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BAMDINGER
HALL OF FAME
(Words scoring  100+ points)

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To view all of the Bamdingers (100+ scoring words) that have been played at Scrabble Club 276 since our computer records began click on this link:


Birthday SongCLICK ON THIS BIRTHDAY CALCULATOR FOR ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Birthday Calculator

(When you get into the Birthday Calculator site, scroll down the page to place where you are prompted to enter your birth date)

BIRTHDAY-RELATED QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Old Scrabble players never die, they just become "inconsonant" and lose their vowels!"

Old Man
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Happy Birthday wishes to our regularly attending Scrabble members who are celebrating their birthdays 

Birthday Balloon

January
1/7-Steve Polatnick
1/17-Marla Riff
1/23-Karen Matles

February
2/4-Lesley Salas
2/19-Ossie Mair

March
3/1-Jed Martinez
3/23-Ian Weinstein
3/31-Carl Stocker

April
4/1-Carol Doss
4/5-Cheryl Levin
4/10-Maddy Kamen
4/17-Judy Ford
4/27-Dianne Kaplan
4/29-Noel Livermore

May
5/4-Joanne Cohen
5/5-Shereen Weinstein
5/6-George Rogers
5/7-Roy Kamen
5/9-Jeff Garrett
5/13-Vicki Holmes
5/13-John Scalzo
5/25-Randy Taylor

June
6/5-Conor Munro
6/18-Sandra Bromberg

July
7/3-Sally Scalzo
7/3-Michael Vacianna
7/10-Mickey Kaplan

August

8/2-Mervet Heartberg
8/10-Howard Pistol

September
9/4-Elaine Patterson
9/10-John Thomason
9/29-Marty Rosen

October
10/1-Gerry Smith
10/6-Erika Schell

November
11/7-Fred Weinstein
11/16-Laura Wolfson
11/25-Sandee Bloom
11/28-Robert Kahn

December
12/2-Marshall Resnick
12/3-Mary Capalbi
12/8-Larry Gradus
12/31-Maxine Saperstein

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 *** IN MEMORIAM ***

STEVE POLATNICK

January 7, 1945 - January 20, 2018

We were all so fortunate to have Steve Polatnick as a member of our Lauderhill Scrabble Club #276 since 1994.  Steve was one of the "giants" in the Scrabble world.  An expert Scrabble player, Steve was also quiet-spoken, brilliant, witty and always the perfect gentleman with numerous accomplishments of which many of us were unaware because he was too humble to tout them!

Steve will be greatly missed by all.

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Since I last updated our Scrabble web site mid-January after our 29th Annual Scrabble Awards Night we have welcomed another new player, a returning regular member of our club and some visiting players.

We are very happy to welcome DENISE WALLACH, a new regular player to our Scrabble Club.  She is determined to learn all of the words on the Cheat Sheet and keeps coming back each week for more!  I think she was bitten by the competitive Scrabble bug. 

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And last but definitely not least, we were all very happy to welcome back ROBERT KAHN after a "way too long" absence!  So happy to have you back at club again, Robert. Our club wasn't the same without you!!!

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CELL PHONE FUND UPDATE

We finally reached the $5.00 amount needed to award our cell phone prize!  We are really getting good at turning off our phones while Scrabble club is in session.  It took EIGHT MONTHS to reach the $5.00 amount!

On January 24, ROY KAMEN won our Cell Phone Prize when he played the high word beginning with "C" - "CHICANER" for 92 points!!!  The definition of CHICANER is "one that chicanes (to trick by a clever ruse).

Our cell phone now has only $1.00 in it...thanks to me!   Even though my phone was turned off, I didn't realize that I had the alarm set on my phone and imagine my surprise when my phone started to play "Good Morning, Baltimore!"  I still have no idea why it was set to go off during club hours but keeping with the rules, I paid my $1.00.  Who knows...maybe I might win it back when our Cell Phone fund is at $5.00 again!

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Some of JED MARTINEZ's clever boards 
during the past three months.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

 
VALENTINE'S DAY


ST. PARTRICK'S DAY


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OUR DIETS 
WILL NEVER START
TOMORROW!!!

We have such thoughtful and giving members at our club!  Many weeks they come in with delicious snacks and goodies for all of their fellow players to enjoy while playing their Scrabble games. 

Here are photos of some of our club members' delicious baked goodies and snacks that they brought in for us to enjoy during the last three months.  If I forgot to take a picture or mention any of the snacks that were brought in, please forgive me!

Teresa's  Cake and Banana Bread 

           
                   Dena's Brownies     Sandra's Graham Crackers       

Easter and Passover Treats

This is the second year that MICKEY KAPLAN baked a batch of his delicious Passover Toffee Chocolate Matzos for us!   
If you would like the recipe, please click on recipe document located at the bottom of this page.

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OUR PRIZE WINNERS 

DURING JANUARY 2018 THROUGH MARCH 2018

JANUARY

FEBRUARY 2018

MARCH 2018



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   The 2018 First Quarter Stats are now posted on our 
Club Stats page.  If you attended Scrabble Club #276 at all during during our first quarter, your stats will also be listed there.

To all of our snowbirds who will be going back north for the spring, summer and autumn months, we will miss you and look forward to your return next winter!



Hopefully, the next update of our web site 
will be at the end of June.

As promised, here is the Chocolate Toffee Matzos recipe:

Chocolate Toffee Matzos for Passover.doc



Happy Tiling,

Sandee Bloom
Director, Scrabble Club #276