Board

President

cherylsclark@yahoo.com

I was raised in the Houston area and moved to Dallas about 5 years ago.  I have been playing duplicate bridge since 2005 and achieved Life Master status in March 2011, Silver Life Master in March 2014. When I'm not playing bridge, I have a small CPA practice and I volunteer with my Church as treasurer.  I also volunteer as coordinator and cook for a meal for about 60 that my church sponsors once a month.  I have been married to my husband Dave for 30 years. I truly enjoy bridge and enjoying serving the Dallas bridge community on the Unit Board.  I served as the Unit 176 Treasurer for 2 years and am currently serving as president.


Cheryl Clark

Vice-
President

Catherine Tucker


Bridge - morning, noon, night, and sometimes after midnight -all in the
quest for Gold. There are several types of bridge players but once you're
hooked on Duplicate, there is no other game. I have played the game for
over 40 years. Time off for children and work. I started to take the game
seriously in 2001 on my road to becoming a Life Master in my short semiretirement. Back to work in 2003. I still tried to
play at least 3 times a week. All during that time I volunteered for the
Unit, helping with the monthly Unit Games, arranging for food and doing
the set-up, also keeping up with all the stuff in storage, helping with the
GNT’s and the NAP’s. I was elected to the Unit 176 Board in 2003 and served through 2007. I served on the Nominating Committee and the 2006 National Committee. I’m now retired and am playing a lot of Bridge, working to become a Gold Life Master. I mentor once a week and
love every minute at the table. When asked to run for the Board
again, it was hard to say “no” when Bridge is such a large part of my life. I would like to give back to the game and the Unit what it has given me.
It is an honor to serve on the 176 Unit Board again.


Catherine Tucker
. Secretary

sbkeyes@att.net

was born in Dallas and attended Tufts University finishing at Baylor University where I met my husband, Bryan (also a bridge enthusiast). I have served on a number of boards and committees for both church and civic organizations. I also have writ-ten curriculum for church study and currently teach 2 women’s Bible Studies as well as teaching 2 year-olds with my husband each week.
Having played Duplicate Bridge for the past elevenyears, I have served several years as partnership chairman for the Big D Sectional tournament and last year for our unit’s Election Sectional. I have travelled often in the past 3 years to various Sectionals, Regionals and this past summer to the NABC in Philadelphia. What I have discovered is that the Dallas Unit organizes some of the best tournaments, giving those living in this area ample opportunity to par-ticipate beyond the club level.
I love bridge and desire to see our unit continue to grow. I’m encouraged by the emphasis that our unit has on bringing youth into the duplicate world. The Dallas area and Unit 176 in particular is fortunate to have some of the best bridge teachers to be found anywhere. It is my goal to promote duplicate bridge in whatever group I’m in, as I have found it to be very rewarding both personally and socially. I hope to serve our unit well.

Susan Keyes
Treasurer

Edward Yetter


It has been a privilege getting to know so many great friends through our
game. I began playing bridge in college. After meeting my wife Bonnie at the bridge table and taking a break to raise kids and have a career, I’ve been playing regularly in Dallas since around 2001. I’ve learned from some of the best teachers around, played in clubs and tournaments, with partners and teammates from all over the country but mostly from right here at home. I bring a spirit of collaboration
and teamwork and a focus on goal-setting and results. These are qualities
I learned and practiced daily in my career, and I believe they are essential
to success. I welcome the opportunity to serve and will work hard to justify your confidence in me.

Edward Yetter
. Board Member

jfletcher3858@aol.com

I'm originally from New York, but I've been a resident of Dallas since 1957, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School with a degree in Economics. I started to play bridge soon after that, but life, work and family (my wife, 3 children and 2 grandkids) interfered for the next 40 years or so. After my retirement, I began playing again and really became active about 4 years ago. I now play very regularly. I strongly feel that one of our most important objectives should be to bring new players and young players into the game and I am ready to work hard to increase that participation.

Joe Fletcher
Board Member

 

Vi Ganeles
viganeles@gmail.com

I am originally from Glendale, NY and began my career in fashion there.  I moved with my late husband Stan to Texas in 1953 and began playing bridge after that.  I also continued in various positions in the fashion industry, retiring from Neiman’s. I have three amazing daughters, and five grandchildren.  I now spend time in leisure pursuits such as reading and playing bridge.

Vi Ganeles

 

Board Member

harpiii@aol.com

Born and reared in Dallas, TX, I returned to the unit 176 Board after a year's hiatus.  I graduated from Highland Park High School, received a BS from Yale Univ. in electrical engineering, received an MBA from SMU in finance, and am a CPA. I am a realtor with Ebby Halliday real estate.  I have served as treasurer of multiple Dalllas area  YMCAs, treasurer of The 500 Inc, treasurer of the Dallas Theater Center, treasurer of the Dallas Symphony Guild, treasurer of the Dallas Housing Finance Corporation, and treasurer of the Turtle Creek Chorale. I have been playing duplicate bridge almost 11 years, am a Silver Life Master, and have a special proclivity for team events.  I love bridge, and I am willing to focus time, energy and attention to making the game fun, available and accessible to all those attracted by the social interaction and mental stimulation - irrespective of a player's skill level.

Jim Harp
Board Member

Eileen Smith

Eileen_s@hotmail.com
I was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State.  I taught high school English and then worked for IBM until my first child was born. I then worked for SCA and Bob Hamman (bridge lessons not included). I have three great kids and one perfect grandchild. Last year I retired and now have time to devote to my passions - the primary one of course being bridge.



Eileen Smith

Martha Young

Board Member

Martha Young


martha@young-designs.com
I am a North Carolina native who moved to Dallas in 2001 after spending 6 years in Richmond Va.  As some of us non-natives say, “I am not from TX but I got here as quick as I could!”   Seriously, while I love Texas, it was a career move. I accepted an Information Technology executive position with the American Heart Association.
I’ve been playing duplicate bridge since 1991 and achieved Life Master status shortly after moving to Richmond, VA in 1994.  Both my move to Richmond and my subsequent move to Dallas were eased due to the friends I quickly made in the “bridge world”.  I play bridge to relax, meet friends and the friendly competition.  I travel to several tournaments a year and play regularly in the local clubs.  My other hobbies include gardening, reading, following sports (especially UNC basketball) and my dogs. I also have served as a board member for the Richmond Bridge Association.