ACBL UNIT 356 BOARD MEETING, October, 2007
ACBL UNIT 356
Date: October 21, 2007
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Las Candelas
Board Members Present: Julie Abrahams, Joanne Aiken, Ken Badertscher,
Prudence Cain, Christie McDougall, Jan Miller, Barbara Rosenthal and Bob
Absent: Connie Freeman
I. Meeting was called to order by President, Prudy Cain.
II. Reports of Officiers:
1. Minutes of prior meeting were read and approved.
2. Treasuerís report:
Christie reported that GNT game is a break even.
There may still be outstanding bills for the regional tournament.
Included in our expenses are costs for unite wide hand records,
Sectional advertisements and mailing and hospitality for unit games.
The closing checking account balance of $ 2,924.96 is $1040 less than
the opening checking account balance.
The treasurerís report was approved.
Christie moved and it was seconded and passed that we receive a
Cumulative accounting for tournaments that go back 5 years and is a
Rolling report done by the tournament chairman at the January meeting.
The report should include a summary income, expenses, miscellaneous.
3. Vice President:
In Connieís absence she submitted a report from ACBL that it has sold
their building in Memphis and is looking for a new one.They are expecting
a profit of $950,000. A National Board member has alerted the
Department of Labor that our tournament directors may be deserving
of overtime pay. This would be reflected in costs of tournaments.
ACBLís response was that we the start of the work week be changed for
Phoenix reports no luck in finding a place for the future October
Tournaments. They are looking this week and if unsuccessful they have
to give up the idea of changing to October.
III. Reports of Committees:
Prudy reported thanks to all members for their effort at the Regionals.
JoAnn noted that there were many positive signs that it was a happy
Tournament. Thanks to Christieís Party!!!!
4. Tournament Chair: Paul
Paul noted that we were down 66.5 tables from 3 years ago.
The NAP tables gives us a $600 reimbursement.
Paul was quoted a cost of $18,000 from the hotel, and the actual
bill was $14,433. The 750 rooms cost was $7,899.53.
So far the profit looks like $10,400.
It was suggested that we hire people to do some of the jobs that
Christie and Gene did. We will discuss that later.
5. Club Manager: Bob
Bob reported that the Unit Wide Championship is next Friday,
Oct. 26th. Gene is working on hand records.
6. Hospitality: no report
7. Membership: no report
8. Education: Ken
Ken recommends that we reimburse Jodi for the items that she included
to each speaker in appreciation of their time and efflort. The speakers
response was that is was a good facility and good hand-outs!!!
9 . Publicity: Barbara reported that the Green Valley News published the
only information about the Regionals.
10. I/N Representative: Julie
Julie is working on the 299íer Sectional. She noted that people are
not signing up for the Pro/Am on Friday evening. It will continue to
be announced at the local clubs to encourage sign-ups.
IV. Unfinished Business: none
V. New Business:
1. Barbara reported that 40 people are needed for a class to be taught
using the new procedure for emergency in place of CPR.
2. Prudy informed us that there is a new club in our Unit that
has applied for a sanction called Dude Ranch Bridge. Dick
Augur will be in charge of the club.
A motion was made to let DRB use the units tables in
Exchange for storing the tables and transporting the
tables in the trailer to tournament sites.
Ken moved that we table this motion until we have the proposal
in writing at the next board meeting.
3. It was brought up that we think about purchasing the dealing
board machines. Bob proposes that Adobe Bridge Club buys
the machine and rents it out to other clubs. The cost of the
Australian machine is $5,000. Bob and Ken will investigate
this and report back next month.
VI. The next meeting is November 11th at Adobe at 10:30 am.
VII. Meeting was adjourned at 11:45.
Jan Miller, Secretary