September 2014 Minutes


Present : Bob McLaren, Iris Chung,  Katie Fagan, Mary Phillips., Mary Farrell
Excused: Bev Drill, Lily Johannessen, Arun Savara.

Minutes:  The Minutes of the August 16, 2014 meeting will be recirculated for email approval.  Following the email approval, the minutes will be placed on Unit

Treasurer”s Report: Cash balance: 15, 316 …..Mary to fill in.

Tournament Chair ReportNAP. Everything is set for the Online NAP District Finals which will be held on Oct 11 (A&C flights) and Oct 12 (B flight).  NOVEMBER SECTIONAL.The program for the Tom Lum Sectional (Nov. 14-16, 2014 has been approved by ACBL, printed, circulated and placed on the website.


Hospitality Chair Report:  Katie and Tom Fagan will be away, but the boards have been made and are ready for AOP and Ala Wai.  Katie has also made arrangements for the return of the Boards to her.

Publicity Chair Report:  Iris expressed her opinion that the newsletter is really redundant and email would be a more immediate method of getting news to the membership. Members present agreed with her.  Iris is willing to  stay on the Board to complete this task.

Membership Chair Report:  Donations to the Unit in memory of Karen Lanke should be made by a check payable to ACBL Unit 470 and mailed to Treasurer Mary Phillips.  These donations are not tax deductible.

Old Business:  The Longest Day - Iris will check with the Alzheimer’s Association for the proper payee and a check for $1500 will be mailed to the local chapter.

New Business:  Jim Bishop Trophy…Bob will present the winners of the Jim Bishop 99er Trophy – Kay Janeway-Fenton  and Dennis Goto- with the trophy before the September 28th Unit Game.  The Jim Bishop game was held on September 20, 2014

HCBUA Reappointments…The board confirmed the HCBUA reappointments of  Penny Kallus, Tom Lum and Glenn Mason for two year terms:   February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2016.
District 20 Area Representative… The Board has been informed by the Secretary of District 20 that the term of our Area Representative, Merle Stetser, expires on December 31, 2014.  Merle is willing to continue as our Area Representative, but before confirming her, we must notify the membership about the position.  The Area Representative is responsible for keeping the Unit informed of all District 20 Board actions and informing the District of the Unit’s concerns; must attend District 20 Board Meetings and be willing to participate in the running of the District’s affairs. The October News will carry this notification.  The Unit must inform the District secretary of it’s selection by December 31, 2014.

 Unit 470 Board…The Slate of the Board of Directors 2015-2017 must be presented to the membership in November. Bob will make an announcement before the September 28th game to encourage members to volunteer for the pending Board positions.

Next Meeting: 11 AM Sunday October 26, 2014 at the Ala Wai.

Respectfully submitted,

Iris Chung, Secretary