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4th Edition                                                       September 2007

In This Issue:
  1. A Letter From The Editor >>>
  2. It’s Bunco Time >>>
  3. *Ask Babs >>>
  4. Bunco Recipes >>>
  5. Featured Group >>>

A letter from the Editor:

There seems to be two types of seasonal changes: one when we adjust our lunar selves and the other when schools say we are either, out or in.

In North America we are in, in school that is, usually starting from the middle of August to the end of May (give or take a little). For the newest students, it is the first time they get gently placed in the hands of another to start receiving an education. For others, it means new grade advancement and the anticipation of adventure. Then, there are those that want to achieve, to move on, and to extend themselves, to obtain goals and dreams in the hopes of making this world a better place. You might be the one to let go, or the one to sit back and observe or, the person that truly is the inspiration.

Either way summer is over, school is in and It’s Bunco Time® for some once again!!

Players, we have so much news for you: is now a part of our family and it will be ready for you in a matter of weeks. Ahhhhh how exciting is that? Finally an online community where you can look for a Bunco group, share Bunco ideas and keep in touch with other players. The possibilities are endless.

You will also see in the September issue: fundraising ideas, Mac’s delicious recipes in Let the Good Times Roll, and of course Bab’s, with the questions everyone wants answers to.

So sit back and enjoy!

Latest News:

You might be missing out if you haven’t seen our new Life’s A Bunco apparel With the arrival of our new products I thought it a good time to inform you of a tiny change: due to a rise in postal rates we have had to raise shipping prices. However, for all of you eBunco shoppers we want you to know all of our prices are inclusive of tax.

On another note if you can’t wait to receive It’s Bunco Time Cookbook & Party Ideas in the mail it can be purchased at most major retail bookstores (Barnes & Noble & Borders) across the country. How’s that for convenience?

* FYI: uses recycled paper and boxes during packing.

Leslie Crouch


It's Bunco Time:

*The World Bunco Association is happy to lend support with your fundraiser. With the assistance and permission from the WBA, depending on the size of your venue: we offer the use of the official World Bunco Association logo, WBA product sponsorship, as well as support with extended rules and regulations. We assist from table set up all the way to production of the event. Please contact for further information.

  • Pick a charity and contact them for their guidelines.
  • Check with your local city or state government agency with regards to permits which may be needed to hold a tournament.
  • Set a goal of the amount of money you want to raise for the charity, you can even go as far to divide the goal into the amount of people to see what to charge a player.
  • Implement a registration fee for the tournament.
  • Go into the community to collect money for the charity. Contact businesses to donate items such as: the location or venue, printing costs, food/beverages, supplies and prizes. Prizes can include personalized baskets, gift cards or certificates for the movies, hotels, spa treatments, etc.. These items can be donated to help cover the cost of the event or items can be raffled or auctioned off (regular or silent auction), depending on your city regulations.
  • A silent auction can be set up on a separate table and players can be encouraged to bid during breaks with a specific time for bidding to stop. Award the prizes at the conclusion of the event. Awarding prizes at the end of the event will encourage participants to stay for the finals and the awards ceremony.
  • To encourage a business to donate items. Inform the business you will acknowledge them by putting them in the brochure for the event, on a poster for the event, on the website and any press material. The business can use your event as advertising.
  • Make available charitable tax deduction receipts for donations.
  • Hold a raffle: sell tickets for prizes to be given away during the tournament.
  • Sell items at the tournament with a percentage of the proceeds to go to the charity.
  • Place flyers or posters around the community asking for donations.
  • Inform the local media (newspaper, radio, television) about your up and coming event. Invite them to cover the Bunco fundraiser informing them of the charity.
  • After the event send Thank You notes to all participants (businesses and players) involved, informing them of the total amount donated to the charity.

* Disclaimer of Liability

The World Bunco Association, its agencies, and its employees (i) are not liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information on this site, (ii) assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information, (iii) are not liable for any damages (of any type, for any reason, however caused, or under any theory of liability) arising in any way out of the use of this site, even if advised of the possibility of that damage. Use of this site isgoverned by the laws of California.


*Ask Babs:

Dear Babs,

We are interested in licensing Bunco®. We see on your website that the World Bunco Association® owns the trademark.

If we wanted to use your trademark, Bunco®, how would we go about doing this?

