About Macarthur Collegians Bridge Club

LOCATION

CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB 20-22 Camden Road, Campbelltown.

Campbelltown Catholic Club

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MACARTHUR COLLEGIANS BRIDGE CLUB

The Bridge Club had its beginnings in 1973 on a wet day at the local golf course. Golf was abandoned and one of the group had a pack of cards with her and asked if anyone played bridge. This was the first bridge class. Soon these new bridge players starting meeting on a regular basis, taking turns to hold the bridge session in their homes. They now had 3 or 4 tables and played on Thursday and Friday evenings. When Gordon Kellerman learned of the bridge group, he joined and soon suggested that the Club, then known as Macarthur Bridge Club, Campbelltown, should become affiliated with the Federation of Australian Bridge Clubs and this was done in 1982. The first Committee was formed and Gordon became the first Director. He also conducted lessons for beginners at the Evening College at Elderslie High School, thus bringing more club members. A constitution was drawn up and player numbers were increasing. By 1983 the Bridge Club was in need of more suitable premises. By 1986 the Bridge Club moved to more suitable premises at the Campbelltown Catholic Club. We then became affiliated with the Campbelltown Catholic Club and since then have been known as The Macarthur Collegians Bridge Club. Our first Congress was held in 1984 with Richard Grenside as Director. The Club now has a membership of approximately 80 and lessons are available on a regular basis. We are a friendly club and new members and visitors are always made to feel welcome. Click here for the club constitution:

Constitution