Joan Lacey continues to convene the Yeppoon Social Bridge Group after 30 years. Photo Sophie Jackson / Capricorn Coast Mirror
Joan Lacey continues to convene the Yeppoon Social Bridge Group after 30 years. Photo Sophie Jackson / Capricorn Coast Mirror Sophie Jackson

Joan bridges 30-year gap

JOAN Lacey started Yeppoon Social Bridge 30 years ago and continues to get great pleasure from convening the group.

Members gathered for a luncheon at Joan's Farnborough property, not far from the original family homestead on Lacey's Rd, to celebrate the milestone last Wednesday.

Joan said the secret to keeping a bridge group active and happy was a love of people, an interest in the members and patience.

"I have met and am still meeting such lovely people in my group," she said.

The group's motto is to congregate, communicate and consider.

"And very often we celebrate, like today, and we feel we do it with style and flair," she said.

With 10 lessons under her belt at the Rockhampton Bridge Club and a year of social play, Joan decided to start her own social bridge group on the Coast.

"I started the group with a few learner players like me and three more experienced players."

Joan said she was very pleased that she had brought such a lot of people into bridge.

"It is a wonderful game; so very good for the mind and well being," she said.



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