The Des Moines Bridge Club is a great facility. Initially a shell built to be a bridge club, funds were raised to finish the inside at a cost of about $70,000. Now it is beautiful and just what the players wanted. The building is leased and then rented to the club owners for their game. This is an interesting financing operation, indeed. The club had 24 tables on a Saturday afternoon, despite being opposite the Iowa State Fair, and the straw poll for the 2012 Presidential Election (I have chosen not to run). Minus the 48 players at the club, everyone else in Iowa was there; though neither Palin nor Romney was on the ballot. I was wondering why there was so much northbound traffic going into Ames on my way to Des Moines. I played with a fine player, John Gustafson. The game was very enjoyable and the people were great. Dee Wilson, Unit President was the MC.
- ACBL President Craig Robinson