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Welcome to

CWPS

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CWPS

Is a private club that plays Whist, Pinochle & Spades & more card games.  For additional information please click below.

Club History

The Columbus Whist Players Society, the First, originated through a vision of people, with like interest and passionate about playing the game known as “Straight” Bid Whist, in Columbus, Ohio and its neighboring cities. Bid Whist is a partnership trick-taking game that is very popular among African Americans.  No gambling allowed on the premises. 

Playing Cards

MEMBERSHIPS

CHOOSE THE MEMBERSHIP THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU!

MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES

Exclusive membership in the only private Whist Club in the USA Participate in cash leagues
Instructions in playing various games

Monthly Bid Whist and Pinochle Tournaments Rental of Clubhouse at discount rates for private events

 SILVER MEMBERSHIP

Guest Members must be willing to...

  • FOLLOW THE RULES AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED.

  • PROMOTE A POSITIVE IMAGE OF THE CLUB AT ALL TIMES.

  • LEARN THE PLAYING RULES OF THE CWPS.

  • ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO PLAY ACCORDINGLY.

 

To become a Silver  Member, download this Guest Membership Application and bring it and your payment to the club. Or, click the icon to register online.

The cost of a SILVER MEMBERSHIP is $25.00 per person, per month. Payment is due on the 1st  of each month. Dues may also be paid annually.

 

If you choose pay annually, you receive one month free, making the annual charge $220.00. This membership must be renewed monthly.

 

Silver members will not be voting members and are not eligible to serve as officers or chair a committee; however, they can serve on a committee. This type of membership will be subject to approval by the Gold Membership.

GOLD MEMBERSHIP

GOLD Members must be willing to...

  • ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITIES PRESENTED FOR THE GOOD OF THE CLUB.

  • STAY CURRENT ON DUES AND ALL CLUB ASSESSMENTS.

  • BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE CLUB MEMBERS.

  • PROMOTE A POSITIVE IMAGE OF THE CLUB AT ALL TIMES.

  • LEARN THE PLAYING RULES OF THE CWPS.

  • ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO PLAY ACCORDINGLY.

  • DISCOURAGE ARGUMENTS.

  • BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN AS MANY TOURNAMENTS AND CLUB FUNCTIONS AS POSSIBLE.

 

To become an Gold Member, you must be a paying guest member for at least 6 months -  download this Gold Membership Application and bring it and your payment to the club. Or, click the icon to register online.

The cost of an GOLD MEMBERSHIP is $55.00 per person, per month and is to be paid by the 25th of the month prior to the month in which the dues are being paid for. A $10.00 late fee will occur if not paid by the 1st of the following month.

 

(For example, dues for May are due by April 25th. The late fee will occur beginning on May 1st.)

 

Dues may also be paid annually. If you choose pay annually, you will receive one month free, making the annual charge $550.00.

1995

Year Established

81

Membership
Total

362

Tournaments
Held

34

Awards
Won

OFFICERS

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PRESIDENT

Annette Lyons

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Vice President

Kevin Bolding

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Recording Secretary

Bernadine "BJ" Jones

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Corresponding Secretary

Phyllis Cornute

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Treasurer

Bob Eubanks

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Sargent At-Arms

Cameron Stephens

2251 S James Road

Columbus, OH 43232

614-235-9140

tcwps@sbcglobal.net

www.columbuswhist.com

Facebook: columbuswhist

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