This is the time of year many of us support deserving organizations by making charitable contributions. We hope you will consider the following activities sponsored by our Unit when making your tax-deductible contributions:
Unit 503 Education Fund
The Unit 503 Education Fund is used by our unit to promote bridge, to educate the young in our favorite game, for community outreach and to provide our members with world class speakers and other continuing education programs.
Since its founding in 2007 our fund has been used to provide over 75 free lectures, purchase books, pamphlets, etc., for our very active Library (700 + volumes), and other educational activities.
Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
Silicon Valley Youth Bridge is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which provides free after school programs to teach 4th through 8th grade children to play bridge.
The program's mission is to promote academic excellence in the areas of math, critical thinking and logic, to foster positive social interactions and teamwork, and to provide an opportunity for a lifetime of learning, enjoyment and community by inspiring the next generation of bridge players.
Ring in the New Year at the IFES Hall next to the Bridge Center. Admission includes steak and shrimp dinner, dancing and more. Info
All-you-can-eat Crab Cioppino Dinner featuring crab cioppino or fresh crab, salad and garlic bread. Info and tickets.
Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
♥ Education News
2014 Teacher of the Year
Our Unit has incredible teachers. You can reward them by nominating them for the ABTA Teacher of the Year Award.
Marty Bergen is offering substantial discounts on many of his books and CDs until December 31st. Go to his website to learn more.
High Card Hunter. BridgeWinners has a new game to help you quickly count High Card Points. You can also play the Counting Game to quikly recognize distributions.
Free Lectures (Tuesday mornings). The start time is now 9:30 AM, not 9:45 AM. Our series is held on selected Tuesday mornings. Want to be notified before each lecture? Have friends who would like notification, too? Signup for our email notification. Schedule and info.
♦ Unit News
Nominees requested for the Unit Service Award and the Unit Sportsmanship Award. Submit nominees.
Election Results. Congrations to Leslie Altick, James Harris, Kevin O'Leary and Jody Williams who were elected to our board of directors for 2014.
♠ Special Games
Holiday Party. We will hold our annual Holiday Party on Sunday December 15, at 1 PM at the Bridge Center. The winners of the Service and Sportsmanship trophies will be announced, followed by a stratified Open and 199'er game. A dinner catered by Ming's restaurant will follow the game. Info and Signup.
Monthly Unit Game. We hold a Unit Game monthly at 1 PM on a Sunday afternoon. Games usually feature both Open and 199'er sections and may be Pairs or Teams. Info and Signup.
♣ Club News
Tuesday Afternoon. Has added a new section for players with fewer than 99 masterpoints. The game starts at 11:30 AM, a half hour before the open game.
Wednesday Night. The Doubleton Club has their own 'blog' providing information about upcoming games, high scores for the month and the ability to sign up for games.
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