Club cel­e­brates 50 years

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The Toko­roa Bridge Club marked its 50th ju­bilee re­cently, bring­ing to­gether present and past mem­bers.

The cel­e­bra­tion, which was held at the Toko­roa Sports and Events Cen­tre, was at­tended by more than 65 peo­ple.

Life mem­ber Bar­bara Bra­mall said the event was a fan­tas­tic cel­e­bra­tion where past and present play­ers could re­flect.

‘‘Our 50th was ac­tu­ally in Oc­to­ber last year but we de­ferred it so we cel­e­brated it on May 11,’’ she said.

The high­light of the event was a lun­cheon, Mrs Bra­mall said.

‘‘We had El­iz­a­beth Bris­tow and Leo Duyvestyn, who is still a life mem­ber. It was just great to have ev­ery­one come to­gether. Leo was in­stru­men­tal in get­ting the club to­gether.’’

Mrs Bra­mall, who has been a mem­ber since 1975, said the mile­stone is a won­der­ful achieve­ment for a club that has seen its mem­ber­ship de­cline.

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