Pay by the President or anyone approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.  Other necessary disbursements may be made by the Game Director of the Day, out of game fees, if properly documented and limited to $5.00.

Constitution – Article VII Section 4 :

change heading to   Audit / Review 

By-Laws – Article I Section 4 :

Add   ------     The Treasurer, with the approval of the Board may hire an outside

accountant to perform any of the Treasurer's duties.

By-Laws – Article II Section 2:

The Board shall meet at least once a month unless the Board unanimously votes to cancel meeting for a given month. For any Board Meeting, a quorum shall be a simple majority of the Board (5). A special meeting of the Board or of the Membership may be called by the board by a consensus of three (3) or more Board members providing all members are notified of such meeting.





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.


The Club participates in TheCommonGame which provides expert analysis of hands and allows your score to be compared across many participating clubs.  Click on the logo to visit

See your results, hand records, final contracts and expert analysis of the hands at TheCommonGame's Club Archive.

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Free Lessons
Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game; Friday 9 a.m. before 0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Open Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Director: Sharon Lessard
Open Pairs
Director: Barbara Dunn
Open Pairs
Director: Tom Rusk
299er Pairs
Director: Rick Larkin
Open Pairs
Director: Cozy May
Mon Feb 17, 2020
Tue Feb 18, 2020
Wed Feb 19, 2020
299er Pairs
1 pm
Fri Feb 21, 2020
9 am
Fri Feb 21, 2020
1 pm
Sat Feb 22, 2020
1 pm
Mon Feb 24, 2020