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31st Edition                                                   Winter 2009

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A Note From WBA >>>
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A Note from the WBA:

Here we are at the end of another year! My how time flies. With the new year just around the corner, we want to wish all of you a very happy, safe & prosperous year ahead. We want to thank you all for your participation and support through-out the years. We would not be who we are today without each & every one of you. We’ve had our “ups & downs” and appreciate your helping us to become a stronger organization. Enjoy a wonderful holiday season.

The best to you and your families.
- WBA  

Latest News:    


As some of you may have heard and read, we are conducting the World Championship in Sandestin, Florida, not Las Vegas. We know many of you are disappointed we are not going back to Las Vegas. We want to share the reasons why. The cost factor is the main reason. Unfortunately Las Vegas has become cost prohibitive. The city is entirely Union and has become increasingly expensive over the years. With this being said, we had to make a change. Having the Championship on the West Coast for the past 4 years we decided to give the East Coast a chance. We looked at many options. We were then contacted by Sandestin and were invited to go take a look at the property to see what they had to offer. After being there for less than 24 hours, we new we had the right spot for the Championship. Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort has offered all our players a fantastic package & an opportunity to play BUNCO like “we’ve never played before.” Besides a gorgeous resort, the amenities they’ve included are phenomenal & with the “Southern Hospitality”,  we couldn’t go wrong. We know you will all fall in love with this resort & have a fabulous weekend of Fun, Prizes, & BUNCO!!! If you have questions which are not answered here or on the website, please don’t hesitate to email or call us.                 1.800.786.9456 




   ASK BABS COLUMN:                                                                    

                                                  Please send any questions, suggestions, comments or Bunco stories to:

We have a great “fun” story, sent to us by one of our players, we want to share with you.

Dear Babs,

This was sent to me and I thought it was funny and somewhat accurate on my return home from bunco last week.  I slept on the couch ashamed of my late night return.

Girls’ night  out
Why  females should avoid a girls night out after they are married.... If  this does not make you laugh out loud, you have lost your sense of  humor.

The other night I was invited  out for a night with the 'girls.' I told my husband that I would be home  by midnight, 'I promise!' Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went  down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as  I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3  times. Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed  another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a  quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him.  (Even when totally smashed... 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos  =MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband  asked me what time I got in, I told him 'MIDNIGHT'... he didn't seem pissed  off in the least. Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said 'We need a new cuckoo clock.' When  I asked him why, he said, 'Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times,  then said 'oh shit.'Cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed  another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the  coffee table and farted.

There is an opportunity for you to have a night out.  Come join the fun this Sat. March 1st around 7pm.  At casa Pond
15735 Havenrock
Dallas, TX 75248
972.233.4467  972.233.4467

Please come and play with us!





New Workout For Women with Osteoporosis or Bone Loss
May Help Build and Maintain Stronger, Healthier Bones

If you’ve been diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis or bone loss (osteopenia), then it’s important to include physical activity in your plan to protect and improve your bone health.  That’s why, as part of the Rally With Sally For Bone HealthSM campaign, fitness expert Kathy Kaehler has created The Bone Healthy Workout, a series of exercises designed to improve strength, coordination, flexibility and balance.

The Bone Healthy Workout, which includes a video and a print version with detailed instructions on each exercise, is available at  There is also the Discussion Guide For You And Your Doctor to help empower women to take the most important step – to have a discussion with their healthcare practitioner about postmenopausal osteoporosis, bone health, and treatment options.

“I designed the workout to include a variety of exercises that are suitable for people of every fitness level.  Women can watch the video with me as a ‘virtual coach’ or they can print the exercises and use them anywhere – home, work, the gym, or on the road,” Kaehler said.  “I urge women to visit to view the workout and learn more about ways to protect their bone health.”

 Kaehler customized the workout as an easy way for women who have postmenopausal osteoporosis or bone loss to stay on track with maintaining their bone health.  It’s also a great routine for all women interested in keeping their bones stronger and healthier.  Women should talk to their healthcare practitioner before beginning this workout or any new physical activity program.

 “Physical activity is especially important for women over the age of 50, when bone loss occurs more rapidly,” said Barbara Dehn, nurse practitioner at the Women Physicians Ob/Gyn Medical group, Mt. View, California.  “Exercise and diet are key parts of a bone healthy routine, but they may not be enough to treat bone loss so be sure to talk to your healthcare practitioner about what more you can be doing to protect your bones.”

The Rally With Sally For Bone HealthSM campaign, which is sponsored by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group and GlaxoSmithKline, helps women understand and actively manage postmenopausal osteoporosis and bone loss. Log on to to learn more about The Bone Healthy Workout.

Talk to your healthcare practitioner before beginning any new physical activity.  Not all of these exercises are safe for everyone. If you experience any discomfort while performing these exercises, please stop immediately and contact your healthcare practitioner.

Rally With Sally for Bone Health and the Rally With Sally for Bone Health Logo are registered trademarks of Roche Therapeutics Inc.

This content is sponsored by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group and GlaxoSmithKline.


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