LONG BEACH UNIT 557

Board of Director’s Meeting, July 20, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER:  President Diane Sachs called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.  Members present were:  Diane Sachs, Steve Sulzby, Donna Wenberg, Sue Fardette,  Kevin Lane, Linda Carder, Mark Tang, John Killian, Fern Dunbar, Mary Thomas, Betty Jackson, Sharon Beran, and Louise Sperr.  Elaine Dovgard, Irma Johnson, and Marcus Evans were absent.

 

MINUTES:  The minutes were accepted.

 

CORRESPONDENCE/HOSPITALITY:  $13.22 was collected for the Women’s Shelter.  Two sympathy cards were sent, one to Kay Tseng and one to Judy Wenn.

 

TREASURE’S REPORT:  Donna reported that we have $5297.01 in the bank.   Our net income was $-18.71, as compared to -$1872.62 in January.   We netted $66.88 profit for the Eight is Enough game. 

 

SANCTIONS/MEMBERSHIP:   

The report of membership from ACBL as of July 6th is as follows:

 

Total members:                                                      457

Members receiving bulletins:                                399

Rookie (1-5MP);                                                     45

Junior Master (5MP):                                              34

Club Master (20MP):                                              47

Sectional Master (50 MP):                                      61

Regional Master (100MP):                                     69

NABC Master (200):                                              40

Life Master:                                                            28

Bronze Life Master:                                               59

Silver Life Master:                                                 53

Gold Life Master:                                                  17

Diamond Life Master:                                             4

Emerald Life Master:                                              0

Platinum Life Master:                                             0

Grand Life Master:                                                 0

 

 

REFRESHMENTS:  Linda reported that Kevin and John will be responsible for the Aug. 9th unit game.  Sue and Diane will cover the Sept. 20th game.  It was suggested that we could have a potluck for either the Nov. 15th or the Dec.6th games. 

 

SECTIONAL:  Mark reported that plans for the sectional are coming along nicely.  He asked Steve to be in charge of logistics (chairs and tables, etc.)    

 

PUBLICITY:  Mark reported that he left flyers for the sectional at Pasadena and Los Vegas..   

 

IN COORDINATOR:  Steve reported that although numbers are down in his Tuesday class, he has had a lot of questions, so many that he didn’t have time for his lesson.

 

AWARDS:  Fern had nothing to report.. 

 

SANCTIONS:  Diane reported that Irma has resigned from the board.  She will, however, continue to do the sanctions as before.  Many thanks, Irma, for your many years of service on the board.  You will be missed.

 

OLD BUSINESS:  None.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Kevin reported that the district has OK’ed a regional game in Long Beach for New Year’s Eve.  The district would get %10 of the profits or $500, whichever is greater.   A discussion ensued  concerning attendance at a time when there are so many football games on TV.  There was also a concern about players driving on New Year’s Eve.  A motion was made by Kevin and seconded by Steve to spend up to $300 for a deposit on a suitable venue for this “mini-regional” over New Year’s Eve.  The motion passed.  If we can’t get Rosmoor , we won’t have the regional.
A motion was made by Donna and seconded by Sharon to allow fulltime students to play unit games for $5.  The motion was passed

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted by Louise Sperr