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Dues Deadline June 1

After June 1, Non-members of the 

DeLand Bridge Club

will be surcharged $2 per game

This includes Chat Bridge

Congratulations

Ruby LM

Suzy O'Connor

   NABC Master

John Miller

 

Free BRIDGE Lessons on Zoom
Fridays at 8:30
before 9:30 game
Email Sharon at 
sharsbridge@gmail.com
to be included in the free session
 
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.

2020 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2021 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Nancy Zook, Secretary

 Kathy Cappy, Financial Reports

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Lynn Sorensen, House & Grounds

Lyn Marshall, Supplies

Rosemary Plane, Membership

Joan Ravede, Sunshine

Lynn Martin, Publicity

BOARD MEETINGS

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

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