LONG BEACH UNIT 557

Board of Director’s Meeting, Sept.21, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Diane Sachs called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.  Members present were:   Steve Sulzby, Donna Wenberg, Mary Thomas, Sharon Beran, Elaine Dovgard, Mark Tang, Fern Dunbar, Betty Jackson, and Louise Sperr.  Kevin Lane, Sue Fardette, Linda Carder, and Marcus Evans were absent.

 

MINUTES:  The minutes were accepted as published.

 

CORRESPONDENCE/HOSPITALITY: Mary Thomas reported that $29.73 was collected for the Women’s Shelter.  Sharon Beran reported that she sent a musical thank you card to Irma.  She submitted a bill for $6.79.  She also sent a thank you card to Betty Barton because she brought desserts.  She and Dan Williams got a free play.

 

TREASURE’S REPORT:  Donna reported that we have $5973.39.  Our net income was $132.56, as compared to -$1196.25 in August.  

 

SANCTIONS/MEMBERSHIP: 

Sanctions have been granted for the sectional and the regional according to John.  Donna reported that we have sanctions for all games for the rest of the year. 

The report of membership from ACBL as of September 3 is as follows:  (My apologies to the board for not reporting membership numbers at the meeting.  I did have them.)

 

Total members:                                                      448

Members receiving bulletins:                                395

Rookie (1-5MP);                                                     43

Junior Master (5MP):                                              36

Club Master (20MP):                                              42

Sectional Master (50 MP):                                      58

Regional Master (100MP):                                     70

NABC Master (200):                                              37

Life Master:                                                            29

Bronze Life Master:                                               59

Silver Life Master:                                                 52

Gold Life Master:                                                  17

Diamond Life Master:                                             4

Emerald Life Master:                                              0

Platinum Life Master:                                             0

Grand Life Master:                                                 0

There were 1 new member this month, and 3 transfers in to whom Irma will send welcoming letters.  There were no relevant changes of status.  There also was a request from ACBL for a correct address for a woman by the name of Shirley A. Rosik, They have an incorrect address for her.  If anyone on the board knows her, please notify Irma.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  Sue and Diane will take care of the food for the October unit game.  Fern and Sharon will order pizza for the November game.  Donna will ask April to cater the December holiday party.

 

SECTIONAL:  Mark reported that he needs to pay the remainder of the rental fee before Oct. 7th.  He has received the insurance certificate.  April Berg will handle the food for the Sunday game and drinks for the rest of the sectional.  We will have a sign-up sheet for club members to bring cookies etc.  Mark has arranged for caddies.  Donna reported that the bridge club will be painted over that weekend.  Mary suggested that we sell raffle tickets.  The reaction was that it was a lot of work.  Steve, as facility manager, is trying to get tables.  We will have to break down for Saturday night and put them in a truck.

 

REGIONAL:  Kevin was absent so there was no report.

 

IN COORDINATOR:  Steve had nothing to report.  He said that everything is going well.

PUBLICITY:  Sue was absent.  Betty was concerned that no advertising it out for the regional.  John said that this in not a problem.

 

AWARDS:  Fern reported that there is no change in status.

 

OLD BUSINESS:  None.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Don mixed the cards with a machine for the September unit game.  There were many complaints. 

 

ALACBU report:  Betty and John went to the meeting.  It was decided to have a sectional on July 5th of next year.  It will be at the Hilton in Pasadena and last seven days.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.

The next board meetings will be on Oct. 12, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7.  Unit games will be on Oct 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6.

Respectfully submitted by Louise Sperr