2016 marked a special event in the Eastern Suburbs Calendar being the 20th Anniversary since the clubs formation. Some of the foundation members attended to celebrate with us on that memorable day.
At first, members played in different members homes, while they waited for The Redlands Multisports Club to be built. In 1998, they played in the dining room section of the club, until they were able to move into a specially built function room of the club.
Eastern Suburbs Bridge Club was started from humble beginnings, in March 1996, primarily by Dennis and Olwen Yardley. Originally, there were 20 members, some of whom are still playing at Eastern Suburbs even today. They separated from what was then, the Cleveland Bridge Club (which later became Redlands Bridge Club).
Cutting the Cake: Dennis and Olwen Yardley, Liz Maguire, Trevor Strickland and behind Kevin McSweeney.
From left; Olwen Yardley, Liz Maguire, Viv Withers, Michael McMenim and Dennis Yardley
The original committee were:
President: Mr. D. Yardley
Vice President: Mrs S Mee
Secretary: Mrs S. Rennie
Treasurer: Dr. V.Davies
Commitee Members: Mr B. Cummins
Mrs A. O'Connor
Eastern Suburbs Bridge Club