LONG BEACH UNIT 557

Board of Directorís Meeting

August 20, 2007

 

CALL TO ORDER:President Steve Sulzby called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.Members present were:Steve Sulzby, John Killian, Carol Murakoshi, Donna Wenberg, Frank Bartlett, Sue Fardette,Irma Johnson, Diane Sachs and Jan Wagner.Excused were:Barbara Balowitz, Merlin Hansen and Mark Tang.

 

MINUTES:The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read.

 

TREASURERíS REPORT:††Donna Wenberg reported that the current total assets as of July 31, 2007 was $6,421.60 that reflected a positive change of $291.10 compared to last year at this time.The net income in July 2007 was $197.30.The Treasurerís report was accepted as read.

 

CHARITY/HOSPITALITY:Carol Murakoshi reported that a sum of $35.80 was collected from both book and charity boxes.Barbara sentGet Well cards to Betty Jackson and Sherry Royce. Sam Abramson is not feeling well and a card will be sent to him.Barbara will send a birthday card to Jan Mann for her 70th birthday.Steve Sulzby reported that the ACBL donations to the Long Beach Womenís Shelter will beannounced in the local Long Beach newspapers. Publicity Chair, Sue Fardette will contact the newspapers.

 

SANCTIONS:Irma Johnson reported that the final sanctions for the unit games have been completed:October 14, 2007, November 18, 2007 and December 9, which is our annual Charity/Holiday game.

 

REFRESHMENTS:Earl Van De Vord was the chef for the August 19th unit game with Carol Murakoshi assisting.Members raved over his delicious Spaghetti.Frank Bartlett and John Killian volunteered to coordinate the luncheon in September.Barbara Balowitz and Sue Fardette will take care of October.The December Charity/Holiday luncheon will be catered and coordinated by Carol Murakoshi and Diane Sachs.We will need volunteers for November.

 

EDUCATION/PUBLICITY/AWARDS:No reports.

 

IN COORDINATOR:Frank Bartlett reported that Tuesday lectures were coming along.Steve Sulzby will substitute for Mark on August 21st.

 

MEMBERSHIP:Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 6-30-07 through 8-1-07.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Total Members:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 467

††††††††††††††††††††††† Members receiving Bulletin 409

††††††††††††††††††††††† Rookie††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 44

††††††††††††††††††††††† Junior Master†††††††††††††††††††††††† 36

††††††††††††††††††††††† Club Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 44

††††††††††††††††††††††† Sectional Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 67

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regional Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 67

††††††††††††††††††††††† NABC Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 45

††††††††††††††††††††††† Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 27

††††††††††††††††††††††† Bronze Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 64

††††††††††††††††††††††† Silver Life Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 51

††††††††††††††††††††††† Gold Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18

††††††††††††††††††††††† Diamond Life Master††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 4

There were three new members, one transfer in and two transfers out. New members will receive welcome letters from Irma. The two relevant changes of status were: Cory Hand made Life Master and Bronze Life Master at the same time, and Irma Johnson made Gold Life Master.

 

ROSTER:Jan Wagner reported that ACBL lists would be posted at the Bridge Center in a week.Spaces will be provided for members to make additions or corrections before the roster is printed.The corrected information will be reported to ACBL.No points will be listed in theroster.

 

OLD BUSINESS:Re: The November Sectional:John Killian reported that an overflowroomhas not been selected as yet.John will continue to research possibilities in the vicinity.The Intramurals at the Beverly Hills and Anaheim Bridge Centers have been canceled due to lack of interest.

 

NEW BUSINESS: Diane Sachs suggested that the Unit provide a birthday cake every month for all the celebrants.After a discussion, the Board concluded that it would be too much of a hassle.

 

ADJOURNMENT:††Diane Sachs moved to adjourn the meeting.Sue Fardette seconded.The meeting was adjourned at 6:49 pm.The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, September 10, 2007.

 

Carol Murakoshi, Secretary

 

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