2023 D4 Goodwill Committee Appointee: Lisa Mita
As membership at her club and Unit continued to shrink, Lisa Mita committed to make a difference and become a bridge teacher. Then (yikes) came the pandemic, but Lisa didn’t flinch, she simply made a smooth transition to Shark Bridge (online) in her quest to continue promoting bridge. Her latest accomplishment, made at the urging of her club, was to become a licensed “Learn Bridge in a Day” (LBIAD) instructor. Lisa’s first LBIAD was held earlier this year at King of Prussia Bridge Club, and attracted 67 students. And some of these students are continuing on with additional bridge lessons.
But Lisa isn’t just a bridge teacher, she also nudges and cheers on players with a thirst for the game. She whets the appetites of her students and fellow players to play against the best competition they can find. Her belief is that the challenge of playing against the best is what serves to strengthen a player’s mental toughness and card play.
I have been teaching bridge in the Philadelphia area for more than ten years. My first certification was as a Better Bridge certified teacher with Audrey Grant and continued on to the ACBL TAP certification and an ACBL Online Teaching Certification. I am also an active member of the ABTA (American Bridge Teachers’ Association) and am always looking to improve my skills.
I enjoy teaching bridge at the King of Prussia Bridge Club, country clubs, social clubs, retirement communities and private groups. When not teaching bridge, you’ll find me playing either bridge or golf.