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New Members

We had fifteen new members join our Unit in October!

Please make these new members welcome!

Jackie Alder, Isabell Andrews, Cheryl Benash, Charles Brom, Gwendene Carter, Gino Chelakis, Joann Crosby, Leonard Ferguson, Malcolm Goodall, Ellen Grayson, Roxi Raaf, Devankush Saha, Jinrong Wang, Bruce Weiner, and Ede Weiner.

Rank Advancements

Lots of our members advanced a rank in October:

  • New Junior Masters: William Smith, Terri Steinkamp, Dorothy Stevenson, Milton Wald, and Betty Wood.
  • New Junior Masters: Diana Guillory, Eugene Hult, Joanne Hynes, Noella Lambert, Leslee Minahan, Patty Mouton, Jan Pasternak, and Jeannie Stone.
  • New Club Masters: Tzvetomira Bairova-Haigh, Harriet Brown, Wolfie Kotzen, Susan Oaks, Howard Pollock, Carole Radelat, and Gitka Vincik.
  • New Sectional Masters: Linda Brodie, Jerome Grimm, Clydene Jones, Holli O Mast, Stephen O Mast, George Mercurio, Jade Ngai, Kathleen Pflueger, Joan Schouest, and David Waldo.
  • New Regional Masters: Michael Bright, Louise Howell, Kenneth Hudson, Janice Kruse, and Marcia Lindsey.
  • New NABC Masters: Carol Helms, Linda McReynolds, Gail Wood, and Laura Wrenn.
  • New Advanced NABC Masters: Pam Barksdale and Brenda Metze.
  • New Life Masters: Margie Patterson, Donald Snelling, and Sandy Snelling.
  • New Bronze Life Masters: Norma Callender and Dale Grady.
  • New Gold Life Master: Michael Lee.

Congratulations to all!

Nominating Committee

The Unit 174 Board has appointed Jane Armstrong as the Nominating Committee Chairperson for the 2015 spring election. The object of this committee is to select 6 candidates to fill 3 positions at the April sectional.

Her committee consists of Bob Dowlen, Dianna Gittelman, Patti Mullendore and Betty Starzec. If you know of anyone, including yourself, expressing interest in running as a candidate, please contact one of us. This board needs individuals who are enthusiastic about improving the experience of this game in our unit. Please share your talents by volunteering to serve in this important position.

Communications Chairperson

I'm sure most of you are unaware of this, but the Unit has a person who sends out letters to all new and transferred in members of the unit, and contacts those who do not renew their membership. It's an important job, and Sandy Clark has done a great job for several years in that position.

But Sandy has decided to 'retire' from her position, so the Unit needs a replacement. If you would consider filling the position, please contact Board President Beverley Cheatham at beverley_cheatham@att.net or 281-444-1300.

Eddie's team awarded the Gold!

During the world championships being held in China, the WBF stripped the German team of their Gold medals in last year's D'Orsi Senior Teams and awarded them to Eddie Wold's team, which finished second to the German team, which was convicted of cheating. ; The text of the announcement is here.

Congrats to Eddie!!

Great new video!

Take a look at this great new video!

Unit Level North American Pairs Qualifying

Unit 174 will hold its Unit level qualifying events on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd.All the details are in the flyer to the right.

If you want to see if you have qualified, click here.

More information on the District and National competitions is on the District web site, and can be seen by clicking here.

Lone Star Regional Event Naming

The Unit Board has announced the details for naming events during next year's Lone Star Regional.A printable flyer showing all the events is available here.

Unit 174 Board of Directors Club Connection Program

The Board continued our program to connect with our Unit members and traveled to Aggie Land in October. The Bryan College Station area has several clubs with games nearly every day.

Three of the board members (Beverley Cheatham, Nancy Strohmer, and Bill Riley) and Hans Strohmer played bridge in the Star Duplicate Bridge club at the Pebble Creek Country Club, College Station on Friday October 17th. All had fun and good bridge. The bridge players who are also golfers may have had a hard time concentrating as the day was perfect for golf and view of the golf course from the playing area was spectacular.

The Board plans to visit the Lake Conroe DBC in Montgomery November 21st. Hope to see you there.

The photo is of (left to right) Beverley Cheatham, club manager Richard Duble, Bill Riley, and Nancy Strohmer.


Club Happenings

Houston Bridge Studio

  • Birthday Party for Ed Lilly!
    • Wednesday November 5th at 10:30 am
  • Congratulatory Party for Eddie Wold winning the Gold!
    • Wednesday November 19th at 10:30 am

Southwest

  • We were advised today that we will be moved back to Merfish 9300 S. Rice, on MONDAY, OCT. 13TH. OUR GAME ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14TH AND 15TH WILL BE HELD AT MERFISH. WE WERE ALSO ADVISED WE WILL BE THERE UNTIL SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT ATTEND OUR GAMES AS SOME DO NOT HAVE EMAIL. THANKS.................