Board of Director¡¯s Meeting Aug 2, 2010


CALL TO ORDER:  Diane Sachs called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM.  Members present were:  Louise Sperr, Diane Sachs, Steve Sulzby, Mary Thomas, Sue Fardette, Sherry Troeger, Larry Slutsky, Sharon Beran, Fern Dunbar, and John Killian.  Absent were Cooie Dampman, Betty Jackson, and Kevin Lane.


MINUTES:  Minutes were accepted after corrections by John:  John is negotiating with Baum to have National Open Pair qualifying games scheduled for people to qualify for District 23 competition.  Half of the playing field qualifies generally.  Overall winners will get a supplement to go to the Nationals.  Betty reported that there will be a District 23 spring regional at sea.  We have a flyer.


CORRESPONDENCE/HOSPITALITY:  There was nothing new to report on correspondence.  Sharon will ask Baum if he wants her to send our cards to people who haven¡¯t been coming to the bridge club, saying ¡°We miss you.¡±


TREASURER¡¯S REPORT:  Betty reported that we had a profit of $287 from the Unit game.  Our checkbook balance is $10,118.96.


SANCTONS/MEMBERSHIP:  Diane will obtain sanctions for Sept., Oct., and Nov. when the dates are firmed up.


Total members:                                                              455

Members receiving bulletins:                                        402

Rookie (1-5MP):                                                             50 

Junior Master (5+MP):                                                    30

Club Master (20MP):                                                      38

Sectional Master (50MP):                                               61

Regional Master (100MP):                                             74

NABC Master (200MP):                                                35

Life Master:                                                                    37

Bronze Life Master:                                                       56

Silver Life Master:                                                         53

Gold Life Master:                                                          16

Diamond Life Master:                                                     5

Emerald Life Master:                                                      0

Platinum Life Master:                                                     0

Grand Life Master:                                                         0



REFRESHMENTS:  April will serve jambalaya at the next Unit game.


SECTIONAL:  Steve reported that John has submitted the forms for liability insurance.  Fern will put out a signup for people to bring food.  Fern will get candy as she did last year.  We will split the cost of the entire sectional with Baum.  Steve reported that he was at the Pasadena sectional over the weekend.  Pasadena owns its own tables.  Maybe we can rent them.  Steve will check on it.


IN COORDINATOR:  Sue will put up signs advertising the Tues. class.


AWARDS:  It was reported that Betty feels we are too generous with our awards.  Steve doesn¡¯t think so.  We have enough money, it is good advertising, and it makes people feel good.  He made a motion that for the next awards banquet, instead of giving generic passes, we give yellow passes stamped to say, ¡°For Unit games only.¡±  Seconded by Sue.  Motion passed.   


PUBLICITY:  No report.




NEW BUSINESS:  It was decided that we have our next board meeting on Sept. 13, then Oct. 4, Nov. 8, and Dec. 6.  Unit games will be Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Nov.7, and Dec. 5.  Diane will obtain sanctions for these Unit dates.  The Oct. 10th Unit game will be an EIGHT IS ENOUGH game.  We will have a potluck for this game.  We will provide two hams and a turkey from Costco.  Larry suggested that we have a mixed pairs pro-am game, pairing non life masters with life masters by a drawing.  He wants to offer free lessons for the mentor group to get them to continue.                                               


ALACBU:  No report.


ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 PM.


Respectfully submitted: Louise Sper