OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Contract Bridge League
Santa Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
December 10, 2008
Call to Order: President Hal Rodgers,
December 10, 2008, called the meeting to order at 3:40 pm at the Santa Cruz
Jeanne Boss, John Hadley, Carol Maggipinto, Hal Rodgers, Don Seldeen,
Bonnie Simon Absent: Charlie Pender
president welcomed new board members: Pam Benz, Wayne Boss, Ken Llacera, Joanne
Nelson, and Barry Samuel and thanked outgoing board members Carol Maggipinto,
Bonnie Simon and Charlie Pender for their service to the Unit.
Also attending: Sherry Gilbreath, Nancy
Wainer, Bill McIntosh and Nancy Driscoll
Approval of Minutes – Bonnie
Simon moved to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2008 board meeting.
Seconded by Carol Maggipinto. Approved
Agreement – The president announced
that the expense sharing agreement has been signed. Nancy Wainer will send a copy of the signed
agreement to the board members.
December Unit Game - no action
Non-SCBA Club Owners
- Nancy Driscoll presented a letter to the board stating her plans to conduct
off site games and lessons and requesting information on the Unit’s policy for
non-SCBA club owners and teachers. Wayne
Boss moved to form an ad hoc committee to address the Unit policy on off site
games and advertising for external parties.
Seconded by Ken Llacera. Approved
unanimously. Ad hoc committee: Wayne Boss, Ken Llacera, Barry Samuel and Nancy
Wainer (SCBA representative). The
findings of the ad hoc committee to be reviewed and discussed at the January
2009 board meeting.
Unit Officer Elections – Hal Rodgers was unanimously elected President of the Unit; John Hadley
was unanimously elected First Vice President of the Unit. Don Seldeen and Jeanne Boss agreed to
continue as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.
Hal distributed copies of the SCBC Board of Directors Committees and
Support Functions and asked for volunteers to chair the vacant committees. (See
listing below under Committee Reports).
21 Representatives –
Bill McIntosh and Hal Rodgers will be the Unit Representatives to District 21.
Extra Unit Games – The following dates have been added to the
calendar as extra Unit games: Saturday,
January 3, 2009 (Barometer game); Saturday, February 2, 2009 (Swiss
Teams) and March 28, 2009 (beginning of Extended KO’s – flight C to start at
Nancy Wainer’s Tuesday night game). The
Unit will obtain the conditions of the contract for extended knockouts. The Club Owner Liaisons Committee Chairs (Hal
Rodgers and Joanne Nelson) will meet with the club owners at least quarterly
prior to preparation of the quarterly Unit Calendar to coordinate Unit games
with the club owners.
- Wayne Boss submitted a proposal to the
board to address the current financial deficit and develop ways to increase
revenue to the Unit. There was discussion of the board’s fiduciary
responsibility and communication with the membership. Barry Samuel moved to establish a
subcommittee of the board to study the Unit’s current expenses and current
financial situation and to report to the board at the January 2009 board
meeting. Wayne Boss amended the motion to include a commitment to present the
findings to the membership at a general meeting. Seconded by Pam Benz. Approved unanimously. Subcommittee to
include: Don Seldeen, Barry Samuel, Ken
Llacera, Pam Benz and Wayne Boss.
Treasurer’s Report – It was
moved by John Hadley and seconded by Carol Maggipinto to accept the Treasurer’s
report for November 2008. Accepted unanimously.
299’r Coordinators – Bonnie
Simon and Jane Jennings
By-Laws – Don Seldeen
Club Owners Liaison –
Joanne Nelson and Hal Rodgers
Education Liaison – Nancy
Facilities – vacant
Finance – Ken Llacera
Forum editor – Susan Benich
Hospitality – vacant
Membership – Joanne Nelson
– Hal Rogers
Projects – John Hadley
Up Sectional – Pam Benz
– Ken Llacera
meeting adjourned at 4:47 PM.
Meeting: Friday, January 2, 2009
following the 10:30 game.
Board meetings will now be held on the first Friday of each month
following the 10:30 game.)