Board

President

cherylsclark@yahoo.com
I was raised in the Houston area and moved to Dallas about 4 years ago. I have been playing duplicate bridge since 2005 and achieved Life Master status in March 2011. When I'm not playing bridge, I have a small CPA practice and I volunteer with my golden retriever Lola and visit the elderly. I truly enjoy bridge and enjoying serving the Dallas bridge community on the Unit Board.

Cheryl Clark

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Vice-
President

greims@sbcglobal.net

I am a retired telephone engineer after 31 years service with Southwestern Bell. Currently, I do various odd jobs including handyman work and wall covering installation. I am also the guy that transports and sets up tables and equipment for our Dallas bridge tournaments. This is my sixth year as a member of the Dallas Bridge Association Board of Directors.
I was born in Springvale, Maine and moved to the Dallas area in 1967. I am married with one son and a four year old grandson. I truly enjoy the competitive challenge of duplicate bridge, along with the many new friends and acquaintances I have because of bridge. I also have a great love for the outdoors, including fishing, archery, golf, volunteering at the Dallas Arboretum, and walking my dog, Addy.


David Greims
. 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

ljconant3@gmail.com

This is my 5th year on the Unit 176 Board. I have served as Treasurer (2 years) and President (2 years).

I grew up in Northern California, and graduated from Stanford University in 1974. I moved to Chicago immediately after graduation to pursue an MBA at the University of Chicago, and spent the next 5 years as a corporate banker. George (husband) and I met on a blind date, and moved to Dallas with his job. I worked in the corporate world until the birth of our first child, and then opened a children's clothing store, which I owned for 13 years. I “retired” because I thought I needed to be home saying, "no”.

All 3 of my children are now working and living in Dallas, so life is good. I have been playing duplicate bridge for 6 years, aand achieved life master status last year. I love the new friendships and the challenges of the game. I look forward to getting to know all of you. I’m here to serve you and appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Leslie Conant
. 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

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
judy Board Member

jublo_2000@yahoo.com

It was June, 1970. My roommate and I had entered an ACBL-sanctioned event supporting a local charity, and we finished 4th! We were told that to have our fraction of a masterpoint recorded, we would have to join the
ACBL. So we joined. I don't think my roommate renewed her membership
after the first year or two, but I have been a member ever since. I was
hooked! Over the years bridge has seen me through one marriage, two children (Victoria and Bonnie), and three careers (college professor, bank vice president, and database administrator). It has been a wonderful source of good friends and good times. Now that I have retired, it is time to giveback to the game that has meant so much to me. This is my third year on the board. I write the Unit 176 column for the Scorecard. I plan to do what I can to ensure the smooth operation of the Unit and to maintain its appeal to all members, newcomers and veterans alike.

Judy Lotridge

 

 

Catherine Tucker

Board Member

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.