Bridge players named as life members
WHEN Grafton Bridge Club was formed in 1990, two sprightly ladies in their 70s were among the foundation members.
A mere 23 years later the club has rewarded Jean Sebbens and Joan Harrison with life memberships.
Jean was secretary of the foundation committee and Joan was treasurer.
Ever since the first meeting, Jean and Joan have been active members and often secured a win or place in the weekly bridge match play.
Member Heather Roland said the pair were fine examples of how important bridge is because both ladies were in their 90s.
"They might be slowing down a little in some ways, but they still play a formidable game of bridge," Heather said.
She said bridge must help keep the wits sharp because three other foundation committee members, Joan Stephenson, Joan Fahey and Merle Simkus, are still valued members of the club.