Digital Divas Benefit – Mah-Jongg Tournament

Thursday, October 24, 2019 is the date of the Ann Arbor Branch’s fifth annual Mah-Jongg tournament, a benefit for the Digital Divas program.

To calls of Chow, Peng and Kong, 36 participants joined in the 3rd Annual Mah Jongg Tournament at the Ann Arbor City Club.

In addition to AAUW members, many came from the Dexter Senior Center, Ann Arbor Senior Center, and Pittsfield Township Senior Center.   

The winners of the 2017 tournament, shown at left with Stuart Baggaley, were: Judy Lacina (3rd place), Tanya Keller (1st), and Yasuko Ward (2nd).




The tournament  benefits the Digital Divas program to the tune of $2,000.  At left, Kelly Quilter, EMU Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, (middle) receives a donation from Fran Woodruff, Karen Bourdan, Barbara Duncan, Amy Seetoo, Donna Bomquist, and Elaine Brandenburg.

What is Digital Divas?

“Digital Divas” is an annual one-day event in November and April at Eastern Michigan University.  

The event is designed to encourage young women in middle and high schools to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Beginning with under 100 attendees, the Digital Divas conference has grown to over 500.

The Tournament

Click here to download the 2019 tournament flyer containing information about rules, type of play, and how to enter.  

And remember that the Ann Arbor AAUW Branch has two Interest Groups that meet monthly to play Mah-Jongg (using the simpler Chinese rules).