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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
4/26-Denise Wallach
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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I have been directing our club since 1986 – that’s 32 years and I put a lot of time, effort and love into making this a fun and competitive club!  And although our club is so much a part of me I realized that some New Rules had to go into effect IMMEDIATELY for me to continue as your director!

 

1.    GETTING TO CLUB ON TIME!

Starting immediately, Game 1 will begin at 5:50 PM!  

Therefore, I suggest that you get to club no later than 5:45 PM.  At 6:45 PM, the song "Rocky's Theme" will play which will announce the IMMEDIATE end of your game no matter whose turn it is.  Pens down.  It's OVER!  Your score sheets will be given to me at once so that we can be paired for our next game. 

Game 2 will then begin at 6:50 PM with the alarm sounding at 7:45 PM.

Game 3 will begin at 7:50 PM and the final alarm will go off at 8:45 PM. 

We will be out of Veterans Park before 9:00 PM so that Evelyn, the recreation center worker, doesn't have to wait for us anymore and can close the recreation center when she is supposed to!

Let me explain this a little bit more….

I don’t care if there are only a few people here at 5:45 PM.  First come, first served.  When you come in you will be paired with the person who came in right before you.  If there is an odd number of people, you will have to wait until someone else comes in and that is whom you will play…..and so on.  If you feel like you won’t have enough time to play a game that will end when the alarm sounds, you can choose not to play that game and wait for the next game to begin (but the full night’s fee will be paid).  If you end up sitting out because you were the last one in after 5:45 PM, this will not count as a “sit out” on my list.  If you are not happy with this, you are certainly free to leave.  If we are still odd after the first game, I will then use the sit-out list for the next two games. 


 2.   COMPLAINTS

This one is simple….I just don’t want to hear any more of them! 


3.   TEMPERATURE OF ROOM

If you have a problem with a hot room, please call the Rec Center earlier in the day of club to make sure that the air conditioning is working that night.  If you can't deal with having just the two fans that night, please stay home in the comfort of your own air-conditioned place.  

The Veterans Park phone number is 954-572-1459.


4.   MATCH-UPS

Don't tell me that you don't want to be matched up with any specific person.  It's not going to happen!  We try to randomly match up the first game so whomever you are randomly matched up with, you will play.  Sometimes you might be matched up randomly with the same person a few weeks in a row.  That's life.


5.    TALKING

When I am making announcements, I expect all the talking to stop so that I can be heard and we can get on with our games.  This also comes under the heading of "Common Courtesy, Consideration & Good Manners."


6.   SCORE SHEETS

Every week I get score sheets without names of opponents, without names of opponents, without bingos listed and many other errors.  From now on I will just enter what is there.

I think we can still have a fun club even with these new rules.  All you have to do is come here earlier and have some consideration for me when I am talking and not complain about things.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players who have attended our club since these New Rules have gone into effect. I am happy to say that there has been a lot of understanding and agreement with these new rules from our attending members.  Not only does our club run much smoother now but we are also able to leave in plenty of time before the recreation center closes! 

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VISITORS AND CAMEO APPEARANCES 

BY FORMER REGULARS!

It was wonderful seeing these visiting Scrabble Players and former regular members back at our club again!


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FLASHIEST PLAY DURING 

THIS THREE-MONTH PERIOD!

On May 2, IAN WEINSTEIN played his bingo 

"MINUSES" which formed SEVEN other words!!!


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CELL PHONE FUND UPDATE

Our club members are really getting good at keeping their cell phones off during our club hours!  Since February, we have had only a couple of ringing phones so I am happy to say that the Cell Phone total is still at only $2.00.  

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OUR DIETS 
WILL NEVER START
TOMORROW!!!
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.  Not shown are snacks brought in by JEFF GARRETT and also DENA WEINSTEIN's delicious baked goods. If I forgot to take a picture or mention any of the other snacks that were brought in, please forgive me!


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OUR PRIZE WINNERS 

DURING APRIL 2018 THROUGH JUNE 2018

APRIL


MAY 2018

JUNE 2018



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   The 2018 Six Month Stats are now posted on our 
Club Stats page.  If you attended Scrabble Club #276 at all during during our first six months your stats will also be listed there.

The following clever board was created by
JED MARTINEZ at last week's club meeting!

Wishing everyone a happy, fun and safe July 4th!

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

Happy Tiling,

Sandee Bloom
Director, Scrabble Club #276