Judy Daily,
Tucson, AZ

Dear Judy,

Thank you for your inquiry. We appreciate your email. Yes, the World Bunco
Association® does own the trademark, Bunco®, as well as a family of other
Bunco registrations. You would need to contact our corporate office in
Newport Beach, CA for any type of trademark and /  or licensing information.
Our number there is 800-786-9456.
Good Luck,


Hi Babs,

I am thinking of introducing this to a fairly large group of OAP`s (old age pensioner) in a retirement complex.  My biggest worry is the constant table swopping after every round.  With the age of the people involved the game would take about a fortnight (two weeks) to conclude.
Do you have any suggestions to make this a little less mobile?
I can only think of maybe changing tables after say three rounds.! Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Many thanks

Hi Rich,

Thank you for your email. Yes, I understand your worry. What you could do is have them rotate among the players at their own table after each round. All they would need to do is switch seats instead of switching tables. You then could have them switch tables at the end of each set, (after six games). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can assist you further. We'd love to hear about your success and see some photos, possibly for a piece to include in our monthly newsletter.

Best Regards & "Happy Bunco'ing".



Hi Babs

Thanks for the reply and your suggestions which will certainly make it a little less mobile. I will certainly keep you informed when the first game of Bunco gets under way and will try to send you a few photos.

For your info the people in question are residents of Anchor housing and have there own room within the complex.  It is situated in Newcastle -under Lyme in the heart of Staffordshire here in the UK. 

Maybe this could be the start of a new craze in this country!

Thanks again



Let the Good Times Roll:

September Recipes

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September is a busy month. Between kids going back to school and getting back to Bunco®, it's hard to find any time. These recipes will help pick you up and get you back into the swing of things a little easier. These are our top picks for sweet speedy favorites that require little preparation and appeal to guests as well as kids! All go great with coffee!

Razzmatazz Pinwheels

Makes 3 dozen

1 pkg. puff pastry (2 sheets)

1/2 jar raspberry jam

2 oz. dark chocolate

1 egg

1 tbsp. water

Powdered sugar (to dust)

Thaw pastry sheets at room temperature 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix egg and water. Set aside. Stir jam in jar to create thinner consistency for spreading. After thawed, unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Brush lightly with egg mixture. Spread jam evenly over sheet. Starting at short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place on greased baking sheet and brush the tops with egg mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Melt chocolate in a dish approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Pour melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag. Convert into a piping bag by sniping off the end of one of the corners. Pipe/drizzle chocolate over the pinwheels. Let cool and chocolate harden at room temperature.

Funfetti Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen

1 pkg. Pillsbury funfetti cake mix

1/3 cup oil

2 eggs

1/2 can of Pillsbury funfetti vanilla frosting or Betty Crocker rainbow chip frosting

Heat oven to 375°F.

In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, and eggs. Stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and semi flatten to 1/4 inch thickness; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cool and remove from cookie sheets. Spread frosting over cookies and sprinkle with candy bits or other sprinkles. Let frosting set before storing.

Black and White Rice Crispy Treats

Makes about 15

3 cups Rice Krispy cereal

4 cups Cocoa Pebbles cereal

1 stick butter

1 package mini marshmallows

2 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate

Sprinkles/Candy decorations

On the stove, melt butter in large pot. Once melted (not browned) add marshmallows. Stir constantly until combined and marshmallows are completely melted. Turn off heat and add the cereal. Stir well until mixture is even. Place mixture into a 13x9 buttered glass pan. Press down with wax paper. Melt chocolate in a dish approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Pour melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag. Convert into a piping bag by sniping off the end of one of the corners. Pipe/drizzle chocolate over the treats. Add sprinkles or candy decorations to discretion. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour so chocolate can harden., Inc.


Featured Bunco Group:

On August 18, Circle of Friends held a Bunco Bash event to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR.  Registrants were treated to dinner, drinks, a goody bag and the largest Bunco tournament in the state!  After four rounds of play, prizes were given to the players with the most wins, most losses, most buncos rolled and the last person holding the bunco traveling prize. 

Circle of Friends members work to promote children’s health through education, advocacy and fundraising for Arkansas Children's Hospital, the state’s only pediatric medical facility. There are 12 Circle of Friends chapters throughout the state, with more than 500 members. Arkansas Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States.

ACH is a not-for-profit facility serving children from birth to 21 years.'
Anne McMains
Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation
800 Marshall Street, Slot #661
Little Rock, AR 72202
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The World Bunco Association staff would like to wish Leslie Crouch a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
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