Newsletter - 31 March 2016 

Day light saving finishes THIS WEEKEND, April 3. Please note that all night time sessions will be at 7.00pm.

Recent Results

Well done - Elizabeth Havas and Arjuna De Livera the winners of the Hugh Hudson Pairs.

Upcoming Events

Seniors Day - PLEASE NOTE the 10.00am START on Tuesday 5 April
Bridge & Lunch $27. For catering purposes please put your names on the notice board in the Barry Turner Room. Everybody is welcome. Come along and support this event.
Flowers for Seniors Day. We would like donations of flowers for Seniors Day. If members have fresh picked flowers could you bring them in by 1.30pm on April 4.

Canberra Bridge Club Daytime Seniors Pairs
Monday April 4 & 11.
The Seniors Pairs will be incorporated into the Red Section of the Monday daytime duplicate. Entry is for those pairs where both players are over 60 years old. The pair with the highest percentage over the two weeks will be declared the winner. No substitutes allowed. There is no need to enter and normal table money applies. Red Masterpoints are awarded.

Bridge for Brains - Friday 6th May 1.00pm
Once again the Canberra Bridge Club is supporting the Bridge for Brains Research Challenge for Neurological Research. The session will be the Normal Friday afternoon session and RED Masterpoints will be on offer as well as the usual CBC green points. Each player will also receive a hand commentary prepared by Ron Klinger. Normal table money fees apply, but players are encouraged to make a donation on the day, no matter how small, to this worthy cause.

New security alarm system

Please note that on late exit the code is now 9000. You have to turn the alarm on and if asked press OK.

Master the Basic Lessons

The next lesson is Wednesday April 6 at 9.15am it focuses on Declarer Play – Suit – Trumping Losers. To make a nice day out, stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.


Lesley and Kerry

President's Corner

Bulletin Number 13 – 31 March 2016

CBC, the Centre of Bridge in Canberra

Dear Members

This week I feature two members who have worked tirelessly for the club over many years. Firstly, we have Anne Baldwin, a long term member, former Committee Member, frequent kitchen worker on functions, who had a big input into the current kitchen when it was replaced some years ago, and singlehandedly built the cupboards in the Olive Lott room. Second on the list this week we have Keith Mitchell, a master craftsman, fixer of many broken things, major worker at our working bees and great with a chain saw. We thank both members for their time and dedication to making our club better and especially with the pruning of the Wattle tree.

With the upcoming Senior’s Day next week as the next big function in the club it is timely to restate the club’s alcohol position. The club has a Liquor Permit, not a Liquor Licence. There is a huge difference. We very much need to adhere to our permit requirements. We serve a limited amount of alcohol, with a maximum of two glasses per person and it is to be served into a glass. The permit does not allow for members to take a bottle from the serving table. Members wishing to consume more than two glasses of alcohol may of course bring their own. We do not want to go down the track of a Liquor Licence with the huge cost and the massive administration involved. I am nominated on the permit as the primary person who is responsible for compliance. I thank you for your understanding in this matter.

A note about bridge sessions, Director Calls and moving between rounds:

• If the Director has called the move, East/West should vacate their table, even if the next pair is not quite ready to move. This enables the next pair to start their round on time.

• When calling the Director, a raised hand will greatly assist identify which table is involved.

• When explaining the reason for a director call, please do not touch other players' cards, and one conversation at a time is extremely helpful.

• It would assist greatly if members could refrain from talking whilst announcements are being made.

It appears to have been a mistake on my part to have raised the matter about avoiding the “Gate Post” over the last two weeks. It has taken a real battering since and especially Saturday when an interloper swiped the whole side of his 4WD, from tyre to tyre, crushed the side step and both doors. It was a $5,000 mess. Please exercise real care when entering and leaving the car park. Note a large flexible wand was attached to the post this week. Hopefully that helps.

A number of members brought to my attention, an ACT Government Letter circulated recently to Deakin Business. The club now has a copy of it regarding potential parking restrictions in the public car park behind the club. The committee will consider the matter and will provide a formal response by the due date. Thank you to those members who raised the flag.

I would like to mention the Southern Cross Community Rewards Program again. Please ask if your friends, neighbours, family, doctor, dentist, just anybody who is a Member of Southern Cross Club can assign their Community Benefits to CBC. Please complete the form at the end of this newsletter, drop it into our office and we can manage the rest of the process. Any time that person spends money on food or drink and they swipe their card, 10% of that total comes to the club. If you have insufficient space for names, please fill in a Southern Cross Community Programme sheet (You can collect a form from the office). Name and Badge Number is all we require. If we raise enough money we might look at building a multi story car park. We should be able to raise several hundred per month from this program. Just get those people to eat and drink at the Southern Cross Club.

Happy Bridging