LONG BEACH UNIT 557

Board of Directorís Meeting

October 16, 2007

 

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

 

MINUTES:There was a correction to last monthís minutes.The date of the next meeting was supposed to be on Oct. 16, 2007 instead of Aug. 21, 2006.The minutes were approved with the correction.Carol thanked Steve Sulzby for the nice job he did in taking the minutes at the September Board meeting.

 

TREASURERíS REPORT:Donna Wenberg reported that the current total assetsas of Sept.30, 2006 is $5,497.92 that reflected a negative change of $1,762.28.The net income in September 2006 was negative $922.03.Merlin Hansen moved to accept the Treasurerís report and Marshall Pelle seconded.Motion carried.

 

HOSPITALITY/CHARITY: Barbara Balowitz reported that she collected $33.00 from both the book and counter boxes.Get well cards were sent to Steve Skinner and Norm Levin.We were sorry to hear of Normís recent passing in September.

 

SANCTIONS:No report.

 

REFRESHMENTS:††Donna Wenberg, Barbara Balowitz and Carol Murakoshi will coordinate the luncheon for the October 22nd Unit Game.Donna will host the November 5th luncheon and Carol and Frank Seipp will coordinate the December Charity/Holiday Unit Game on December 3rd.

 

PUBLICITY, EDUCATION, AWARDS:No reports

 

IN COORDINATOR:Steve Sulzby reported that at the last session on Tuesday there were approximately 12 IN players in attendance.Bob Mault filled in for Steve the week of the Los Angeles Regional and reportedly did a fine job.

 

MEMBERSHIP REPORT:††Irma Johnson reported the latest In & Out stats from ACBL for the period 8-31-06 through10-1-06.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† TOTAL MEMBERS:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 460

††††††††††††††††††††††† Members receiving Bulletin†††††††††††† 404

††††††††††††††††††††††† Rookie††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 31

††††††††††††††††††††††† Junior Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 33

††††††††††††††††††††††† Club Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 47

††††††††††††††††††††††† Sectional Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 72

††††††††††††††††††††††† Regional Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 65

††††††††††††††††††††††† NABC Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 46

††††††††††††††††††††††† Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 32

††††††††††††††††††††††† Bronze Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 65

††††††††††††††††††††††† Silver Life Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 57

††††††††††††††††††††††† Gold Life Master†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15

††††††††††††††††††††††† Diamond Life Master††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 3

There were no new members or transfers in or out this period, nor were there any changes of status.Irma assumed that something went wrong with the ACBL program and that the statsshould show up next month.

Irma also reported that the quarterly Reimbursement Report and annual Unit Roster arrived.She forwarded the former to Donna Wenberg and latter to John Killian.

 

OLD BUSINESS:††With the November Sectional close at hand, John Killian reported that he neededhelp with the Partnership desk and a Snack Committee.Steve Sulzby volunteered to help with partnerships and Donna Wenberg, Jan Wagner and Carol Murakoshi volunteered to be part of the Snack Committee.Peter Knee will be the director and Nick Bailey will be in charge of the caddies.

 

The Board members discussed the status of the sale of the Long Beach Bridge Center.Irma Johnson reported that the financial records of the Bridge Center would not be divulged until an earnest buyer is interested in the purchase.After a lengthy discussion, there was a motion by Frank Bartlett and second by Donna Wenberg to abolish the boardís committee and involvement in the investigation of potential buyers of the Bridge Center.Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:††The nomination list for future Board members was posted for two weeks and no names were recorded.The current board can appoint members if necessary.Current members up for re-election are:Barbara Balowitz, Frank Bartlett, Rosemary Ford, Steve Sulzby, and Morris Lorber.Barbara and Frank will continue to serve on the Board.Rosemary and Morris are leaving.Steve is undecided.

 

ADJOURNMENT:††Jan Wagner made a motion to adjourn the meeting.Steve Sulzby seconded. Motion carried.The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 pm. The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 6:00 pm.

 

Carol Murakoshi, Secretary