Message from the Chairman

  1. After the January Committee meeting, Helen McCormac resigned from the committee on personal grounds. I would like to personally thank her for all her help, especially in setting up the Children’s Club here with Maire Reilly. This club is currently managed by Helen and Maire, help from Margaret Manson, Alison Ross, Jon Cowley and Ken Bramall.
  2. I was sorry to hear of two deaths of past members: Carole Beck, eldest daughter of former Club Treasurer Harold Whittles, and Betty Egan. Our sympathies go out to both families.
  3. All members are reminded that the the club has a no-smoking rule throughout the venue. This includes vaping and the use of other electronic cigarettes.
  4. Friday afternoon duplicates are here to help any member/bridge class student who could do with help from our member volunteers. Play is at a slower, more relaxed pace, and guidance & advice are given when requested. The cost is £3 per player as usual.
  5. Congratulations to Sheffield B and H teams on winning their divisions within the Yorkshire League.
  6. To remind you Sheffield Charity Bridge Day will take place at KINGFIELD HALL (off Psalter Lane) on Sunday 29th April. This is a teams-of-four event, with all proceeds being split equally between Weston Park and MacMillan. There is also a fundraising afternoon tea duplicate at SBC on Tuesday 17th April at 1.30pm for the same causes. Please see Fiona Sutherland for more details and enter via Fiona or on club noticeboard.
  7. We extend a warm welcome to nine newly-accepted members - Jim Burnett, Martin Fuller, Andy & Karen McDonald, Eric McLennon, Steven Montgomery, Michael Salt, Lucy Twyman and Michael Wosskow (a returning member).
  8. Have you signed up as a club session standby? We need you! Thanks if you already have.
  9. The Council finally felled the large tree outside the Club premises on Tuesday 13th March after a number of unsuccessful attempts.
  10. Just to remind you the club is run by an unpaid committee of volunteers and helpers who look after the interests of all members.
  11. I am compiling this note while there is a big snow shower outside. Enjoy Spring... when it arrives!


March 2018 - Graham Jepson

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