Sixteen ladies met on January 5th, 1989 at the home of Donna Helms to form Double Oak’s first bunco group.
Bunco is a 12-player dice game that requires only luck to win. There is no strategy, no talent is needed, and it moves fast. Some of our original members seemed disappointed that bunco was not as intense as bridge, but it didn’t halt our growth.
The night started with a shock when JoAn Meyer's daughter, who was babysitting for one of the bunco attendees, was bitten by the owner’s Chow. Luck was not on our side from the beginning. Then, when it was time to leave, we were faced with a snow storm and a treacherous ride home. But that slippery beginning did not stop us! The past 30 years has brought numerous births, deaths and life changes, allowing us to grow our friendships and support one another along the way.
There are three original members remaining in our group today: Sue Gallo, Susan Hauptmann and JoAn Meyer. Please congratulate these women on a lifetime of commitment!