BOARD OF DIRECTORS
American Contract Bridge League
Of Santa Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
September 10, 2008
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Hal Rodgers, September 10, 2008, at 3:32 pm at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center.
Present: Jeanne Boss, John Hadley, Hal Rodgers, Don Seldeen, Bonnie Simon Absent: Carol Maggipinto and Charlie Pender
Also attending: Sherry Gilbreath, Bill McIntosh, Nancy Wainer and Wayne Boss
Approval of August Minutes – Don Seldeen moved to accept the minutes of the August 13 & 20, 2008 board meetings. Seconded by Bonnie Simon. Approved unanimously.
2009 299’r “Rising Stars” Sectional – Jeanne Boss provided a handout comparing information on several possible sites for the March 14 and 15, 2009 299’r Sectional. The Masonic Temple in Santa Cruz offered the best price and comparable facilities to the other sites and was selected by the board as the site for next year’s 299r sectional. Moved by Don Seldeen, seconded by John Hadley, approved unanimously.
Bonnie Simon agreed to co-chair the event with Jane Jennings.
Treasurer’s report – It was moved by John Hadley and seconded by Hal Rodgers to approve the Treasurer’s report for August 2008.
Team play vs Monterey Bridge Club – Don Seldeen reported that he has been talking with players in Monterey about doing a Swiss Team game - Santa Cruz Bridge Center vs Monterey Bridge Club. The board encouraged him to continue his discussion and see about some dates.
Subsidy for beginner game – In keeping with the Unit’s commitment to support the programs to recruit new players to the game, the board approved paying 25% ($76.25) of the total cost ($305) for advertising in the Santa Cruz Sentinel (August 29 and September 12, 2008) promoting beginner lessons by Nancy Wainer. Moved by Don Seldeen, seconded by Bonnie Simon and passed unanimously.
299’r Coordinator – Nancy Wainer has volunteered to chair this committee until the end of the year.
By-Laws – Don Seldeen, no report
Club Owners Liaison – Bonnie Simon, no report.
Education Liaison – Nancy’s Bridge Camp continues with good attendance. She will be teaching a two week “2 Over 1” class in September. Requested reimbursement for advertising of bridge lessons.
Facilities – Charlie Pender, absent, no report. Nancy Wainer requested that something be done about outside lights that are not working as this is dangerous for people leaving the evening games. John Hadley volunteered to take care of this.
Finance – Ken Llacera, absent no report
Hospitality – Cake and Champagne will be served at the annual Dolores Abrams Memorial Unit game in September.
Membership – Carol Maggipinto, absent, no report
Publicity – Bonnie Simon, no report
Sanctions – Hal Rogers reported that he has received the October 4, 2008 North American Pairs Sanction. There will be two sessions, 10:00 and TBA. Bill McIntosh reported that it is not necessary to be qualified to play
Special Projects – John Hadley, no report
Webmaster – Ken Llacera, absent no report
The meeting adjourned at 4:50 PM.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m. at SCBC