April 2013 minutes
ACBL Unit 470
Minutes of the April 28, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting – Ala Wai Golf Course
Members Present:  Bob McLaren, Iris Chung, Jack Donoghue, Katie Fagan, Bev Drill
Excused:  Arun Savara, Mary Phillips, Lily Johannessen
 
President Bob McLaren called the meeting to order at 11:00am.
Minutes of the March meeting were tentatively approved. 
 
Urgent Business:  Sunday, June 9th, 2013 is cancelled due to the World Wide Bridge Game being played on June 8th.  We still have no locations for June 16 and 30.  Iku Donnelly checked the Japanese Cultural Center as a possible location for these games.  Bev Drill and Jack Donoghue will try and meet with Iku to look at the location Monday.  There was discussion on setting up a committee to find a more permanent location for our games.  The group decided to postpone this until a meeting between Bob McLaren, Jack Donoghue and the Ala Wai representative takes place.  Bob McLaren is calling to set up the meeting.
 
Treasurer’s Report:  No report
 
Tournament Chair Report:  Bev Drill said Kauai called and they want to have another sectional February 7-9, 2014.   The board felt Kauai needed to select a date that did not crowd the Maui, Kona, and Honolulu sectionals.  Suggestions were made that it be held in the fall, or in January immediately before or after the regional.  It was also said that Kauai needs to buy their own boards and bidding boxes.  We will loan the dealing machine.  Bev will give these suggestions to Kauai.
 
Hospitality Report:  No report
 
Publicity Report:  Iris Chung will have the newsletter, information about the free plays in the Sunday Swiss May Sectional, and free play coupons ready mid-week.  She will be out of town so needs someone to pick them up.  She is also going to email the information about the free plays to the directors.  Iris made new rosters.  Katie Fagan took the original and extra copies home.  If more are needed she will have them made.  Katie will bring the rosters to future games to sell for $1 each.
 
Membership Chair Report:  No report
 
Old Business:  The annual meeting will be March 9th, 2014.
Bev Drill purchased 1 set of boards and 2 carrying cases.
Bob McLaren is checking with Steve Bruns to see if he is keeping the statistics so we can give the SUGR awards next year.  We could not do it this year since some of the needed information was lost early in the year.
 
New Business:  Laurie Carr said we need an extra person for ½ hour before the games to take money.  It is often difficult to be arranging the game and selling entries.  Jack Donoghue volunteered to help when he can.
Jack Donoghue wants to advertise our sectionals on Bridge Base Online.  We can pick three states for the advertisement.    We will vote on this at the May meeting.
Iris Chung located information on Whirlwind Bridge.  She is going to give the information to our membership chair, Lily Johanessen.
 
Next meeting:  May 26, 2013 at 11:00am at the Ala Wai.
Our meeting after that will be July 6th, 10:00am at Iris Chung’s building.  This is before the game at the Academy.
 
Respectfully submitted, Katie Fagan