Secretary & Treasure
Happy Belated New Year to each and every one
My husband and
I have been under the weather with the flu
epidemic and have not felt like doing very
much. Although we were bed-ridden on
Christmas and New Year’s day, we are
thankful to God to be back to ourselves with
The Western Section made it through 2017 and hosted two tournaments in Reno and Las Vegas. Kudos to the leaders and all the staff that made this happen!
By: Gloria Parker
Not one, but two magnificent parties were held, during a week-long celebration to honor centenarian, Verna Lewis, born in Livingston, Texas, August 31, 1917.
The first party, hosted by the Sacramento Diamonds Duplicate Bridge Club (SDDBC) August 29, at the wonderful Plates Restaurant, held a special meaning. It was a duel celebration to honor Verna’s one-hundredth birthday, and her role as one of the founders of the SDDBC.
beautiful are the definitive words to
describe the wedding of Margaret Ware
(Western Section VP) and Hector McNair on
August 5, 2017, at New Home Missionary
Baptist Church in Sacramento CA. A
large gathering of family and friends from
both sides were there to witness this
extraordinary union. It was a religious
joining, between two friends of many years.
However, in recent months, the long
friendship turned to love, resulting in a
pledge to spend the remainder of their lives
A large gathering of family and friends from both sides were there to witness this extraordinary union. It was a religious joining, between two friends of many years. However, in recent months, the long friendship turned to love, resulting in a pledge to spend the remainder of their lives together.
This has been a busy time for the Western Section with two tournaments behind us and the rapidly approaching Fall Tournament ahead. However, before turning our thoughts to other pressing matters and the Fall Tournament in November, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the membership for your support, especially during the 2016 Western Section Tournament in Las Vegas Nevada and the 2017 American Bridge Association Tournament in Reno Nevada.
In addition to a much delayed thank you to the members who worked so diligently during both tournaments, this message (in part) is also an update for the Western Section members who were unable to attend the tournaments..
ELECTION OF ABA NATIONAL OFFICERSs Western Section...attached is the form to show intent to run for office in the Western Section. Please click on the file linked below and follow instructions to submit to Doris Ayers, Election Comm. Chairperson
This is an election year for all National ABA Officers to begin duties in January of 2018. Nominations will be made at the Spring National Tournament in Reno, Nevada with votes counted at the Summer National tournament in Lombard, Illinois.
Mr. James Pruitt has been appointed as the National Elections Chairperson and will be responsible for all aspects of the election. Guidelines will be published in the near future.
|ABA #||Fname||Lname||City||State||New Level|
|15280||Bette||LaCombe||Las Vegas||NV||Master||Life Master|
|15904||Phyllis||Harris||Sun City||AZ||Master||Life Master|
|14690||Vennie||Liddell||Los Angeles||CA||Master||Life Master|
|14097||Marcella||Bellow||Sacramento||CA||Life Master||Sr Life Master|
|05689||Sarah||McKinney||Pasadena||CA||Sr Life Master||Ruby|
|11569||Helen||Scott||Sacramento||CA||Sr Life Master||Ruby|
|14729||Stephanie||Young||Los Angeles||CA||Diamond||Silver Diamond|
|09493||James||Lee||Las Vegas||NV||Silver Diamond||Gold Diamond|
|05629||Bill||Sides||Los Angeles||CA||Platinum Diamond||Black Diamond|