Jean Seward Retirement
We are so sorry to hear this news about Jean…. We are leaving Wednesday for home but will send an email. We will miss her wit, her bridge knowledge and her great laugh! We have certainly improved in our playing between her lessons and Marietta’s.Cissy and Tommy Bell
Oh my, we are sad to hear that you will not be teaching bridge next year. It has been a pleasure to be in your class. We have learned so much and your jolly personality and infectious laugh made the whole experience enjoyable.Penney and A.C. Hubbard (Monday Morning Class)
Best to you Jean and thanks for all the good advice. We will never forget your many little tips – “he who knows goes”! Shame on us if we don’t follow your advice!
Thanks so much.
I’m sick about this news. Jean has been fantastic. I would be honored to attend a lunch for her!!Elizabeth Woods
Jean has been a wonderful asset to our bridge club and to the advancement of the game of bridge. She’s a welcoming director who encourages all to come to join and enjoy the game. She works diligently to find partners for all who need one. But her greatest gift to all of us is her bridge advice and teaching help. She’s always ready with information about our questions and works from home to answer our emails about our bridge uncertainties.RoseMarie Stark
Jean Seward will be greatly missed!!
I am so sorry I will not be able to be with you at your special luncheon! I will be on a plane returning to Chicago. We have all enjoyed learning from you and appreciate your great sense of humor as we try to implement your lessons!Diane Mayer
Thanks so much! I hope we will still see you at the tables from time to time!
When I think of Jean I remember her fabulous sense of humor and her infectious laugh! Thank, Jean, for the great lessons twice a week, and for your inexhaustible patience.Wendy Kersman
Mary and I are saddened, shocked and upset that Jean Seward is resigning at the end of this year. Jean has been superb in her administration of the bgdbc bridge program for a number of reasons: she has been knowledgeable, patient,, understanding and cool under pressure in dealing with problems. She will be difficult, and probably impossible, to replace. Sometimes competent leaders are not fully appreciated until after they depart from their job ; I suspect this is such a situation. Jean will be missed.Mac Seymour
Dear Jean,Lee Nowoslawski
You made my time at BGBC special. I know that the group will miss you!
Enjoy your retirement,
I am so sad to learn that you are going to retire next year..Louise Head
We are leaving for home this coming week and I was going to email you anyway to thank you for all the help and encouragement that you gave us in the Monday morning class. Joyce Howe and I really enjoyed it so much and although it may seem amazing we really did learn a lot – Thanks to you!!!!
Wishing you the very best — You will be missed
With so much appreciation,
Thank you, Jean, for doing such a wonderful job. It’s been a delight to get to know you, and we will miss you. Good luck in all your future endeavors. Hope we see you in the game (preferably in the other flightJ) from time to time. All the best,Joan and David Maxwell
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our lessons with you this year. Now that we’ve caught on to and enjoyed your style of teaching, we are so sorry to lose you—we were looking forward to repeating next year to strengthen your valuable lessons. You and your assistant joyfully gave your time to coach each table and field questions. I really appreciated your bridge hands sheets which told how the hand should logically have been bid and played.Joyce Howe
You obviously enjoy playing the game and so now have more time, hopefully, to do so.
Thank you for all of the years that you ran the game at our BGDBC.Mary Jo Wilson
It was a pleasure knowing you and having you run the game. You will be sorely missed. I am so sorry that I have had to miss this year, hope you come back to see everyone next year.
Thanks so much for all that you did for us. It was wonderful to have a director that was so organized and on time!!! If you want to come to Toronto, we’d love to have you at any of the clubs here!!!!!Rosemary McIntosh
I enjoyed Jean very much as a great bridge teacher/director as well as a person of good humor and cheerful personality. She was always friendly, warm hearted, and engaging and knows her bridge! I am so sorry she will not be returning next year.Edie Holway
My warmest best wishes to Jean, and I hope she will return to Boca Grande!!
I so enjoyed Jean’s lessons this year. I hope that someone else will be reaching next winter. She was so nice to the novice group.Ann Gallagher
Wanted to let you know how much your teaching skills and passing on your wry sense of humour about bridge has meant to many of us who are growing into the bridge players you want us to be. A very big THANK YOU fromPattie Leghorn
A big thank you for your time, energy, and heart for Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club. Each time(many) you were called to correct one of my boo boos I learned something new about duplicate bridge rules in a kind and supportive manner. Thank you. You will be so missed. Best wishes for your next journey….enjoy!Ann Treat
Jean, it was truly a pleasure for both Jim and me to be able to learn and play under your patient tutelage this past winter. I will always hear “ now, what did you do that for? Why aren’t you in game? “ . . . And your delight and laughter as we muddled our way through our various lessons. I feel that we both made huge leaps this season and look forward to playing at a higher level – thanks to your instruction.Susan Hatch
many, many thanks for all your help in establishing the bgdbc. it is so appreciated.Jennie
Thank you Jean.Nell Dana
I enjoyed and was fortune it to go to your classes. I learned so much. I will miss you!
I left Boca Grande so I’m not able to go to the luncheon in your honor.
Enjoy your retirement!!
we all thank her for her excellent teaching and wish her all the very best and we all shall really miss her!!!!!Louise Head
A big thank you to Jean for helping me – a nervous English bridge novice – to find my feet playing SAYC – and for encouraging me to start on duplicate (baby this year, who knows next year!).Putzi
We will all miss her. All best wishes for a very happy retirement.
what fun it has been getting to know you, you have always been there when any of us has had a problem I’ve enjoyed taking lessons from you playing with you and just getting to know you, good fun in your retirement, please keep in touch, all the bestJean H