Board of Directors Meeting
May 8, 2006
CALL TO ORDER: President John Killian called the meeting to order at 6:07 pm. Members present were: John Killian, Donna Wenberg, Carol Murakoshi, Frank Bartlett, Irma Johnson, Marshall Pelle, Steve Sulzby, Jan Wagner, and Rosemary Ford. Members excused: Frank Seipp, Morris Lorber, Barbara Balowitz, and Merlin Hansen. Guest Attendee: Keith Hafen
MINUTES: No report.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Donna Wenberg reported that the current total assets as of April 30, 2006 was $6,389.79 that reflected a negative change of $423.99 from last year at this time. The net income as of April 30, 2006 was negative $1,431.34. It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
HOSPITALITY/CHARITY: Frank Bartlett reported for Barbara Balowitz that a total of $46.00 was collected from the Book and Charity boxes. Peggy Waite donated 3 large boxes of books to help the Long Beach Women’s Shelter which accounted for the larger donation included in the Book box. No cards were sent during this period.
Frank Bartlett suggested that we should
have a special “Christmas in July” project to encourage members to donate to
the Long Beach Women’s Shelter at the July Regional in
SANCTIONS: Irma Johnson reported that the Unit Games have been sanctioned until September, 2006. The games are scheduled as follows:
May 21, 2006 – Unit Pairs Game
June 25, 2006 – Unit Charity Pairs Game
July 16, 2006 – Unit Pairs Game
August 13, 2006 – Unit Pairs Game
September 17, 2006 – Unit Swiss Team Game
After some discussion, the members of the Board voted against having a Unit Halloween Individual Game in October and voted instead to have a regular Unit Pairs Game for the month.
REFRESHMENTS: Donna Wenberg volunteered to take care of the luncheon in May, Jan Wagner volunteered for June and Marshall Pelle/Rosemary Ford will be in charge of the July Unit Game luncheon.
WEBSITE: Keith reported the local Sectional results will not be included on the Unit 557 website. If members are interested, they can go the ACBL website for the results.
PUBLICITY: Rosemary Ford will create a poster for the
“Christmas in July”
project sponsored by Unit 557 to encourage members to make a
donation to the Women’s Shelter. She
will work with Irma Johnson as to the size and location of the poster to place
AWARDS: It was suggested that the presentation of awards be speeded up next year.
SCHOLARSHIP: John Killian suggested that we have a raffle at our Unit Games to aid the Scholarship Committee. He mentioned that the Pasadena Unit has a raffle and one-half of the money collected would go to the Scholarship Committee and the other half to the winner. Donna Wenberg reported that raffles are illegal and should not be conducted at unit games.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 3-31-06 through 5-1-06.
Total Members: 469
Members receiving Bulletin 410
Junior Master 36
Club Master 46
Sectional Master 73
Regional Master 71
NABC Master 41
Life Master 28
Bronze Life Master 65
Silver Life Master 63
Gold Life Master 16
Diamond Life Master 3
There were three new members this period and two transfers to whom Irma will send welcoming letters. There were no relevant changes of status this period.
Jan Wagner will continue to check with
the Long Beach Grunion re: an ad to encourage non-members to play bridge at the
Rosters: An inventory of approximately 200 rosters are still available for members who haven’t received them. Frank Seipp is monitoring the distribution of the rosters.
NEW BUSINESS: Frank Bartlett will take over the NLM teaching sessions on Tuesday afternoons at 12:00 pm for 8 weeks for Steve Sulzby. He will encourage the NLM players to attend the Unit Games and remind them that their card fees will be comped if they are forced to play in the Open game. He will also mention that the lessons are a gift to the NLM players and are sponsored by Unit 557.
ADJOURNMENT: Jan Wagner moved and Donna Wenberg seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. The next Board of Director’s meeting will be on June 12, 2006 at 6:00 pm.