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This is my 4th year on the Unit 176 Board, and I am now serving as President. 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.
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 fifth year as a member of the Dallas Bridge Association Board of Directors.
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.
I'm Steve Birnbaum and I'm currently serving my sixth year on the Unit 176 Board. I was born and raised in Dallas, am a realtor, and I'm married with two grown kids. I've been playing bridge for 10 years now.
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 3 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.
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 10 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.
I came to Dallas in 1977, after looking at the ACBL Bulletin and seeing how many tournaments there were in Texas and being told that it didn’t snow here. I met my wife at Harry Weiss’ bridge club and we have two grown boys.