Board of Director’s Meeting

May 7, 2007


CALL TO ORDER: President Steve Sulzby called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm.  Members present were:  Steve Sulzby, Frank Bartlett, Irma Johnson, Merlin Hansen, John Killian, Mark Tang, Jan Wagner and Donna Wenberg.  Excused were:  Sue Fardette, Carol Murakoshi, Barbara Balowitz, and Diane Sachs.


MINUTES:  Steve Sulzby moved to accept the last minutes as read.  Irma Johnson seconded.  Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:   none for this reporting period.


CHARITY/HOSPITALITY:  Medallions award to the unit Mini-McKenney winners were discussed.  Board will discuss and consider this award in the future.  The ACBL charity rebate program was discussed in detail.  A request to obtain grant must be submitted to the ACBL by November 15.  As part of the request process, Donna Wenberg will research past contributions made to the Women Shelter.  This information will be used in the funding request.


SANCTIONS:  Irma Johnson reported that all unit games have been sanctioned through the 4th quarter except for September.  The September unit game will include open pairs and Swiss team event.  Irma Johnson will proceed with sanctioning of the September unit game accordingly.


REFRESHMENTS:  June unit game 6/17 will be on Father’s Day.  Refreshment responsibility will be re-confirmed during June board meeting.


PUBLICITY, EDUCATION, AWARDS:  John Killian will check the cost for an insert type advertisement in the monthly newsletter for the upcoming Long Beach Sectional.  The advertising fliers for the Sectional must be available for distribution during the upcoming July Regional event in Long Beach.  Frank Bartlette will take over award responsibility for 2008.  Also, the board decided to send a check to Ruth White for her 2007 in lieu of the free plays awarded to her.  This is considered a special case and this will not set precedence.


IN COORDINATOR:  Attendance is good. 


MEMBERSHIP REPORT:    Jan Wagner will request from the ACBL for the current unit member information.  The unit roster will be published accordingly unless the members “opt out.”  Steve Sulzby moved to proceed with issuance of the unit roster.  Irma Johnson opposed.  Rest of the board members seconded the motion.  Motion carried.



NEW BUSINESS:   Intramural competition with the West LA unit was discussed.  Date and format will be confirmed later.  The board approves the competition.  Merlin Hansen will coordinate this event with his West LA counter parts and report back to the board next month.  John Killian requested hospitality help during the Long Beach Regional in July.


ADJOURNEMENT:  Steve Sulzby made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Frank Bartlett seconded.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 pm.  The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 6:00 pm.


Mark Tang

Substituting for Carol Murakoshi