July 2015 Minutes


The meeting was called to order by President Bob McLaren at 11:00 a.m. at the Ala Wai  Club House.    Present:  Bob McLaren, Iris Chung, Bev Drill, Mary Farrell, Lily Johannessen,  Naomi Nortman,  Mary Phillips, Bill Pearman.  Excused:  Katie Fagan

MINUTES:  The minutes of the June 13, 2015 meeting were approved as circulated and will be uploaded to the website.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Cash balance @ June 30, 2015: $12,965.  Operating Loss thru June 30,   2015: $1,541.  The Unit’s Longest Day event raised $717.00 for Alzheimer research.

CLUB & TOURNAMENT CHAIR REPORT: Priority dates for the Annual Meeting and two sectionals, will be requested for the Ala Wai.  The 2016  Longest Day will be a pairs game starting at 1pm.  There will be a special dessert, but no lunch.  This format gives the Unit more flexibility regarding Directors for the event.  The Kauai Sectional will be held from January 15-17, 2016.. Bev also requested another printing of the Unit’s Smilee Zero Tolerance cards.

HOSPITALITY CHAIR REPORT:  The no lunch policy continues for the Sunday Swiss at the Aloha Sectional.  Mary Farrell will order and deliver the cake for the Aloha  Sectional Sunday Swiss dessert.

PUBLICITY CHAIR REPORT:  The flyer for the Tom Lum  Sectional  will be printed and distributed after the conclusion of the Kamehameha Sectional.  Smilee cards will be printed. There will be a September/October Unit News. OLD BUSINESS:  The board formally adopted the following selection process for the Milton Kim Awards:  The selection will be made by a committee composed of the last three (3) recipients.  For 2015 the committee will include:  Ann Bernson (2014), Muriel Stitt (2013) and Glenn Mason (2012).  Muriel Stitt, the Middle recipient will Chair the committee.  The Committee is free to make its own selection or may request suggestions from the membership and make its selection from that list.

NEW BUSINESS:  Hawaii NABC 2018.  Bob and Mary Phillips will meet with Glenn Mason and Tom Lum to discuss the Unit’s participation and responsibilities.

NEXT MEETING:  August 23, 2015 -  11:00 AM .  ALA WAI CLUB HOUSE   (Note:The meeting date was changed to: September 19-11AM .  Coommunity Church of Honolulu).

Respectfully submitted.  Iris Chung