Scrabble® Club #276                                     What's Been Happening?

BAMDINGER
HALL OF FAME
(Words scoring  100+ points)

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 RELATED QUOTE OF THE DAY:

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

Happy Birthday Wishes to our regularly attending Scrabble members who are celebrating their birthdays 

March

3/1-Jed Martinez
3/20-Lewis Gornitz
3/23-Ian Weinstein
3/31-Carl Stocker

April
4/5-Cheryl Levin
4/10-Maddy Kamen
4/17-Judy Ford
4/26-Denise Wallach
4/27-Dianne Kaplan

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

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

July
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
10/7-Barry Roeder

November
11/7-Fred Weinstein
11/25-Sandee Bloom

December
12/2-Marshall Resnick
12/8-Larry Gradus

It has been a couple of months since our Scrabble Club 276 was forced to go on hiatus until a new venue can be found.  Unfortunately, as of March 1, 2020 there has been no success.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of our Scrabble members who have put forth an effort to find a place for us.  They are Sandra Bromberg, Jeff Garrett, Lewis Gornitz, Marshall Resnick, Barry Roeder, Marty Rosen, Shereen and Fred Weinstein.  There are a couple of possibilities that I am looking into at this time with high hopes that one of them might pan out.  Keep your fingers crossed, but just in case they don't, please keep inquiring about other possible venues for our club.

A WELCOME TO A NEW PLAYER!


It was very nice to meet ROZ DAURIA when she came to club one night in December.  Unfortunately, Roz "found" our club just as we were going on our forced hiatus.  Roz, we hope that when we reopen, you will come back to us!!!






VISITORS DURING OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER


I was thrilled when my daughter, CARYN BELIKOFF, who lives in Pasadena, CA visited our club one night in November!  She had a wonderful time, won one game and enjoyed meeting everyone and appreciated how warm and friendly everyone was.


One week later, JASON ROEDER, son of our new member BARRY ROEDER, also visited
us from California!  Our children must have been weened on Scrabble, because Jason also won one game that night!  It was nice meeting you, Jason and with any luck when you come back to visit your Dad again, our club will be up and running for you to attend!

We were all so happy to have MIKE WOLFBERG back with us for six weeks!!!  You certainly keep our experts on their toes with some good competition!  We always look forward to your "snowbird" visit, Mike and it was wonderful that you were able to be with us for six weeks this year!!!  Of course it is always good to see WENDY when she joins you at club.

And last but definitely not least...our former regular member, ED GORDON who left us for the wide open spaces of Texas came back for a visit!  Great seeing you again, Ed.  We hope you you will be able to visit us more often.
 



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Some Random Photos of Our Club Meetings from Oct.-Dec. 2019


Halloween at Scrabble Club!




JED MARTINEZ'S 2019 CHRISTMAS BOARD

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CELL PHONE FUND UPDATE!!!
$2.00
Our club members are really getting good at keeping their cell phones off during our club hours. As you all know, when the fund reaches $5.00, that money will be awarded as a prize the following week.  


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Many thanks to Dena Weinstein and Susie Gornitz along with all of our club members who bring in snacks for us to enjoy on Wednesday nights!!!



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OUR PRIZE WINNERS 

DURING OCTOBER 2019 THROUGH DECEMBER 2019

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OCTOBER 2019





NOVEMBER 2019




DECEMBER 2019


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Because we were not able to have our 31st Annual Scrabble Awards Night this year due to the closing of Veterans Park, I listed all of the stats, awards, bamdingers and club records on the home page of our Scrabble Club 276 web site.  The year's final stats are also posted on
our 
Club Stats page for our regularly attending members and also all our visitors.  If you played 64 games during 2019 at Scrabble Club #276, your name will be shown in the first list.  If you have attended our club at all during the 2019, your stats will be listed on the following list in lower case letters.  Scrabble members' names who played 64 or more games will be capitalized and highlighted in yellow on that list.

I hope that someday soon that I'll have good news for all of you.  Until then, please take an active part in finding another place for us and keep playing Scrabble whether it is online, with friends, at tournaments, at Tim's club or at home parties. 
Happy Tiling,

Sandee Bloom
Director, Scrabble Club #276