NOVEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS

For starters, our first ever team game event was awesome. Thank you all for your contributions of food and time. Jan and Lynda did a super job. What a spread!  And a special thanks to Cecelia for running a smooth game.  She made it look easy.

            SPECIAL days coming in November and December
NOVEMBER 17:   ‘LIKE A UNIT’ GAME * EXTRA BLACK POINTS    $9
NOVEMBER 29:   ‘LIKE A UNIT’ GAME * EXTRA BLACK POINTS    $9
DECEMBER 1:   ‘LIKE A UNIT’ GAME * EXTRA BLACK POINTS    $9

PBC WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING AND T-DAY WEEKEND – NOV 22nd & 24th
PBC WILL BE OPEN ALL THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN DECEMBER

 

TEAM GAME and POT LUCK LUNCH

          MARK YOUR CALENDARS – NOVEMBER 1st
Petaluma Bridge Club (PBC) is coming up on it’s third year anniversary.  We will be celebrating it on November 1st with our first time ever TEAM GAME.  We will be combining it with a late Halloween ‘pot luck’ party.  So, get ready by finding teammates and signing up.  The game will be handicapped, so all levels of players will have a chance to earn master points
November 1 – Handicapped TEAM GAME
Game at NOON, food at 11:30 and on ….
Sign up asap with your team – need help
finding teammates?   Call/email Karen   707 738-9583
             petalumabridgeclub@yahoo.com

Have a dish to bring to the pot luck?  Call and leave a
message or email Lynda at 707 338-6470                                                      lyndamcguire@me.com

Sonoma Sectional Winners 2018

These Winners are regular PBC players – Congratulations to all !

Robert Liss
Ellen Schiller
Rita Schaulat
Christine Koehler
Jim O’Brien
Frances O’Brien
Pat McLaughlin
Deborah McLaughlin
Daniel Harp
Bob Klein
Nancy Gunn
Wayne Kaneko
Barbara Simon
Gail Whooley
Paula Cornyn
Duckie Mathias
KC Casey
Lynn Dondero
Karen Rocco
Cathy Netz
Karen Weissberg
Lynda McGuire
Patricia Shribbs
John Shribbs
Richard Riezman
Sandy Hicks
Loretta Bromberg
Kirsten Wibroe

If I missed anyone, let me know

A New Mentoring Program

 

Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

Here’s what is new in PBC – A new mentoring program
It’s so easy to sign-up.  Just go to: http://acblunit509.org/learn/mentor-program/
Doesn’t get easier than that. We need willing mentors and enthusiastic mentees

*****  Reminder:  PBC is closed July 7th for the Sonoma Sectional Tournament

Winners on the Longest Day

THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE LONGEST DAY FUNDRAISER FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH – Over $3,300 raised

                  Prize                                                                                  Winners
Print donated by Lynda Mcguire                                               John Shribbs       
Print donated by Lynda McGuire                                               Irma Ashley
Necklace donated by Karen Rocco                                           Lynda McGuire
Play bridge with Kathy Venton                                                  Philippe Edouard         
Two Tickets to Cinnabar (2)                                                       Patty Shribbs                                                                                                            Karen Weissberg     
Gift Certificate at Simmers Vietnamese Restaurant             Nan Halberg      
Necklace donated by Karen Rocco                                           Patty Shribbs
Print donated by Lynda McGuire                                               Rita Schaulat
Play bridge with Barbara Simon                                                Debby McLaughlin
Bottle of Girad wine donated by Rita Schaulat                       Jan Lee
Necklace donated by Karen Rocco                                           Jan Lee
Gourd donated by Jan Lee                                                          John Shribbs
Two Gift Certificates donated by O’Sushi Restaurant            Susan Crowell (both)
Necklace donated by Karen Rocco                                            Lynda McGuire

Play bridge with Wayne Kaneko                                                 Jan Lee
Haircut by Ann Rader                                                                   Jan Lee
Passalaqua Winery – Tasting for 4 & Bottle of wine              Winner from Bridge Gallery
Women’s Cruiser donated by Karen Rocco                              Patty Shribbs

Old rule, New rule?

Did you know you must use an Alert Card even for announcements?  This is from the ACBL website under definitions:

ANNOUNCEMENT.  Part of the ACBL’s Alert procedure. An Announcement is
one word or a short phrase that tells the opponents directly the meaning of
partner’s call.  When bidding boxes are used, the “Alert” strip is tapped also.
For example,  after a natural 1NT opening bid, the partner of the bidder will
say aloud, “15 to 17.”
PBC WILL BE ENFORCING THIS OLD/NEW RULE

O’Briens Rock!

Congratulations Frances and Jim for your 72% game last Saturday

Cowboy Confetti Salad

Cowboy Confetti
2 cans shoepeg corn (yup, shoepeg)
2 cans black beans
1 can white beans
2 large tomatoes diced
2 avocados diced
1 bunch cilantro chopped (minced)
1 red onion minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup balsamic vinegar
Serve with tortilla chips or as side salad
* Drain the canned ingredients and rinse. Mix the other ingredients and enjoy
Recipe from: Patty Shribbs

May 20th Unit Game

Yesterday was a spectacular day for PBC.  We had our first ever Unit Game. I love firsts because we can make mistakes, and no one judges. Well I must brag  though ……… I don’t think we had any goofs.  Cecelia was on top of her game as our Director.  She ran a smooth game. We had nine full tables. But the food, OMG!  Our players put on quite a spread. Three kinds of sandwiches, from tuna to chicken and ham to curry chicken salad. The salads included, Cowboy Confetti salad (recipe to follow), mac and cheese salad (Patsy, I want that recipes), Cecelia’s Cole slaw, yummy and more.  There were appetizers of cheese and crackers, meat balls (loved the BBQ sauce) and other delicious foods. Desserts were also good, but I have to say, those mini chocolate brownies drizzled in fresh raspberries have me still on a cloud.
So ok, it was not a goof but one of the coffee pots expired before we could get any coffee. But if that’s the worst that happened I am a happy camper.  For yesterday’s game results on line go to: www.petalumabridgeclub.com then click ‘here’ under the game results tab and then click ‘go’ under month and year. This is where you see that Chuck and Patsy came in first for C’s E/W. You guys did well! Lynn Blumenthal and Shelly Dunietz came in first N/S and Bob Klein and Sara Rothmuller came in first E/W. Our view overlooked the patio and lake but wow, we also witnessed a mother goose and her eggs. So precious.
PBC is looking forward to another event coming up in June.  The Longest Day is June 21st and we will rally for this benefit to support Alzheimer’s research.  We have been getting donations for the raffles and silent auction. Stay tuned for more information soon.

What’s Coming to PBC?

MAY 10 and 12:  STaC week – This is a SILVER points event             $10
MAY 20:  Sunday Unit GameExtra black points, Lunch served      $10

JUNE 2:  PBC closed – The Community Center is closed for a special event   
JUNE 7:    NAP (North American Pairs) – almost double RED/BLACK points event    $9
JUNE 16:  NAP (North American Pairs) – almost double RED/BLACK points event    $9
JUNE 21:  The Longest Day charity event for Alzheimer’s research (more info to follow)    $10
JUNE 28:  NAP (North American Pairs) – almost double RED/BLACK points event    $9
JUNE 30:  NAP (North American Pairs) – almost double RED/BLACK points event    $9

JULY AND AUGUST:  NAP continues (TBA)