Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
District 8

Kim Grant & Rose Ferguson

At the FWDBA annual Christmas party Rose Ferguson was recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Mike and Annamarie Bonahoom Award for service to bridge in the Fort Wayne community. Rose has been an active member of the Fort Wayne bridge community for over 50 years. As a current Ruby Life Master, she has been a teacher of bridge for decades, a club director, and a member of the FWDBA Governing Board for many, many years where she served as secretary for over 20 years. Many current members of the Fort Wayne DBC got their start at duplicate bridge in one of Rose's classes. She and her most frequent partner, husband Don, were owners and managers of the Swindell DBC for numerous years. She and Don still play weekly at the Bridge Center. The Fort Wayne bridge community owes much to Rose and wish her and Don continued success at the table. Thank you, Rose.

ROSE FERGUSON AWARDED FOR SERVICE IN FORT WAYNE

SOUTH BEND---CELEBRATING DR. JIM

The fifth annual Jim Farner Day, held on January 5, 2018 at the South Bend Club, produced this year's winners - Elaine DeLaney & Chris Habegger with a whopping 66.67%. Dr. Jim Farner was a member of SBBC for many years, and, when he died, his family donated generously to our club. We have a plaque in his honor with the winners' names inscribed each year on display at the club. Jim Farner Day is held on his birthday each year. Chris & Elaine's names have been added on the special wall plaque given to the club by Dr. Jim's family.
Congratulations Elaine & Chris!

CELEBRATING ANOTHER SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

On October 16th, Mary Powell celebrated her 101st Birthday! Belatedly, on January 9th, the South Bend club honored her with a cake and many best wishes from our members. Not only did she attend the game that day, but she and her partner, Tim Carl, came in first overall in their strat. There's no stopping this formidable lady. We look forward to writing another celebratory article about her in 2019!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY.

CHARITABLE DONATION - $802.00
Alan Yngve, director of the Community Bridge Club, is presenting a check for $802.00 to Louise Neese, assistant director of the Calumet Township Trustee Shelter Unit. This represents the local charity fees given by the players at this facility. Money will be used for bedding, toys for children and other necessities, which are not supported by taxes, to be used by the homeless people.

NORTHWEST INDIANA HAS BIG HEARTS AND SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITIES

CHARITABLE DONATION - $505.00
Bridge players from various clubs have contributed $505.00 to the Far Horizons program at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. This program involves middle and high school students, who are an integral part of launching high-altitude balloon missions. Its goal is to bring real space exploration down to Earth and into the hands of students, volunteers and the public through mentoring, experimenting, designing, launching and exploring.

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