All 1:00PM Game are Silver Points week of July 16th – STaC

EXCEPTION:  Friday July 20 will be a Unit Game w/BIG POINTS
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Friday AM 299r Game is suspended for the summer

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GOULASH-GOULASH SUNDAY
Mick donating his directing skills
Thanks, Mick! BIG POINTS
799r & Open Sections, Club Championship
July 15, 1:00 PM
Come for Hungarian lunch and a game
Gypsy Costumes Encouraged
Mick is donating First Overall Prize: Dinner at Chef George Restaurant
If you’ve never played Goulash bridge, be prepared for a whole lot of fun and laughs!

Reservations for lunch a must:
hartin.bev@gmail.com
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NEW EVENING GAME:  Tuesdays starting July 3, 6:00 PM
49r and Open Sections
Special $5 rate for 0-49r players
These are Fund Raising Games and special thanks to
Mick for donating his directing skills to benefit the CVBF
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May 23, 2018

Dear Friends and Players,

Many of you have asked for current information on our new building.  I will keep this “News Item” updated and posted to our website (duncanbridgecenter.com) so that you can stay aware of our efforts.  As always, feel free to contact me or Bob Wernick with any questions or comments to:  hartin.bev@gmail.com (Bev) or wernickr@aol.com (Bob) .

I am happy to inform you that substantial progress has been made towards realizing our dream of constructing a world class bridge facility that we will all be proud of, putting the Coachella Valley on the map in the bridge world.  This facility is being designed from the ground up specifically for bridge, to include ample parking and a separate classroom.

Accomplished milestones to date:

  1. Secured a land-lease at $1.00/year on approximately 3 acres on the east side of Cook St., just north of Interstate 10 and Varner Road.We have an initial 30-year term with two options to renew.
  2. Procured architectural drawings for exterior elevations and floor plans
  3. Raised $450,000 in committed donations to the “Building Fund,” for total of ~ $750,000 with CVBF reserves included.
  4. Submitted Architectural and Landscape Plans to the County of Riverside
  5. Obtained five (5) cost estimates from builders.
  6. Secured financing of $1,000,000 through Bob Wernick.

Pending:

  1. Completion of ‘working drawings’ from architect – target 6/4/18
  2. Completion of engineer, HVAC and electrical plans – target 6/4/18
  3. Submission and approval of above to County – target 2 to 3 months
  4. Submission of ‘working drawings’ to bidders – target 7/1/18
  5. Finalize our fund-raising goal, tentatively set at $1,000,000.
  6. Break ground late summer/early fall 2018.
  7. Building completion summer 2019, but possibly sooner if things go according to plan.

Our preliminary estimates expect a total project cost of approximately $1.75 M.  Although we are very happy that the Foundation is poised to complete this project, the success of our fundraising efforts will minimize or eliminate the loan, making duplicate bridge more affordable, for more players, more often.

This project will give the CVBF a “fixed” overhead, more affordable than what we have at our current location and, enable us to eventually return the benefits to the players.

We are extremely appreciative to our donors and want to acknowledge and thank them here.  Without you, our donors and supporters, this project would not be possible and escalating costs would have made a long-term “home of our own” an unaffordable dream.

Donors who have pledged or contributed $100,000 or more:

Ilene and Ross Grabel, Bill and Beverly Hartin, Bob Wernick

Donors who have pledged or contributed $5,000 or more:

Marilyn and Eric Blitz, Jack Blumenthal, Marilyn and Jerry Gitt, Nina Glazer, Noel and Lloyd Hanford, Carol and Hank Harris, Rosemary and Sandy Hertz, Pat Hubbard, Paul Maudslien, Greta and Abe Pinelas, Ruth Ann Poppa, Mel and Marnie Sharp, Anonymous

Donors who have pledged or contributed $1,000 or more:

Barry, Kirkham, Joan Hamilton, Judy McClintic, Guy Brackett Eugene Turban, Raj and Dinesh Agrawal, Louise Kermode, Taewoong/Soonja Kim, Chaya Venkat

Other Donors:

Mac Beckett, Darryl Hendershot, Susan and John Tracey, William Kazee, Francesca De Luzuriaga, Larry and Vicki Graves, Cookie Ostrow, John Newburger, Robert Gore, Tom Bernstein, Charles and Louise Rhea

We appreciate all who have given what they can and those of you who have donated countless hours of your time too.  THANK YOU!

If you enjoy the game and look forward to a new home, please consider joining our supporters with a donation payable to the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation, an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.  Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Please send to the CVBF c/o Guy Brackett, 1595 S. San Joaquin Drive, Palm Springs, CA  92264.  For additional tax savings on your donation via appreciated stock or IRA donations, please see the information on our website at duncanbridgecenter.com

For information on “Tax Smart” donating, please see the “News Item” on the Results Page.

Sincerely,
Beverly Hartin, President, CVBF on behalf of the Board of Directors
Judy McClintic, Guy Brackett, Hugh Meeks, Bob Wernick, Ross Grabel, Barbara Hopewell

FUTURE NEW HOME of the DUNCAN BRIDGE CENTER

Your support of this non-profit dedicated facility is appreciated.

All Games and Classes at 75-400 Gerald Ford Drive, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92211 1/2 mile east of Cook Street on the north side of the street near the corner of Cook and Gerald Ford (look for Rock Church)  Click on “Contacts” above for our phone numbers. 
Open and 499r Games Weekdays at 1:00 PM
Open and 999r game Saturday at 1:00 PM
Morning Games for newer players Tuesday and Friday

Your ACBL Duplicate Bridge home in the Coachella Valley, conveniently located to serve: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Indio, Thousand Palms, Indian Wells