Update:  March 15th, 2024


About Leslie.

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you all that Leslie passed away on March 10th, 2024 at 12:40 PM

She is survived by one daughter (Rebecca Shafer Allen), four grand children, (Katherine Wahlberg, Justin Wahlberg, Meredith  Allen, and Megan Allen) and sisters Donna Williams Rowley, Mary-Anne Musser, and Patty, and brothers Brian Shafer, J. R. Shafer, and David Shafer.

We will be having a memorial, in the same place where she loved having her classes. Leslie loved the Memorial that we had for Charlie, and she expressed to me that she wanted something similar when it was her time.

If you would like to donate to Leslie’s Memorial fund, please contact Betsy Grossman. She can be found on Facebook. Or if you do not Facebook, she can be reached at 301-526-7999.

Leslie’s Memorial:

Where: Potomac United Methodist Church 9908 S. Glen Rd. Potomac, MD 20854

When: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM Saturday April 6th

Food for up to 60 people will be provided. If you would like to bring something, please make sure it is kosher. (No pork, shellfish) I will provide Sandwiches, Fruit and Sodas.

Leslie was an atheist, so no religious iconography, please.

I plan for a few family members to speak for Leslie starting at 11:30 AM, and then we will open up the floor to anyone else who wants to share.

After that there will be food and games! I will bring Scrabble, Uno, and Grounded for Life! (A children’s game that Leslie loved). And of course there will be Bridge supplies and tables! Please feel free to bring a game of your choice!



Leslie Shafer Wins the 2016 BRIDGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR Award!!

Leslie Shafer, ABTA 2016 Bridge Teacher of the Year

Leslie Shafer, ABTA 2016 Bridge Teacher of the Year!

July 19, 2016 at the
American Bridge Teachers’ Association Convention in DC!

I was so pleased to have been chosen for this honor. It has truly been one of the greatest privileges I have had in life, to teach others about the wonderful game of bridge. A big THANK YOU to all of you who helped to make this happen. Your encouragement of my efforts is very much appreciated!

Here’s a link to the ACBL article on this award!

This site is a clearinghouse of information on classes being run by Rebecca Shafer, in loving memory of her parents legacy, Leslie Shafer and Charlie Williams. If you have any questions that you don’t see addressed on this website, please let me know.

“The best years of my life started when I began to teach bridge full time, about 25 years ago, meeting all of you and making so many new friends. What a blessing it is to be able to love your job. Not only is bridge a wonderful sport, but we have found that for many students, it has enriched their own personal social contacts. Our mission statement is to spread the love of bridge to everyone. Thanks for your time.” — Leslie

What’s here? On this site, you will find a list of both current and upcoming classes.  You will also find my classroom policies, humor, the best internet bridge sites and so much more. I hope you enjoy what I have included here in the website for you.