We send our best wishes to Valerie Mathers who has just retired from CBAI Head Office after 20 years as the voice at the other end of the phone. Thank you for looking after us all so efficiently, politely and patiently. You were able to help everybody from club member to CBAI president and you did so with just the correct balance of humour and frankness and always with the best interests of Irish Bridge at heart. Thank you for making yourself available to us all 24/7 (way and above the call of duty). Hopefully you will now be able to enjoy your bridge without being bombarded with questions and jobs to do.