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Springfield Duplicate Bridge Club

Celebrates 24th Anniversary

January 26, 2023 

SITTING: Evelyn Smallwood, Julia Rinehardt STANDING: Diana Green, Marcia Demos, Daisy Carew-Clarke, Edwin Ward II, Liam Samples, Marion Mercer, Mary Luter, James McKeown, Janice McBean, Sandra Surita, Dolores Watson, Sharon Fox, Lynda Straker, Eliza Brann

Metropolitan Bridge Unit, Inc.

Annual Membership Meeting

January 21, 2023 

MBU Executive Board 

Patricia Jackson Thomas (Sectional Representative), Lois Wright (Points Coordinator), Marcia Demos (President), Raye Liverpool (Treasurer), Charles Guest (Vice President), Sharon Fox (Financial Secretary), Janice McBean Secretary

 Past President Lynda Straker (2018-2022), Springfield Club President Marion Mercer and President Marcia Demos (2023-2024)

DBC of Mount Vernon

Making TRICKS. Getting TREATS. Having FUN.

October 31, 2022 

Congratulations to Marcia and John Demos who celebrated 45th wedding anniversary today.  

President Charles Guest

Secretary Rita Thompson

Treasurer Viola Porter

Lynda Straker and Janice McBean

Parvez Mehta and Joan Maier

Jean DeVeaux

Sports Fans Ann and Harvey Brandwein

Nathalie McFarlane

Yvonne Ebea

Gloria Hobbs

Alfred Knight

Dolores "Cookie" Thompson

Bill Wood

Charlotte Roberson

Elinor Williams

Elmond Harley

Alicia Mapp

Terry-Arlene Marshall

Patricia Williams

LaChonne DeVeaux

Marcella Shelton

Ruth Shuler

Willie Fuchs

Delius Wilson

Mild-Mannered Reporter Tom Daly

Superman aka Tom Daly

Thank you, Director John Demos

Jet Setters

Celebrate 34 Years

May 10, 2022 

DBC of Mount Vernon

Welcome Back to the Tables

April 18, 2022 

Cosmopolitan DBC

Welcome Back Bridge Players

2021 Face-to-Face Bridge 

Brooklynites DBC- 2021

Happy birthday to Yvonne Ebea, president of the Jet Setter Duplicate Bridge Club. 

At the MBU October 26, 2019 quarterly membership meeting, MBU President Lynda Straker swore in Patricia Jackson as Cosmopolitan DBC's new president and Steven Bond as the club's new vice president. Congratulations, Patricia and Steven.    

Community Bridge Home President Ruth Shuler welcomed Barbara Hurt, Steven Bond and Victoria Williams to the Community Bridge Home Executive Board.

Cosmopolitan DBC UNCF and President's Pairs Games

October 16, 2019

Before the games, players relaxed while also enjoying a light continental breakfast.  Cosmo also celebrated two birthdays.  Happy birthday to Steven Bond and Harvey Stone.

In Loving Memory of 

George Edward Hudson, Jr.

1940 - 2019

George Hudson, valued teacher, mentor and friend

George and Cheryll Jones

Cosmo celebrated six birthdays at the September 11, 2019 "BAM" Team-of-Four Game.  Happy birthday to "Divas" Edna Moses, Patricia Jackson and Paula Joseph (pictured) and "Gents of Leisure" Ronald Prester, Philippe Gerdes and Fitz Fraser.  

Players pause for a photo during Astro/Springfield "B" week game on September 5, 2019.

The Jetsetters:  Happy 95th birthday to I. Calvin Morris.  

The "Over 90 Crew" join Calvin Morris for a photo at his birthday celebration.  

One June 21, 2019, "The Longest Day," the Metropolitan Bridge Unit supported the Alzheimer Association

MBU President Lynda Straker

MBU Secretary Janice McBean

Patricia Jackson

Pearl Bostic

MBU Past President George Hudson

Bernice Williams

MBU Past President Cheryll Jones

Chris Baxter and Donna Woo

Cosmopolitan DBC

Under 600 Game

June 12, 2019

Thank you to MBU Past President George Hudson for providing a bridge lesson before the game. 

Dorene Christmas and Elmond Harley discuss their convention cards prior to the game. 

Paula Joseph and Mary Sheppard discuss their convention cards prior to the game. 

MBU President Lynda Straker awards Elmond Harley  a Certificate for completing Beginner's Bridge.

Cosmo also celebrated five birthdays at the game.  Happy birthday to Ruth Shuler, George Hudson, Cheryll Jones, Joan Barash and Jose Ramos. 

Jet Setters Celebrate

31st Anniversary at 

May 14, 2019 "C" Game


Atlantic City, New Jersey

March 30-April 5

 Eastern Section Co-hosts Spring National

 Directors Workshop

Directors Workshop

 Eastern Section VP Gladys Smith, Marion Mercer and Annetta Wallace

   MBU's Patricia Jackson wins         1st Place Masters Award.                  Congratulations!

