2024 Annual Meeting - FEBRUARY 17

The Annual Meeting is such a pleasure to attend!  We start with a pizza lunch at 11:30, hold the meeting, then followed by the regular 1:00 Open Game.

YOUR ANNUAL DUES MUST BE PAID TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ($25)

The agenda includes

♦️ Election of the 2024 Board

Nominated Slate

  • President:  Sherry Scoggins
  • 1st Vice President:  Jim Ochsner
  • 2nd Vice President:  Bobbie Moutz
  • Treasurer:  Bill Churchman
  • Secretary:  Penny Dougherty
  • Past President:  Ronnie Martin

♦️ Financial review of the club

♦️ Topics of interest

 

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE MEETING:

Complete a Proxy.  Blank Proxies are in a clear plastic case on the wall by the Directors desk.  Or print the below and bring it to the club and give it to a Game Director.

 

January 2024 Mentor Mentee Winner

Founding President Nelson Brown

A few of Nelson's thoughts 25 years after the semi-official start of CLBC:

"We have a great community that still thrives in large part due to the small and large volunteer efforts that work so well.  

From the beginning it was all about our volunteers.  Rachel Johnston sent her housekeeper once a month to clean the building and celebrated each holdiay with decorations. Directors were volunteers. Growing through the purchase of the building, volunteers did most of the maintenance including roof repairs, toilet stoppages, tree planting and cleaning. Keeping us spoiled are members who do the shopping for snacks, drinks and bridge supplies.  Our sense of community is sustained by volunteers who manage an array of regular social events celebrating holidays, special programs and rank advancements. As a thriving center for bridge, we modernized along the way with members installing hardware and software that are state-of-the-art. Through it all, introducing new players with successful teaching and special programs including Mentor/Mentee games and monthly 'Breakfast, Bridge and a Lesson'.

Most of the time, members were not asked...they just jumped in and got the jobs done.

And many thanks for members who served on the Board and managed as President.

Choose Houston...OUR Virtual Club!

YES!  We still do have a few Virtual Club games for CHOOSE HOUSTON!  Mainly we offer Evening Games and Mentor Games. These games are hosted by Bridge Club of Houston.  

The ACBL has relaxed the rules of participation so ANYONE can play...invite your out-of-town friends and family!

For our Future Life Masters, we have a game EVERY Tuesday afternoon for those with fewer than 50 Masterpoints.  And on SECOND SATURDAYS we offer a morning game for those with fewer than 20 Masterpoints.  You will need an ACBL # linked to your BBO Account to participate in the games.

Choose Houston vClub Schedule  

Virtual Club Games 

           BBO: "CHOOSE HOUSTON!" 

Open Games Pairs

 

    Evenings                                                                

           Tues, Thurs, & Sat                                           7:00 PM                 

 

Mentor Games

            1st & 3rd Mondays                                          7:00 PM 

                 

Special Games for Future Life Masters (FLM)

      0-50 CHOOSE HOUSTON FLM Game.  

              Assisted play Tuesdays at 3:05 PM

              Assisted play Second Saturdays at 9:00 AM

 

 

 

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CLUB GAMES & EVENTS

In Person Games 

REGULAR GAMES

Open Pairs

  • M/T/W/F           10:00 AM
  • Thursday            1:00 PM
  • Saturday            1:00 PM

Open Teams 

  • Sunday                1:00 PM

749er Pairs

  • Tues                    10:00 AM
  • Thurs                     1:00PM

299er Pairs

  • Monday                2:00 PM

199er Pairs

  • Wednesday          2:00 PM

♣️♣️♣️

SPECIAL GAMES

 

 

Eight is Enough 

Sunday Teams 

When:  Sunday, Feb 11th

               1:00

                  (see game setup below)

 

                                                                                                         ♦️♦️♦️

 

Mentor Mentee Game 

When:    Feb 21st

               1:30 PM Lunch

               2:10 PM GAME

 

RESERVATIONS 

REQUIRED 

for Game and Lunch  

Sign up at club

 

                                                                   ♦️♦️♦️

 

 

 

Bridge Lab

Supervised Practice 

When:  TUES & SUN

             2:00 - 5:00

             THURSDAY

             9:00 - 12:00

 

            

 

F2F Play Requirements - UPDATE

Effective May 8, 2023, CLBC will no longer require Covid Vaccination as a condition for in-person play.  We are making this change in alignment with the ACBL policy.  

THAT SAID, we implore our Members who are ill, running a fever or otherwise "under the weather" to stay away from the club until they are symptom free. None of us want to be exposed to colds, flu or other communicable conditions...please be considerate of others!

8 is Enough Team Game…great for Mentee/Mentors!

  

Eight is Enough Team Game!

 Get your Teams together using the below format

 

All players are assigned a number 1, 2, or 3 depending on their masterpoint level:

 

Level 1  

       Players with less than 750 mps

Level 2  

       Players with 750 to 2000 mps

Level 3  

       Players with over 2000 mps

  • No team can have more than 8 points for members on their team.
  • If two players are designated as ‘3,’ both of their teammates would have to be designated a ‘1’ to keep the total below eight.
  • A '1' and a '3' could play with two '2s'.
  • Or four players who are all ‘2’ could be on the same team.
  • It's okay for a team to total less than eight, but not more.

 

Happenings at the Club😁

Mentor-Mentee Games 

3rd Wed afternoon of each month

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