January 2014 minutes

ACBL Unit 470 Board Meeting was conducted at the Academy of the Pacific on January 11, 2014.


The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m.  Present were, Katie Fagan, Lily Johannessen, Mary Farrell, Mary Phillips, Iris Chung, Bev Drill and Bob McLaren, and Arun Savara.


Treasurer’s Report:

The cash balance at December 31, 2013 is $19936.00.  In addition to unusual expenses such as the annual meeting hospitality and the purchase of new bridge scoring units, the unit is losing money from operations.  Mary Phillips will prepare a projection of 2014 earning or loss based on the current year attendance.  The information will be used to determine if table fees need to be raised.  This information will be presented at the annual meeting so the members are aware of the potential future operating losses and consequences.


Partnership Chair

Bev Drill suggested the partnership chair be split between Mary Farrell and Lily Johannessen; Lily will have the Partnership Chair and Mary will have the Membership chair.


The dealing machine has been moved to Patrick Kallaus’ home.  He is willing to make up the boards, but he is counting on us to get the boards and the hand records to the game.  The first game is February is being held at the AOP and Patrick is not the director for that game.  Katie Fagan will talk to Patrick and will coordinate getting the boards and hand records to the AOP.


Tournament Chair/Club Chair

Bev Drill holds the position of Tournament Chair and Jack Donoghue holds the position of Club Chair.  The calendar has been updated through March 2014, but has not been posted to the website.  Bev will make sure the calendar is posted through March 2014, within the next couple of weeks.


Hospitality Chair

Kathryn Lindsay has been booked for the annual meeting catering and for the sectional in March 2014.  The board agreed to pay extra for the annual meeting luncheon.  Mary will let Katie know what we spent last year and Katie will coordinate with Kathryn for the production of the meal.



January newsletter is on the website as is the March sectional program. 


It was discussed how to get acknowledgement in the Bridge Bulletin of members in the unit who have passed away.  A copy of the obituary must be sent to ACBL to be included in the magazine.  Lily will to talk to Ruben about posting this information to the website.


Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting those members with 0-299 master points will have a separate section.


The unit will charge $14.00 per pair for the lunch at the annual meeting.  Katie Fagan will be collecting the money.  The deadline for registration is February 25, 2014.


The game will be seeded by Godfrey in coordination with Lily Johannessen.


We need to determine the winner of the Milton Kim award at the next meeting.

Bev Drill has ordered the Mini- McKinney medallions, Ace of Clubs certificates are expected to be mailed to Bob McLaren mid-February.  Jack will find out who is directing the game at the annual meeting.


Miscellaneous Business

Bev is to find out if there is a need for additional bidding boxes; we want to have a full complement at both locations; the Ala Wai and the AOP.

New bridge pads arrived and we have been paid our share by HCBUA.  New clock will be purchased by HCBUA and unit 470 will pay one-half the cost or $245.00.


Officers & Chairs for 2014

President – Bob McLaren

Vice-President- Arun Savara

Secretary – Iris Chung

Treasurer – Mary Phillips


Hospitality Chair  - Katie Fagan

Publicity Chair – Iris Chung

Club Chair - Jack Donoghue

Tournament Chair – Bev Drill

Recorder – Everett Fukushima


Bob McLaren will send the updated list to the ACBL.


Date of next Board Meeting:  February 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Academy of the Pacific.


The meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:30 p.m.