Lizzie and I are wishing you a very happy 2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog. Here’s hoping that this lucky year will bring you many Mah Jongg wins! My dear friend Tai has told me some extra things you can do today to make sure luck is with you all during this Year of the Dog: wear red; start the day with something sweet; eat an orange; and don’t bathe today (!) as you might wash away all the good luck you are storing up. But the most important tip – have a very happy 2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog! Thanks to Dogtime.com for these great explanations of the Year of the Dog!Here’s Lizzie wishing you a happy Year of the Dog!
If you are fortunate to live in the greater Bay Area, you are close enough to sign up for this worthwhile event with the wonderful Toby Salk presiding as the tournament director. Sign up now as this event sold out right away last year. To register and see more information on this wonderful event, visit this REGISTRATION LINK.
Whenever I hear from someone in the Bay Area asking me for a Mah Jongg teacher recommendation, my go-to – and only – person I send them to is my dear friend, Toby Salk. And now Toby has finally received the recognition she so deserves – she has been crowned as the Bay Area’s Mah Jongg Queen by Berkeley Hills Living, a private, neighborhood-focused magazine that serves the Berkeley Hills residents and Montclair and Piedmont Pines residents. The magazine’s mission is “to bring neighbors and businesses together with a positive, relevant and family-friendly monthly magazine, customized to meet the needs of the neighborhood.”
WISHING ALL OF YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WONDERFUL NEW YEAR, FILLED WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF JOKERS!
And now, believe it or not, it is time to order your 2018 National Mah Jongg League cards, which will be mailed out to you in late March/early April. Just go to the League’s website here and follow the instructions. The earlier you order, the sooner you will receive your new NMJL cards!
…to be a part of another Donna Eschen-involved event supporting the Special Olympics held this time at the Minami Community Center in Santa Maria, CA. We know that every event in which Donna is involved is always a smashing success and this one will be no different. Santa Maria is in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley but not far from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara…which means if you are looking for a way to banish those January winter blues, hop in your car and head up to this mini tournament. Just print out this form and send it in. There are still spots left!