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 Do our club a favor:  if you have a friend who's not yet playing online, pick up the phone.  Remind her (him) that there are free lessons at the club every Wednesday at 10 for anyone who needs help getting started. Who knows how long it will be till we get back to face-to-face play?  In the meantime, we keep our skills sharp and support our club by  playing in the Virtual Club games on line.  Call Lynn at (386)736-6228 if that Wednesday time isn't good; we can make other arrangements.

Free BRIDGE Lessons on Zoom
Mondays at 12:30 and Fridays at 11:30
Email Sharon at
to be included in the free session
New 0-100 Game

 Thursday Mornings at 9:30

Starts August 6

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

Linda Kehoe, Publicity, Membership

Joan Ravede, Sunshine

Lynn Martin, Publicity

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

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




AUGUST Information
AUGUST Information

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 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 Monday, September 21, at 10 a.m.  Contact a Board member if you have suggestions or comments:

President Paul Moniz

Vice-President Linda Kehoe

Secretary Nancy Zook

 Board Members:  Kathy Cappy, Joan Lee, Lynn Martin, Joan Ravede, Nancy Sharff, Lynn Sorensen


 Here's our Current Schedule:

♣ ♣ 99er game every Thursday at 9:30♣ ♣ 

 ♠ ♠ 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 p.m., Sunday at 2:10.  

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


August Birthdays:  2-Bettie LeVeille; 3-Sharon Lessard, Jackie Vowell; 6-Ronnie Butler, Laura Munro; 7-Sharon Webber; 10-Ronnie Dishian; 13-Allan Woodmancy; 14-Lyn Marshall,Ann Register; 15-Jackie Calkins; 18-Fred Atherton; 22-Marlene Hilditch; 25-Tom Rusk.







JulyMinutes of Board Meetings

Deland Bridge Club

Board of Directors Meeting

July 20, 2020

President Paul Moniz called the meeting to order at 10:05 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 Club Accountant.

Both the minutes of the June 16th meeting and the June 23rd Special meeting were approved after the motion by Joan R. was seconded by Lynn M.   The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted after some discussion and a motion by Lynn S. which was seconded by Kathy. Kathy will be brought up to speed as the new Treasurer.  Also, Lynn B. will provide input so that Amy and Kathy will be able to do an overview of the monthly financial split between Deland and New Smyrna Beach from the online games.

Manager’s Report:

Lynn Berg continues to direct the 299 virtual Club games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings.  Open games are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays.  She is giving lessons for online play on a going forward basis.  The Open Games on Friday afternoon and Saturday are not showing good participation.   Lynn suggested a 0-100 on Thursday morning and a 0-500 on Saturday afternoon.  Florida has introduced a 0-100 evert week day at 7:00 pm which is producing great turnouts and thus income for the Club.  Sharon Lessard is directing some of the games and also teaching two classes.

Department Reports:

For Membership, Lynn B. reported that we have two new members.  

Under supplies, Joan L. discussed the results for a Thermometer for the Club.  It was generally agreed that it would be purchased closer to the time of reopening.

For Facilities, the gentleman who does the lawn has indicated that trimming of trees and brush from around the Club is needed.  The committee will obtain estimates for Review by the Board. 

Sunshine had nothing to report.

Old Business:

The impact on the budget of the cancellation of games versus the Virtual club Games was discussed.  Note that the income from the online games currently is allowing us to break even.

The Club will now proceed with the re-carpeting of the Clubhouse while it is not in use.  A committee comprised of Lynn M., Lynn S. and Lynn B. are authorized to obtain new quotes and complete the job with costs not to exceed $3000.

After A motion by Lynn M. with a second by Paul, the vote was unanimous that no Board meeting will be held in August.

After a motion by Nancy S. with a second by Joan L., the next Board meeting will be in September with the subject of reopening the Club on the agenda.  It may be in the format of a ZOOM meeting (TBD).  The motion passed by a vote of 7-1 with Lynn S, voting “no”.

New Business:

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote after a motion by Paul with a second by Lynn M.

Respectfully submitted,


Nancy K. Zook, Secretary

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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