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Bridge Corner: June 29, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU).

We would like to thank our TBU members who support/participate in community activities: YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Over the last couple of months, four of our members played key roles in projects and/or programs to benefit others. Barbara Whitfield (BW), LaFrancis Rodgers (LR), William “Bill” Ward (WW), and Cindy Burrell-Jones (CBJ) shared a brief interview – let’s listen in on the conversation:

TBU: What has been your most recent community involvement and why do you volunteer?

BW: I participated in the “Dancing with the Stars” program sponsored by the City of Norfolk and hosted by the Berkley Senior Center. I thoroughly enjoy line-dancing and it is a form of exercise. Supporting community activities is my way of “giving back” for the many kindnesses I have received.
LR: My most recent community involvement was spearheading the 14th Annual Organ Donation Gala. I volunteer to host this annual event because I have been blessed as a fourteen-year heart transplant recipient.
WW: The New Chesapeake Men for Progress sponsored a Breakfast celebrating the academic achievements of African-American males in Chesapeake middle and high schools; as a member of this organization, I was honored to work where needed. I volunteer because I decided long ago that I wanted to be a part of the “solution” to the issues in our communities. I realized early on that to be a game-changer I had to be willing to serve.
CBJ: My most recent community activity was working to support the Chosen Vessels Rites of Passage Mentoring Program. This is a mentoring program for young girls between the ages of 12 and 17. With the help of two other church members, I initiated the program in 1999 and served as co-leader until 2009. I received the Love for Christ Mother Price Award in March, 2017. For a very long time, I have enjoyed helping people. It stated when my son joined the Boy Scouts of America and I volunteered to serve as a Den Mother for over five years.

Winning Pairs
June 20, 2017
Section A Game

Oneida Lacey – Gloria Maddux
Aldis Raymond – Leon C. Ragland
Evelyn J. Monroe – Lillye Holley
Adrienne Ivory – La Francis Rodgers
Delores J. Burney – Olethia Everett
Betty L. Warren – Grace Setzer
Helen Lake – Elva N. Taylor

Winning Pairs
June 21, 2017
Section A Game

Olethia Everett – Betty L. Warren
Adrienne Ivory – Evelyn J. Monroe
Delores J. Burney – Gloria Maddux
Aldis Raymond – Leon C. Ragland
Lillye Holley – Harold M. Kiefer
Cindy Burrell-Jones – La Francis Rodgers
Rosemary Whitehurst – Oneida Lacey


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Tuesday, July 4
No Game

Wednesday, July 5
Bon-Ton bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

Tidewater Bridge Unit 2017 Gerade “A” Tournament
September 15, 16, & 17
Hyatt Place,
709 Eden Way North, Chesapeake, Va. 23320
Room Rates: $95 Single; $105 Double
Reservations: (757) 312-0020 or (800) 993-4751

All activities, unless otherwise noted, are located at the Berkley Senior Center, 925 S. Main Street, Norfolk, Va. For additional information on classes, games, or tournaments, please call Delores Burney at (757) 321-0825 or Lawrence Owes at (757) 553-2601.

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