Board of Director’s Meeting

July 9, 2007


CALL TO ORDER:  President Steve Sulzby called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.  Members present were:  Steve Sulzby, John Killian, Carol Murakoshi, Donna Wenberg, Barbara Balowitz, Frank Bartlett, Merlin Hansen, Irma Johnson, and Diane Sachs.  Excused were:  Sue Fardette, Mark Tang and Jan Wagner.


MINUTES:   There was a correction to the minutes of the last meeting.  The September Unit Game is on the 16th instead of the 19th. The minutes of the last meeting was accepted with the correction.




CHARITY/HOSPITALITY:  Barbara Balowitz reported that a sum of $61.00 was collected from both boxes. The larger sum was due to proceeds from the June 17th Charity Game.  She sent a Get Well card to Jeanne Vivian and a Sympathy card to the family of Jan Nathan.


SANCTIONS:    Irma Johnson reported that the 3rd Quarter sanctions are completed until September, 2007.  She will have the 4th Quarter Sanctions completed soon. 


REFRESHMENTS:    Merlin Hansen said that we need another system for the luncheons at our Unit Games. He suggested that the food be bought or catered.  Members seem to be unwilling to serve on the Board because of the responsibilities of taking care of the luncheons. Merlin will investigate  places like “El Pollo Loco” and local caterers and report back at the next meeting. Mark Tang and Steve Sulzby will coordinate the luncheon in July.  Carol Murakoshi and Merlin Hansen are chairing the August Unit Game.  We will need volunteers for September. Sue Fardette and Barbara Balowitz volunteered to take care of the luncheon in October.




SECTIONAL:  John Killian reported that Sectional Flyers would be sent to District 22 and Peter Knee for distribution.  He will look into a room at the Recreation Park  Golf Course as a possible ‘Overflow Room” for the November Sectional.


IN COORDINATOR:  Mark Tang will not be available to lecture in August  and Frank Bartlett volunteered to take his place on Tuesday afternoons at 12:00.


AWARDS:   Phyllis Parker is our unit’s new Diamond Life Master.  Frank Bartlett made a motion to purchase something special for Phyllis and present this gift in April at the annual Awards Unit Game.  Steve seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Frank made a second motion that we do not award members who are not currently  paying their annual service fees to ACBL. It was seconded and carried.


MEMBERSHIP REPORT:    Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 5-31-07 through 7-1-07. 


                        Total Members:                                           468

                        Members receiving Bulletin             409

                        Rookie                                                              45

                        Junior Master                                       35

                        Club Master                                                     49

                        Sectional Master                                             67

                        Regional Master                                              65

                        NABC Master                                                  45

                        Life Master                                                       26

                        Bronze Life Master                                         63

                        Silver Life Master                                            52

                        Gold Life Master                                             17

                        Diamond Life Master                                        4


There were six new members and one transfer in.  The two relevant changes of status were:  Susan Hafen who became a Bronze Life Master and Phyllis Parker who became a Diamond Life Master. 


OLD BUSINESS:  Intramurals: Merlin Hansen reported that  presently, there has been no interest in participating in the Intramural Event with the Beverly Hills Center.  Steve suggested that we encourage members to participate and have daily announcements.  The cut-off date will be on July 29th for sign-ups.




ADJOURNMENT:  Diane Sachs moved to adjourn the meeting.  Merlin Hansen seconded.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 pm.  The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, August 20, 2007.


Carol Murakoshi