Board of Director’s Meeting

August 21, 2006


CALL TO ORDER:  Vice President Jan Wagner called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm.  Members present were:  Jan Wagner, Carol Murakoshi, Frank Bartlett, Irma Johnson, Marshall Pelle, Frank Seipp Jr., Steve Sulzby, and Rosemary Ford.  Absentees were:   Barbara Balowitz, Marshall Pelle, Merlin Hansen, Morris Lorber and Donna Wenberg.  John Killian was excused.


MINUTES:  Steve Sulzby made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Frank Bartlett seconded.  Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The current total assets as of July 31, 2006 was $6,130.50 that reflected a negative change of $1,226.01 from last year at this time.  The net income as of July 31, 2006 was $299.21.   



HOSPITALITY/CHARITY:  Frank Bartlett reported that $100.00 was collected from both boxes. Get Well cards were sent to John Killian and Paul Reichenbach. 


SANCTIONS:  Irma Johnson reported that the sanctions were made for the rest of 2006.  There will be unit games on October 22, 2006 and November 5, 2006.  The Unit Charity/General Meeting  game will be held on December 3rd, 2006.


REFRESHMENTS:  Jan Wagner and Frank Seipp Jr. volunteered to coordinate the luncheon in September.


PUBLICITY: No report.




IN COORDINATOR:    Steve Sulzby reported that the attendance for the Tuesday afternoon lecture was down.  Approximately 7-9 players are attending compared to 12-15 at previous sessions.  Frank Bartlett will substitute for Steve while Steve is away for the next two weeks.  Frank will continue to conduct sessions for interested players from 12:45 – 1:15 at the monthly unit games.


MEMBERSHIP REPORT:    Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 7-1-06 through 8-1-06. 


                        Total Members:                                           466

                        Members receiving Bulletin             410

                        Rookie                                                              36

                        Junior Master                                       33

                        Club Master                                                     45

                        Sectional Master                                             75

                        NABC Master                                                  43

                        Life Master                                                       31

                        Bronze Life Master                                         62

                        Silver Life Master                                            55

                        Gold Life Master                                             15

                        Diamond Life Master                                        3


There were two new members this period and three transfers in to whom Irma will send welcoming letters.  Curt and Lynn Johnson became Life Masters, Ruth White became a Bronze Life Master, and Steve Rowe and Mark Tang became Silver Life Masters this period.


OLD BUSINESS: Jan Wagner reported that the ads in the Long Beach Grunion and Downtown Gazette will expire in August.  Future ads in these papers will not be continued.


NEW BUSINESS:  The Board members decided that it would be a good idea to place a sign at the Bridge Center to announce the Swiss Team format at the September 17th Unit game. Rosemary Ford will make the sign.   Frank Bartlett also suggested that a caddy be hired for this event.  The Board suggested that $25.00 be allotted for the caddy’s fee.  Frank Bartlett moved and Irma Johnson seconded that we hire a caddy for $25.00.  Motion carried.


It was also suggested that a gift be sent to John Killian as he is recovering from knee surgery.  Irma Johnson volunteered to send John a book by Mike Lawrence on Swiss Teams.  Frank Bartlett moved and Steve Sulzby seconded that this gift be sent to John.  Motion carried.


ADJOURNMENT:  Steve Sulzby moved and Frank Seipp Jr. seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.  The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 6:00 pm.


Carol Murakoshi