 Lois Wright, Patricia Jackson and Dianne Edgerton-Norman

 ABA Board and award winners

Pat Jackson with partner Lemuel Copeland and friends 

Lorraine Hinds and Bill Wood from the DBC of Mt. Vernon

 Philadelphia Bridge Unit President Gail Chandler-Myers and Eastern Section VP Gladys Smith

Dolores Watson, Eastern Section Secretary Rita Thompson and Annetta Wallace

Barbara Davis, Betty Sherrill and Marion Mercer

Dolores Thompson, Lorraine Hinds, Jean DeVeaux and Rita Thompson from the DBC of Mt. Vernon

Annetta Wallace and ABA Director Gloria Lee Ray

Masters Award winner Pat Jackson with mentor George Hudson and friends

Bridge Home Benefit Game 

March 16, 2019

 Nonagenarians Calvin Morris (Black Diamond) and Rupert Mitchell (Silver Diamond) pause for a photo with Calvin's daughter.  Sadly, Rupert passed away the following day.  

 Bridge players evaluate their hands and bid.

 Playing a congenial game of duplicate bridge.  

Cherry Blossom Tournament

Silver Springs, Maryland

March 1-3, 2019

 Jet Setters celebrate birthdays at their February 26, 2019 bridge game.   Happy birthday to Fannie Smith, Geraldine Granger, Viola Waterman, Harry Gaines and Beverly Session-Kelly.

 Jet Setters celebrate birthdays at their March 19, 2019 bridge game.   Happy birthday to Minnie Hagans, Joan Handy and Traci Stukes.  

 Cosmos celebrate birthdays at their March 20, 2019 bridge game.   Happy birthday to Therese Hamilton, William Russell and Barbara Wingate. 

"AAA" Awards Brunch

December 12, 2018


Brooklynites Duplicate Bridge Club

Mentor-Mentee Day

Bayview Hosts Pre-Thanksgiving Day Feast and Bridge Game

November 12, 2018

Globetrotting MBUers Bernice Williams, Minnie Hagans, Alice Butler and E. Frances Reid visit Dubai for a little R&R 

Five students from Triangle DBC were awarded certificates for completing beginning bridge based on the Audrey Grant series. Pictured are Brenda Smith, Easter Lawrence,

Theodora Hartman, Dorothy Hamilton, Minnie Goka, Paula Harris and Lynda Straker. 

Annetta Wallace, new player Paula Joseph from Cosmo DBC , MBU President Lynda Straker and Ruth Shuler. 
Cosmo celebrated Halloween in style at their October 31st club game. Patricia Jackson, Paula Joseph, Helen Williams and Lois Wright are ready to begin the game. 
"Trick or treat"?
Let's play bridge! 

Cosmos celebrated birthdays of Steven Bond and Harvey Stone at the October 17, 2018 Two-Session Game Day.  Happy birthday, gentlemen!  

On October 9, 2018 the Jet Setters celebrated Victoria Williams' birthday.  Happy birthday, Victoria! 
Bridge players at the Mt. Vernon DBC pause for a photo during a recent bridge lesson.  Thank you Parvez Mehta for providing lessons prior to each regular club game.  
Family enjoying bridge at the September 20, 2018 Twilight Club Game. Clockwise from left: Mercedes Mann, Mary Sheppard, Cynthia Stroy, Elaine McCray and Pearl Bostic.
Cosmos celebrated four birthdays at the September 12, 2018 "BAM" Team Game. Happy birthday to Patricia Jackson, Philippe Gerdes and Edna Moses.    
Cosmos wish Ronald Prester a happy birthday. 
Julia Rhinehardt and Marion Mercer share a photo at the Astros and Springfield "B Week Games" finale on September 6, 2018.  

The Jet Setters celebrated a birthday with a special player at their August 14, 2018 game. Happy birthday, Calvin Morris!

Chester Plummer Tournament

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 25, 2018

MBU President Lynda Straker swore in Valerie Brooks as Bayview’s new president and celebrated the years of service by outgoing President Pat Thomas on July 23, 2018.

Congratulations and good luck, Valerie.

The Jet Setters Duplicate Bridge Club celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Congratulations, Jet Setters.  

Gloria Hobbs, a member of the Mount Vernon Duplicate Bridge Club, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Ithaca College at the college’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony. View a video of the presentation on YouTube.  Honorary degree recipient awards begin at 49:39 minutes.

Congratulations, Gloria, on your receipt of the Doctor of Letters degree.  It is a much deserved honor. 

Annetta Wallace and Lois Wright are all smiles at the Cosmos July 18, 2018 game where their birthdays were celebrated.  Happbirthday, ladies! 

June 27, 2018 Cosmos "C" Game

MBU Past President Cheryll Jones with birthday celebrants Ruth Shuler, George Hudson and Julius Fields 

MBU President Lynda Straker addresses players before game