August Minutes
Minutes of August 14, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting

Members present: Muriel Stitt, Anne Niethammer, John Williams, Bev Drill, Mary Phillips, Bob McLaren and Iris Chung.
President Muriel Stitt called the meeting to order at 11:25 am at the Ala Wai.

The minutes of the July 17, 2011 meeting were approved as amended.

The February 11 through July 11, 2011 Profit and Loss report shows net loss of $2,429. The balance sheet as of July 31st shows Total Checking/Savings of $14,500 plus other current assets of $2848 for Total assets of $17,348.

The board continues to discuss ways to increase attendance at our Unit and Sectional games. It has been reported that one of the biggest problems is bad behavior at the table. Marty will present his feedback from new and intermediate players at the next meeting. The board will encourage good behavior at the table to increase attendance at our games. Iris will design a card that would be appropriate to place on each table encouraging friendly behavior.

Bob will contact people who have experience with dealing machines and we hope to have reports from players returning from fall tournaments.

John will ask members to commit and bring food to the lecture and “8 is enough” game on August 21st.

The position of Area Representative to District 20 is open and the board is looking for interested applicants to represent the three Hawaii Units. The rep would report back to the Units concerning discussions and the decisions made by District 20. The term is for three years starting in January, 2012. John has volunteered to chair the search committee.

The “thank you dinner” to honor Jo Ann Von Elsner’s service to the Unit is scheduled for Sunday August 21st. A total of 19 past and present board members plus spouses have made reservations to attend.

Up-coming Events
The 2-session election Swiss tournament will be held on December 18th starting at 9:00 am at the Ala Wai. Lunch will be served. Muriel will chair the nominating committee.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 19th at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Details will be announced at a later date. A motion was made, seconded and passed to use the Henderson Moody fund to help off-set costs for the event.

The Spring Sectional is scheduled for March 9 - 11th

The Grand National Tournament for the Championship Flight will be held online May5/6th. The board would like to make it possible for our championship flight players to compete.

NAP finals for all strats will be held online in 2012 at a date to be determined. They will hold a practice tournament later in the year to increase peoples’ familiarity with online play.

The next Board meeting will be held September 25th, 2011 at the Ala Wai. Meetings begin at 11:15 unless otherwise noted. The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Anne Niethammer, Secretary, August 19, 2011