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Rockets superstar James Harden congratulates Unit 174 superstar Lucy Pierce - Happy 100th!!!

Unit 174 congratulates Lucy Pierce on this amazing milestone!!! Lucy plays weekly at the Bar X Bridge Club in Lake Jackson. She is a Life Master and has a wonderful attitude about life. Many celebrations have occurred throughout the Lake Jackson/West Columbia area including at her church and the bridge club.

At a recent Rockets game, Lucy was honored after the game as one of their most valuable fans. We are proud to have Lucy part of Unit 174!!!


Lone Star Regional
Bracketed Swiss & KO Schedule

Do you have the updated schedule? It has the date 1/1/2017 on the bottom right of the flyer and can be viewed by clicking on the Lone Star Regional button on the right side of this page.

MiniBridge: It’s All the Rage!

Carol Winograd recently taught her kids to play MiniBridge. Click here to see some video of her kids’ reactions. MiniBridge is a great way to introduce people to the game of bridge. MiniBridge is bridge without the bidding. The game can be explained in a few minutes and play starts immediately. Click here to view our webpage with the rules and videos explaining the game.

Unit 174 is hosting a MiniBridge party at the upcoming Regional. The Unit invites all of you to attend our MiniBridge party (it’s free) and please bring your family and friends. Please join us whether you have a group or are alone --- and don’t worry if you can’t attend, we will take good care of your guests. This is a great way to learn a simple way to get your friends and family started on the game we love!

Join us a for a great time:

Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Saturday, January 28th 7:30 pm
No reservations needed

Two of Our Dear Members Remembered

Sadly we report that two of our Unit 174 bridge family have passed - Cedric Hill and Richard Weir. For more information visit the links below:
Cedric Hill
Richard Weir

Don't miss the 4th annual ABA-ACBL Pairs Championship Game!

Saturday, February 4th at 10:30 a.m.
Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Dr., Houston
$3 Entry - Trophies Awarded!
Bring your favorite dish to share!!!
Hope to see you there!!!
Click here for the event flyer.

UNIT 174 Board of Directors Club Connection Program

The Board continued our program to connect with our Unit members and made a visit to the Apple bridge club held every Monday at Tracy Gee’s Community Center. Paul Cuneo recently took over as manager to insure continuation of this very popular game.

Most of the board members stayed after the monthly board meeting and played bridge on Jan 9th. There were 2 sections of 16 tables each. The food was plentiful, thanks to the donations from the members and coordination and preparation by Debi Balter. All had fun and good bridge.

The purpose of the Club Connection is to stay in touch with our club members. We will continue with a visit to Lake Jackson this month. We welcome your input.


Photo: (back row Ken Hudson*, Daniel Jackson*, Dan Leightman*, Mildred Breed*, Bill Riley*, Nancy Strohmer*, Richard Wilson, volunteer and Paul Cuneo club manager, Front row Dianna Gittelman*, Debi Balter, food preparation specialist extraordinaire, Bob Armstrong*, Unit 174 I/N coordinator Sheryl Thomas, Unit 174 treasurer Gary Hercules and Rose Calvin, volunteer

*Unit 174 Board members

Unit 174 Chooses 2017 Designated Charity

The Unit 174 Board has chosen SEARCH as the unit's designated charity. All funds raised at "charity" games will be forwarded to SEARCH.

SEARCH Homeless Services works to engage, stabilize, educate, employ and house individuals and families who are homeless in Houston. Its essential services are highly effective in transforming lives because they meet individuals where they are and provide what they need to get off the streets and back on their feet. SEARCH also created and operates The House of Tiny Treasures which provides early childhood education to more homeless children and enables homeless parents to seek employment during school hours.

This is an exceptional organization that provides so much to Houston's homeless. For more information, you can go to their website at

Event Naming for Lone Star Regional

Would you like to name an event in honor or in memory of a Unit 174 member?

The Event Naming chair is Bill Riley, and you can contact him at 832-289-3833 or by email to ichibanbill@yahoo for information and to reserve an event. A photo and 100-or-less-word write-up will be needed for the Daily Bulletin. Let Bill hear from you if you want to reserve an event.

Club News

Bridge Club of Houston

  • Monday Evening January 16thNight Mentor/Mentee
  • Wednesday, January 18th – Wes Peirce & Steve Bell LMP
    Meal @ 11am – Game @ 11:55am
  • Thursday, January 19th – Swiss Team “8” is Enough
  • Saturday, January 21st – Membership Meeting and Election of Board Members @ 11:45 am. Club Members will play for $5 afterward.
  • Club Closed January 23rd thru 29th for Lone Star Regional
  • You're Invited to MiniBridge - click to view Flyer

Houston Racquet Club

  • Schedule Change
    The regularly scheduled game on the 2nd Tuesday of the month has been rescheduled to the 2nd Thursday of each month for the next several months due to the Houston Racquet Club's undergoing remodeling. This means that the facilities will not be accessible to anyone on Tuesdays.
    These games are run on Thursdays and this will continue through at least April of 2017.