Patti Lee - Bridge Presentations and Cambodia/Laos Fundraisers

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2019 Annual Cambodia Fundraiser

Registration FormSave the Date! Cambodia Fundraiser - May 3

On Friday, May 3rd, we are holding our Annual Cambodia fundraiser. It is at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2737 Bayview Ave, just south of 401.

Events start at 9.30 am. John Rayner will be lecturing. He is fabulous and it is super fun. This will be followed by lunch and a presentation by Patti Lee and then a game in the afternoon.

Minimum donation is $40.00 plus $14.00 for lunch and rent (yes, we do pay a substantial rent). There is NO maximum on the donation.

We will have a Silent Auction again this year, but plan to limit it to travel, bridge items, including lessons and expert play, and gift cards. There will also be some door prizes throughout the day.

Just some of our SILENT AUCTION items...
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Item 67 - BedspreadItem 77 - Cuff LinksItem 86 - Designer Necklace

Art AuctionArt Auction

Art by: Joyce Cram, Indrani De Silva, Ann Katz, Limited edition print (Westmount Art Gallery)

Tickets will be for sale at our event on Friday May 3rd at Trinity Presbyterian Church. $10.00 each or 3 tickets for $25.00

Silent Auction Item Listing
TO BID ON ITEMS: Please email Enid Roitman ( best way, or phone (416)960-1642.

This method of bidding will close at 9 PM on Thursday, May 2nd. The bidding will continue at the fundraiser on Friday May 3rd, until 1:45 pm.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE to: Southeast Asia Support Organization or e-transfer to

We do need your help so that we can keep sustaining our FIVE schools in remote villages of Cambodia. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

CAMBODIA FUNDRAISER @ Penfield Country Club, Penfield, New York

Registration Form

On Thursday, May 9 at the Penfield Country club, 1784 Jackson Road, Rochester NY!

  • 9.30 am: REGISTRATION (coffee, tea, & pastries)
  • 10.00 - noon: PATTI LEE "DOUBLES!" From Take-out & Negative Doubles to Support & Lead-Directing Doubles --- These Doubles will raise your game to another level
  • 12 noon: LUNCH
  • 12.30 PM: Presentation on Cambodian Projects by PATTI LEE
  • 1:15 - 3:45 pm: Duplicate Bridge Game with MASTERPOINTS & Door Prizes

We will also have a Silent Auction. This year it will be focused on bridge items. Many of our wonderful "A" Players are donating their time to play in a game of bridge with you. This is a priceless opportunity to improve your bridge game, while being gently coached by these experts. As well, Cheryl and Duncan have again volunteered to run a game in your home. What a lovely way to entertain your friends. And much more is being lined up for you to bid on!

MINIMUM DONATION of $35.00 (no maximum) (Tax receipts will be issued for your donation) PLUS $20 to cover cost of continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee & tea throughout the day.

Please contact Pat Smith at ( or (585) 537-7420 or Sally Hill at ( or (585) 872-1669 with any questions.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER Please make checks payable to SALLY HILL

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Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia

Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go to help her fellow mankind.

Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway CambodiaAbout three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action.

Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of four schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.

Cambodian Schools CollageFunds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada.

"We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company.

Lee has traveled with Seagram for 20 years, organizing and escorting bridge groups in various parts of the world.

Seagram is gratified at what she and the bridge players of Canada have managed so far but she is realistic: "There's so much that needs to be done." Continued...

Please visit the Banyan Tree Organization website. Your donation will be used for the construction and operations of the schools. The schools are supported from donations through the Bridge Groups from Canada and the U.S.A.

Banyan Learning Tree Schools in Cambodia

Banyan Learning Tree Schools in Cambodia

Patti Lee, Neil Burnham, Barbara Seagram and Marney Charles
with their donation of 25 Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles

Water Filter Donation

Laos Water Filter