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MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE

OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, UNIT 550

April 11, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER:President, Wayne Boss, called the meeting to order at 2:40P.M.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRESENT: All Board Members are present

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:The minutes of the March 14, 2006 meeting, were approved as distributed.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:Sam Badawi presented the financial reports.Sam stated that the unit is on tract to breakeven for the year. He also reported that we might have to sell some of our GNMA shares to pay the property taxes.†† It was moved, seconded and approved that we accept this report.

 

OLD BUSINESS:The 299er Sectional was discussed.The contract for Good Shepherd School has been signed.The Sanction is in place and the application for the liability insurance (provided by ACBL as part of the sanction) has been sent. Flyers and Forum ads are in progress.There will be a Flight B (0 to 99) and a Flight A (100 to 299) to increase the distribution of points.Bill McIntosh and Nancy Wainer will direct on Saturday.Bill McIntosh and Mark Hasey will direct on Sunday.Jim Slinger will have a free lesson between sessions on Saturday.

 

The September Sectional is being worked on.Diana Schilling reported that the financial arrangements with Harbor High School are being finalized.The Unit receives a substantial discount as a result of Robin Evendenís involvement with the school.

 

MEMBERSHIP ACTION PLAN:The game directors are implementing some of the suggested changes.Free plays for new or returning players has been successful.Sherry has a free lunch on the first Friday of each month and has changed the time ofthe Friday game to 10:30 A.M.Sherry has also started to use travelers at her Friday game.Bernie has changed his Wednesday night game to start at 6:30 P.M.A refrigerator will be delivered Wednesday and Ken Llacera will pick up drinks to fill it.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Hospitality:The unit game refreshments has worked out well; the Board thanked the Directors that have participated to date.

 

Web Site:Ken Llacera is working on improving the system of posting the games as well as many other unique features of the website.

 

Advertising:Elena Laborde-Bishop has sent some articles to the newspapers; they havenít yet been published.ACBL will pay 75% of the cost of advertising so we will look into some alternatives.Elena will continue to work on publicity and advertising projects.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL BE MAY 9, 2006.Wayne Boss and Virginia Le Roy will not be able to attend; Joyce Martin and Barbara Shepardson will fill in for them.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 3:25 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted

 

Virginia A. Le Roy, Secretary