Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
District 8


On November 13, 21 pairs gathered in Champaign to compete for the right to represent District 8 and their Units in the Flight B North American Open Pairs competition in Kansas City in March 2017. At the end of the two-session competition and by a razor-thin margin, Unit 154's duo of Kimberly Grant and Gary Chaney finished first and will compete in Kansas City at the Spring NABC in March. Thank you to all the pairs that competed that day for the right to represent District 8.

Retirement did not slow her down. She kept busy traveling to all 52 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia and numerous European and South American countries. She has enjoyed many hobbies including needlepoint, cross stitch, reading, dancing, board games, spectator sports and, of course, bridge. She learned bridge when a classmate's acquaintance deemed it important for "ladies" to play bridge.
Mary is a Bronze Life Master.
Mary is now content to enjoy limited reading, DVD music, TV sportscasting (favorite teams: Bears, Bulls and Notre Dame), PGA Tournaments on TV, Fox News, Jeopardy and occasional Duplicate games at SBBC.
The South Bend Bridge Club is so proud that Mary wants to spend her time at the club with members whom she calls friends. And she has many!



What a privilege for the South Bend Bridge Club to honor Mary Powell on her 100th Birthday. The club presented her with a special cake and a card signed by all the members.
Mary brings many years of life experience to our bridge center. She was born on October 16, 1916 in Niles. She and her husband Ralph were married for 60 years until his death in 2001. Their union brought a son and a daughter, 3 grandsons and 2 great grandchildren to the family. She worked at the First National Bank in Niles and later retired from Kawneer Company as an Executive Secretary.