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Duplicate Bridge Club celebrates two years, hosts annual meeting

February 22, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - On Jan. 13, the Saranac Village at Will Rogers Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated its second anniversary and held an annual meeting and luncheon with 22 people in attendance.

The duplicate bridge club was started by Howard Hoffman, a former member of the American Contract Bridge League Board of Governors (and appointed member of the National Good Will Committee) after he and his wife Bertha moved into Saranac Village at Will Rogers' senior living community in 2009.

A sanction was obtained for the club so players can earn master points for the games played. Howard serves as club manager and game director, assisted by Linda Hagar. This past year, the bridge club averaged more than four tables each week with a total of 80 different people participating. A benefit game was held during the year which raised funds for the Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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The Saranac Village at Will Rogers Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated its second anniversary and held its annual meeting Jan. 13.
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At the annual meeting, players' accomplishments throughout the year were celebrated. Many players earned enough master points to be promoted to a new level of achievement.

The following Junior Masters were recognized, for those players earning five or more master points during the year: Elizabeth Brown, Rocky Buck, Carol Burger, Alfred Engel, Eleanor Engel, Lenny Golay, Carol Jackman, Jim Knecht, Nancy Lenney, Roxanne McCarty, Griffin McClellan, Henrietta Trapp and Sally Warner. The following became Club Masters for earning twenty or more master points during the year: Jim Brophy, Linda Hagar, Gary Haggart, Bette Johns, Debbie Kanze, Art Niederbuhl and John Niederbuhl. Howard Hoffman became a Sectional Master for earning 50 or more master points in the year.

All bridge players are invited to join the games which start at 1 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call Debbie Kanze at 518-891-7117.



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