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President's Post

Nancy Strohmer has written her post for February.  See it to the right.

Learn Bridge in a Day?

Future bridge players got their first taste of playing bridge at the second Learn Bridge In a Day? event held by Unit 174 on Saturday, January 30, at the Tracey Gee Community Center. Ninely eight (98) people experienced the game during a 5-hour event along with volunteers from the unit who served as table helpers and helped set up.

Walter Freitag coordinated the event and worked to market it in the Houston area. Betty Starzec presented the material to the participants and was assisted by Phil Bellan on the viewgraph. Nancy Strohmer, Unit 174 President, thanks all the volunteers that helped make the day a roaring success.

Everyone seemed to have a great time; here are some photos participants!

Marsha Sachs

Marsha "BG" Lurie Sachs, 71, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2016, after her courageous battle with cancer.

She was a Bronze Life Master. 

Funeral services were held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Emanu El Cemetery, 8341 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77074. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FBFN Foundation Scholarship Fund, PO Box 19008, Sugar Land, TX 77496 or a charity of your choice.

The obituary is here.

Club Connection

Front row: Bill Riley, Sheryl Thomas, Debi Balter, Brigitte Sandifer, Gary Hercules
Back row: Nancy Strohmer, John Caudill, and volunteers Danny Sandifer and Dan Schomer

The Board continued our program to connect with our Unit members and made a visit to the Apple II bridge club held every Friday at Tracy Gee’s Community Center. This is our 12th club visit and only 12 more clubs to visit.

Three of the board members (Nancy Strohmer, John Caudill and Bill Riley) and our treasurer Gary Hercules and new I/N coordinator Sheryl Thomas played bridge on Jan 22. There were 3 sections of 15 tables each. Forty five tables is as large as many sectionals outside of Houston. The food is plentiful, thanks to the donations from the members and coordination and preparation by Debi Balter. All had fun and good bridge.

Candidates for the Unit Board

The candidates for the Unit board have been announced.  They are: Mildred Breed, William Daniel, Dianna Gittelman, Ken Hudson, Bill Riley, and Janet Seifert.

This is a slightly different slate than what was announced in the ScoreCard. Judy Busby decided not to run and Mildred Breed took her place. 

You can see the candidate flyer by clicking on the Vote! tile to the right.

Lucy Pierce

Here's something that doesn't happen every day, even in our Unit!

Lucy Pierce of Lake Jackson recently turned 99!  They held a birthday party in her honor at the Bar-X club. 

She still plays every week!

Way to go, Lucy!

Joint ACBL-ABA Championship Game

Please join us for the 3rd annual Joint ABA-ACBL Pairs Championship game at Sosa Community Center on March 5!

For a printable flyer with more information, click on the tab at the right.

Club Happenings

Bridge Club of Houston

  • Gold Life Master Party & 50th Birthday Party for Daniel Jackson
    • Saturday, January 23rd
    • Meal @ Noon
    • Game @1:00 pm (Note Time change)
    • Reservations are required!
  • Annual Membership meeting
    • Wednesday, January 27th at 11:45 am for election of new board members.
    • Following the Annual meeting the game will be played and all MEMBERS will be able to play for $5.
    • The Board Meeting will follow the game and all members are welcome to attend.
  • ANNA ALIX Gold Life Master Party
    • Monday, February 15th
    • Meal @ 11am Game @ 11:55am
    • Saturday, February 20th
    • Pot Luck Meal @11am-
    • Game @Noon
    • $5 Table Fee for Members
  • MARY ANNE WOESSNER’S Sapphire Life Master Party
    • Wednesday, February 24th
    • Cake & Ice Cream will be served
  • FAYE VINCENT Gold LM Party
    • Wednesday, March 16th
    • Meal @11 am
    • Game @ 11:55am
    • Saturday, March 26th –
    • Meal @ 11am
    • Game @ Noon

Westside Bridge Academy

  • Jeannette Magid Memorial Game
    • Thursday, February 11th at 10:30.
  • Life Master Party for Charles Ward
    • Charles Ward recently made Life Master and his friends are having a party to help him celebrate on Wednesday, February 17th at 10:30!
    • WBA wiill provide a cake; snacks would be welcome.
    • Come help him celebrate!