Taking Bridge to the Community......

Have you ever heard of the Settlement Centre Waikato ? Well the Club hadn't till recently when Jane Stearns came and asked your Club to assist her in teaching a group of 17 refugees and migrants. The course is run by the Settlement Centre and aims to help them integrate into NZ society and settle into the Hamilton & Waikato areas. The students on this course are a mixture of migrants and refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Colombia, Congo, Hong Kong, Korea, Pakistan and Cambodia and Jane, assisted by members of both the Hamilton & Cambridge Bridge Clubs, is teaching them to play bridge as part of this process.
To help these newcomers further the Club has waived membership fees and is looking at a special arrangement for their table money for a period while they adjust to their new country. If you would like to know more or possibly help talk to Jane Stearns, Mereanna Cullen or Phil Thompson

Students learning bridge