Friday at the IHOP!!

Everyone plays at Club 34.  No one sits out.  That has been Club policy for quite some time.  I established the 2 versus one policy some time ago.  Some players do not like that so they choose to sit out or just go home.  That is their choice.  I will not discuss how it came to be since it has been discussed many times over the past few years.

I wanted to address the Friday session somewhat differently.  I have tried to do everything I can to be assured of an even number of players for Friday.  I have called members during the week to see if they would be coming.  This past week I had a cancellation Thursday night so I called Kim Peterson and Melissa de la Fuentes.  They were not available but Bill Lapinski was so I rested assured that we would be even for Friday’s event.  At 11 am Friday Marty Sturgeon walked into the room.  Just two days earlier Marty told me Friday would NOT be an option for him because of the early starting time of llam.  But obviously something changed because Marty showed up making it an uneven number of players.  After game #1 Bill left to make us even and assured me that he had plenty of other things to do.  But I felt bad because Bill  agreed to come help me out and came from Mission Viejo.

I would like to ask all of you to text or email me during the week if you plan to attend Friday’s session.  It is so important that we be even for this event.  At the present time I have five players who have committed to Friday every Friday and they are Paul Trachtenberg, Bruce Dambrosio, Beth Byrne, Debbie Bloom and myself!  There are many more who will come Friday but not every week and they are Bill Lapinski, Renee Kahn, Inge Weinfeld, Elly, Reinhold Bauer, Rick Duncan, Bob Freiberg, Melissa de la Fuentes, Joanie Scafuto, Donna Dwaileebe, Lisa Ocone, Kim Peterson, Susan Rice and Mark Bennett.  So please let me know if you can make it prior to Friday!!!

We look forward to seeing Paul Rickhoff this Tuesday after a 3 week vacation in Chicago.  I spoke with Jeff the other day.  Jeff is in Ketchikan, Alaska, searching for glaciers and will be back to direct the Tuesday evening session September 3.  We look forward for the return of Beth Byrne and Tom Brown in a few weeks.

The second annual Club 34 championship is just around the corner, September 24 and October 1.  I will have a signup sheet in the playroom this coming Tuesday.  There will be 3 divisions of 8 players, maximum 24 players, $20 buyin.  Lets have a great event…


David Poder, Director

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