Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
Northwest Indiana Newsletter
PRO-AM WINNERS AT THE SOUTH BEND CLUB
Congratulations to the winners (pictured left to right: Guy Morrical, Tom Rossow, Ted Mullett and Cappy Gagnon) of another successful Pro-Am Swiss Team Event in South Bend. There were 12 teams in attendance enjoying a Saturday afternoon (a new time) with hot dogs & extras provided by the Chef, Bill Searcy, & the Hostess Committee.
Tom Hebron, South Bend's resident woodworker, artist and handyman extraordinaire, has created a sea of beautifully crafted tables. He transformed ordinary card tables into works of art. In future issues we will highlight some of the seventeen tables, describing the different woods Tom used to create one-of-a-kind tables. He also attached bidding box holders which are on the outside of the table allowing for more room on the top. Stop by the South Bend Club and look around their playing area to see his handiwork on display.
CONNIE BORLAND, FORT WAYNE
Connie passed away on August 8 sitting in her favorite chair scheming how to find that darn missing queen. Now she is in a position where she can look down at all the hands and will make all the right decisions.
Connie loved the game of bridge, but hated all those computer-dealt hands that were designed to specifically make her life miserable, unless she won. Then it was a different story!
Fort Wayne will miss Connie. She was a good conversationalist, a solid partner, and a friend to partner and opponent alike. She always had a quick retort for those of us who deserved it and a kind word for those of us who needed it. Thank you, Connie, for being part of our lives.
A FRIEND THAT WILL BE MISSED
SOUTH BEND AWARDS LEE BOSER THE PRESIDENT'S SERVICE AWARD
Lee Boser has served as South Bend's Purchasing Agent and as a director for many years. He was awarded the President's Service Award at their Annual Meeting on 9/11 with his name inscribed on a plaque. Also known as a man with a sweet tooth, Lee was delighted to receive a pecan pie from Rise & Roll. Lee is known for his friendliness to all and great sense of humor.
GOODWILL RECIPIENT CHOSEN
(right in photo) from Munster was presented with the District 8 Northern Indiana Unit 154 Goodwill Pin on Saturday, August 5, at the South Bend Sectional.
The president of the unit, Kim Grant (left), is allowed to choose one person from the unit who is helpful, thoughtful, shows good manners at the table and someone who takes an active role in promoting bridge. Barbara does that and so much more by exhibiting a positive experience for everyone!
Barbara is a retired Indiana school teacher, a traveler to many places abroad and a person of demonstrated intellect. Her bridge activities and achievements include being a bridge teacher, a club director and a club owner where she started the very popular team game day that continues to this very day in Gary. She puts on parties for the players at the Community Bridge Club who achieve high ACBL status, and instituted a highly successful Saturday 99er game. She is a Ruby Life Master, a sectional tournament chairman and an accomplished writer and editor of a twice-weekly bridge newsletter in Northwest Indiana, as well as submitting weekly and monthly bridge reports to be published in the local newspaper.