November 2023

We are now into a busy time of the year, and following the recent Committee meeting there are some important updates for members.

Annual Subscription:  Both the NSW Bridge Association, and the Australian Bridge Federation have increased their fees to all Clubs.  Therefore, our Annual Subscription is to be increased to $40 for members, to cover the increased charges.  Associates to pay $10.

Payment to be made on or before Thursday 30 November, 2023.

There will be no increase to table fees.

Payment may be made

a.      At the Club

b.      By Direct Deposit …….


BSB 325 185

A/c  38701379

Your name

c.       At Beyond Bank 


Calendar for 2024:

Please advise Secretary, Ian Hamilton, 0400 311 183,

[email protected]

this week if any of your contact details in the Bridge Calendar need amending, or deleting for 2024.   

The listing depends on your financial membership.

Christmas Party and Awards Night:

Please note a change of date  -

This will now be held on Monday 11 December.

Cost for the evening, dinner, drinks, and entertainment, is $30 each for both Members and non-members.

Payment, and Names on list at the Club, required by Monday 4 December.

The Committee agreed to subsidise the cost of the Christmas Party food and drink by sharing the money which might otherwise be given to a few occasional prize winners.

Annual Congress in August 2023: 

Our very successful Congress returned a small profit of a little less than $500, a good result considering extra costs involved in Mercure Motel charges.

Wagga Wagga 2024 Annual Congress:

Our Congress next year will be held on

24, 25 and 26 May.  A change to earlier in the year from the colder month of August.

ANC – Australian National Championships:

To be held from 6 – 18 July 2024 at Orange.

This will be the first time the ANC will be held outside a capital city, a great honour for Orange and surrounding Clubs. 

The Annual Congress will be held on Thursday and Friday 11 and 12 July.

With many people attending and accommodation requirements, book early if you plan on attending.

Program details available on ABF website and NSWBA 2024 Calendar.

Sydney Spring Nationals,

Ted Chadwick Restricted Pairs 21-22 October

Well done, Gwen Riordan and Liz Moss, who competed in this event.

Recent Rank Promotions:

     Rose Sogal – Club

     Valerie Cook – Bronze National

     Charles McMahon – Gold Life

Visitors:  Recently some Cootamundra players have played at our Club and we are pleased to enjoy their company.

If you think of returning the gesture, please contact Jane Storey, 

 0428 839 440, or

Judy Harris on 0429 528 990 to check in. 

Cootamundra sessions are Tuesday 9.30 am, and Thursday 1.00 pm, and play is at the Country Club.  


Best wishes to all the birthday people and anyone celebrating special occasions.

For any member who has been away from Bridge for health and other issues, we are thinking of you and look forward to having you back at the Club for bridge and catch up.


2024 Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday 6 February.



Happy Bridging!

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