BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by president Ken Llacera at
PRESENT: Ken Llacera, Elena Laborde-Bishop, Nancy Driscoll, Lois Henry, Carol Maggipinto, Mary Peterson, Dick Wasserstrom, Charlie Pender, Diana Schilling, & Nancy Wainer. ABSENT: Barbara Shepardson, Joyce Martin, Dick Wasserstrom (congratulations on 50th Wedding Anniversary Dick and Phyllis).
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the
Surf’s Up (Open) Sectional - October 13 and 14 are
confirmed. Dick will mail flyers to other area clubs in August. Mary Peterson
will transport 300 flyers to
The Board approved 4 trophies donated by Mark Hasey for the Surf’s Up Sectional: one each for Stratified Open (total of two sessions), I/N (total of two sessions), Stratified Swiss, and 299 Stratified Swiss. The trophies are to reside at the club with the winners’ names engraved on them.
Rising Stars 299er Sectional - The 2008 Rising Stars
299er Sectional is sanctioned for March 8-9. The
SCBC Volunteer Day at NABC – Don Seldeen is chair for
the Unit Volunteer Day at the nationals in
Parking Stripes – Ken reported that A & B Sweeping is unresponsive. Members expressed concern over safety of uneven pavement and inadequate lighting in the back. The club experienced one fall and several close calls. Ken will talk to the owner and report back to the committee.
Expense Sharing Agreement – Discussion of this agreement was deferred to the next meeting. There was no discussion of this topic at the June meeting.
Board Meeting Time – it will remain on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Club Owner’s Meeting – It was called to Mary’s attention that our December 8 unit game will not fall during STAC week this year and silver points will not be awarded. It was agreed by the Board to schedule the unit game December 8, and remain at the club location. It was agreed that the Board would host a holiday meal for members at the December Unit Game, to be organized by Barbara Shepardson, with help from Dolly Bass and Mary Peterson.
Back Entry Improvements – Mary presented a proposal for a planter box and shade garden in the back area of the club, to be paid from Club Improvement Funds. This proposal included a new hose, nozzle, hose reel, planter box, soil & plants. Total cost of the proposal is approximately $300. There was general agreement to make these limited improvements. Charlie Pender suggested that more extensive improvements should be considered. Ken will consult with the landlord about our options.
Nancy Wainer to research the purchase of a more effective container to minimize odor and appearance of cigarette butts.
Other club improvement suggestions are a second oven in the kitchen and a floor fan.
99er Game – A new 99er game will be offered Thursday
Unit Game Sanctions – Ken will contact Joyce regarding Unit Game sanctions.
TREASURER’S FINANCIAL REPORT:
Ken presented the May Income/Expense Statement, the Budget versus Actual report, and the Net Worth YTD report.
Reporting “Unrealized Investment Gains:” The recommendation is to omit unrealized investment gains or losses on the Income/Expense statement. Rather, the Net Worth statement will reflect any unrealized investment gains or losses. On December 31, our Net Worth was $371,384.70; on May 31, our Net Worth was 372,362.41.
Reporting “Interest or Dividend Interest Earned:” The recommendation is to recognize as income interest or dividend interest when it is earned for the GNMA fund and the Money Market Fund. For example, if Vanguard Group posts interest to the club’s Money Market Fund on April 30, but the check does not arrive at our bank until May 5, the Income/Expense statement will show that interest payment as income in April.
A motion was submitted and approved to accept the above recommendations.
Membership – Ken has given Mary all updates.
It was agreed to apply to the ACBL for Golden Age Masters for members 80 years of age, with 100 master points. Players will receive a certificate, a letter from ACBL, and a wallet card. There is no charge to the club. Presentation will be at a Unit Game to be designated before year-end. Nancy Wainer and Mary will research eligible players and report back to the Board for final approval at the July Board meeting.
Facilities – Charlie to propose changes to back entry pending results of Ken’s discussion with the owner and with Mary on the shade garden. All Board members agreed to refill the cold drinks refrigerator when needed.
Hospitality – Ken is to contact Joyce Martin to
confirm her handling Hospitality in July;
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