August 21, 2018

HELP WANTED: In years past, our Newsletter used to include interesting member bios. It was a great opportunity to get to know more about each other, and something we all looked forward to reading each month. We would welcome volunteers to pick up on these once more, from both the NLM and the Open side. Please contact Janie Matlaf at to volunteer or for details.

August Highlights

  • NAP QUALIFYING GAMES: August 27, 29 and 31.
  • SOCIAL BRIDGE: The final morning Social Bridge game will be held on August 23 at 9:00 AM.
  • ARK: A special charity game Friday, August 24 will benefit the San Juan Capistrano chapter of ARK, a volunteer organization that rescues abandoned animals.
  • SWISS TEAMS: August 26.
  • 0-50 BAROMETER GAME: August 29.
  • 99er BAROMETER GAME: August 31.


  • 0-1000 MP Bridge. Monday evenings at 6:30 PM. Contact Susan Bristol at or Trudi Hanscom at
  • LOW LEVEL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: By Alan & Debbie Gailfus, Tuesday, August 21st at 9:30 AM. Contact
  • EASYBRIDGE 2: Wednesday mornings at 9:00 AM. This is a Beginners class and game for 0-20 MP. Each class starts with a 30-minute lesson covering a different convention, followed by a game with hands that support the lesson. Contact Sharon Rippy at August 29 is a Barometer Game.
  • 2-OVER-1 MADE EASY: This eight-week series continues in August. Contact Robert Irani at or call (949) 493-7657
  • FOR NEW PLAYERS (0-99 MP): We have dispensed with the Friday morning lesson so that you can play more boards! One date remains this month - August 24: August 31 will be a Barometer Game.The game will still begin at 9 AM SHARP!  Just a $10 Card Fee for a great game with wonderful people and good snacks!  Contact Susan Bristol at or Trudi Hanscom at for more information. Lessons resume in September.

Coming in September...

  • MONDAY MORNINGS: Jane Dober teaches 2-over-1. Contact Jane at
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS: A new series starts September  25. Contact Marti Moss at
  • WEDNESDAY MORNINGS: A new series of EasyBridge 1 lessons starts September 26. Contact Sharon Rippy at
  • THURSDAY MORNINGS: Hal Binder teaches Defense in this six week course starting September 13.