The Longest Day fundraiser starts NOW until June 24. Everyone can be a part of the effort. below
The Unit is hiring a Bridge Headmaster to expand local opportunities for beginner lessons. Interested? See below.
See results for May 20th Unit Game below.
Jun 3 Unit Game in Greensboro
June 24 Alzheimers Longest Day event in Winston-Salem.
Fundraising for Alzheimer's Association
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ACBL's partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Our unit has been one of the leading contributors in the U.S. This year there are three ways to make a gift: Play in the Longest Day Unit Game, make a bid (or several) in the Silent Auction or make a direct contribution.
The Longest Day Event
The June 24 Unit game at the Georgia Taylor Center at 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem is a special Alzheimer’s charity game in honor of The Longest Day. The entry fee for this game is $10, with 100% of game proceeds going directly to the Alzheimers Association.
Our traditional silent auction is offering a number of new auction items this year. You may submit your bids at the game or before the game. There is no requirement to attend the game. Email your highest bid to Fran Tewkesbury at email@example.com by noon Saturday, June 24.
As always, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on a game with some of the best players in the Unit, as well as a pair of players who will team with you for a Unit or Sectional game.
The individual players are:
◉ Peter J. Boyd-Bowman
◉ Kathie Dwyer
◉ Bob Hale
◉ Josh Hoffman
◉ David Idleman
◉ Tom May
◉ Rich Peffer
◉ Bruce Southard
◉ Bill Wisdom
◉ Cindy Wright
The team is:
◉ Debbie Monroe and Fran Tewkesbury
Other auction items include:
◉ Judy Hellen's mentoring and play
◉ Rich Peffer's mentoring and play
◉ Claudia Hale's handcrafted tile coasters, set of four (see below)
◉ Claudia Hale's two framed original oil paintings (see below)
◉ Dixie Culver's poolside cocktail party for 8
◉ Debbie Elston's chicken pot pies
If you would like to make your own gift to the Alzheimer's Association, you can send your tax-deductible contribution, via check made out to Alzeimer's Association, to
1005 Country Club Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408
Your gift will count toward our Unit's The Longest Day fundraising efforts.
If you have any questions, contact Fran Tewkesbury at 336-202-3357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Bridge Headmaster
As part of our initiative to increase our membership, the Central Carolina Bridge Association (Unit 169) is kicking off a program to expand opportunities for learning the game of bridge. We are seeking a project manager to handle these tasks:
Recruit new and existing teachers who are willing to combine efforts across our Unit to maximize our effectiveness in attracting and retaining new players
Consider how online beginner lessons can form a part of our training plans
Set up a schedule of classes, so that we have frequent offerings of beginner and advancing beginner lessons.
Create a common syllabus of bidding agreements for beginner lessons
Provide train-the-trainer workshop(s), using ACBL trainers and/or our own trainers.
Promote the classes. Identify and incorporate ACBL support programs to help attract students.
Assemble a database of prospects that all participating teachers can draw from.
Evaluate and modify the program of classes over time, based on experience and feedback.
This is a paid position. We are accepting applications until Saturday, June 10, 2023. If interested, please notify Dixie Culver at / 336-457-7107 / email@example.com, or Rich Peffer at 336-402-5367 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unit Games: Latest Results and Next Game
Plan now to join the next Unit Game, June 3 - Club Championship game in Greensboro, Lewis Recreation Center.
Questions? Need a partner or teammates? Contact Rich Peffer, Director, at email@example.com or call / text to (336) 402-5367.
May 20, 2023
There were seven tables at the game. Here are the masterpoint winners.
58.04% - (B) Fran Tewkesbury and Dixie Culver - 2.48 MPs
57.44% - (A) Bill Wisdom and Peter J. Boyd-Bowman - 1.86 MPs
57.14% - (A) Martha Meyer and Mark Meyer - 1.40 MPs
54.17% - (A) Cindy Wright and Bruce Southare - 1.05 MPs
52.08% - (A) Jim Kimel and Susan Wesley - 0.87 MPs
51.79% - (A) Jim Bean and Don Folger - 0.62 MPs
49.70% - (C) Jim Haughton and Kathy Haughton - 0.92 MPs
41.96% - (B) Phil Fultz and Butch Johnson - 0.57 MPs
Click HERE for results for all Unit Games available on Live for Clubs under club number 275628.
Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.
Life Master Status in April
May 1, 2023
Dwight Meredith of Greensboro has attained Diamond Life Master. Congratulations, Dwight!
Click HERE for all Changes in Rank.
District 7 Information
Click HERE for the new "Find a Tournament" featuring Entry Express
Click HERE to read "District 7 News"
Click HERE for District 7's Goodwill Message
Click HERE for the list of National Charity Committee Members appointed by D7 Directors. Unit 169 members include: Cindy Wright - Clemmons NC (2019), Bob and Claudia Hale - Greensboro NC (2018) and Marion Secrest - Winston-Salem NC (2002 - deceased)
District 7 has allocated funds to support local activities designed to grow our bridge community. Funding opportunities are now open to our Clubs. Click HERE for details and guidelines.—Growth & Development Chair, Blondelle Grant.
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