May Minutes
ACBL UNIT 470
Minutes of May, 15 2011 Board of Directors Meeting

Members present: Muriel Stitt, Bev Drill, Anne Niethammer, Bob McLaren, John Williams, Marty Leftik, Mary Phillips, Iris Chung, and Laurie Carr.

President Muriel Stitt called the meeting to order at 11:20 am at the Ala Wai. The minutes of the April 3, 2011 meeting were approved as circulated.

TREASURER’S REPORT
The February 11 through April 2011 Profit and Loss report shows net income loss of $564. The Balance Sheet as of April 30, 2011 shows Total Checking/Savings of $16,353 plus other current assets of $2,010 for Total assets of $18,364.

NEW BUSINESS
Insurance
Muriel confirmed Unit 470 now has Liability Insurance issued by State Farm Insurance Co. We will continue to shop around for better rates.

Tournaments/Club Games
Because of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit being held in Honolulu, Bev announced the Ala Wai would not be available for the previously announced November 18th - 20th sectional. After discussing several options, the board approved to hold the three day Sectional on November 25th – 27th at the Ala Wai.

The board determined there would be no increase in games fees at this time. In the future, the number of lectures will be reduced from four to three per year.

We are actively encouraging players to become certified directors – we need to increase our pool of directors in all categories; club and sectional.

A decision concerning increasing tournament novice game free plays from 0-10 to 0-20 MP’s was deferred. Marty will explore options to determine brackets and free plays for our newcomers.

Hospitality
On lecture days, the board will supply snacks such as cheese/crackers/ fruit and dispense with full lunches.

The next Board meeting will be held on June 19th at the Ala Wai. Meetings will begin at ll:15 unless otherwise noted. The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Anne Niethammer, Secretary, May 28, 2011