Karen Hearn's Passing
We are sad to report that Karen Hearn's family has notified us that Karen has "gone to be with the Lord today," and her husband David asks that her many bridge friends be notified. She will be taken to Arkansas for burial, and we are told that there will not be a service or obituary in Houston. A group of her close friends plan to name an event for her at the Regional.
UNIT 174 Board of Directors Club Connection Program
The Board has decided to continue our program to connect with our Unit members and traveled again to Kingwood. The Kingwood Duplicate Bridge Club had their 8th anniversary celebration on Wednesday Aug 3rd. Frances and Jim Simmons started the first sanctioned duplicate game in Kingwood 8 years ago at the clubhouse of an apartment complex that has now been leveled for a shopping center. On that first night 8 years ago, the bridge group encountered the Kingwood Democratic Women’s Club as the complex had double booked their clubhouse. Despite the rocky start, the game continued to be held there except for the first Wednesday as the clubhouse wasn’t big enough for the Democrats and the bridge club. After playing at several locations (Kingwood Country Club and Luby’s) in the next few years, the club now has permanent residence at the Kingwood Community Center with a game on Wednesday at 6PM. On Thursday night there is a non sanctioned game that is used for teaching by Jim Simmons and Martin Gastrell.
Two of the board members (Nancy Strohmer and Bill Riley) with their spouses, former board member and current school liason, Errol Lecesne and the verifier for UNIT 174, Mike Hofmann joined the celebration and played bridge. All had fun and good bridge and great food.
The board recognizes the need for strong clubs and wishes to thank Jim, Frances and Martin for all of their efforts in promoting bridge in the Kingwood area.
Photo: Errol Lecesne, Mike Hofmann, Lucy Hofmann (volunteer), club managers Frances and Jim Simmons, Bill Riley, Nancy Strohmer and Martin Gastrell (volunteer). Steve Vaughn, one of the directors was setting up the game and not pictured.
MiniBridge Party — Aug 13
Unit 174 held its second MiniBridge party on August 13. Despite inclement weather, 35 people attended the party and we had a great time. MiniBridge is a great way to create memories with family and friends while introducing them to bridge in an easy to learn and very enjoyable way. Visit the MiniBridge section of the website for more information and resources.
Apple II -- Tracy Gee's
- August 19 (Friday) -- Please come and celebrate SIX Gold Life Masters:
Ralph Herz, Jo Ann O'Malley, Gabe Perry, Youssef Youssef, Hans and Nancy Strohmer
- Sandwiches and cake will be provided - please feel free to bring a side/dessert.
- Reservations are requested - please contact Brigitte Sandifer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 281-494-1464.
- Sunday, August 28th @ 1:30pm MINI-BRIDGE @ BCoH
An event for those who have never played bridge...invite friends, family, grandchildren
For more information on MiniBridge call Sam Khayatt @617-515-4804
- Monday, September 5th–Labor Day Hot Diggity Dog Day
Club will furnish Hot Dogs – Bring S
Meal @ 11am -- Game @ 11:55am
- September 8th thru 11th – 299r Tournament
Check flyer for more details
- There will be no day games on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.
No game at 10:00 am, and there will be no Bridge Lab on the 23rd at 2 pm.
- The night game(7:00 pm) will go on as scheduled.
- Also don't forget that the club is closed this week August 11-14th.
Westside Bridge Academy
- Diamond Life Master Party for John Erickson! Thursday, August 25th @ 10:30!
- Emerald Life Master Party for Toni Snow! Thursday, September 8th at 10:30.
- Life Master Party for Charlotte Johns, Linda McReynolds, JoAnne Graham, Mary Nelson, and Elizabeth Jackson! All these ladies made Life Master recently - Congratulations to all of them!
♥ WBA will provide a cake.
♠ Small sandwiches and finger food will be provided.
♦ Your favorite snack and/or dessert would be welcome!
♠ WBA will provide a cake, and her friends are bringing pot luck.
♣ Your favorite side dish, snack, or dessert would be welcome.
♦ Come on out and help her celebrate!
Reservations are required. To reserve your space, please email Katherine Onstott and indicate if you have a direction preference.
Their friends are honoring them with a party on Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 pm!
♥ Sandwiches and cake will be provided!
♦ Your favorite side dish, snack or dessert would be welcome.
♣ Come on out and help them celebrate!
Reservations are requested. To reserve your space, please email Katherine Onstott and indicate if you have a direction preference.