Board of Director’s Meeting

June 12, 2006


CALL TO ORDER:  President John Killian called the meeting to order at 6:05 pm. Members present were:  John Killian, Carol Murakoshi, Frank Bartlett, Irma Johnson, Marshall Pelle, Steve Sulzby, Merlin Hansen, Frank Seipp Jr. and Rosemary Ford.  Excused members were:  Donna Wenberg, Barbara Balowitz, Morris Lorber and Jan Wagner.


MINUTES:  Merlin Hansen made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Frank Seipp Jr. seconded.  Motion carried.



TREASURER’S REPORT:    The current total assets as of May 31, 2006 was $5,866.63 that reflected a  negative change of $990.06 from last year at this time.  The net income as of May 31, 2006 was negative $1,954.50.  Frank Bartlett made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and Steve Sulzby seconded.  Motion carried. 


HOSPITALITY/CHARITY:    In Barbara Balowitz’s absence, Carol Murakoshi reported that Barbara collected $24.00 from both the book and donation boxes.  Sympathy cards were sent to the families of Frieda Kenigson and Dale Nelson. 


The tournament committee said that they would not approve of a donation box for the Long Beach Women’s Shelter be placed at the Long Beach July Regional.


SANCTIONS:  No report.


REFRESHMENTS:  Jan Wagner will not be able to coordinate the luncheon at the unit game in June.  Frank Bartlett and Merlin Hansen volunteered to take Jan’s place.  Marshall Pelle and Rosemary Ford will be in charge of the July Unit Game luncheon.


PUBLICITY:  Rosemary Ford will create a banner for the “Christmas in July” project for the Women’s Shelter.  It will be placed in a visible location on the wall above the shelves.




IN/COORDINATOR:   Frank Bartlett has been substituting for Steve Sulzby on Tuesday afternoons.  The lectures for the NLM players have been going well and attendance is good.  There will be no class on July 4th and Steve Sulzby will resume classes on July 11th.  After a brief discussion, Steve made a motion to end our policy of giving free plays to NLM players if there is not a NLM section at the monthly unit games.  Merlin Hansen seconded.  Motion carried. 


MEMBERSHIP REPORT:  Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 4-30-06 through 6-1-06. 


                        Total Members:                               467

                        Members receiving Bulletin 410

                        Rookie                                                  35

                        Junior Master                           37

                        Club Master                                         45

                        Sectional Master                                 74

                        Regional Master                                  73

                        NABC Master                                      40

                        Life Master                                           27

                        Bronze Life Master                             65     

                        Silver Life Master                                53

                        Gold Life Master                                 15

                        Diamond Life Master                            3

There was one new member this period and two transfers in to whom Irma will send welcoming letters.  There was one relevant change of status this period:  Al Lum made Bronze Life Master. 


OLD BUSINESS:  Irma Johnson circulated a copy of the ad placed in the “Grunion” soliciting bridge players to come and play at  the Long Bridge Center.  To date, no one has shown interest or made a call to the center. 


NEW BUSINESS:   A discussion was held as to whether Unit 557 should withdraw our support for the ACBL Scholarship Committee.  Unit 557 usually contributes $600.00 to the committe towards college scholarships for the year at various intervals.  The unit board members decided to table this discussion and give it some thought.  A decision will be made at the next meeting in July. 

John Killian scanned a photo of Frieda Kenigson and added the obituary from the

L.B. Press Telegram. It is posted on bulletin board

Frank Bartlett volunteered to conduct a lecture/discussion session for interested players from 12:45 – 1:15 pm starting in July at every unit game.


ADJOURNMENT:  Merlin Hansen moved and Steve Sulzby seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 pm.  The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 6:00 pm.


Carol Murakoshi