Bridge with Patty is
teaming up with ACBL, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Family Life
Center to fight Alzheimer’s! June
21st we’ll be playing bridge at the Family Life
Center from 5:30 a.m.
to 8:30 p.m. Door Prizes, Food, Fun, Contests and Bridge, Bridge,
Bridge. Come for an hour or stay all day! Suggested donation is
$20.00. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. If you
are interested in donating a door prize, bringing food or just helping out
please e-mail Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Held on June 21, 2013, The Longest Day is a
sunrise-to-sunset team event honoring the strength, passion and endurance of
those facing Alzheimer’s disease. You and your teammates will complete
approximately 16 hours of activity to raise awareness and funds for the care,
support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Learn Bridge in A Day?™ is being held in Atlanta during the NABC at the Hyatt Regency
on Tuesday, July 30th from 5:30 to 9:00. A second session will be offered Sunday,
August 4th from 1:00 to 6:00.
The cost to attend is $20.00.
Free parking, refreshments and class material are included in the price.
Plans are to reach out to the
25 to 35 year-old crowd, colleges and school teachers as well as the general
public. We need volunteers to help
compile a list of e-mail addresses for our area school teachers, contacts
within colleges to help advertise to the students, our membership to talk to
their friends, children and grandchildren and helpers at the tables. Door prizes and give-a-aways are always
nice. If you would like to volunteer to
help, please contact Patty Tucker by Email at email@example.com or by phone at
The Duplicate Bridge
Association of Atlanta will be starting to publish a newsletter to all
members. This newsletter will be
published on line (this website) and forwarded to all members directly if they
provide their preferred e-mail address to us.
Send request for this newsletter to Mary Ann Oakley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Begun in 1978, the DBAA, a
non-profit organization, works in association with and under the direction of
Georgia State Unit 114. Under objectives stated in our by-laws, DBAA hosts
sectional tournaments every year in the geographic area which includes the
counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb, Cherokee &
Forsyth. The DBAA’s portion of that
money raised by those tournaments returns to our area by promoting duplicate
bridge programs either through area clubs or directly by our sponsored
events. The DBAA is composed entirely of
MENTORING PROGRAMS - DBAA
has funds available for proposals to assist clubs with a program to mentor
MARKETING AND LEARN BRIDGE PROGRAMS
– DBAA has provided funds to requesting clubs for programs such as Mini-Bridge
and Easy Bridge to teach new students the game of
FREE PLAY COUPONS
- Beginning Jan, 2003, Free Play Coupons were given to all clubs in the DBAA
area for each student who completes a sanctioned course in beginning
bridge. The directors are reimbursed by
DBAA when new students use these coupons.
A SPONSOR OF ATLANTA JUNIOR BRIDGE
TROPHY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
FOR UNIT 114 were revived and reestablished by
the Unit at the suggestion of the DBAA.
“SOCIAL BRIDGE GAME”
- at the Summer Regional held in Atlanta 2004 and 2006, the DBAA provided
funding for a proposal submitted by Patty Tucker and Sam Marks for hosting an
“Introduction to Duplicate
Bridge for Social Bridge
Players”. The program was featured in
the November 2004 issue of the Bridge Bulletin.
- Every year DBAA sponsors such games as,
Change of Rank - honoring players
who have achieved a new ranking during the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas
DBAA Wednesday Night – DBAA hosts a
stratified open game at the Atlanta
Center. This game has been held at the ADBC for the
last 25 years.
– in 2003 DBAA hosted a program to raise funds for the summer 2005 North
American Championships Organizing Committee.
DBAA welcomes all ideas and
participation by bridge players in the Atlanta
metropolitan area. Submit ideas or volunteer your time by contacting officers
or Board Members shown in the “Governance” section of this website.
If you need a partner or are getting
back to the game after a number of years, the DBAA can assist you. Contact: Jack Feagin – (404) 966-8469 or Jfeagin2@bellsouth.net