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Unit 354 Honors Aileen Osofsky

By Jamie Rubenstein

Unit 354 (Phoenix AZ) has honored one of its own: the late Aileen Osofsky, ACBL’s beloved National Goodwill Chairman. Although a New Yorker, Aileen was an Arizona “snowbird” who spent her winters playing bridge at clubs in the Phoenix area. She made hundreds of “goodwill” friends and became a leader in promoting good practices at the table.

To honor her, Phoenix players collected nearly $275 in donations for the ACBL Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge. The contributions were collected during the annual Desert Empire Regional Tournament last summer in Scottsdale AZ (a Phoenix suburb). August 11 was designated Aileen Osofsky Goodwill Day in her honor.

“Those donations represent a token of appreciation to recognize what Aileen did to support good ethics and manners, thereby enriching the game,” said Unit 354 President Janet Newman.

Players honoring Alieen Osofsky

These players helped honor Aileen Osofsky: Lesley Davis (left), Unit 354 representative to District 17, JoAnne Lowe, Unit 354 tournament committee member and Bonnie Bagley, District 17 Secretary.