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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062

News Latest News Sunday, Nov 27th 2022

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Unit 550 Board of Directors 2023-2024 Election Results

The following members have been elected to the Unit 550 Board of Directors for 2023-2024:

  • Carol Avenmarg*
  • Leslie Davidson
  • Ken Gamble*
  • Josh Karter
  • Ken Llacera*
  • Ken Martin
  • Steve Smith*
  • John Wesolowski*

*Current board members reelected for a new two-year term

Three current board members continue on the board in the second year of their term:

  • David Harken
  • Robert Johnson
  • Lester Loops

As there were no other candidates, the slate of eight are elected by acclamation, as specified in Section 7.5(a) of Unit 550 Bylaws.

The Board recognizes and applauds Kris Smith who is an outgoing board member. Kris contributed ideas and keen observations which improved the board's projects and deliberations. Of particular note is her work in getting players paired up for the Pro-Am games.

Dolores Abrams Game & Holiday Party

On Saturday, December 3th at 10A, the SCBC Holiday Party begins with a lox & bagel & fabulous salad brunch, the Annual Meeting and socializing. The **Free** Dolores Abrams Memorial Game with extra points begins at 11A.

If there are enough players, there will be two sections: Open & 299er. Otherwise, the game will be stratified for two winning pairs.

Even if you don't play, you are welcome and encouraged to join us for brunch and a short Annual Meeting, where the agenda includes introducing the 2023-2024 Unit 550 Board of Directors, Unit 550 financials, and recognizing members who have had significant achievements in the past year.

If you need a partner, contact us at

All players and directors must be vaccinated. If this is your first return to the SCBC, please bring proof; which includes a vaccination card, a photo of same, or a screen shot of the relevant portion of your immunization record. Masks are optional.

Jeff Belden Obituary

Jeff definitely was one of the most congenial people at the bridge center. As a player, he exemplified the "Play Nice" philosophy. He is greatly missed by all of us.

Jeff's Obituary was published in the Sentinal on Sunday, November 13. Here is a link to the obit in the Sentinal and a PDF.

Improving Your Game Class on Mondays Through December 12th

The class started on November 7th with four full tables and now has expanded to five tables for the remainder of the class. Although there's no more room in this class, contact Nancy at to add your name to receive information on future classes.