There will be a special game at the Leonard Helman Bridge Center on Sunday, June 9. This will be a fundraiser for Steve Pattelena and his family. Steve is Ralph and Barbara’s son who was badly injured in an automotive accident last year. You may have seen the recent front page article in the New Mexican or received an email about Steve and the amazing progress he has made after the accident.
The unit will be holding this special game which will begin with a Potluck lunch. Bring whatever strikes your fancy. It will be a Team Game since we know many from Santa Fe were planning to go to Los Alamos for the Exchange Game. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team; there will be a side pairs game also. Extra points will be awarded. Cost will be $12; lunch at 12 noon; game at approximately 1pm. Every effort will be made to have equity in these games; either handicapped or separate NLM section. This is dependent upon players who show up.
Please, please come out for this fun afternoon. Sign up on white board to assist planning of this event.
The Swiss Team Game scheduled for June 9th in Los Alamos has been cancelled.
The last Mentor/Mentee game of the year is Sunday, June 2 at 1:00. This will be a TEAM game. Please list your team or pair members ( if you need another pair) on the N/W board. I hope you have enjoyed the year! Thank you for participating! Carolyn
The recent Santa Fe Sectional was a great success. Many, many thanks to all involved. Donna Jacobi, Gary Lowenthal, Ann Moon, Bennett Hirsch, Carolyn Anderson – Board members in town who shouldered all. Gary’s daughter caddied Friday and Sunday and she and his wife Susan set up the Sunday lunch. Ann Moon with Richard Leonardon’s assistance ably managed the Partnership desk after Ken Harris was out of town because of Jenny’s father’s recent death. Thanks to standby partners Donna, Ann, Adele, Richard. I think they all played – sometimes at 2 tables in the same event. If being in front wasn’t enough for Ann, she and Carolyn Anderson managed the snack table throughout the Tournament. They had great assistance from Marcia Berridge, Margarete Lopez, Richard Leonardon as well as others. The food was outstanding as always – Kathy, Susy, Richard, Trudy, Elinor, Maragarete, Dottie; cookies, apricot bars, smoked mackerel, etc., etc. I don’t know who brought all but thank you, thank you for such manna. Also thank you to those who gave financially. Of course then the “MOVERS”, lead by Helen Newton and her truck got everything from Thomas to Richards and back to Thomas in record time. I hope no one is suffering from a bad back today; because Gary and Neil were cracking the proverbial whip. Carolyn had a few minor comments . The club was back in order by 5:30 last night due to this amazing crew. Cleanup at the college was accomplished by whirling dervishes – Alix, Sue, Dirk, Peggy Moran hefting chairs, the Mchaffies’ recycling everything. Everywhere I looked, a loyal club member was assisting in pickup, put up, clean up.
HUGE THANKS TO ALL – and to anyone I failed to mention specifically – mea culpa – your support was enthusiastically appreciated.
Oh – by the by – I think 212 players out of 236 won masterpoints. Now that is an accomplishment. Congratulations to all of you.