June 1st, Erie, PA
Erie BC is in a stand-alone building (only Tampa had a member owned building) and is managed by Pat Smith. The night we were there Pat gave a nice talk to the members on transfer bids and the subsequent auctions. The lesson was free if they stayed to play bridge. Of course members brought a lot of food for the game. They had 18 tables on a Tuesday night. I played with Lois DiPlacido, the President of Unit 127. Unfortunately, I didn’t give her a very good game. She deserved better. Francis Tseng faired much better, and he and Elaine finished 2nd overall. This club is doing everything it can to keep up a long history of success.