BOARD OF DIRECTORS
American Contract Bridge League
Of Santa Cruz Unit 550, Inc.
October 8, 2008
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Hal Rodgers, October 8, 2008, at
3:47 pm at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center.
Present: Jeanne Boss, Carol Maggipinto, Charlie
Pender, Hal Rodgers, Don Seldeen, Bonnie Simon Absent: John Hadley
Sherry Gilbreath, Nancy Wainer and Pam Benz
Approval of Minutes – Charlie Pender moved to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2008
board meeting. Seconded by Don Seldeen.
Sharing Agreement – Hal Rodgers reviewed with the board a letter from club owner
representative Nancy Wainer confirming her understanding of the conversation
she and Hal had on September 19, 2008 regarding the Expense Sharing Agreement
between the Club Owners and the Unit 550 Board.
Each item was discussed individually.
Clarification was requested on some items. It was agreed to move forward
on what has been proposed. Nancy agreed
to re-write the letter based on the comments of the board and to have it ready
for review at the November board meeting.
It was also proposed that, barring unforeseen circumstances, when
approved, the Expense Sharing Agreement will stay in place until the next rent
increase in 2012.
Treasurer’s Report – It was moved by Carol Maggipinto and seconded by Charlie Pender to
accept the Treasurer’s report for September 2008.
Up” Open Sectional and 2010 “Rising Stars” 299’er Sectional – Pam Benz reported that
she has contacted ACBL to reserve the second weekend in October 2009 for the
“Surfs Up” Open Sectional.
will contact ACBL to reserve the second weekend in March 2010 for the “Rising
Stars” 299’er Sectional.
– There was discussion of adding more unit games throughout the year to
increase revenue to the unit.
Suggestions included a Sunday evening potluck or an additional Saturday
afternoon game from time to time. Hal asked the board members to consider 2009
dates for additional unit games and bring their recommendations to the November
meeting. There was discussion of increasing the fee for the unit game, however,
it was decided that the fee for the unit game will not change. It was the
consensus of the board that, effective with the November 2008 Unit game,
individual board members will no longer be responsible for providing lunch at
the Saturday unit games. The Unit will provide refreshments at some special
games during the year. SCBC members will
be invited to sign up to bring snacks to share at the regular unit games.
Nominations – Carol Maggipinto presented the nominations for the five vacancies on
the 2009 board. Some additional names
were suggested. The finalized ballot
will be emailed to SCBC members who receive bridge center information on line
and can print off the ballot and deposit it at the bridge center. Ballots will be available at the bridge
center for those people not receiving a ballot on line. Voting will be completed by December 5, 2008
and the election results announced at the December Unit Game.
Abrams Game – Discussion of fees for the Dolores Abrams Memorial Game was tabled
until the November 2008 meeting.
Drip System – Carol Maggipinto
presented a proposal from Stef Kearns via Ken Llacera to put in a drip system
in the garden. The cost is $300. It was moved by Carol Maggipinto and seconded
by Don Seldeen to approve the expenditure.
Up” Open Sectional - Pam Benz reported that
everything is on schedule for the tournament.
“Rising Stars” Sectional – Bonnie Simon reported that the Masonic Temple in Santa Cruz will be
the site for the March 14 – 15, 2009 299’er sectional. She and Jane Jennings will co-chair the
tournament, and Shirley Passaro will be the partnership chair. Bonnie circulated a copy of the flyer
announcing the tournament for the board to review.
It was agreed to continue the lottery and to do more to promote the lottery at
bridge center games.
Goodwill Member of the Year - The Unit
received a letter from the District 21 Goodwill Chairman inviting nominations
for District 21 Goodwill Member of the Year. Jeanne Boss will post an
announcement on the Unit bulletin board. Nominations will be reviewed by the
board at the November meeting.
Coordinator – Nancy Wainer - no report.
By-Laws – Don
Seldeen, no report
Liaison – Bonnie Simon, no report.
Liaison – Nancy Wainer – Nancy suggested that the unit consider asking Wayne
Stuart to do a bridge lesson or workshop as a fund raiser for the unit
Charlie Pender. One of the toilets has
been replaced. The other will be
replaced soon. Finance – Ken Llacera, absent no report
– See information under “New Business –
Additional Unit Games”
Carol Maggipinto, no report
Bonnie Simon, no report
Sanctions – Hal
Rogers, no report
– John Hadley, absent no report
Webmaster – Ken
Llacera, absent no report
adjourned at 4:45 PM.
Meeting: Wednesday, November 12,
2008 3:30 pm at SCBC